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Survey allows airmen to speak frankly to leaders

Posted May 25, 2012 by Staff

Would you like to tell your leaders what you think? You have that opportunity through the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey. The survey officially kicked off May 13, and soon all airmen will receive email invitations with a personalized link to enable them to share their thoughts, said Nicole Gamez, Air Force Manpower Agency. The…

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Third Boeing GPS IIF begins operation after early handover to U.S. Air Force

Posted December 21, 2012 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – A third Boeing GPS IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is now part of the active 31-satellite GPS constellation, providing improved performance for both military and civilian users. GPS IIF-3, now designated SVN-65, is being operated by the 50th Space Wing’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base,…

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45th Space Wing launches satellite

Posted August 9, 2013 by

The 45th Space Wing successfully launched a United Launch Alliance-built Delta IV rocket carrying the sixth Wideband Global Satcom satellite at 8:29 p.m., Aug. 7 from Space Launch Complex 37B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla.

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AF members gain PLAYpass use, discount opportunities

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Eric Grill

As summer approaches, eligible Airmen and their families have the opportunity to use the PLAYpass Get Out and PLAY program to save hundreds of dollars with discounts in recreational and life skills classes. PLAYpass cards, valued at more than $500, allow single airmen returning from deployments, families of deployed Airmen and families of Airmen at…

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Air Force awards Lockheed Martin contracts to being work on next set of GPS III satellites

Posted March 1, 2013 by

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin two fixed-price contracts totaling $120 million to procure long lead parts for the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth next generation Global Positioning System satellites, known as GPS III. The GPS III program will affordably replace aging GPS satellites while improving capability to meet the evolving demands of…

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New housing website prepares airmen for moving

Posted April 27, 2012 by by 1st Lt. Nicole White

With the summer moving season just around the corner thousands of airmen and their families can now use a new housing website to help prepare for their move. The website,www.housing.af.mil, provides dormitory information for unaccompanied airmen while detailing housing options…

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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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MilPDS upgrade complete

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force has successfully upgraded and transferred the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. We’re pleased that the MilPDS upgrade took less time than anticipated, and we are well on our way to getting information updated in the system,î…

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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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