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Officials implement flexibilities for third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted April 19, 2012 by by Erin Tindell

As the Air Force continues a fiscal 2012 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…

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Air Combat Command confident in F-22

Posted May 7, 2012 by by TSgt. Amy Robinson

Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, talked with media here April 30 about the national security imperative for the F-22, the status of efforts to identify a root cause for unexplained physiological incidents, and risk mitigation efforts since the Raptor’s return to flying...

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Pentagon restricts F-22 flights, safety a concern

Posted May 16, 2012 by by Robert Burns

Facing a mysterious safety problem with the Air Force’s most-prized stealth fighter, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta May 15 ordered new flight restrictions on the F-22 and summoned help from Navy and NASA experts. Panetta endorsed Air Force efforts to figure out why some F-22 pilots have experienced dizziness and other symptoms of an oxygen shortage…

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PACAF releases report on Alaska F-16 squadron move

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Pacific Air Forces released a report May 31 on the Air Force’s plan to move people and aircraft associated with the 18th Aggressor Squadron from Eielson AFB near Fairbanks, Alaska, to Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, near Anchorage, Alaska. Pacific Air Forces led a 26-member Site Activation Task Force team which traveled to both installations in April…

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Leaders speak at renewable energy industry day event

Posted June 15, 2012 by by TSgt. Julie Weckerlein

Military and industry leaders gathered for the annual Renewable Energy Industry Day to discuss opportunities for public-private collaboration to meet the military's energy needs June 12 in Arlington, Va.

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Allies commemorate the War of 1812

Posted June 26, 2012 by by PO1 Kristina L. Moore

This week marked the at sea portion of the War of 1812 celebrations as Sailors serving on 19 ships from eight countries participated in the War of 1812 Commemoration Fleet Exercise, or 1812 FleetEx. The War of 1812 transformed the maritime world and was the last major war fought under sail, said Kesselring. It is…

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F-35 undergoes pit testing

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F-35 tail number AF-1 underwent stores static ejection testing at the F-22 Combined Test Force for the past three weeks. The aircraft is carefully positioned over a pit filled with foam, and instrumented inert weapons...

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Researchers, officials collaborate for global demining efforts

Posted July 17, 2012 by by Amanda Rominiecki

Army researchers hosted national and foreign partners at the 2013-2014 Humanitarian Demining Requirements Workshop to plan humanitarian...

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Pentagon still grappling with rules of cyberwar

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Lolita C. Baldor

The Pentagon is still grappling with how to write the rules of cyberwarfare, such as when and how to fire back against a computer-based attack, senior military leaders told Congress July 25. Four months ago the military’s top cyberwarrior predicted the rules would be ironed out in a “month or two” and sent to other…

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Retirement, appointment ceremonies to honor new, outgoing AF chiefs of staff

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A retirement ceremony honoring Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz takes place Aug. 10 at Joint Base Andrews, Md....

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