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Default Air Force Logo Personnel center adds new mission; helps veterans, VA
Air Force officials announced an added mission for the Air Force Personnel Center here beginning Oct. 30 to improve the accountability of medical records and aid in the timely processing of veterans' disability claims. Starting with Randolph AFB as the test base, AFPC will collect and then transfer Health Treatment Records
0 10/28
2008
Default Air Force Logo Inaugural Air Force Enlisted Force Development Panel meets
Members of the Air Force Enlisted Force Development Panel, chartered to guide future enlisted force development efforts, recently held their inaugural meeting in Arlington, Va. At the first meeting, panel members discussed ways to use enlisted professional military education as a tool to deliberately develop enlisted
0 10/24
2008
Default Air Force Logo Officers, civilians selected for developmental education
More than 960 officers and 68 civilians were recently selected to attend intermediate, senior and civilian developmental education programs during the academic 2009-2010 year, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. The Developmental Education Designation Board met Oct. 15 to select line and non-line officers and
0 10/23
2008
Captain Stone introduces a team-building exercise to 2nd Lts. Amanda Pelkowski, left, and Crystal Vogt, students in the new course.  Lieutenant Pelkowski is stationed at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., and Lieutenant Vogt is assigned to Pope AFB, N.C. Keesler launches new course to train force support officers
The first group of force support officers in a new Air Force Specialty Code began classes Oct. 6 at Keesler Air Force Base. The new 38F AFSC, which becomes official Oct. 31, is a combination of what used to be three separate career fields: personnel, manpower and services. Training was previously conducted at Keesler
0 10/21
2008
Default Air Force Logo Service demographics offer snapshot of force
Air Force Personnel Center officials here recently published a demographics report offering a snapshot of the service's active-duty and civilian force. This data is current as of Sept. 30 and can also be found at  Air Force Demographics. Statistics are rounded to the nearest tenth. Active-duty demographics: Snapshot of the
0 10/20
2008
Default Air Force Logo AF raising awareness of programs for people with disabilities
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, and the Air Force wants to ensure every Airman is aware of its ongoing efforts to support people with disabilities. "The Air Force hopes to increase awareness, promote opportunities for employment candidates with disabilities, and become the model equal opportunity
0 10/20
2008
Default Air Force Logo One of the top personnel officers Spreads the Word
The Air Force Personnel Center sent a team of experts here Oct. 8, launching a global Spread the Word campaign to educate Airmen about new and changing personnel and deployment programs. As part of the two-day long Spread the Word visit, Maj. Gen. K.C. McClain, AFPC commander, visited with U.S. Pacific Command and Pacific
0 10/15
2008
Default Air Force Logo Special leave accrual available for deployed, nondeployed members in ‘use or lose’ status
Airmen who were recalled from or unable to take annual leave this past year for reasons such as support for contingency operations may be allowed to accumulate more than 75 days at the end of a fiscal year. Special leave accrual applies when deployments or assignments to designated operational missions at the national level
0 10/10
2008
Purple Heart.  Illustrated by Virginia Reyes of the Air Force News Agency. This image is 4x8 inches @ 200 ppi.  The original Purple Heart, designated as the Badge of Military Merit, was established by Gen. George Washington by order from his headquarters at Newburgh, N. Y., Aug. 7, 1782.  Records indicate that the Purple Heart was awarded only three times during the Revolutionary War and was not awarded again until it was revived on Washington's 200th birthday, Feb. 22, 1932.  Use of the Purple Heart for meritorious service was discontinued on Dec. 3, 1942 when the Legion of Merit was created. Officials revise Purple Heart eligibility criteria
Department of Defense officials announced Oct. 6 that eligibility criteria for the Purple Heart have been expanded to permit prisoners of war who died in captivity to receive the award. The revised department policy presumes, for service members who die in captivity as a qualifying prisoner of war, that their death was the
0 10/09
2008
Default Air Force Logo Giving Airmen time back
Improvements in technology, review of manpower solutions and additional duty workload, and refining ancillary training topped the recommendations presented to Lt. Gen. Richard Newton III, deputy chief of staff for manpower, personnel and services, by a team he chartered to find what impacts Airmen's time. In August, the
0 10/09
2008
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