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  • DARPA nomination packages due March 16

    Commander-endorsed nomination packages for officers interested in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fiscal year 2016 Service Chiefs Fellows Program are due to the Air Force Personnel Center March 16, officials announced. Nominees must be active duty major-selects, majors, lieutenant

  • 2015 visionary leadership award winners named

    Air Force officials recently named the winners of the 2015 Brigadier General Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award.Named in honor of Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught, the award recognizes service members and civilians who have exhibited innovation, commitment and a selfless spirit of service to others

  • AF names GEICO Military Service Award nominees

    Three Airmen have been nominated for the 2014 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.The categories and nominees are as follows:Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Category: Tech. Sgt. Chuck Fennell, 31st Medical Operations

  • 27 pay dates for civilians in 2015

    Civilian employees will have 27 pay dates in 2015 vice the usual 26, so some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015.The Internal Revenue Code imposes a limit each year on the amount that an

  • Personnel systems downtime scheduled for Feb. 20-23

    Air Force Personnel Center's Total Force Service Center-San Antonio will have limited phone capability and secure applications on myPers will be down Feb. 20, 6 p.m., through Feb. 23, 3 a.m. due to a local power outage necessary to support construction requirements.All active duty, Air National

  • 75 day leave carryover ends Sept. 30

    Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements.Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, Regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve - or AGR -

  • 443 on February enlisted supplemental promotion list

    The Air Force selected 443 enlisted Airmen for promotion via the supplemental promotion process.To see the list, go to the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil and select the promotion news link, or go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil, select "Search All Components" from the drop down menu

  • AF releases colonel, major selection board results

    The Air Force has selected 456 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, and 2,126 captains for promotion to major, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.Eligible officers were considered during the calendar year 2014C Colonel (Chaplain/Line of the Air Force), CY14D Colonel (Nurse

  • Approved API submissions projected to save $35 million

    Approved ideas submitted to the Airmen Powered by Innovation program since it launched in April 2014 are projected to save the Air Force at least $35 million, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.The API program was created to help gather cost-saving ideas and is a subset initiative to the

  • Air Force Wounded Warrior Program provides Airman with hope

    Some Airmen dream of a 20-year career. Some know they'll serve one enlistment and then separate. But some have that decision taken right out of their hands.Retired Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Harper met a major career obstacle in 2011. Harper served in the Air Force Reserve as a loadmaster for the 89th

  • Total force CMSgt evaluation static closeout date to be May 31

    Enlisted evaluation and promotion changes announced in July 2014 continue with establishment of a May 31 enlisted performance report static closeout date - or SCOD - for regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve chief master sergeants, effective Feb. 2, Air Force Personnel Center

  • Some temporary, seasonal, intermittent employees eligible for FEHB

    Some temporary, seasonal and intermittent employees are now eligible for coverage under the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, said Office of Personnel Management officials.Temporary, seasonal or intermittent employees who anticipate working130 or more hours per month for 90 consecutive days

  • Senior civilians selected for strategic leadership program

    Thirteen senior civilian leaders will participate in the Air Force Civilian Strategic Leader Program following screening and assessment by a 10-member selection board, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.CSLP is the Air Force's senior corporate career broadening program designed to

  • 62 Airmen on January enlisted supplemental promotion list

    The Air Force selected 62 enlisted Airmen for promotion via the supplemental promotion process.To see the list, go to the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil and select the promotion news link, or go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil, select "Search All Components" from the drop down menu and

  • Officials seek grateful nation award nominees

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award.The award is presented annually to six service members who distinguish themselves through superior conduct in the war on terrorism.Air Force enlisted nominees must be

  • Air Force Fitness Management System II up, accessible

    The new Air Force Fitness Management System - AFFMS II - is now up and accessible via the Air Force Personnel Center Secure Application, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.AFFMS II enables Airmen to review their fitness history and records through July 2010."The previous system was taken off

