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Courtesy photo Air Force recertifies all fitness assessment courses
The Air Force has directed a service-wide recertification of all installation 1.5-mile run and 2-kilometer walk courses by Oct. 31.  The recertification requirement comes after the identification of course-length issues by local officials at Goodfellow and Hanscom Air Force Bases. While conducting a local self-inspection
0 10/06
2016
Development teams from more than 20 functional communities selected officers as squadron commander candidates for 2017. Projected command vacancies included training, recruiting and 365-day extended deployment command opportunities. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Air Force announces 2017 support squadron commander candidates
Air Force officials have selected 921 officers from more than 20 career fields as the 2017 support, logistics and materiel leader commander candidates.  “This is a highly competitive selection process,” said Sophia Barnard, Air Force Personnel Center special duty assignments branch. “Selected candidates have demonstrated
0 10/05
2016
Courtesy photo OTS flight commander positions open to reservists
The Air Force has opportunities for air reserve component members to tap into the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program in the Officer Training School at Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard officers in the grades of first lieutenant through major may now apply
0 10/04
2016
A new law took effect Nov. 26, 2015, as part of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The law changes the probationary period from one year to two years for many new civilian employees hired by the Defense Department on or after Nov. 26, 2015. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) DOD announces new-hire probationary period
The probationary period for many new civilian employees hired by the Defense Department on or after Nov. 26, 2015, has changed from one year to two years, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy said. Julie Blanks confirmed the change to the statute governing the probationary period in
0 10/04
2016
First lieutenants selected for promotion to captain are promoted on the two-year anniversary of their current grade date of rank or upon approval from the Secretary of Defense, whichever is later. Unless notified otherwise, promotions to captain are the date indicated on an individual’s promotion notification Report on Individual Personnel (RIP). (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Air Force selects 1,855 for promotion to captain
The Air Force selected 1,855 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the Calendar Year 2016B Captain Line of the Air Force, Chaplain, Line of the Air Force-Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Service Corps quarterly selection process. To view the lists, go to the Air Force Portal and
0 10/03
2016
Promotion recommendation breakouts by Air Force Specialty Codes for the 16E5, 16E6, 16E7 promotion cycles are now available on myPers. The released data encompasses the first round of promotions since the enlisted evaluation system overhaul took place starting in 2014. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) Air Force releases 2016 promotion statistics by AFSC
Air Force officials have released the16E5, 16E6 and 16E7 promotion statistics broken down by Air Force Specialty Code and promotion recommendation.  In an effort to provide transparency to Airmen, the data has been posted to the myPers website by five letter-AFSC. AFSCs in which all eligible Airmen received the same
0 10/03
2016
(Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) AF leaders announce latest diversity, inclusion initiatives
In ongoing efforts to attract and retain the most innovative, skillful and strategically agile force today, Air Force senior leaders released the second memorandum to Airmen relaying new diversity and inclusion initiatives.The 13 new initiatives include notable efforts to raise the bar for geographically-separated military
0 9/30
2016
All Air Force assignments to the Republic of Turkey are now unaccompanied, 12-month tours, effective Sept. 21, 2016. Affected military and civilian Airman should contact their base personnel sections to ensure that they have accurate, updated orders. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Turkey now an unaccompanied, 12-month tour
Air Force assignments to the Republic of Turkey are now unaccompanied, 12-month tours, effective Sept. 21, Air Force officials said today.   This decision was made taking into account the region’s current security environment and in consultation with the Department of State and Turkish government which resulted in
0 9/29
2016
Air Force officials are pleased to announce Maj. Michael R. Couchman, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, Virginia, Air Force District of Washington, as the Air Force nominee for the 2017 National Public Service Award. Couchman will be authorized to wear the Air Force Recognition Ribbon in accordance with Air Force Instruction 36-2805, Special Trophies and Awards. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons) AF announces 2017 NPSA nominee
Air Force officials are pleased to announce Maj. Michael R. Couchman, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, Springfield, Virginia, Air Force District of Washington, as the Air Force nominee for the 2017 National Public Service Award.The American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public
0 9/28
2016
Competitive career opportunities exist for officers in career groups 2004 – 2008 and 2009 – 2013 in certain career fields through the 2017 nonrated line officer crossflow program. Maj. Christopher Moore (left), a public affairs crossflow, just completed an assignment as the public affairs advisor to the then Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, proving crossflow officers can be competitive. Applications are due to AFPC by Oct. 12, 2016. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo) Competitive career opportunities exist via officer crossflow program
One of today’s opportunities for officers to broaden career options comes from the nonrated line officer crossflow program, which currently has openings for officers on active duty in certain career fields to volunteer for retraining into undermanned career fields. The program is designed to optimize the officer inventory
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2016
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