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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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Maintainers’ close ties to Desert High leads to nose art on B-1B Lancer

Posted  January 27, 2017

Desert Junior-Senior High School’s Class of 2017 received an early graduation gift as they were presented with a professionally painted DHS Scorpions logo on the side of a B-1B Lancer Jan. 19, 2017.

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Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Posted  January 27, 2017

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials said Jan. 26. The department revamped the rules for the reduction-in-force process as a result of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2016. That law requires the department to establish procedures…

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What’s in your pillowcase? Red Cross talks emergency preparedness with fourth-graders

Posted  January 27, 2017

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit American Red Cross volunteers Cecilia Olivas (center) and Simone Delaflor Evangelista talk to fourth graders at Irving L. Branch Elementary Jan. 19, 2017, about the Red Cross’ Pillowcase Project. The project encourages third-fifth-graders to learn about emergency preparedness. The Edwards Office of Emergency Management, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, invited…

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2017 Edwards Tax Center opens Feb. 8

Posted  January 27, 2017

The 2017 Edwards AFB Tax Center will open Feb. 8, and remain open through April 12. The center will be open 8 a.m.-noon and 1- 4 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays.   Due to a shortage of manpower, the 2017 Tax Center will be limited in its size and scope to active duty service members E-6 and…

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Disbrow to serve as acting AF secretary

Posted  January 25, 2017

Under secretary of the Air Force Lisa S. Disbrow will serve as the acting secretary of the Air Force as of Jan. 20, until the President nominates and the Senate confirms a permanent replacement. Under federal law, the under secretary automatically assumes the job of acting secretary until a replacement is confirmed. Disbrow succeeds Deborah…

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