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Air Force secretary announces departure

Posted May 3, 2013 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley has announced his plan to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve with our Air Force’s great Airmen,” Donley said. “Their accomplishments have been nothing short of impressive and I’m…

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Voluntary retraining application window closes July 7

Posted July 5, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Enlisted Airmen in overmanned career fields who want to retrain into an undermanned field have until July 7 to submit their application under Phase I of the fiscal 2014 Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials reminded Airmen. The two-phase program is used to balance and sustain the enlisted force by moving second-term…

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AFMC commander visits Edwards facilities

Posted August 30, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, visited Edwards AFB Aug. 21 to 23. Wolfenbarger flew in to receive briefings on ongoing test programs here and to officiate Air Force Test Center Commander Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr.’s promotion ceremony Aug. 23. Before that she toured…

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Shopping the Exchange pays $224 million in dividends

Posted October 25, 2013 by

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service Board of Directors announced that the Exchange paid a dividend of $224 million in 2012. These funds are critical to Army, Air Force, National Guard, Marine Corps and Navy morale, welfare and recreation efforts. “Historically, roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to the services’ morale, welfare and…

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DOS rollback included in FY14 force management

Posted December 20, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

In addition to force management programs announced in July, the Air Force will implement the Enlisted Date of Separation Rollback Program for fiscal year 2014, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The rollback will accelerate the date of separation for senior master sergeants and below who meet required criteria, said Lt. Col. RicK Garcia,…

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Deployed father flies around the world to say I love you to son

Posted March 14, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Michael Bella, 33rd Rescue Squadron, was reunited with his son Jordan Bella, a student at Desert Junior-Senior High School March 7. Jordan stayed behind when his parents were re-assigned to Japan so that he could finish his senior year of high school at Edwards. Bella recently…

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AF senior leader: more Air Force needed

Posted May 23, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Courtesy photograph Eric Fanning was sworn in April 29, 2013, as the next undersecretary of the Air Force during a Pentagon ceremony. WASHINGTON – The one thing everyone wants, and needs, is more Air Force, Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning told Airmen during a town-hall meeting and members of the Fifth Annual National…

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Service members receiving RAND Military Workplace Survey

Posted August 22, 2014 by

About 580,000 service members have begun receiving e-mails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said. Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate. “The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will influence policies that…

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AFMC ready to transition to 5-Center construct

Posted June 22, 2012 by

With three major milestones complete, Air Force Materiel Command officials are ready to consolidate the number of centers as part of its command-wide transition to the 5-Center construct. Centers will be activated at Wright-Patterson AFB…

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Leaders issue Air Force birthday message

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: “As we celebrate the United States Air Force’s 65th birthday, we salute all of the…

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