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Q&A with the CMSAF

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, from March 31 to April 2.

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CSAF discusses Air Force’s need to reset

The Air Force Association hosted its monthly Air Force breakfast with Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, as the key note speaker, April 2, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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Command chief shares secrets to success for enlisted

Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief hosted a mandatory enlisted all-call at the base theater April 13. Smith spent most of the hour sharing the road map to being promoted - good EPR's (Enlisted Performance Reports), education and special duties. 

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F-35 program ‘on right track,’ director says

Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines, the program’s executive officer told a House Armed Services Committee panel April 14.

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Edwards AFB’s EOD team clears UXOs in Cal City, local areas

Residents of California City may have heard a loud bang that didn't quite sound like a sonic boom recently.


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Air Force opens additional TERA, VSP windows

Posted  April 18, 2014

The Air Force will open two new fiscal year 2014 force management Temporary Early Retirement Authority application windows, and a new voluntary separation pay application window, Air Force Personnel Center officials said April 14. Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA eligibility will be based upon the updated matrices posted on myPers, and will…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week of 18 Apr

Posted  April 18, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Christians around the world are celebrating Easter or Resurrection Sunday this week. Many have a tradition of wearing new clothes on that day as a way to symbolize the newness of life.  You know how it feels to have a…

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Announcements – April 18, 2014

Posted  April 18, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5 to 105 can celebrate their birthday at the Aero Club. Take your friends flying for $185 an hour. There is a two hour minimum. For more information and reservations, call (661) 275-2376. Aero Camp: The…

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Don’t let some recent shaking get you rattled

Posted  April 11, 2014

Earthquakes are nothing new to residents in SoCal, but the recommended safety measures can be.

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News Briefs April 11, 2014

Posted  April 11, 2014

31st TES fundraiser The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Booster Club will hold a car wash fundraiser at the Bowling Center 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., April 18. Get your car clean and help support the 31st TES. Volunteer appreciation Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, cordially invites you to attend the Edwards Air…

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AFPC has expanded voluntary FM program waiver authority

Posted  April 11, 2014

The Air Force Personnel Center has been granted expanded waiver authority to waive some active duty service commitments for Airmen interested in voluntary separation under the fiscal year 2014 force management program, AFPC officials announced April 3. For example, we now have the authority to waive aviation retention pay (which requires recoupment of the unserved…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  April 11, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – There is an old saying: “Give someone a fish and you feed them for a day; teach someone to fish and you feed them for life.” The same is true in developing character.  You can give a law or command…

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X-56A testbed arrives at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Posted  April 11, 2014

The latest in a long series of experimental research aircraft, or X-planes, recently arrived at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif.

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Air Force updates officer, enlisted voluntary force management eligibility lists*

Posted  April 11, 2014

Select Airmen in specific categories who were not formerly eligible for fiscal year 2014 force management voluntary separation are now being offered voluntary separation. These individuals will not be subject to involuntary programs in fiscal year 2014. Officers from 33 Air Force specialty codes by year group and enlisted Airmen from seven AFSCs by grade…

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April 8 – Pulse on Air Force force management

Posted  April 11, 2014

A limited number of Airmen who received notice that their previously approved applications for early retirement had been declined will be given the option to retire if they still desire to do so, officials announced April 8. “We are aware that some Airmen received erroneous (temporary early retirement authority) approvals and were subsequently notified of…

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