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  • Airmen can now apply to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits

    The Department of Defense began accepting applications from Airmen to transfer Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to dependents June 29. "The Post-9/11 GI Bill transfer of benefits option is a landmark benefit to eligible Airmen," said Lt. Gen. Richard Newton III, Air Force Personnel and Manpower deputy chief of staff. "The
  • Air Force officials name Sijan award winners

    The Air Force recently recognized four Airmen with the service's 2008 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award. The Sijan award annually recognizes Airmen who demonstrate outstanding leadership abilities. The senior officer category winner is Maj. James Hughes Jr., who is assigned to Bolling Air Force Base, D.C. The junior
  • ROTC commander, instructor positions open for Total Force officers

    Air Education and Training Command Headquarters announced projected Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commander and instructor vacancies for Summer 2010, and opened vacant 2009 instructor positions to Air Reserve Component officers. Lieutenant colonels way apply for the detachment commander positions,
  • AF officials announce officer selections

    The 2009A Line of the Air Force, Biomedical Science Corps, and Nurse Corps central selection boards recently selected 466 lieutenant colonels, 92 majors and 271 captains for promotion. The boards considered 4,156 lieutenant colonels, 729 majors and 407 captains for promotion. The results of the boards are as follows:
  • Nominations sought for Hispanic STEM award

    Airmen now have another way to be recognized for their hard work both on and off the job. Nominations for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math awards from the Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Award Conference are open to all ranks and are due June 26. The HENAAC STEM awards recognize individuals in ten
  • Streamlined ancillary, expeditionary skills training eliminates redundancy

    New policy, released in March, streamlines redundant and outdated ancillary training programs and aligns expeditionary skills training with warfighter requirements. However, Air Force leaders recently addressed the time requirement to complete ancillary training, after discovering a common misperception existed among Airmen
  • PCS policy changes promote stability, quality of life

    Air Force officials have modified two permanent change of station policies to give Airmen more flexible assignment options and better force development opportunities. The time on station requirement for government funded join-spouse assignments, where the Air Force assigns military couples (when possible) to a location
  • Texas students to get taste of Air Force science, engineering

    Air Force Personnel Center officials here are looking to whet the appetites of young science, math and engineering students, so that they might later seek "blue chip" career paths, hopefully Air Force blue. Toward this end, AFPC's science and engineering career field management team have partnered with the Harmony Science
  • Special Duty Assignment Pay increase approved for MTIs

    Pentagon officials recently revised Special Duty Assignment Pay for Military Training Instructors. The revision, effective June 1, increases SDAP levels for MTIs. According to officials, Air Force Basic Military Training has faced a shortage of MTIs since 2007. To incentivize MTI recruitment and retention, Lt. Gen. Richard
  • Air Force officials release technical sergeant selection statistics

    Air Force officials selected 7,724 of 37,172 eligible staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant for a selection rate of 20.78 percent. The average score for those selected was 319.69, with an average time in grade and time in service of 5.68 and 10.85 years respectively. The average score was based on the
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