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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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CCAF no longer required for promotion

Posted January 16, 2019 by tomlear

Due to an update to the enlisted personnel handbook, an associate’s degree from the Community College of the Air Force is no longer required for promotions, however, master sergeants still have to keep education in mind for their enlisted performance reports. While the CCAF itself is no longer required, an associate’s degree or higher is…

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Arnold Air Force Base hosts 2018 Air Force Test Center Strategic Offsite

Posted January 9, 2019 by Bradley Hicks

The mission of the Air Force Test Center is to “conduct Developmental Test and Evaluation of air, space and cyber systems to provide timely, objective and accurate information to decision makers.”

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Air Force Marathon makes major changes for 2019

Posted January 9, 2019 by

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman Holly Ardern Runners participate in the 2018 Air Force Marathon. The Air Force Marathon opened registration for their 2019 event Jan. 1 with major changes designed to improve the experience for more than 12,000 annual runners. Marathon staff have added a 1K kids’ run, called the Tailwind Trot, and…

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Q & A with test center commander

Posted January 9, 2019 by Bradley Hicks

Air Force photograph by Bradley Hicks Air Force Test Center Commander Brig. Gen. Christopher Azzano, right, is greeted by Sean Smith outside of the Aerodynamic & Propulsion Test Unit during Azzano’s Nov. 16 tour of Arnold Air Force Base. Azzano and other AFTC leadership recently visited Arnold to take part in the AFTC Strategic Offsite….

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