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Air Force general explains force structure decisions to Congress

Posted July 20, 2012 by By TSgt. Richard A. Williams Jr.

The Air Force deputy chief of staff for strategic plans and programs testified on proposed force structure changes before the House Armed Services Committee July 12. Lt. Gen. Christopher Miller answered...

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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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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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Second Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes first flight

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

The Air Force’s unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5...

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TASC to support SMC with cost estimating, risk analysis

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

The U.S. Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif., has awarded TASC, Inc. a $3.9 million contract to provide cost-estimating services to the Development Planning Directorate. The two-year contract has a one-year base and two six-month options. “We will build on the work TASC’s systems engineering and integration…

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Northrop Grumman awarded $108 million Air Force contract

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman a three-year, $108 million contract to develop and implement cryptography upgrades as part of the intercontinental ballistic missile cryptography upgrade II engineering and manufacturing development program. This work will occur in Clearfield, Utah, Huntington Beach, Calif., and Colorado Springs, Colo. “Northrop Grumman has worked hand in hand…

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Total Force Personnel Services Customer Experience survey launches June 22

Posted June 22, 2012 by by TSgt. Steve Grever

Air Force officials will distribute an online survey June 22 to to solicit feedback about user’s experiences using the myPers-Total Force Service Center and myPers website. Thousands of Regular Air Force, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian members will be asked for their participation in the survey. Mary McAfee, the quality assurance project…

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First SBIRS satellite exceeding performance expectations after one year on orbit

Posted June 8, 2012 by

The first Lockheed Martin-built Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite, launched May 7, 2012, is exceeding performance expectations and is on schedule to achieve operational...

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Airmen will have more assignment prep time

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Following a full review of the permanent change of station orders process, Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a new policy that will allow members more time to schedule move-related appointments, said Dave Faris, AFPC PCS budget/assignment analysis section deputy chief. Defense funding rules require that permanent change of station obligations be charged against…

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AF consolidates three field operating agencies

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Paige Hughes

Three San Antonio-based field operating agencies officially consolidated with the Juen 1 initial operational capability announcement, Air Force officials said June 4. The Air Force Personnel Center, Air Force Services Agency and Air Force Manpower Agency, FOAs under the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, are now the new Air…

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