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Battlefield Airmen incentive pay to be based on skill versus duty

Based on new authority from the Defense Department, the Air Force announced its intent to begin a pilot program providing battlefield Airmen skill incentive pay based on qualified skills versus performed duties.

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F-22 Quick reaction test, modernization efforts lead to national recognition

When the 411th Flight Test Squadron’s F-22 Modernization Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was tasked with a short-notice, quick-turn test, the members never imagined it would help garner them national recognition.

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Edwards test pilot, TPS grad, selected as Air Force Fellows at Argonne National Laboratory

Science, technology and national security come together in a personal and powerful way through the U.S. Air Force Fellows program at Argonne National Laboratory, which on July 10 will become a second home to Lt. Col. Chris Snyder and Maj. Sean Richardson.

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Raptor testers recognized for contributions to national defense

The U.S. Air Force announced June 14, 2017, that the 412th Test Wing’s F-22 Modernization Flight Test Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., won the 2017 Air Force Association Citation of Honor Award for their outstanding contributions to national defense.

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Top local brass meet at Edwards for annual Mojave Commanders’ Summit

Military leaders and stakeholders from around the region met at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 7, 2017, for this year’s Mojave Commanders’ Summit.


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Schaefer applauds Team Edwards for recent inspection, looks to path ahead

Posted  May 12, 2017

The base theater at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was filled to maximum capacity for a commander’s call May 5 to recognize the achievements of the 412th Test Wing in the recent Capstone Unit Effectiveness Inspection that ran April 25-28.

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Retiree Appreciation Day 2017 greets 313 guests

Posted  May 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Retired Staff Sgt. Thomas White gets his blood pressure checked by Senior Airman Linwood Fields, 412th Medical Group Aerospace Medical technician. White served with the U.S. Air Force from 1954 to 1974 in supply and logistics. Edwards AFB held its annual Retiree Appreciation Day May 6, 2017. More than…

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412th Security Forces Squadron hosts National Police Week events May 15-19

Posted  May 12, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball 412th Security Forces Squadron members at last year’s National Police Week retreat ceremony. Team Edwards and the 412th Security Forces Squadron will observe National Police Week with a slate of events May 15-19, 2017. Police week is a time designated to remember and celebrate past and present civilian and…

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Senate confirms Wilson as Air Force Secretary

Posted  May 10, 2017

Heather Wilson will be the next secretary of the Air Force, following her confirmation by the Senate May 8, 2017.

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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School applications due June 16

Posted  May 10, 2017

Air Force photograph The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board is accepting applications from interested total force officers and civilians. Rated officers and acquisition engineers are highly encouraged to apply. Applications are due by June 16, 2017. Application packages for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by June…

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