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  • How well do you understand the AF enlisted evaluation board process?

    The Air Force promotion system promotes the most fully-qualified noncommissioned and senior noncommissioned officers based on the quality of their records and other weighted factors, while recognizing an individual Airman’s potential for advancement to the next rank. Enlisted evaluation board panels

  • Healing from invisible wounds

    On Jan. 15, 2008, Senior Airman Christopher D’Angelo, a heavy equipment operator, was the lead gunner in an armored vehicle convoy on a road near Baghdad. The sun was shining and the air comfortable. His unit had just transported construction materials to forward operating bases and was currently

  • Air Force names 2016 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award recipients

    Air Force officials have named four Airmen as the 2016 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award winners. The award was first presented in 1981 and named in honor of the first U.S. Air Force Academy graduate to receive the Medal of Honor. Today, it recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding

  • Defense Department launches retirement system comparison calculator

    The Department of Defense officially launched the Blended Retirement System comparison calculator, providing BRS opt-in eligible service members their first opportunity for an individualized comparison of retirement systems. The comprehensive tool, in combination with the mandatory BRS Opt-In

  • Air Force announces significant changes to Aviation Bonus Program

    As part of its retention efforts, the Air Force released details on the fiscal year 2017 Aviation Bonus Program (AvB) June 5, 2017. This year’s program implements an increase in maximum bonus amounts authorized in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act in addition to more flexibility in

  • Application window opens for enlisted RPA pilot selection board

    Airmen interested in becoming enlisted remotely piloted aircraft pilots have until Nov. 15 to submit completed application packages, including physical exams, to the Air Force Personnel Center. Applicants may be staff sergeants through senior master sergeants in any Air Force Specialty Code who are

  • Join Spouse assignment consideration keeps mil-to-mil couples together

    Summertime is a busy season for permanent changes of station and military couples may be apprehensive about the possibility of being separated from their spouses during their next assignments. They have little to be concerned about, however, as the Air Force Personnel Center has an accommodation

  • AF seeks 2017 Sijan award nominations

    The Air Force is accepting nominations for the 2017 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award.  The award recognizes the accomplishments of officers and enlisted leaders who demonstrate the highest qualities of leadership in the performance of their duties and conduct of their lives.  Sijan was

  • AF selects 50 physician assistant training program candidates

    The Air Force has selected 50 active-duty Airmen for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program, with the first phase of training to begin in August at Fort Sam Houston. The IPAP mission is to educate and train physician assistants for the uniformed services. The 29-month program is open to

  • AF civilian hiring up and running after lifting of hiring freeze

    The Air Force Personnel Center is partnering with customers with the goal of resuming normal “first-in, first-out” operations since the government-wide hiring freeze ended in early April. Based on Air Force priorities, AFPC personnel are first working all pending firm job offers where tentative

  • 68th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award winners announced

    Air Force officials are pleased to announce the three recipients of the 68th Annual Arthur S. Flemming Award. The three distinguished winners are scheduled to be honored by the award commission at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.   Leadership and/or Management Category:Capt. Michael

  • AFPC courtyard restoration project realized

    A formal ribbon-cutting ceremony was held here May 23 by Air Force Personnel Center leadership to officially commemorate the completion of demolition and subsequent restoration of the area formerly housing Building 499-B. The $11.6 million project is the culmination of several years’ worth of

  • JB Anacostia-Bolling nurse earns top Air Force civilian award

    Joy Anderson, a registered nurse at the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Outpatient Clinic in Washington, D.C., was recently named the Air Force Medical Service’s 2016 Civilian Nurse of the Year. Each year, the award recognizes an Air Force civilian nurse who has made exceptional contributions to the

  • Follow-on options available to Airmen who volunteer for extended deployment

    Airmen, both officers and enlisted, who volunteer for an extended 365-day deployment can apply for one of two assignment options--either an advanced assignment or a two-year deferment from a permanent change of station, if eligible.   “If an Airman signs the notification stating their intent to

  • AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

    The Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300. Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal

  • Air Force selects 1,303 officers for field grade promotions

    The Air Force has selected 1,303 active-duty officers for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the 2017A Colonel Medical Service Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Line of the Air Force and Medical Service Corps, and Major Medical Service Corps central selection boards. The boards

