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  • Promotion release 'virtual' success

    It was deathly quiet at 7:45 a.m. at the Air Force Personnel Center on June 26. Here, and around the world, noncommissioned officers eligible for promotion to technical and master sergeant hit the Internet, hoping someone had posted the promotion list prior to the 8 a.m. scheduled release. At 7:59 a.m., a scream ripped
  • AFPC on target to complete AEF merger

    Vince Fonner walks into the newly constructed operations center at the Air Force Personnel Center here to check on a couple of new high-resolution monitors. He nods his approval as workers begin to carefully position them in the work areas. Although some keyboard trays need to be installed and a few phone lines need to be
  • AF budget leader earns service's top management award

    Maj. Gen. Larry O. Spencer, deputy assistant secretary for budget, received the 2007 Eugene M. Zuckert Management Award during a ceremony recently at the Pentagon. "It is truly an honor to receive such a high-level award, but there are many people who deserve credit for it," said General Spencer. "The efforts of our Air
  • Think of the MTF if injured on the job

    When an Air Force civilian employee is injured on the job, time can be vitally important in getting that injury treated. One of the best solutions for both the employee and the Air Force is to use the base military treatment facility emergency room, - yet few employees take advantage of this resource. "A recent Air Force
  • AFPC accepting applications for test pilot school

    The next annual U.S. Air Force test pilot school selection board will convene Oct. 27-30 at the Air Force Personnel Center here. Officers interested in applying should submit their applications to AFPC by Sept. 15 "The U.S. Air Force test pilot school is the world's preeminent fixed-wing test pilot school," said Howard
  • Air Force accepting physical therapist applications

    The Air Force is accepting applications until Nov. 21 for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which begins October 2009 at the Health Science Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Only active-duty Airmen who possess a baccalaureate degree, or those who are in the final semester prior to receiving a degree that includes
  • New rules give Airmen more choices in death gratuity benefit designation

    Beginning July 1, Airmen will be able to select one or more persons of their choosing to receive death gratuity benefits. "This is a significant change to the DG benefits election option for all Airmen," said Steven Kelley, director of Air and Space Expeditionary Force Operations at the Air Force Personnel Center
  • AFPC senior NCOs provide mentoring to Academy cadets

    As part of Operation AIR FORCE, a small cadre of Air Force Academy cadets recently visited Randolph AFB. The intent of the program is to familiarize cadets with the operational Air Force. The 19 future leaders met with wing leadership, base personnel and even got an opportunity to fly with some of Randolph's instructor
  • Air Force prepared for largest virtual promotion release

    The Air Force Personnel Center here will post selection lists for technical and master sergeant promotions on the Air Force Portal and AFPC public and military Web sites June 26 at 8 a.m. Central Time. This will be the third major enlisted promotion release using the new Web-based process, and by far the largest release at
  • How, when to begin filling a civilian vacancy

    One way to cut down on the time needed to fill a civilian vacancy is to begin earlier, Air Force Personnel Center officials said recently. "Supervisors can submit a request for personnel action at any time to their local Civilian Personnel Office," said Cathy Smoak, Human Resource Specialist, Air Force Programs Oversight