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AFMC hiring effort draws new talent faster

Posted March 1, 2019 by by MARISA ALIA-NOVOBILSKI

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — With a command mission that relies heavily on a more than 65,000 person civilian workforce, recruiting, developing and retaining top talent is critical to success. This is the driving force behind the ongoing AFMC effort to transform the civilian hiring process across the enterprise to meet mission needs today…

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AF enacts retention policy

Posted March 1, 2019 by by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

ARLINGTON, Va. — In accordance with Defense Department policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to…

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Air Force ICTs make a comeback

Posted February 13, 2019 by Airman Frankie D. Moore

While A-10 Thunderbolt IIs fly high above the desert mountains, U.S. Air Force maintainers and crew chiefs from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base in Arizona await the airframe’s arrival on the flight line below, anticipating the workload to come.

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Father & son’s first and last deployment

Posted February 11, 2019 by Senior Airman Mya Crosby

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Mya M. Crosby Senior Airman Anthony Castro and Master Sgt. Jonathan Herrera, assigned to the 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Petroleum, Oil and Lubricants flight, pose for a photo at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates, Dec. 13, 2018. Castro is on his first deployment, while Herrera is…

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Air Force ends promotion testing for E-7 and above

Posted February 6, 2019 by

The Air Force announced Feb. 4 it is removing the Weighted Airman Promotion System testing requirement for active-duty promotions to the grades of E-7 through E-9, beginning this fall with the 2019 E-9 promotion cycle. The memo, signed Jan. 31, 2019, removes the phase one requirement for senior noncommissioned officers to test for promotion, allowing…

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‘Alcatraz Gang’ POW leaves legacy of hope

Posted February 1, 2019 by by LISA SMITH MOLINARI

In May of 1966, 21 days after his F-4 Phantom II was shot down over North Vietnam, Sam Johnson arrived at the Hỏa Lò Prison. Within hours, he was beaten unconscious by his brutal captors. The unspeakable pain Johnson endured when his broken arm and dislocated shoulders were wrenched backwards was only the beginning. Johnson…

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Pilot who flew last WWII combat mission passes

Posted February 1, 2019 by by LOU TIMMONS

ARLINGTON, Va. — Capt. Jerry Yellin, World War II fighter pilot, who flew the last combat mission in August 1945, was laid to rest with full military honors Jan. 15, at Arlington Cemetery, Virginia. Yellin enlisted two months after Pearl Harbor on his 18th birthday. After graduating from Luke Air Field, as a fighter pilot…

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Tech Report: New tech for boom operators

Posted January 25, 2019 by

As the new KC-46 Pegasus tanker aircraft comes on line, boom operators will have a whole new way of getting the job done.

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Around the Air Force: VR demo/3-D printed F-22 part

Posted January 25, 2019 by

On this look Around the Air Force, a virtual reality and augmented reality demonstration at Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and an F-22 Raptor gets a 3-D printed part.

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Air Force makes updates to enlisted evaluation policies

Posted January 23, 2019 by

The Air Force recently updated evaluation policies for enlisted Airmen, refining the process and requirements for enlisted performance reports. The revised policies are in response to feedback from the field and are geared towards increasing flexibility for commanders and empowering performance within the enlisted corps. “We are continuously making strides to reform our talent management…

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