  • Warrior, survivor care program adaptive sports camp set for Jan. 19-23

    Nearly 100 recovering wounded, ill or injured Airmen and veterans from across the Air Force will train and compete at a four-day Introduction to Warrior Sports Camp Jan. 19-23 at the Rambler Fitness Center.The camp will introduce participants to athletic activities modified to meet the abilities of

  • AF promotes 714 to captain

    Air Force officials selected 714 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the calendar year 2014C Line of the Air Force, LAF Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps Quarterly Selection Process.To see the list, go to the Air Force Portal at

  • Assistance fund campaign kicks off in February

    The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.The campaign, in its 42nd year, will be conducted for six-week periods through May 1, said Bill D'Avanzo, Air Force voting action officer and

  • 51 selected for advanced studies group

    The Air Force has selected 51 majors for the academic year 2015 advanced studies group, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.The board considered eligible officers who had completed, or were completing, their in-residence intermediate developmental education program, said Master Sgt.

  • CSAF recognizes AFPC Airman for contributions to mentorship program

    During a recent visit here, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III recognized an Air Force Personnel Center Airman for contributions to the mentorship program.Joined by friends and co-workers, Airman 1st Class Lane Rabern accepted a CSAF coin from Welsh during a presentation ceremony at the

  • AF announces no involuntary force management programs for FY15

    Air Force officials announced there is no longer a need to conduct involuntary force management programs for fiscal year 2015 following a year of significant reductions designed to meet DoD strategic and budgetary guidance.Officials confirm FY14 goals were achieved to size and shape the force

  • AF seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

    Eligible active duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27 to get career field functional manager approval and submit an" intent to apply" email to the Air Force Personnel Center, officials said today.The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an

  • Nominations sought for 2015 American Legion service award

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 American Legion Spirit of Service Award.The award is presented annually to one enlisted member from each military branch. Air Force airmen basic through staff sergeants can be nominated for outstanding volunteer service performed off-duty in

  • 109 Airmen on December enlisted supplemental promotion list

    The Air Force selected 109 enlisted Airmen for promotion via the supplemental promotion process, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.To see the list, go to the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil and select the promotion news link, or go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil, select

  • 14 selected for test, operations squadron command

    Fourteen officers have been selected for test and operations squadron command assignments, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.The 14 officers selected for command were among 29 candidates identified earlier this year. Candidates who are not on the selection list will remain

  • 22 selected for AFROTC detachment command

    Twenty-two lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects have been tapped for Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment command, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.The officers selected for AFROTC command were among 53 candidates identified by the selection board in

  • Air Force Fitness Management System slated for upgrade

    Active duty, Air Force Reserve, Air National Guard officers and enlisted members who want to maintain copies of their pre-July 2010 fitness records need to access the Air Force Fitness Management System and save or print their records by Dec. 30, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.AFFMS

  • Emerging leader program applications due by Dec. 19

    Eligible officers and civilians have until Dec. 19 to submit applications for the National Defense University Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction Program for Emerging Leaders.The program exists to foster a community of rising U.S. government leaders who are aware and able to respond

  • 29 selected for training and recruiting squadron command

    Twenty-nine officers from various Air Force career fields have been selected for Air Education and Training Command training and recruiting squadron command, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.Using squadron commander candidate lists released in August, AETC hiring officials and Air

  • CY15 selection board schedule available

    The USAF Selection Board Secretariat has posted the calendar year 2015 selection board schedule to the myPers website, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.The schedule includes dates for master, senior master and chief master sergeant evaluation boards, active duty officer, special

  • AF selects 38 Airmen for test pilot school

    Thirty-eight Airmen have been selected to attend the U.S. Air Force, U.S Naval, British, and French test pilot schools, with classes slated to begin in July 2015, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.The 2014 USAF Test Pilot School Selection Board, which convened here in August, considered

