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  • Air Force Assistance Fund campaign ends May 1

    This year's Air Force Assistance Fund "Commitment to Caring" campaign, from Feb. 9 to May 1, provides Airmen the opportunity to contribute to any of the four official Air Force charitable organizations. Now in its 36th year, 100 percent of designated AFAF contributions benefit active-duty, Reserve, Guard, retired Air Force
  • AFPC officials discuss personnel issues with McGuire Airmen

    Col. Jim Davis, Air Force Personnel Center Assignments Division chief support officer, speaks during an open participation town hall meeting March 12 at The Club. Colonel Davis and other AFPC experts visited McGuire to pass on information about AFPC and to collect feedback from their customers -- military and DoD personnel.
  • AFPC officials launch improved Airmen Development Plan

    Active-duty officers -- and soon civilians -- can now more effectively map their careers with the recent phase two launch of the Airmen Development Plan. The phase II version includes a new audit trail feature and the ability to generate weekly e-mail notifications. The ADP application was introduced in September 2007 for
  • Force support officers represent flexibility in changing environment

    Responding to evolving needs from the field has prompted several transformations in the manpower, personnel and services community over the past few years, including the recent stand up of an initial skills training course for force support officers. "Our Air Force officers are showing great initiative and drive as they
  • Officers selected for Olmsted Scholar Program

    Six Air Force officers have been selected to participate in the Olmsted Scholar Program for the class of 2010. Each year, the competitive program offers grants for two years of graduate study in a foreign culture to career line officers from all four branches of the U.S. military. The following Air Force officers were
  • Commentary: Physical fitness a vital measure of readiness

    Imagine reporting for duty one morning and having your supervisor say you've been selected for a 270-day deployment to a provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan. After the news begins to sink in, you then find out you have to complete some tough combat skills training at Fort Bragg, N.C. Holy cow! Oh, and by the way,
  • Revised 'Little Brown Book' now available

    Air Force officials here recently revised Air Force instruction 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure, also known as "The Little Brown Book," and the electronic version is available now with hardcopies expected to be available in May. The guide has long been a staple of establishing expectations and standards for enlisted
  • New total force discrimination hotline number announced

    The Air Force Discrimination Hotline has a new toll free number that will serve all active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian Airmen. The hotline number will ensure all unlawful discrimination and sexual harassment concerns are quickly identified and addressed. "The Air Force is committed to ensuring all Airmen have access
  • AF begins Phase II of the NCO retraining program

    Two deadlines are quickly approaching for Airmen identified for retraining under Phase II of the Air Force Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program. These Airmen must submit a retraining request by April 6. They must also complete a retraining package by April 29 for the Air Force Specialty Code selected by the Air Force
  • Changes make Letter of Evaluation more effective evaluation instrument

    The Air Force Personnel Center here recently introduced several changes to Air Force Form 77, Letter of Evaluation, as part of its ongoing efforts to improve and refine its processes. Some of the specific improvements included upgrading the form's layout and usability, creating dropdown boxes to eliminate confusion, and
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