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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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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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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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