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Successful GPS IIF-3 launch from Cape Canaveral AFS

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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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Second AEHF satellite payload activated

Posted August 31, 2012 by

The U.S. Air Force successfully activated the AEHF-2 communications payload, Aug. 14.

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Senior leaders stress safety over Labor Day weekend

Posted August 31, 2012 by

A special message from Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy....

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Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Dr. Todd Fore

Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don’t make it, they’ll be separated from the Air Force. Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants, supervisors, leaders and mentors, we all play…

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Officials seek nominees for civilian awards

Posted August 20, 2012 by by Gloria Kwizera

Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2013 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award. Each year, the AFA recognizes Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories: Civilian Wage Employee (all Federal Wage System employees) Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through GS-11 or equivalent National Security Personnel…

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Proud to be an American airman

Posted August 2, 2012 by by MSgt. Angelita ColÛn-Francia

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz met with media July 24 in the Pentagon to share his thoughts about his nearly 40 years of military service in the Air Force and four years as the Air Force’s senior...

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Airmen invited to share their stories with recruits

Posted August 2, 2012 by

Each year, thousands of men and women join the U.S. Air Force. Now, those airmen have the opportunity to tell their stories in their own videos known as “Airmen Stories.” The videos will give potential Air Force...

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Boeing receives 10th WGS satellite order from U.S. Air Force

Posted August 2, 2012 by

The Wideband Global SATCOM satellite is the successor to the Defense Satellite Communications System-III. One WGS satellite has about 12 times the bandwidth of a DSCS-III satellite. EL SEGUNDO, Calif...

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AF implements hiring tool 7 weeks ahead of schedule

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Bringing new Air Force civilian employees on board is more efficient and timely now following full-implementation of the USA Staffing Onboarding Manager tool, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. In April, AFPC initiated a phased implementation strategy to replace the civilian virtual inprocessing tool with the OM tool, starting with new hires at the Air…

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Lockheed Martin-built military comm satellite marks 20 years in service

Posted August 2, 2012 by Staff

The U.S. Air Force’s Defense Satellite Communications System B12 satellite, built by Lockheed Marti, has reached 20 years on-orbit, double its operational design life. The B12 satellite will continue to serve in a reserve capacity providing secure and reliable communications capabilities for the warfighter. Launched from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., July 2, 1992,…

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