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  • Civilian development 'roadmap' launched

    The Air Force recently approved four initiatives that make up part of the civilian institutional development "roadmap". The initiatives are key to helping civilians excel professionally while working to achieve the Air Force mission of fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace. Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley
  • Air Force accepting nominations for 2009 Lance P. Sijan award

    The Air Force is now accepting nominations for the 2009 Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award. This award recognizes the accomplishments of officers and enlisted members who have demonstrated the highest quality of leadership in the performance of their duties and their personal lives. Nominees will be rated on their scope
  • McChord, F.E. Warren Airmen named for meritorious service award

    The Air Force has selected Maj. Michael Bautista and Staff Sgt. Benjamin Kolis as winners of the 2009 Federal Asian/Pacific American Council Military Meritorious Service Award. The Air Force Reserve winner, Major Bautista, is assigned to the 728th Airlift Squadron at McChord AFB, Wash. Sergeant Kolis is assigned to the
  • New software release provides clearer deployment picture

    Air Force officials recently rolled out a new software upgrade whose benefits extend well beyond the office setting to the often arduous expeditionary arena. The new 4104 version of the Deliberate and Crisis Action Planning and Execution Segments, or DCAPES, consolidates all personnel deployment functions within the same
  • Former Air Force ISR Agency commander recognized by SECAF's top management award

    Lt. Gen. John C. Koziol, deputy under secretary of defense for Joint and Coalition Warfighter Support and the director of the Department of Defense Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Task Force, received the 2008 Eugene M. Zuckert Management Award during a ceremony recently conducted at the Pentagon."It is an
  • AFPC accepting applications for test pilot school

    The next annual Air Force test pilot school selection board will convene Sep. 28-Oct. 2 at the Air Force Personnel Center here for classes beginning in July 2010 and July 2011. Officers interested in applying should submit their applications to AFPC by Aug. 14, 2009. "The U.S Air Force test pilot school is the world's
  • Air Force offers assistance with adoption expenses

    With thousands of children available for adoption in the U.S. alone, and with adoption fees that can reach well into the thousands of dollars, the Air Force is helping ease the initial financial obligations for those military families opting to adopt. Through the Adoption Expense Reimbursement Program, parents using a legal
  • President signs bill authorizing changes to TSP for civilians

    On June 22, President Obama signed into law the Thrift Savings Plan Enhancement Act of 2009 as part of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (Public Law 111-31). One of the provisions of the new law eliminates the waiting period of appropriated fund civilian employees covered under the Federal Employees
  • Air Force officials name 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year

    Air Force officials have selected the service's top enlisted members, naming the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2009. An Air Force selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center here considered 33 nominees who represented major commands, direct reporting units, field operating agencies and Air Staff agencies. The
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