  • Air Force selects 409 officers for squadron command

    More than 400 officers from various career fields have been selected for logistics, mission support, materiel leader, operations support and air base squadron command, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.Using squadron commander candidate lists released in September, wing hiring

  • SDAP: AFPC hosts Facebook live chat Dec. 8

    The Air Force Personnel Center will host a Facebook live chat Dec. 8 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Central Standard Time to answer questions about the special duty assignment pay level changes.SDAP pay levels for a handful of career fields changed Oct. 1 following the most recent Air Force biennial

  • SrA and below EPR static closeout date to be March 31

    Enlisted evaluation and promotion changes, announced in July, continue with establishment of a March 31 enlisted performance report static closeout date for Regular Air Force, or RegAF, senior airmen and below, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. In addition, effective Dec. 2, 2014 change of

  • USO 2015 Service Member of the Year nominees sought

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2015 USO Service Member of the Year Award.This award, sponsored by the USO, recognizes specific acts of heroism by E-5 or below enlisted members from each branch of the military.Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their major

  • Thrift Savings Plan limits increase for 2015

    The Internal Revenue Service has announced increased limits for 2015 Thrift Savings Plan contributions."The maximum contribution amount for traditional and/or Roth TSP will be $18,000; this is an increase from the elective deferral limits of 2013 and 2014, which was $17,500," said Erica Cathro, AFPC

  • Officer attaché duty applications due Dec. 29

    Eligible active duty line officers interested in attaché duty must submit their application by Dec. 29, Air Force officials said today.The Air Force Personnel Center and the Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs office are accepting applications for senior defense official/defense

  • AF releases major, lieutenant colonel, colonel selection board results

    The Air Force has selected 652 captains, 260 majors and 85 lieutenant colonels for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.Eligible officers were considered during the calendar year 2014A Colonel (Medical Corps/Dental Corps), Lieutenant

  • 8 selected for nuclear, missile squadron command, chief of safety

    Eight lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects have been selected for nuclear and missile operations squadron commander and chief of safety positions, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.The officers selected for command and chief of safety were among 18 candidates

  • 67 selected for cyber squadron command

    More than five dozen officers have been selected for command assignments by the calendar year 2015 Cyberspace Operations Officer Command Panel, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.The 67 officers selected for command were among 145 candidates identified earlier this year. Candidates

  • Nominations sought for distinguished civilian award

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 60th Annual Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award.This is the highest award presented to DOD career civilian employees whose careers reflect exceptional devotion to duty and extremely significant contributions of broad scope

  • 9 selected for AF weather squadron command

    Nine lieutenant colonels and majors have been selected for weather squadron command, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.The officers selected were among 16 candidates identified earlier this year. Candidates who are not on the selection list will remain eligible for additional

  • AFA Outstanding AF Civilian Employee of the Year nominations due

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employee of the Year.Each year, the AFA recognizes Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories:-Civilian Wage Employee (all federal wage system

  • 307 selected for Combat Air Forces squadron command

    More than 300 officers have been selected as command candidates for the calendar year 2015 Combat Air Forces Squadron Command Board, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.The 307 selected were among 563 nominees identified earlier this year. Candidates who are not on the selection

  • 41 Total Force Airmen selected as KC-46 aircrew

    Forty-one officers and enlisted members from active duty, Air Force Reserve and the Air National Guard have been selected as KC-46 tanker initial operational test and evaluation aircrew, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.The KC-46 "Pegasus" is slated to enter the Air Force inventory,

  • 796 officers, 150 civilians selected for developmental education

    The 2014 Intermediate, Senior, and Civilian Developmental Education Designation Board held Oct. 21 selected 796 officers and 150 civilians for intermediate and senior developmental education, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today."Developmental education supports the continuum of

  • AF closes FY14 force management programs

    Airmen who met the service's reduction in force board were notified of the board's results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end.The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously

