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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.

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Students study Earth from NASA flying lab

Thirty-two undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth science research.

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn't know how it got there, but sometimes it served as a pleasant escape from the surrounding chaos.

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OG Immersion program brings flight test within sight

The 412th Operations Group is creating the "OG Immersion" program to directly involve organizations on base with the main flight mission.

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations.


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Announcements – February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 President’s Day Holiday Hours All 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: brunch, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; dinner, 4:30-7 p.m.; midnight meal, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn: Open seven days a week,…

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News Briefs February 6, 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

Med Group renovations The 412th Medical Group is working to improve the appearance of the Family Health Clinic’s patient check-in counter. There will be a renovation project spanning over a two-week period from Feb. 17 to 27. During that time, all FHC patients will be asked to check in at the TRICARE Operations and Patient…

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Department of Defense recently announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members, with most service members receiving a one percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost of living allowance rates for the contiguous United States will…

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Edwards receives ‘Excellent’ on CCR

Posted  February 6, 2015

Cyberspace may not be tangible, but it is a critical warfighting domain as evidenced by its inclusion in the Air Force mission to "Fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace."

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Pre-inspection survey

Posted  February 6, 2015

As you all know by now, Air Force Materiel Command Inspector Generalwill be conducting a Unit Effectiveness Inspection on our wing this March. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase all the amazing things you do on a daily basis! It is also a way to find out where we can improve as a wing…

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Students invited to predict when Mojave Maxine will make her 2015 debut

Posted  February 6, 2015

The East Coast has Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day to let them know when they can expect spring. California has Mojave Maxine, the desert tortoise, to signify that warmer weather is on the way. Sometime in the coming weeks, Mojave Maxine will awaken from her long winter’s slumber and emerge from her subterranean burrow at…

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Health & Safety

Small increase to TRICARE pharmacy copays began Feb. 1

Posted  February 6, 2015

New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE went into effect Feb. 1. The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase most pharmacy copays by $3. Drugs from military pharmacies and generic drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery still cost beneficiaries $0. TRICARE pharmacy copays vary based on the class of…

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Salutes & Awards

ASMC awards season in progress

Posted  February 6, 2015

The American Society of Military Comptrollers awards season has begun and the deadlines to submit applications are quickly approaching. ASMC is a non-profit educational and professional organization for military and civilian personnel involved in the overall field of military comptrollership. The national achievement award submissions were due Feb. 2, but there is still time to…

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412th MXG collects four MAJCOM awards

Posted  February 6, 2015

Four team members from the 412th Maintenance Group received the Air Force Materiel Command Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award. Marquez was a retired deputy chief of staff for logistics and engineering for the Air Force. The eponymous award is intended to recognize officials in the Air Force who excel in technological maintenance. The award recognizes…

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Total force CMSgt evaluation static closeout date to be May 31

Posted  February 6, 2015

Enlisted evaluation and promotion changes announced in July 2014 continue with establishment of a May 31 enlisted performance report static closeout date ñ or SCOD ñ for regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve chief master sergeants, effective Feb. 2, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Also effective Feb. 2, change of…

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