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  • Base of Preference requests can now be initiated online through vMPF

    Air Force Personnel Center officials have revamped the Voluntary Assignments Base of Preference Program to allow eligible enlisted members to initiate BOP requests online. Regular Air Force members from the rank of E-8 and below can now apply for Permanent Change of Station BOP, In-Place BOP, or both through the virtual
  • Launch of civilian marketing campaign pivotal in filling Air Force jobs

    Over the next five years, the Air Force plans to hire 20,000 more civilians into civil service. To help bases better market civilian job openings and recruit qualified applicants for current and future jobs, the Air Force Personnel Center will roll out the "Your Future" marketing and recruiting campaign in September. "The
  • Civilians can now apply for new professional development program

    Civilian Airmen can now apply for a new professional development opportunity--the Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training program. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Sept. 4. The CALT program provides a unique in-residence experience at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., focused on Air Force culture,
  • Air Force unveils new fitness program

    Approval of the new Air Force fitness instruction in the coming weeks brings about some of the most significant changes to the Air Force fitness program in the last five years and shifts a greater responsibility of maintaining physical fitness 365 days a year to all Airmen. Those changes take effect Jan. 1, 2010. In June,
  • Fourteen force support courses move to Maxwell AFB

    Fourteen Force Support courses will transition from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to the Eaker Center for Professional Development at Maxwell AFB, Ala., by Oct 1. "We are always focused on educating, developing and preparing our career field leaders, and recent changes to the emerging force support career field
  • Redesigned NCO retraining program begins with voluntary phase

    The 2010 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program has a new look and focus as the Air Force seeks to fill approximately 1,124 shortage career field and special duty positions. The entire program has been reduced from nine months to 120 days to better serve both Airmen and the Air Force and will begin Aug. 19. NCOs given
  • Air Force officials release staff sergeant selection statistics

    Air Force officials selected 15,223 of 30,574 eligible senior airmen for promotion to staff sergeant for a selection rate of 49.79 percent. The average score for those selected was 275.81, with an average time in grade and time in service of 2.09 and 4.69 years, respectively. The average score was based on the following
  • Education opportunity available for senior level civilians

    Air Force civilians interested in applying for the Academic Year 2011 Defense Senior Leader Development Program (DSLDP) have until Sept. 11 to submit nomination packets to the Air Force Personnel Center here. The Department of Defense's DSLDP focuses on how to effectively lead organizations and programs, as well how to be
  • Post-9/11 GI Bill guidance sent to Airmen, commanders

    Air Force Personnel Center leadership provided updates to the field recently on the Air Force implementation of the Post-9/11 GI Bill. For updated guidance, checklists and timeline information, visit the "Ask" AFPC Web site and click on the Post-9/11 GI Bill link. The updates include guidance on how eligible Airmen can
  • Joan Orr Spouse Award open for nominations

    Air Force members can now submit nominations for their spouse as the 2010 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year. The period of the award runs Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2009. The Joan Orr Spouse of the Year Award is sponsored by the Air Force Association and honors the significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air
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