  • AF selects three captains for prestigious PhD program

    Three Air Force captains have been selected for the 2015 Chief of Staff of the Air Force Captains Prestigious PhD Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.Selectees include Captains Matthew R. Hammerle, Air Mobility Command; Matthew C. Slack, Air Force Special Operations Command, and

  • 479 selected for CMSgt

    Of the 2,525 senior master sergeants eligible for promotion to chief, 479 were selected for an 18.97 percent selection rate, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.To see the selection list, go to the Air Force Portal at https://my.af.mil, or myPers at https://mypers.af.mil. Airmen

  • Nuclear, missile officer development team convenes in December

    The nuclear and missile operations fall development team will convene here Dec. 15 to provide developmental vectors for eligible nuclear and missile system officers, as well as select officers for several special programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.The DT will provide

  • Non-finance officers eligible for financial leadership program

    Non-finance officers interested in financial management leadership opportunities have until January to apply for the calendar year 2015 Financial Management Leadership Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said."FMLP is a four-year program that specializes in developing future Air Force

  • 292 Airmen on November enlisted supplemental promotion list

    The Air Force selected 292 enlisted Airmen for promotion via the supplemental promotion process, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.To see the list, go to the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil and select the promotion news link, or go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil, enter

  • Benefits claim process for voluntary separatees

    Records for all Airmen separated or retired under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program were updated Nov. 5 to reflect eligibility for transitional medical benefits.Those separating under the fiscal year 2014/15 VSP program are authorized transition benefits, including 180 days of

  • FEHB open season dates set

    Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program will run Nov. 10 through Dec. 8.During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire for the following year.

  • AF selects 75 for medical squadron command

    Seventy-five officers from five medical career fields have been selected for squadron command, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.The 75 selected were among 107 candidates identified earlier this year. Candidates who are not on the selection list will remain eligible for additional

  • Air Force seeks 2015 First Sergeant of the Year nominees

    Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 First Sergeant of the Year award.The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field.Nominations must include examples of leadership and

  • 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year nominations due April 2

    Nominations for the 2015 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year are due to the Air Force Personnel Center April 2.There are three award categories: Airman, Noncommissioned Officer and Senior NCO. Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington may each nominate one candidate per

  • BLUE: Air Force TV premieres new show

    Wounded warriors star on Air Force TV with the release of its all-new premiere broadcast show BLUE.The 30-minute show replaces the former Today's Air Force. BLUE will be released quarterly in order to provide a more exclusive and in-depth look into what is happening around the Air Force.Episode 1

  • AF authorizes medical benefits for some separatees

    Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program Oct. 31.Based on inconsistent issuance and confusion with transitional medical benefits for Airmen separating under the VSP program, the Air Force requested

  • Enlisted promotion system changes continue with weighted factor adjustments

    This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion.The current

  • Nominations open for 2015 Fisher humanitarian award

    Air Force officials are accepting nominees for the 2015 Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Distinguished Civilian Humanitarian Award.Established in 1996 by the Secretaries of the Army, Navy and Air Force, the award is named in honor of Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher, both of whom contributed extensively to

  • AFA names 2014 National Aerospace and Specialty Award winners

    Air Force Association officials have named the 2014 National Aerospace and Specialty Award winners.The specific categories and winners are as follows:David C. Schilling Award - most outstanding contribution to national defense in the field of manned flight:-319th Special Operations Squadron,

  • AF adjusts enlisted retention results

    Air Force officials announced an adjustment to the Junior Enlisted Retention Board which convened in June at the Air Force Personnel Center.Fifty Airmen who were not selected for retention during the FY14 force management ERB were offered the opportunity to remain on active duty following

  • Aviano Airmen raise domestic violence awareness with Black Eye Campaign

    Imitation bruises, black eyes and scratches painted the faces of more than 15 male and female volunteers to educate individuals for Domestic Violence Awareness Month, during the second annual Black Eye Campaign here, in October.Airmen, civilian employees and spouses roamed the base to see if

  • Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring

    When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues

  • Test Eagle command candidates named

    The calendar year 2015 Test Eagle board, which convened here in August, named 29 lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects as candidates for projected 2015 vacancies across Air Force Materiel Command, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.Candidates selected for command will fill

  • Enlisted attaché duty applications due in November

     Active duty staff through senior master sergeants interested in attaché duty can apply for assignment opportunities with international affairs teams around the world, but those interested must submit their applications by Nov. 14 to be considered, Air Force officials announced today.  The Air Force

  • FY14 force management benefits and separation programs

    Air Force officials are aware of and are actively working to identify any inconsistencies regarding benefits and separation program details associated with the fiscal year 2014 force management programs.From inception, the multi-year strategy for force management programs was complex and dynamic in

  • When responding to surveys, check to ensure they’re official

    Airmen around the world are asked to respond to many surveys, some of which are official and legitimate. Others, however, are not official and Airmen should not respond to them.According to Renee Tealer, Air Force Survey Office, Air Force Personnel Center, Airmen typically get three types of

  • Eligible Airmen may now apply for nuclear deterrence medal

    Airmen who meet eligibility criteria may now submit an application for the newly approved Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, Air Force officials announced.Eligibility is retroactive to Dec. 27, 1991 for active duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve, retired and separated Airmen and

  • 2015 Cooke award nominations sought

    Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 11th Annual Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award.This award was created to promote, perpetuate and recognize the type of exceptional contributions David O. Cooke made to the federal service. He had a career

  • 2015 Vanguard award nominations due Jan. 28

    Nominations for the 2015 Noncommissioned Officers Association Vanguard award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Jan. 28, Air Force officials said.The award annually recognizes one enlisted member from each of the uniformed services for an act of heroism that results in saving someone's

  • Undergrad flying training applications due in December

    The 2015 undergraduate flying training selection board originally scheduled for Jan. 20-23 will now convene Feb. 17-20 and associated application suspenses have shifted by approximately a month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.Eligible active duty officers interested in undergraduate

  • AF releases criteria for new service medal

    Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James' May 27, 2014, authorization.The NDOSM will be awarded to individuals for their direct support of Nuclear Deterrence Operations."This

  • 98 enlisted Airmen on October supplemental promotion list

    The Air Force has selected 98 enlisted Airmen for promotion via the supplemental promotion process, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.To see the list, go to the Air Force Portal at https://www.my.af.mil and select the promotion news link, or go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil, enter

  • Substantiated sex-related offenses must be documented in official records

    Any complaint of a sex-related offense committed by an Airman occurring on or after Dec. 26, 2013 that resulted or results in conviction by court-martial, non-judicial punishment or punitive administrative action must be documented on the offender's enlisted performance report, officer performance

  • AF names ROTC detachment commander candidates

    The Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commander selection board named 53 lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel-selects as candidates for projected 2015 vacancies, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.Command opportunities like this are highly sought, according to

  • Special duty assignment pay changes effective Oct. 1

    Special duty assignment pay levels for a handful of career fields changed effective Oct. 1 following the most recent Air Force biennial review. In addition, select nuclear career fields have been approved for special duty assignment pay, according to an Oct. 2 announcement (click here to read

  • AF ensures command visibility on substantiated sex-related offenses

    Air Force officials announced a new policy requiring the inclusion and command review of information on sex-related offenses in personnel service records Sept. 30.The change was directed in the fiscal year 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, requiring the services to document this information

  • AF names 2014 Image, Inc. meritorious service award winners

    Two Airmen were recently recognized for epitomizing Air Force values, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today.Tech. Sgt. Candice Compton, 65th Air Base Wing, Lajes Field, Azores, and Jaye Hurt, 60th Force Support Squadron, Travis Air Force Base, California were named the Air Force 2014