  • Air Force selects 5,166 for promotion to master sergeant

    The Air Force has selected 5,166 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant of the 20,169 eligible.The overall selection rate was 25.61 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 523.22. Selectees’ average time in grade was 3.86 years, time in service was 14.36 years and the

  • AFPC claims 2016 NDO Professional Team award

    Air Force officials recently announced the winners of the 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Operations, and Nuclear and Missile Operations Awards. Among the distinguished recipients was the Air Force Personnel Center’s Personnel Reliability Program Administrative Qualification Cell as the winner of the 2016

  • Enlisted Airmen selected for 2017 nursing program

    Almost three dozen active-duty enlisted Airmen have been selected for the 2017 Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program following the April 17-19 selection board at the Air Force Personnel Center.The board met to review records and identify the top applicants for a commissioning opportunity in this

  • AF seeks 2017 NPSA nominees

    Air Force officials are currently accepting submissions for the 2017 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 allow

  • Coalition assignment calls for helping Hands in Afghanistan, Pakistan

    The Air Force has positions available for up to 34 officers to join the Afghanistan Pakistan Hands program in order to exert strategic influence ensuring progress towards achieving U.S. Government objectives in the Afghanistan-Pakistan region. This year, lieutenant colonels, majors and

  • Air University cancels SOS class 17G

    Lt. Gen. Steven L. Kwast, commander and president Air University, has announced with immediate effect that Squadron Officers School (SOS) class 17G is cancelled due to a course re-write and imminent decision on curriculum changes.  AU officials ask for patience over the next few days while Air Force

  • U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School applications due June 16

    Application packages for the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School selection board are due by June 16. The board, set for July 24-26, will consider Total Force officer and civilian applicants to attend training as early as July 2018. Those interested in becoming a test pilot, test combat systems officer,

  • Base access introduced for Gold Star families

    For the first time, Gold Star Base Access ID cards were issued to three family members of fallen Airmen at Joint Base Andrews, Md., May 1, 2017.These cards are part of an Air Force initiative allowing Gold Star families unescorted access to Air Force installations to visit buried loved ones, attend

  • Total force development services now in a single-point center

    The Air Force has consolidated all total force development services and resources to a single-point center. All Airmen (active duty, Reserve, Guard and civilian) will now be able to fully utilize all force development resources through the virtual force development center.

  • Missing Persons Branch aids family of Vietnam-era pilot, many others

     A 51-year journey -- to the day -- came to an end last month. Air Force Capt. Robert Barnett was laid to rest April 7 with full military honors at the Texas State Cemetery in Austin, Texas.“The care and dignity exhibited at the funeral was extremely moving,” said Debra Coffey, Barnett’s daughter.

  • Air Force implements changes to joint matters, joint tour credit

    The definition of “joint matters” and the authorized length of joint tours, two major joint officer management laws affecting active and reserve component Air Force officers, have recently changed following publication of guidance from the Office of the Secretary of Defense.   Directive-type

  • Air Force holds 100th uniform board meeting

    The 100th meeting of the Air Force Uniform Board convened this month to review ideas and recommendations submitted by Airmen in order to improve or change Air Force uniforms, wear policy and grooming standards.

  • AF seeks 2017 General Larry O. Spencer Innovation Award nominations

    Air Force officials are in search of nominees for the 2017 General Larry O. Spencer Innovation Awards.  This Air Force level award recognizes an individual or team whose actions demonstrate innovation in cost and manpower savings to improve efficiency, operational readiness and replication of the

  • AF seeks 2017 Gen. Mark A. Welsh III One Air Force Award submissions

    Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2017 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,

  • AF Wounded Warrior to host CARE event, training for 2017 Warrior

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program will host a combined Warrior CARE event and a Department of Defense Warrior Games team training camp April 24 to 28 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, for about 150 wounded, ill or injured service men and women from around the world. Adaptive and rehabilitative

  • VLPAD adds 51 jobs; more active-duty openings for officer, enlisted

    The Air Force has expanded the Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty program, adding 51 additional Air Force Specialty Codes for select air reserve component officers. Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen from select Air Force officer and enlisted specialties may now serve on active duty in

