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Balancing career, family through career intermission program

Posted July 1, 2015 by Senior Airman Omari Bernard

  KADENA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — Being in the U.S. military can be a tough balance between career and family. For some, it comes down to a choice between the two; however, for Katie Evans, a temporarily separated captain and the former 18th Force Support Squadron manpower and personnel flight commander here, it’s about…

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AF recognizes LGBT service members during Pride Month

Posted July 1, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Heather Davis

  The last decade has given way to great change in the military as it marches toward the crumbling walls of discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender service members. “The true genius of America is that America can change,” said President Barack Obama. “Change happens because of ordinary people, countless unsung heroes of our…

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Enhanced e-learning for cyber Airmen

Posted July 1, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Luke Thornton

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force cyber Airman training takes a giant leap forward with the latest enhancement to AF e-Learning. The upgrade allows Air Force supervisors and trainers to facilitate better skill-level upgrade and on-the-job training with customizable learning programs that can be updated on the fly to remain current as technology changes. Computer-based training…

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AF begins enlisted PME enrollment notifications

Posted June 25, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Last week, the Air Force Personnel Center initiated a phased approach to notify approximately 83,000 Airmen of the requirement to enroll in the applicable enlisted professional military education distance learning course. AFPC will notify 20,000 Airmen at the beginning of each month until all members have been notified….

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Enlisted evaluation, promotion systems updated

Posted June 25, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With static closeout dates for each rank in place, the Air Force announced it will update the enlisted performance report forms and utilize new forced distribution and senior rater stratification restrictions to round out the incremental changes to enlisted evaluation and promotion systems with performance as the driving factor in promotions. For…

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First sergeant serves with pride

Posted June 25, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Emily E. Amyotte

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) With the repeal of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy, many LGBT Airmen felt like they could finally be open about who they are;…

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Total force current, selected master sergeant evaluations close out Sept. 30

Posted June 18, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve master sergeant and master sergeant-select enlisted performance reports will now close out annually on Sept. 30. In addition, as of June 3, master sergeants and selects will no longer receive change-of-reporting-official EPRs. Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman…

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Career Intermission Program application window opens July 1

Posted June 18, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Career Intermission Program application window opens July 1 for eligible Airmen interested in taking one to three years off active duty for personal or professional needs. Applications must reach the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Aug. 31, with the total force selection panel…

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To post or not – that is the question . . .

Posted June 11, 2015 by Charlotte Hu

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, ARIZONA — With the surge of social media and blogging capability, every Airman has not only become a communicator, but they are also nearly all in the digital publishing business. The fundamental principles of the United States’ freedom of expression are now shared with most of the world, and it has had stunning…

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Angel Thunder 2015 wraps up

Posted June 11, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey) The blades of German Air Force CH-53GS begin to spin before being boarded by German and U.S. Air Force pararescuemen during Angel Thunder 2015 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, June 7. Angel Thunder is the world’s largest personnel recovery exercise. D-M hosted 11 partner nations…

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