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  • Suicide Myth #1

    Myth no. 1: Once someone is suicidal, he or she will always remain suicidal.Most suicidal people are desperately seeking a way out of unbearable emotional pain and are ambivalent about ending their own lives. Heightened suicide risk is often short-term and situation-specific. While suicidal thoughts

  • AF officials launch 2018 Total Force Climate Survey

    Air Force leaders at all levels want to know, “How is my organization doing?” The 2018 Total Force Climate Survey, which runs from Aug. 27 to Oct. 30, helps answer that question and more with the help of Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard and civilian personnel (appropriated and non-appropriated

  • AF selects 256 in CY18A captains quarterly selection process

    The Air Force selected 256 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the Calendar Year 18A Captain Line of the Air Force, Chaplain, Line of the Air Force – Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps quarterly selection process.

  • Toth takes command of the Air Force’s Personnel Center

    Members of the Air Force’s Personnel Center gathered here today as Maj. Gen. Brian T. Kelly relinquished command of the headquarters to Maj. Gen. Andrew J. Toth in a change of command ceremony officiated by Lt. Gen. Gina M. Grosso, Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services,

  • KC-46 pilot selection board calls for nominations

    Pilots interested in becoming KC-46 tanker pilots to fill positions in the Air Force’s first two operational KC-46 squadrons at McConnell Air Force Base, Kansas, have until Sept. 7, 2018, to submit their application packages.

  • Air Reserve TFSC call center agents take on 24-hour operations

    Effective Aug. 1, the Air Reserve Personnel Center’s call center will centralize at the Air Force's Personnel Center call center at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. With this centralization, ARPC’s more than 1.3 million customers will now have access to Total Force Service Center call agents

  • AF officials choose eight officers for DoD fellows program

    Air Force officials have selected eight active-duty officers for the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Service Chiefs’ Fellows Program. DARPA serves as the Department of Defense’s central research and development agency and makes pivotal investments in breakthrough technologies to support

  • Technical sergeant promotion cycle correction

    Following the recent technical sergeant/18E6 promotion cycle release and Airmen expressing concerns about selection rates in the Refueling/Bomber Aircraft Maintenance (2A5X4) Air Force Specialty Code, the Air Force’s Personnel Center identified 57 Airmen in that AFSC with an ‘A’ shred-out

  • AF officials announce FY19 NCO Retraining Program

    The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2019 and will update the number of available slots on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 1.  NCORP allows Airmen on their second or subsequent enlistments in adequately manned Air Force career fields to

  • Deaf intern thrives in Air Force civilian service

    Tina Banerjee is an Air Force Materiel Command intern with a unique challenge: she was born unable to hear.Banerjee works as a summer intern through the Air Force Premier College Intern Program as a management analyst in manpower and organization, 88th Force Support Squadron Manpower and

  • Air Force seeks Sijan award nominations; deadline is Aug. 31

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award through Aug. 31.The award recognizes the accomplishments of officers and enlisted Airmen who demonstrate the highest qualities of leadership in the performance of their duties and conduct of their lives. Sijan

  • Olmsted program offers cultural opportunities for active-duty officers

    Active-duty officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the Department of Defense Olmsted Scholar Program. The Olmsted Foundation offers outstanding young military officers the opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language,

  • 88th SFS named 2018 Verne Orr Award winner

    Air Force officials recently named the 88th Security Forces Squadron at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, as the winner of the 2018 Air Force Association Verne Orr Award.The AFA established this award in honor of former Secretary of the Air Force Verne Orr to recognize mission-oriented

  • AFROTC detachment commander, instructor vacancies available for summer 2019

    Air Force officials have announced 45 projected Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps detachment commander positions and 104 instructor vacancies available for summer 2019. Line of the Air Force lieutenant colonels and majors selected for lieutenant colonel may apply for detachment commander

  • Air Force seeks 2018 national public service nominations

    Air Force officials are accepting submissions for the 2018 National Public Service Award.The American Society for Public Administration and the National Academy of Public Administration established the award to honor individuals whose outstanding contributions and accomplishments serve as models of

  • Air Force announces 2017 Sijan award winners

    The Air Force has announced the winners of the 2017 Lance P. Sijan USAF Leadership Award.  The Sijan award, first given in 1981, is named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. The annual award recognizes Airmen who have demonstrated outstanding

  • Officials announce 2018 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners

    Air Force officials have named the service’s top enlisted members with the announcement of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year winners for 2018. The 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year for 2018 (listed alphabetically) are: Senior Master Sgt. Melissa A. Beam, Air Combat CommandStaff Sgt. Elizabeth G.

