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AFMC command chief reflects on 30-year career

Air Force Materiel Command's top enlisted member will end his military career May 6, 2016, closing out what he calls a "wonderful journey" around the world.

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Marine Osprey flies in to fuel up F-35B

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to link up with a Marine F-35B Joint Strike Fighter April 28. Both aircraft are assigned to Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22) out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona.

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Eagle project defines cooperation

The Air Force's F-15 Eagle fleet is scheduled to receive a wheel and brake upgrade after completion of flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Aggressive bobcat attacks family pets in Edwards housing area

An aggressive bobcat has attacked several small dogs in base housing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., over the last few weeks.

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Local STEM clubs receive grants courtesy of ITEA

Desert High School's Scorpion Robotics club was joined by names like the Science Jets, Cyberpatriots and Team 399 Eagles Robotics, for the 2016 Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association Grants Luncheon held April 21.

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AF announces year two adjustments to enlisted evaluations, promotions

Posted  February 5, 2016

Incorporating various observations and assessments from the first year under the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems, the Air Force is making several adjustments for year two to ease execution and strengthen processes. In 2015, the Air Force began execution of the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems with the goal of ensuring performance as…

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Analyzing failure, realizing success

Posted  February 5, 2016

“We have an issue. I’ll call him in and figure out why he failed to …” said the supervisor who walked into my office that sunny day. “Stop,” I said, “find out the facts, let me see the outcome of the mistake, and let me see if I own it before you say he failed.”…

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African American History Month celebration begins

Posted  February 5, 2016

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The opening ceremony for African American History Month was held in the Base Exchange Feb. 2. The Omega Psi Phi fraternity from Auburn University was one of the fraternities and sororities in attendance because of their history of providing mentorship and resources to African-American students. Edwards AFB’s African American History…

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AcqDemo team offers information about transition

Posted  February 5, 2016

In June 2016, some 13,000 Air Force Materiel Command employees will transition to the Department of Defense Civilian Acquisition Workforce Demonstration Project (AcqDemo) pay system. Employees whose positions have been identified for conversion are being notified through their respective Centers. AcqDemo will cover mainly non-bargaining, supervisory and professional series employees. Exceptions to conversion include the…

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Comms program hits 100,000 hours of warfighter connectivity

Posted  February 5, 2016

A program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to ensure war fighters can stay connected despite differing networks and austere environments recently reached a significant milestone and is also on a path to keep moving forward.

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