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Tuition assistance program changes Oct. 1

Posted September 11, 2014 by Senior Airman Marcy Copeland

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Effective Oct. 1, new changes will go into effect that impact the Air Force Tuition Assistance Program. Personnel using the TA program will now be required to pass all undergraduate courses with a grade of “C” or higher. A grade of “D” will be considered a failing grade and…

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National Public Service Award nominees sought

Posted March 22, 2012 by Staff

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2013 National Public Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. The National Public Service Award recognizes individuals at all levels of public service who have agency-wide responsibility; exhibit the highest standards of excellence, dedication and accomplishment over a…

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ACC confident in the F-22

Posted May 10, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Amy Robinson

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Gen. Mike Hostage, commander of Air Combat Command, talked with media at Langley Air Force Base, Va., April 30 about the national security imperative for the F-22, the status of efforts to identify a root cause for unexplained physiological incidents, and risk mitigation efforts since the Raptor’s return to…

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Fuel’s main responsibility is to keep aircraft filled, ready for the mission

Posted July 13, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Justin Spycher, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron, refuels an A-10C on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in June. Sergeant Twiss examines gasoline filter paper samples…

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Mentorship program offers support to recovering Airmen

Posted September 6, 2012 by Tammy Cournoyer

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Recovering Airmen Mentorship Program connects wounded, injured or ill Airmen who are well along in their recovery with those who are just beginning the journey. The program is one of several implemented to help care for wounded warriors during their recovery, said Air Force Wounded Warrior Operations…

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Chief master sergeant promotion list announced

Posted November 16, 2012 by Senior Airman Michael Washburn

For any enlisted Airman, achieving the rank of chief master sergeant can often be the pinnacle of their military career. Of all enlisted Airmen, only one percent will ever make the rank of chief master sergeant during their time in the military. Those Airmen who hold the grade of E-9 are the cream of the…

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AF officials reschedule MilPDS upgrade

Posted January 18, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Originally slated for December of last year, Air Force officials will perform a major upgrade to the Military Personnel Data System, or MilPDS, in March. The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency here will upgrade and transfer MilPDS to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center. The project…

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MilPDS upgrade complete

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force has successfully upgraded and transferred the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said March 25. “We’re pleased that the MilPDS upgrade took less time than anticipated, and we are well on our way to…

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Unit deployment manager now special duty position

Posted May 24, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Unit deployment manager is now a two-year-controlled special duty assignment (identifier 8U000); a change Air Force officials say will help professionalize the position and improve deployment program continuity. In past the UDM retained his or her Air Force specialty code, and even though UDMs were working outside of their specialty,…

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Officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

Posted August 1, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Technical and master sergeants, captains, majors and lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force specialties may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA is one of several…

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