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Squadron, group command application process underway

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Development teams from various Air Force specialties will convene between May and September to consider eligible officers for 2014 squadron command and deputy maintenance and deputy mission support group commander positions, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Suspense dates for statements of intent vary depending on position and career field. Interested officers should go…

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Airman of the Year receives Hermosa Beach certificate of recognition

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Air Force photograph by Joe Juarez SrA. Levi Mburu (left) receives a certificate of recognition from Hermosa Beach Mayor, Patrick Bobko, during a council meeting March 12, 2013. SrA Mburu was selected as the Airman of the Year for Los Angeles Air Force Base, home of the Space and Missile Systems Center in El Segundo,…

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Air Force to implement force structure changes

Posted March 29, 2013 by Jennifer Cassidy

The Air Force released its plan March 28 to implement force structure changes mandated by the Fiscal Year 2013 National Defense Authorization Act. The bill authorized the service to complete actions approved in previous years, such as aircraft retirements, and directed execution of Congressionally-approved force structure actions. Some of these changes were outlined in the…

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United Launch Alliance successfully launches second Space-Based Infrared System satellite to orbit for the U.S. Air Force

Posted March 22, 2013 by

A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket successfully launched the second Space-Based Infrared System GEO-2 satellite for the U.S. Air Force at 5:21 p.m., EDT, March 19 from Space Launch Complex-41.

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Lockheed Martin-built infrared surveillance satellite launched successfully

Posted March 22, 2013 by

The U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System Geosynchronous Earth Orbit (GEO-2) spacecraft, built by Lockheed Martin, was successfully launched today at 5:21 p.m., EDT, March 19 from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. The SBIRS program delivers timely, reliable and accurate missile warning and infrared…

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Officer, civilian developmental education application windows open

Posted March 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible active duty officers and civilians are now able to apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Officer applications are due to AFPC April 12, and civilian nominations are due May 1, said George McKey, AFPC officer developmental education branch. A variety of developmental opportunities exist for those…

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AFOSR shares results from Annual Spring Review

Posted March 22, 2013 by

The Program Officers of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research completed their 56th annual Spring Review, which ran from 4 March through 8 March in Arlington, Va This annual assessment of AFOSR’s research portfolio highlighted not only the overall research portfolio, but emphasized the numerous basic research transitions of benefit to the United States…

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Air Force suspends military tuition assistance

Posted March 15, 2013 by SSgt. David Salanitri

In the wake of sequestration, the Air Force officially suspended military tuition assistance March 11. Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley announced the Air Force has officially suspended military TA for the remainder of fiscal 2013. The program will continue to be evaluated to determine the way ahead in fiscal 2014. The Defense Department’s…

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Air Force extends Post-9/11 GI Bill benefit transfer phase-in period

Posted March 15, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Some airmen will be able to transfer all or a portion of their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their family members without incurring a four-year active duty service commitment thanks to a program phase-in extension implemented this month. When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable airmen nearing…

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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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