  • Ph.D. program for Air Force captains now accepting applications

    The application window for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Captains Prestigious Ph.D. Program is open for active-duty Air Force captains who seek unique learning experiences at top universities. The program offers three captains the opportunity to earn their doctoral degrees in strategic studies

  • New interns receive AFMC welcome

    More than 130 new interns were introduced to careers in civil service by the Air Force Materiel Command commander at the start of the Premier College Intern Program Symposium June 4 at the Hope Hotel, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. A Secretary of the Air Force initiative, the PCIP is focused

  • AF announces 2018 Blacks in Government award winners

    Air Force officials recently named the three winners of the 2018 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award.The award honors military members and Department of Defense civilian employees who have supported military missions or overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomize

  • Retired Air Force rated officers welcomed back on active duty

    Retired Air Force rated officers with Air Force Specialty Codes 11X-pilot, 12X-combat systems officer or 13B-air battle manager are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program to help alleviate manning shortages within the Air Force rated community.Also eligible to

  • Air Force releases master sergeant 18E7 promotion cycle statistics

    The Air Force has selected 6,176 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant out of 20,866 eligible for a selection rate of 29.60 percent in the 18E7 promotion cycle.  Selectees’ average time in grade was 3.77 years and time in service was 14.25 years. The average selectee overall score was

  • AFPC launches database for special trophies, awards information

    As the Air Force continues to streamline guidance and target improvements that impact Total Force Airmen in the squadrons, the Air Force’s Personnel Center has implemented an initiative placing all special trophies and award descriptions and eligibility information into a single location for maximum

  • Air Force announces Arthur S. Flemming Award winners

    Air Force officials recently announced the three recipients of the 69th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award.The award, sponsored by George Washington University and the Arthur S. Flemming Awards Commission, honors outstanding federal employees who have made significant contributions to the federal

  • 2018 JINSA Grateful Nation Award nominees sought

    The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2018 Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs Grateful Nation Award.  This award is presented annually to six heroes who distinguished themselves through superior conduct in the war on terrorism. Honorees, who are enlisted members and junior

  • AF announces changes to Courses 14 and 15

    Effective immediately, Air Force officials have removed the requirement to complete Courses 14 and 15 for all Airmen serving in the active component. Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Airmen will have the option to complete their enlisted professional military education through distance

  • AFPC adopting innovative officer assignment system IT platform

    Talent Marketplace is an innovative technological platform supporting the officer assignment system that aims to increase flexibility and transparency for officers and commanders. It is the final piece of the revised officer assignment system triad, which includes advanced assignment notification to

  • Airman’s dream becomes reality through Career Intermission Program

    1Lt. Travis Barrino, a former enlisted chaplain’s assistant, used the Career Intermission Program to make his dream of becoming a chaplain a reality. The Career Intermission Program is designed to allow Airmen the flexibility to manage short-term conflicts between service responsibilities, family

  • Air Force Assistance Fund begins 45th year of helping Airmen, families

    The 2018 Air Force Assistance Fund campaign has begun and runs through May 4. Air Force bases worldwide participate in the AFAF campaign, which raises money for charities that support Air Force active-duty members, Guardsmen and Reservists as well as spouses, immediate family members and veterans.

  • Olmsted Foundation selects five Airmen for scholarships

    The Air Force has selected five officers for the award of a 2019 Olmsted Foundation scholarship, sponsored by the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation.   The Olmsted Foundation offers outstanding young military leaders the opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language, pursue graduate study at

  • AF selects 686 in CY17D captains quarterly selection process

    The Air Force selected 686 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the Calendar Year 17D Captain Line of the Air Force, Chaplain, Line of the Air Force – Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps quarterly selection process. The list is available by

  • Air Force releases 2018 enlisted to medical degree prep selections

    The Air Force has selected eight enlisted Airmen to participate in the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2, beginning in July. The participants and their current assigned units are Staff Sgt. Shane Berger, Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Arizona; Senior Airman Leslie Gore, Joint

  • Civilian leadership program accepting nominations through May 1

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the  2018 Civilian Strategic Leadership Program. Applications are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center by May 1.  CSLP, the Air Force’s senior civilian career broadening program, is designed to develop multiskilled GS-13, GS-14 and GS-15 (and

  • Air Force releases senior master sergeant 18E8 promotion cycle statistics

    The Air Force has selected 1,549 master sergeants  for promotion to senior master sergeant out of 13,054 eligible for a selection rate of 11.87 percent in the 18E8 promotion cycle. The average overall score for those selected was 489.95. Selectees’ average time in grade was 3.92 years and time in

