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Commander looks to the future at Space Symposium

Posted April 27, 2012 by by SMSgt. Dean J. Miller

The commander of Air Force Space Command addressed a standing-room only crowd at the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, April 17, highlighting accomplishments of the command’s 30-year history, the space budget, and his thoughts for the future...

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CSAF discusses national security space at symposium

Posted April 27, 2012 by by MSgt. Kevin Williams

The Air Force chief of staff spoke to leaders from industry, academia and the government about the current state of national security space and the U.S. aerospace industrial base at the 28th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo., April 19. In his remarks...

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Space Command officials eliminate flight suit, jackets

Posted April 27, 2012 by Staff

Air Force Space Command officials announced April 13 that airmen assigned to the command will cease wearing flight suits, the green flight jacket and the A-2 Leather Jacket by the end of the fiscal year. Directed by Gen. William L. Shelton, the AFSPC commander, the move is ...

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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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Officials implement flexibilities for third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Erin Tindell

As the Air Force continues a civilian workforce restructure through voluntary retirement and separation initiatives, officials have instituted new flexibilities to help minimize the impact of downsizing and workforce shaping. Unlike the previous two rounds, the third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay will allow civilians to fill VSIP-created vacancies…

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Self-service requests available for civilians online

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Erin Tindell

Air Force civilians are now able to request updates to their personnel records through an online self-service initiative. Air Force Personnel Center human resources officials here launched an initiative that allows civilians to submit online requests for name change and veterans preference inquiries. Previously, these requests were made by contacting a local civilian personnel office….

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Air Force, Lockheed Martin complete final system tests for critical missile warning satellite

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Lockheed Martin has successfully completed a major milestone for the U.S. Air Force’s second Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous satellite. The milestone, known as the…

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CSAF: Total force integration key to increased effectiveness

Posted April 13, 2012 by by Maj. Michael Meridith

“Total Force Integration allows us to leverage Air Reserve Component experience, improve access to aircraft, encourage retention, and increase total force effectiveness,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz during opening remarks…

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Early retirement offered to select enlisted airmen

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Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted airmen. Eligible airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary Early Retirement Authority application window will be open April 10-30 in order to…

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Space capability integral to all military operations

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

Space capabilities have become integral to all military operations, the commander of Air Force Space Command told reporters during a Defense Writers Group breakfast March 22. “It’s hard to imagine what life was like before we had … GPS providing very accurate targeting capability, military satellite communications providing all the reach-back that’s needed, [and] missile…

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