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Balanced force structure imperative to Air Force readiness

Posted May 25, 2012 by by TSgt. Jess D. Harvey

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Phil Breedlove and his counterparts from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps testified May 10 before members of the Senate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support about U.S. military readiness in light of recent budget cuts. In his opening statement, Breedlove pointed out that the American people are…

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Base welcomes recently deployed airmen home

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Air Force photographs by Sarah Cirrice SMC Commander, Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, talks with returning airmen and their families prior to the start of the Welcome Home Airmen ceremony, Jan. 24. The ceremony honored airmen returning from deployments during the past six months. The audience jumps to its feet and claps with the arrival of…

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Air Force accepting applications for medical commissioning programs

Posted August 9, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible airmen interested in Biomedical Sciences Corps careers can apply for academic opportunities in the physical therapy, clinical psychology and physician assistant fields. In addition, eligible airmen can apply for direct accession into one of three other BSC fields, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Each program has specific criteria, but applicants for all programs…

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AF seeks medical commissioning candidates

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas – Interested officers, enlisted members and cadets eligible for fiscal 2013 Biomedical Sciences Corps training and commissioning programs can learn more during a world-wide webcast slated for July 18, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Webcasts, slated for 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. central time, will focus on…

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Northrop Grumman delivers first communications payload for U.S. Air Force’s Enhanced Polar System

Posted March 1, 2013 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. – Northrop Grumman has delivered the first of two protected communications payloads for the U.S. Air Force’s Enhanced Polar System that will provide continuous coverage in the north polar region for secure, jam-resistant, strategic and tactical military communications. The extremely high frequency payload leverages protected communications technologies the company developed for the…

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Space Command officials eliminate flight suit, jackets

Posted April 27, 2012 by Staff

Air Force Space Command officials announced April 13 that airmen assigned to the command will cease wearing flight suits, the green flight jacket and the A-2 Leather Jacket by the end of the fiscal year. Directed by Gen. William L. Shelton, the AFSPC commander, the move is ...

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Successful GPS IIF-3 launch from Cape Canaveral AFS

Posted October 12, 2012 by

The third GPS IIF satellite, Space Vehicle Number 65, was carried aboard a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Launch Vehicle at 8:10 a.m., EDT, Oct. 4 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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ORS now aligned under SMC

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Air Force photograph The Operationally Responsive Space Office at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., conducted a video conference assumption of leadership ceremony March 7, with Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander, Space and Missile Systems Center, Air Force Space Command, Los Angeles AFB, Calif., presiding by video teleconference to install Col. John Anttonen as the ORS…

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Knowing common hiring authorities critical in filling civilian positions

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Erin Tindell

As the Air Force continues to reform its hiring processes, hiring managers can make better, timelier decisions when they understand which hiring authorities they should use when recruiting new employees. Hiring appointment authorities provide managers with the legal means to hire employees via a new appointment, transfer or reinstatement. Ensuring managers understand the most frequently…

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The Avengers assemble in Exchange and Marvel’s latest military-only free comic

Posted February 22, 2013 by Chris Ward

Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, and Black Widow are all making their way to military installations around the world via one million free comic books published exclusively for the Armed Forces by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Marvel Custom Solutions. The new full-color comic, titled “Double Vision,” opens five years in the…

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