  • AF seeks 2018 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award submissions

    Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award.  This Air Force-level award, which recognizes mission success achieved by a team of two or more Total Force components, will be presented to the top team that demonstrates improved effectiveness,

  • Air Force Trials for Wounded Warriors begin Feb. 23

    More than 125 Air Force wounded, ill and injured service men and women have trained and practiced for months in their chosen sports in preparation for the Air Force Trials Feb. 23 to March 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.The Air Force Trials is an adaptive and resiliency sports event designed to

  • 2018 nominations for First Sergeant of the Year Award sought

    Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2018 First Sergeant of the Year award. The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field. Nominees must have served as a first sergeant for at

  • Foreign Area Officer Program chooses 57 new cadre

    The Air Force has selected 57 new foreign area officers--46 captains and 11 majors--to join its Foreign Area Officer Program.Managed by the Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, the FAO program is a force development initiative intended to create a cadre of officers with in-depth

  • Vaught visionary leadership award winners named

    Air Force officials have selected the winners for the 2018 General Wilma Vaught award. In the officer category, the winner is Maj. Janel Black of Air Force Global Strike Command. Chief Master Sgt. Nicole Wilson, Pacific Air Forces, is the enlisted category winner. Deanna Ryals, Air Force Space

  • AF seeks 2018 nominations for 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award

    Air Force officials are seeking 2018 nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award. The award recognizes 12 enlisted Airmen for exceptional job performance in their primary duty who epitomize of the whole airman concept across three categories: airman, noncommissioned officer and

  • Workforce Recruitment Program helps young people with disabilities find jobs

    The Air Force is increasing its participation in an annual work program that gives on-the-job experience to college students and recent graduates with disabilities.The Workforce Recruitment Program connects federal and private sector employers nationwide with job-seeking college students and recent

  • AF streamlines voting program to help optimize Airmen’s core missions

    Air Force officials recently released guidance that streamlines the organizational structure and functions of the Air Force Voting Assistance Program.   A November 2017 Air Force guidance memorandum realigned the program under installation Airman and Family Readiness Centers, thereby eliminating

  • AF selects 875 in CY17C captains quarterly selection process

    The Air Force selected 875 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the Calendar Year 2017C Captain Line of the Air Force, Chaplain, Line of the Air Force – Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps quarterly selection process.   The list is available

  • Air Force releases results of CY17D Central Selection Board

    The Air Force has selected 467 active-duty officers for promotion to colonel in the Chaplain, Line of the Air Force and Nurse Corps, and to lieutenant colonel in the Chaplain and LAF-Judge Advocate competitive categories as a result of the CY17D Central Selection Board. The boards selected 402

  • 2018 AFSA Pitsenbarger Award nominations sought

    Officials are currently accepting nominations for the 2018 Air Force Sergeants Association Pitsenbarger Award.   The award is presented annually to an Air Force enlisted member who has performed a heroic act, on or off duty, which resulted in the saving of life or prevention of serious injury. This

  • Nominations for 2018 NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award sought

    Nominations for the 2018 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by March 21. The award honors military members and Department of Defense civilian employees who have supported the DOD mission or overseas

  • Second annual Enlisted RPA Pilot Selection Board convenes at AFPC

    The second annual enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilot selection board meets at the Air Force’s Personnel Center this week to identify the next enlisted group to attend RPA pilot training as part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance

  • 2018 National BIG Military Meritorious Service Award nominees sought

    The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2018 Blacks in Government Meritorious Service Award. This award honors military members and Department of Defense civilian employees who have supported the DOD mission or overseas contingency operations, or whose attributes best epitomize the qualities

  • January enlisted in-system supplemental promotion list released

    The Air Force selected 223 Airmen today for promotion via the enlisted in-system supplemental promotion process. The in-system supplemental is processed monthly in the Weighted Airman Promotion System to allow eligible staff sergeants through senior master sergeants to compete monthly for promotion

  • Application window open for 2018 USO Service Member of the Year Award

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2018 United Service Organizations Service Member of the Year Award. The award is sponsored by the USO and recognizes specific acts of heroism by E-5s or below from every military service branch. Organizations and base-level personnel should

  • JBSA-Randolph to host Warrior CARE event Jan. 8-12

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program will host a Warrior CARE Event Jan. 8-12 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph where more than 150 wounded, ill or injured service men and women from across the nation are expected to participate.    CARE is an acronym for caregiver support, adaptive sports and

  • AF selects 1,648 in CY17B captains quarterly selection process

    The Air Force selected 1,648 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the Calendar Year 2017B Captain Line of the Air Force, Chaplain, Line of the Air Force – Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps quarterly selection process. To view the lists, go

  • Air Force nominees selected for 2017 GEICO Military Service Awards

    Air Force officials have nominated four Air Force finalists for the 2017 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Awards, which annually recognize enlisted Total Force members from all branches of service for contributions to military or civilian communities. The categories and

  • Blended Military Retirement System to take effect Jan. 1

    One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.

