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  • Policy change benefits disabled Airmen

    A policy change by officials here now allows some Airmen retiring with less than 20 years active service to receive retirement certificates.A change to Air Force Instruction 36-3203, Service Retirements, authorizes Airmen who are retired permanently for disability with less than 20 years of active service to be issued
  • Osan command sponsorship at capacity

    An overwhelming response for command sponsorship by Airmen serving tours at Osan Air Base, South Korea, is compelling officials there to establish a waiting list after having reached capacity."The availability of command sponsorship at Osan Air Base is an important and highly impactful initiative to better serve Airmen and
  • Air Force announces aerospace award winners

    Air Force officials announced today the winners of the 2009 Air Force Association National Aerospace and Specialty Awards.The awards recognize professional excellence and contributions to national defense.The Theodore von Karman Award winner for most outstanding contribution in the field of science and engineering is the
  • Fiscal closeout may delay orders in hand

    Some Airmen may experience slight delays in receiving permanent-change-of-station orders in September as officials here begin implementing new procedures for closing out the fiscal year PCS budget. Active-duty Airmen with assignment report dates or a date eligible for return from overseas of January 2010 or later may be
  • 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
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