  • Civilian developmental education helps grow tomorrow’s leaders

    Shelli Dunn fondly remembers her recent experiences at Squadron Officer School, especially one particular exercise called Project X.  “The exercise’s various scenarios are designed to challenge our communication abilities, organizational skills and physical coordination,” said Dunn, a human resource

  • 2018 CSAF Prestigious Ph.D. program application window open to captains

    The application window is open for active-duty Air Force captains interested in applying for the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Prestigious Ph.D. Program which exposes rising officers to a unique learning experience at a top-tier university. The program offers the opportunity for three captains to

  • Air Force selects 471 for promotion to captain

    The Air Force selected 471 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the Calendar Year 2016D Captain Line of the Air Force, Chaplain, Line of the Air Force-Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Service Corps quarterly selection process. To view the lists, go to

  • Developmental special duties broaden experience

    The Air Force has identified 1,175 positions across 10 developmental special duties, or DSDs, for spring 2017.  Identified as developmental due to their unique leadership roles and the responsibility to mentor and mold young Airmen, the 10 duties are: Career Assistance Advisor, Military Training

  • AF seeks 2017 JINSA Grateful Nation Award nominees

    The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2017 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

  • ADLS now hosts required Blended Retirement System Opt-In training

    Airmen eligible for the new Blended Retirement System can now take the required Opt-In training via the Advance Distributed Learning System versus Joint Knowledge Online. The Opt-In course is designed to provide information for eligible Airmen to make an educated decision about their retirement

  • Civilian Strategic Leadership Program accepting nominations

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the  2017 Civilian Strategic Leadership Program. Applications are due to the Air Force 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 leaders by

  • Five Airmen awarded Olmsted Foundation scholarships

    Five Air Force officers were recently selected to receive an Olmsted Foundation scholarship, sponsored by the George and Carol Olmsted Foundation, which offers outstanding young military leaders the opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language, pursue graduate study at an overseas university

  • Air Force releases board results for enlisted to medical degree prep program

    The Air Force has selected seven enlisted Airmen to participate in the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2, beginning in July. The selectees are Staff Sgt. Kristen Bishop, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska; Staff Sgt. Seth Holmquist, Joint Base Elemendorf-Richardson, Alaska; Tech.

  • Squadron revitalization leads to EPME changes

    The reenlistment and extension ineligibility requirement will be removed from the enlisted professional military education program effective March 15, 2017 according to Air Force officials.

  • Stay current on personnel topics: Subscribe to news service

    In an effort to better communicate with members of the Total Force regarding personnel-related news and updates, the Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs office has re-introduced its mailing list sign-up option.  Registration takes only a few minutes and allows users to control the content they

  • Enlisted RPA pilot board selects 30 Airmen for pilot training

    The inaugural Enlisted Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot Selection Board has chosen 30 enlisted Airmen to fill fiscal year 2017/2018 training slots as a part of the deliberate approach to enhance the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance mission.  The historic enlisted RPA pilot

  • 180-day civilian hiring restriction reinstated for military retirees

    Military retirees seeking to enter civil service in the Department of Defense now require a waiver if they are within 180 days following their official date of retirement.The new DoD requirement took effect Dec. 23, 2016, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal year 2017.

  • Civilian developmental education window open through May 1

    Eligible Air Force civilians have until May 1 to submit their civilian developmental education, or CDE, program applications to the Air Force Personnel Center.  CDE provides developmental education and leadership opportunities that will prepare Air Force personnel to anticipate and successfully meet

  • Air Force seeks 2017 GEICO award nominations

    The Air Force is accepting nominations for the 2017 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Awards.  These awards annually recognize enlisted active duty, Reserve and Guard members from all branches of service for contributions to military or private-sector communities.   The four

  • 2017 AF Trials hopeful: Freddie Rosario

    "Most of us are familiar with the paradigm that states 'hard work leads to success which leads to happiness,' but this is a false reality. We now understand that happiness leads to the ability to work harder which leads to success. This is what we instill in our athletes - truly enjoy and be happy

  • Air Force selects 1,391 for promotion to senior master sergeant

    The Air Force has selected 1,391 master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant of the 11,788 eligible. The overall selection rate was 11.80 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 509.61. Selectees’ average time in grade was 4.28 years, time in service was 18.40 years and the

