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Officer attache duty applications due Dec. 12

Posted November 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Active duty line of the Air Force captains, majors and lieutenant colonels interested in attache duty must submit an application by Dec. 12, Air Force officials said Nov. 19. The Air Force Personnel Center and the Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs office are accepting applications for senior…

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Nichols receives Senior Leader Appointment

Posted November 22, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, presents Dr. Joseph Nichols with a plaque on the occasion of his appointment as a member of the Senior Level Career service of the United States of America. Dr. Joseph Nichols, Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluation, was…

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K-9 training

Posted November 15, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Military Working Dog, Schmykel, held his grip as Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support†Group commander,†swung him in the air during a military working dog demonstration Nov. 8. Schmykel is trained not to release the bite until commanded to by his handler, Staff Sgt. Manuel Rodriguez (right), 412th Security Forces…

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AF activates accountability system in response to Philippine crisis

Posted November 15, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force has activated the Air Force Personnel Accountability and Assessment System to monitor the status and location of all personnel and dependents who may be affected by the category 5 typhoon Haiyan, which hit the Philippines Nov. 8, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Nov. 13. The activation is a local event for…

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AF Portal goes mobile, gets face-lift

Posted November 8, 2013 by Justin Oakes

Air Force graphic The Air Force Portal is undergoing a redesign that allows access on mobile devices, geared for easier navigation and operates in low bandwidth environments. The Global Combat Support System, a Air Force Life Cycle Management Center-owned program, is responsible for the portal update, allowing more than 750,000 active users to stay connected….

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Attention all Airmen: Air Force holds sexual assault offenders accountable, sexual assault convictions are now online

Posted November 8, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph

The Air Force now publishes sexual assault convictions online. Anyone can go to this website and review more than 100 sexual assault convictions from across the Air Force, to include viewing them by base. After a few minutes of reviewing the facts of these cases, you will soon see many cases are very similar –…

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Same-sex spouses eligible for FMLA benefits

Posted November 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Federal employees with same-sex spouses are now provided the same Family and Medical Leave Act coverage as those with opposite-sex spouses, according to an Oct. 21 Office of Personnel Management memorandum. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, OPM officials implemented a review of guidance…

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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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