  • Two Airmen represent U.S. at world shooting championships

    For the first time in competition history, two Air Force members represented the U.S. in the International Shooting Sport Federation World Championships in Granada, Spain.Lt. Col. Mark Gould and Master Sgt. Matthew Griffin wrapped up the 300-meter standard rifle disciplines competition Sept. 20.The

  • 1,882 officers selected for promotion to captain

    The calendar year 2014B Line of the Air Force, Chaplain, LAF-Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Services Corps, Biomedical Sciences Corps Quarterly Selection Process selected 1,882 first lieutenants for promotion to captain.To see the selection lists, go to myPers at https://mypers.af.mil, select

  • Some operations analysts, acquisition and JA officers will not meet RIF board

    Operations research analysts from the 2002 year group, acquisition officers from the 2001 year group and all judge advocate officers will not meet the fiscal year 2015 Force Management Reduction in Force board slated for October.An updated matrix reflecting the removal of the 51J judge advocate, and

  • Oct. 1 - Pulse on AF force management

    Featured in this force management update are details regarding changes to the reduction in force board eligibility and ongoing civilian force management programs.Military force management: Due to adjustments for operational requirements and additional voluntary separations, Judge Advocates (51J),

  • AF integrates TAP into new military lifecycle model

    The redesigned Transition Assistance Program is in its third and final stage and will be integrated into the new Department of Defense Military Lifecycle model, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.The MLC, which will be implemented Oct. 1, is the latest in a series of improvements to the

  • Air Force selects 759 support squadron commander candidates

    More than 750 officers from 13 career fields were selected by development teams as 2015 support, logistics and materiel leader commander candidates, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today."This is a highly competitive selection process," said Joseph Marchino, AFPC assignment officer.

  • AF to change instructions for oaths

    The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words "So help me God" from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses.In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested

  • American Airman video contest winner announced at AFA

    The American Airmen Video Contest is over and the votes are in: The winner of the video contest is Air Mobility Command finalist Tech. Sgt. Brian Williams, 87th Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, with 1,814 votes.Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A.

  • Invictus Games come to a close, US places in team events

    Roughly 26,000 people showed up to give the inaugural Invictus Games an enormous sendoff and pay final respect to all the athletes involved here Sept. 14.The ceremony proved festive with musical acts, food vendors, remarks from well-known celebrities and a speech by Prince Harry of Wales.Prince

  • Invictus Games: USA Team wins first wheelchair rugby match

    The first wheelchair rugby game during the 2014 Invictus Games went to the United States as they grabbed an early lead and never relinquished it here Sept. 12. USA Team beat Australia 14-4 to advance in the tournament with a 1-0 record. "It was a pretty good game," said Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jacob

  • 1,482 Airmen still missing: POW/MIA Recognition Day set for Sept. 19

    Nearly 1500 Airmen are still missing and unaccounted for from various conflicts. There are more than 83,000 Americans still unaccounted for across the Department of Defense.Every year the nation pauses on the third Friday of September to remember the sacrifices and service of prisoners of war,

  • Air Force Survey Office can improve official survey effectiveness

    Air Force organizations that need to survey Airmen must first contact the Air Force Survey Office for approval and guidance, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.The Air Force Survey Office ensures surveys meet functional mission requirements and fulfill information needs while minimizing

  • Promotion eligibility cutoff dates change for promotion to TSgt, MSgt

    Staff and technical sergeant promotion eligibility cutoff date changes, announced today at www.af.mil, are part of the Air Force's enlisted evaluation and promotion system changes that will be implemented incrementally over the next 18 to 30 months.According to a July 31 letter to Airmen from Air

  • Enlisted evaluation and promotion systems implementation timeline

    In July, the chief of staff and chief master sergeant of the Air Force announced a series of incremental changes to the Enlisted Evaluation and Weighted Airman Promotion Systems scheduled for implementation from August 2014 through January 2017.These evaluation and promotion systems changes are

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