  • AF seeks Alison Award for Character and Innovation nominations

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the Alison Award for Character and Innovation.The award, sponsored by the Falcon Foundation in support of the U.S. Air Force Academy, recognizes one Air Force commissioned officer who has demonstrated outstanding character and innovation in a single

  • 2017 AF Trials commence

    "Over the past few days, I have had the privilege to meet warriors from different countries and services with the most incredible stories the majority will never fully understand. These warriors have answered their nation's call by literally becoming our sword and shield, and providing freedom for

  • Nominations open for 2017 American Legion Spirit of Service Award

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2017 American Legion Spirit of Service Award which is presented annually to one enlisted member from the active and reserve components who demonstrated outstanding volunteer service in their local community.  Airmen basic through staff sergeants

  • AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program updates released

    Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2017 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 23, 2017. This year’s program consists of 80 Air Force specialties and continues the practice of offering larger sums of money initially up front.

  • AF offers new two-year degree program for civilians

    The Air Force is expanding development opportunities for the civilian workforce by offering an associate degree at little to no cost. Graduates of the online program will be awarded an Associate of Applied Science degree in Air Force Leadership and Management Studies. The 60-credit hour program is

  • Air Force Trials for wounded warriors begin Feb. 24

    For months, about 100 Air Force wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans have honed their skills in their chosen sport, with many overcoming significant hardships, in preparation for the Air Force Trials Feb. 24 to March 2 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.The Air Force Trials is an

  • Air Force releases undergraduate flying training selections

    The Air Force has selected 100 company grade officers for its 2017 Undergraduate Flying Training program. The UFT annual selection board convened at the Air Force Personnel Center Jan. 23-26 to consider active duty candidates for pilot, remotely piloted aircraft pilot, combat systems officer and air

  • Regional Affairs program gets 54 new officers

    The Air Force has selected 54 line officers--51 captains and three majors--into the Regional Affairs Strategist program. The program, managed by the Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs, is a force development initiative intended to create a cadre of officers with in-depth

  • Notifications to eligible Airmen begin for Blended Retirement System

    Airmen eligible for the new Blended Retirement System began receiving email notifications Feb. 10 from myPers with information regarding their benefits so they can make the decision best suited for their individual needs. The myPers notification includes details of the new retirement system, a link

  • 2017 nominations sought for 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award

    Air Force officials are seeking 2017 nominations for the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year Award. There are three categories for this award: airman, noncommissioned officer and senior NCO. Major commands and the Air Force District of Washington may each nominate three candidates (one per category)

  • Air Force selects 818 officers for field grade promotions

    The Air Force has selected 818 active duty officers for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the 2016C Colonel Line of the Air Force, Line of the Air Force Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps and Chaplain; Lieutenant Colonel Chaplain, Nurse Corps and Line of the Air Force Judge

  • Air Force committed to fostering civilian talent via DE

    The Air Force has created a new leadership development course designed specifically for GS-12 and GS-13 civilians and equivalent pay schedules. The Air Force will undertake new measures to increase opportunities for civilians at the GS-12 and -13 level to participate in professional development

  • In search of 2017 USO Service Member of the Year nominees

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2017 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

  • Nominations sought for 2017 First Sergeant of the Year

    Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2017 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

  • AF tattoo policy updates take effect Feb. 1

    According to an Air Force Policy Memorandum for Appearance and Accession Standards Review, revisions for tattoo standards applicable to the Total Force take effect Feb. 1. The guidance, which will be incorporated into Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance of Air Force

  • AF responds to hiring freeze

    The Air Force is working with the Defense Department to provide additional guidance on the federal civilian hiring freeze implemented Jan. 23.

  • Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

    The Department of Defense will implement the new Blended Retirement System in less than a year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during 2017. Airmen eligible for the new

  • AF selects 534 for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel, major

    The Air Force has selected 534 active duty officers for promotion as a result the 2016A Medical and Dental Corps central selection boards for colonel, lieutenant colonel and major. The boards selected 76 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, 159 majors for promotion to lieutenant colonel and

  • Air Force names 2017 ROTC detachment commanders

    The Air Force has selected 38 active, Guard and Reserve officers as Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment commanders to fill requirements at universities across the nation starting summer 2017.  A selection board held late in 2016 reviewed more than 100 applications from lieutenant

  • Officer developmental education application window opens Jan. 30

    Eligible active duty officers can apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities starting Jan. 30.The nomination process starts via the web-based form 3849, available on AFPC Secure. Officers may select up to five IDE/SDE programs in which they are interested and should

  • Nominations sought for 2017 NAACP Roy Wilkins Renown Service Award

    Nominations for the 2017 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

  • Disability Evaluation System rolls out new email notification process

    A new email notification system rolls out this month for the Air Force’s Disability Evaluation System that will enhance customer service and increase overall transparency in the Physical Evaluation Board process. Instead of Airmen calling their physical evaluation board liaison officer or the Air

  • AF seeks 13th Annual DOD David O. Cooke award nominees

    Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 13th 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

  • Nominations open for 62nd DOD Distinguished Civilian Service Award

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 62nd Annual Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award.This award is the highest presented to civilian employees whose careers reflect exceptional devotion to duty and significant contributions of broad scope to the efficiency,

  • AFPC to host two Exceptional Family Member webinars Jan. 12

    The Air Force Personnel Center will hold two Exceptional Family Member Program webinars Jan. 12 discussing the program’s three components – assignments, medical and family support. EFMP allows Airmen to proceed to assignment locations where suitable medical, educational and other resources are

  • Air Force selects 929 for promotion to captain

    The Air Force selected 929 first lieutenants for promotion to captain during the Calendar Year 2016C Captain Line of the Air Force, Chaplain, Line of the Air Force-Judge Advocate, Nurse Corps, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Service Corps quarterly selection process. To view the lists, go to

  • JBSA-Randolph to host Warrior CARE event Jan. 9-13

    The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program will host a Warrior CARE Event Jan. 9 -13 at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph where about 120 wounded, ill or injured service men and women from across the nation are expected to participate.   CARE events provide recovering service members, veterans and their

  • Air Force program assists special needs family members

    Being the parent of an 11-year-old boy with high- functioning autism, said Master Sgt. Virmania Accoo, is often a challenging and difficult journey that requires patience and sacrifice.“One of the biggest struggles we face as a family is helping my son adjust to a new PCS location and to find the

  • Recovery care coordinators provide ‘boots on the ground’ support

    During his 30-year Air Force career, Keith Mondloch spent much of his time on the flightline as an aircraft maintainer, but he also devoted many hours as a senior NCO helping young Airmen with personnel, financial and legal issues.“If I couldn’t help them myself, I made sure I found the right person

  • Enlisted nursing commissioning programs accepting applications

    The Nurse Enlisted and Direct Enlisted Commissioning Programs are accepting applications from active duty enlisted Airmen through Jan. 27, 2017, for the April selection boards. NECP offers the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree in nursing at a college or university with an Air Force Reserve

  • New civilian appraisal program to begin in April

    The Air Force will roll out a new Department of Defense civilian appraisal program in April designed to improve overall job performance, enhance supervisor and employee communication, and more effectively develop and reward the workforce.  The new program, called the DoD Performance Management and

  • Air Force selects 35 for career intermission program

    Thirty-five officer and enlisted Airmen were selected to participate in the Air Force Career Intermission Program which offers Airmen between one and three years partially paid time out of uniform to focus on personal and professional pursuits. This year’s participants are derived from various

  • Air Force selects primary, alternate advanced studies group participants

    Air Force officials announced the selection of 90 officers as primary or alternate participants for advanced studies at the nation’s advanced war fighting schools.The School of Advanced Air and Space Studies at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, selected 36 officers as primaries and 22 alternates; the

  • AFCENT helps deployed Airmen reach for their dreams

    Deployed Airmen often miss opportunities afforded to those back home; but personnel specialists at Air Forces Central Command headquarters here ensured deployed enlisted Airmen did not miss one opportunity – to pursue their ambitions of becoming part of the first group of enlisted pilots since World

  • Air Force announces medical squadron commanders for 2017

    Air Force officials have selected 84 health professions officers for medical squadron command assignments worldwide in 2017. Assignment bids were coordinated among medical group and wing commanders, senior raters and command surgeons. “Squadron commanders are key to shaping our service culture and

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