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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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Food, cultural performances wrap up Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted  June 8, 2017

Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong Traditional dances and music performances accompanied Far East and Pacific foods at the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Culture Show and Food Tasting event at Stripes Lounge May 24, 2017. The event was the finale of the month at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. People from across…

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Road construction delayed

Posted  June 8, 2017

Air Force photograph Construction on South Lancaster Blvd. has been delayed due to unexpected problems with the existing roadbed. Construction on South Lancaster Blvd. at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is delayed due to unforeseen conditions on the base course layers below the old pavement.  The purpose of this project is to replace failed pavement…

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Edwards boom operators tops in the Air Force

Posted  June 2, 2017

Boom operators from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., were recognized as the top air refueling section in the Air Force after being presented the Senior Master Sgt. Albert L. Evans Award at the 38th Annual Boom Operator Symposium held May 12-13 at Altus Air Force Base, Okla.

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Innovation for dummies pays off for parachute testing

Posted  June 2, 2017

Two teams collaborated for the first-ever test of a remotely piloted parachute system on the range at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., May 23, 2017.

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Around the Air Force: May 31

Posted  June 2, 2017

On this look around the Air Force, the Air Force plans to increase command support staff and the vice chief of staff discusses the nuclear triad.

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