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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Local

Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Technology

NASA Armstrong previews worldwide atmospheric mission

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., hosted media representatives July 7, giving them an overview of the upcoming Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) airborne science mission that will use the center's DC-8 airplane.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux Air Force

Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Technology

RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Innovation is the introduction of something new, an improved product or method. One innovation that’s not necessarily new but continues to demonstrate innovation is the RASCAL pod program at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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Staying true to the new you

Posted  February 12, 2016

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.–Grizzled gym rats who have made the gym their second home know what time of year this is: resolution season. The season when there’s never a good parking spot, all the lockers are full, and that one person who has no idea how to use the leg press machine just won’t…

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Samuel Morse
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31st TES departs for Mountain Home AFB to conduct F-35 testing

Posted  February 12, 2016

A much anticipated and important test mission for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is underway with the "deployment" of six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, which took place Feb. 8 and 9.

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AF implements new DOD-wide changes to maternity leave

Posted  February 12, 2016

Beginning Feb. 5, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, non-transferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28. This new policy applies to all Airmen in the active-duty component, and those Reserve…

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber
Sports

Range Safety officer to discover if base trails lead to Olympics

Posted  February 12, 2016

Sergio Reyes, 412th Test Wing Range Safety officer, has been running since he was a young boy. This Feb. 13, he'll run for a spot on the 2016 Summer Olympic Marathon Team at the trials in Los Angeles.

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Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit
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412th LRS executes F-35 ‘deployment’ plan

Posted  February 12, 2016

The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron "deployed" 81 personnel from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 9.

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