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Recent revisions to the Air Force Inspection System Security Classification Guide for Use of the Inspector General Evaluation Management Tool and Rating/Grading System, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 3263.05C, Nuclear Weapons Technical Inspections, have increased the classification of certain inspection grades frequently highlighted in select personnel documents. The Air Force Inspector General has elevated the overall grade of Initial Nuclear Surety Inspections (INSI) and the IG's grade of readiness for any Air Force unit to the minimum classification level of confidential. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Nuclear Inspection grade restricted in evaluation, decoration and award comments
Recent changes to security classification guidance is driving the restriction of certain comments on evaluations, decorations and award nominations.  The Air Force Inspection System Security Classification Guide used by the Inspector General, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction 3263.05C, Nuclear
0 6/14
2017
Updated photo with text to fit web display parameters Healing from invisible wounds
On Jan. 15, 2008, Senior Airman Christopher D’Angelo, a heavy equipment operator, was the lead gunner in an armored vehicle convoy on a road near Baghdad. The sun was shining and the air comfortable. His unit had just transported construction materials to forward operating bases and was currently scouting an area to see how they might transport heavy equipment.
0 6/13
2017
A cadet reports in for his room assignment during Reserve Officers’ Training Corps field training initial processing at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. Air Force ROTC has multiple instructor and detachment commander positions available for summer 2018. This is an opportunity for eligible officers to develop quality leaders for the Air Force through a college campus program base. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Lake) AFROTC accepting instructor, detachment commander applications for summer 2018
Air Force officials have announced 81 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps instructor vacancies and 13 detachment commander positions available for summer 2018. Officers eligible for instructor slots include first lieutenants, captains or majors. Active-duty rated officers, line of the Air Force lieutenant
0 6/12
2017
Air Force officials have named four Airmen as the 2016 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award winners. The award was first presented in 1981 and was named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Air Force names 2016 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award recipients
Air Force officials have named four Airmen as the 2016 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award winners. The award was first presented in 1981 and named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. Today, it recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding leadership ability.  Capt.
0 6/08
2017
The Blended Retirement System combines a service member’s traditional legacy retirement pension with distributions from the Thrift Savings Plan, creating a portable retirement option. Increased financial education and training is essential to help Airmen make wise financial decisions, so the Department of Defense launched the BRS comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexandre Montes) Defense Department launches retirement system comparison calculator
The Department of Defense officially launched the Blended Retirement System comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In Course, will assist the nearly
0 6/06
2017
As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Kat Bailey) Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program
As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in contract lengths.
0 6/05
2017
The Air Force Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program has added two international affairs specialties to the 2017 listing of opportunities. VLPAD gives certain Reserve and Guard Airmen the chance to serve on active duty for three years and one day while receiving active-duty benefits in order to meet increased Air Force mission requirements. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Air Force adds international affairs to Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program
The Air Force has added two international affairs specialties to the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program, which allows Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen from select Air Force officer and enlisted specialties to serve on active duty in vacant active-duty positions for three years and one day, if approved for
0 6/02
2017
The application window is open for Airmen interested in becoming enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots as a part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Kat Bailey) Application window opens for enlisted RPA pilot selection board
Airmen interested in becoming enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots have until Nov. 15 to submit completed application packages, including physical exams, to the Air Force Personnel Center. Applicants may be staff sergeants through senior master sergeants in any Air Force Specialty Code who are not receiving a Critical
0 6/02
2017
The Air Force will try to keep a military couple together and Airmen have a key role in the success of the assignment of military couples, otherwise known as Join Spouse. If a dual-military couple desires to be assigned together, the Air Force Personnel Center will do everything it can to make it work as evidenced by its placement rate of more than 96 percent. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Join Spouse assignment consideration keeps mil-to-mil couples together
Summertime is a busy season for permanent changes of station and military couples may be apprehensive about the possibility of being separated from their spouses during their next assignments. They have little to be concerned about, however, as the Air Force Personnel Center has an accommodation rate of more than 96
0 6/01
2017
The Air Force is accepting nominations for the 2017 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award. Nominations are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Aug. 31. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) AF seeks 2017 Sijan award nominations
The Air Force is accepting nominations for the 2017 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award.  The award recognizes the accomplishments of officers and enlisted leaders who demonstrate the highest qualities of leadership in the performance of their duties and conduct of their lives.  Sijan was an Air Force Academy
0 6/01
2017
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