  • Air Force selects 63 officers, civilians for test pilot school

    Bravery and flying skills of the highest order have always been requirements for the flight test mission, but the Air Force demands much more of today's flight test professionals, including the 63 total force Airmen selected to attend test pilot school starting as early as June 2018.

  • AF accepting nominations for employees, Airmen with disabilities DOD award

    Air Force civilian employees and Airmen with disabilities have until Spring 2018 to submit nomination packages for the 2018 Outstanding Department of Defense Employee or Service Member with a Disability Award. The award honors individual civilian employees and service members with disabilities who

  • Squadron command selection list released for 2018

    More than 550 officers from more than 20 career fields, including support, medical, test and others, have been matched to squadron commander positions across the Air Force.  Using the previously published squadron commander candidate lists, wing and group hiring officials selected individuals to

  • AF internships help young professionals gain valuable work experience

    Air Force officials are offering internships to eligible scholars that could lead them on career paths with the Air Force Civilian Service.   Students and recent college graduates can take advantage of the Recent Graduates Program, the Presidential Management Fellows Program and the new Premier

  • December enlisted in-system supplemental promotion list released

    The Air Force selected 211 Airmen today for promotion via the enlisted in-system supplemental promotion process.   The in-system supplemental is processed monthly in the Weighted Airman Promotion System to allow eligible staff sergeants through senior master sergeants to compete for promotion

  • Air Force announces change to deployments

    The Air Force announced another milestone under the chief of staff’s number two focus area: Strengthening Joint Leaders and Teams.Airmen deploying on individual taskings will now deploy in teams of three or more. This move will provide mutual support during the entire deployment continuum. This

  • Airmen encouraged to update their vRED, SOES information

    Airmen should review and update their virtual Record of Emergency Data (vRED) and their Servicemembers’ Online Election System (SOES) information annually, before deploying and each time they experience a major life change, such as marriage or divorce, permanent change of station or birth of a

  • Air Force releases chief master sergeant 17E9 promotion cycle statistics

    The Air Force has selected 472 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant out of 2,142 eligible for a selection rate of 22.04 percent in the 17E9 promotion cycle.  The average overall score for those selected was 486.71. Selectees’ average time in grade was 2.98 years and time in

  • Nomination window open for 2018 AF innovation award

    Application packages for the 2018 General Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award, based on contributions that occur between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018, are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center by April 20, 2018. This Air Force-level award recognizes an individual or team that demonstrates

  • Nominations sought for 2018 American Legion Spirit of Service Award

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2018 American Legion Spirit of Service Award. The award is sponsored by the National Headquarters of the American Legion and is presented annually to one enlisted member from the active and reserve components who demonstrated outstanding

  • AF announces selection of 2018 AFROTC detachment commanders

    The Air Force has selected 16 active and three Reserve officers as Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commanders to fill requirements at universities across the nation starting in summer 2018. A selection board held in September reviewed 60 applications from lieutenant colonels and

  • AF selects 472 in chief, 17E9 promotion cycle; list to post Dec. 7

    The Air Force Chief Evaluation Board has selected 472 senior master sergeants for promotion to chief master sergeant out of 2,142 eligible for a selection rate of 22.04 percent. The chief master sergeant promotion list will be available on the Air Force Portal and myPers Dec. 7 at 8 a.m. CST. Airmen

  • Officials seek nominations for 2018 Spirit of Hope Award

    Air Force officials are currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Spirit of Hope Award. The award, named after comedian and actor Bob Hope, is presented for outstanding service to military members, former military members, civilians or organization that reflect the patriotism and service epitomized

  • Application window open for 14th Annual DOD David O. Cooke Award

    Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 14th Annual Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award. This award was created to promote, perpetuate and recognize the type of exceptional contributions David O. Cooke made to the federal service.  Cooke had a

  • SMART Scholarship Program looks to attract future scientists, engineers

    Jacob Dodson understands the dedication and commitment that it takes to defend our nation’s interests. After all, his grandfather and father are Navy veterans, his two brothers are active-duty Marines and his brother-in-law is an Air Force C-130 pilot.   In continuing the family’s tradition of

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