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Reasonable accommodations available to qualifying employees

Posted March 20, 2019 by

Reasonable accommodation under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as amended by the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, requires federal agencies to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. Reasonable accommodations can apply to the duties of the job and/or where and how job tasks are accomplished….

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SECAF announces resignation

Posted March 11, 2019 by

Upon a favorable final vote by the regents, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced her resignation March 8, after serving in her position as the service’s top civilian since May 2017, to accept the role as president of the University of Texas at El Paso.

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AFOTEC maintains mission readiness through operational testing

Posted February 27, 2019 by Cameron S. Hunt

The Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center, Detachment 4, tests and evaluates new space, cyberspace, missile and missile defense capabilities. Their mission is to test weapons systems in operationally realistic environments.

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Pegasus connects with fifth-generation fighter

Posted February 20, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner A KC-46A Pegasus refueling tanker from the 418th Flight Test Squadron connects with an F-35 Lightning II from the 461st Flight Test Squadron Jan. 22 during a test sortie over California. It is the first time the new aerial tanker connected with a fifth-generation fighter. The 418th FLTS mat Edwards Air…

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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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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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Air Force announces fiscal year 2019 aviation bonuses

Posted January 23, 2019 by

The Air Force announced Jan. 23 the details of the fiscal year 2019 Aviation Bonus program. The fiscal 2019 AvB program is designed to augment continuing aircrew retention efforts across the Air Force, by offering experienced aviators bonuses for signing tier-based contracts, ranging from three to 12 years of continued service. Congress raised the annual…

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AFMC mobile app now available on USAF Connect

Posted January 16, 2019 by Marisa Alia-Novobilski

The Air Force Materiel Command is excited to announce the launch of the AFMC command mobile application in USAF Connect. Personnel are invited to install the USAF Connect application from the Apple App Store or Google Play and select the Air Force Materiel Command when prompted to add favorites. Once favorited, users can swipe left…

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