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SERB-eligible officers have until Nov. 15 to apply for retirement

Posted November 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Lieutenant colonels and colonels who are eligible to meet the Selective Early Retirement Board slated for Dec. 9 still have time to volunteer for retirement before the Nov. 15 window closes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. SERB is one of several force management programs to be implemented in FY14 to help size and balance…

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Hagel: Six priorities shape future defense institutions

Posted November 8, 2013 by Cheryl Pellerin

U.S. Air Force photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Security Forum Nov. 5 in Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON – In the months since the 2012 defense strategic guidance first reflected a new budget reality, Pentagon officials and military leaders have been working…

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F-35A conducts first live fire with AMRAAM

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The F-35 Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast on Oct. 30.

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Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs, Funded Legal Education, Excess Leave

Posted November 8, 2013 by

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1, 2014 through March 1, 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined by the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions are constantly…

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Violators of PII will have AFNET accounts locked

Posted November 1, 2013 by Maj. Brooke Brander

Individuals who inappropriately store and transmit Personally Identifiable Information over the Air Force Network will now have their accounts locked in response to the violation. “We are taking several steps to improve notification and reporting of PII incidents,” said General William L. Shelton, the Commander of Air Force Space Command. “My intent is to increase…

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Corvias Foundation expands 2014 scholarship, grant offerings

Posted November 1, 2013 by

Corvias Foundation, an award-winning private, charitable foundation committed to supporting the pursuit of higher education, announced Nov. 1 that applications for the 2014 Our Future Scholarships and 2014 Our Family Educational Grants are now available. The foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education and has awarded more than $4.5…

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HAWC offers updated ‘Be Well’ classes

Posted November 1, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Ken Ballard has been an exercise physiologist for 13 years. He teaches ìBe Wellî classes at the Health and Wellness Center as well as instruction for PT leaders. For the last five years the Health and Wellness Center has offered “Be Well” classes intended to assist Airmen that have…

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Team Edwards welcomes ideas for new cost-saving initiative

Posted November 1, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara The new Project84 tab will be located on the bottom of the left-hand column on the Edwards home page, www.edwards.af.mil. Project84 is a cost-savings initiative brought forth by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, which relies on the ideas of the entire Edwards community to provide ways…

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2014 civilian benefits open season slated

Posted November 1, 2013 by Janis El Shabazz

Open season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program will run Nov. 11 through Dec. 9, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “Open season is the best time for employees to review their health care coverage, not only to make…

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AFMC 5-center construct reaches full operational capability

Posted October 25, 2013 by

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, announced Oct. 22, 2013,†the full operational capability of the command’s 5-center construct, a major milestone in AFMC history. “The 80,000-plus men and women of AFMC have repeatedly raised their own bar for success. This world-class workforce continues to display the dedication and innovation that are hallmarks…

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