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AF welcomes new vice chief of staff

Posted August 14, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Dan DeCook

The Air Force welcomed an Airman to the rank of four-star general and announced the appointment of the new Air Force vice chief of staff during a ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Aug. 6.

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Upcoming mandatory enlisted calls Aug. 28, Sept. 3

Posted August 14, 2015 by

The 412th Test Wing command chief along with four group chiefs will be hosting a chief’s panel at the base theater Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. The chief’s panel will give you their perspective on the new Enlisted Evaluation System. They will also open up the floor for discussion and…

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AF implements restricted endorsement, stratification with July 31 SMSgt EPRs

Posted August 7, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

Restricted senior rater endorsement and stratification for senior noncommissioned officer enlisted performance reports will be implemented in conjunction with the July 31 senior master sergeant EPR closeout date. Endorsement and stratification restrictions for senior NCOs are part of ongoing Air Force enlisted evaluation and promotion system changes underway since July 2014. Announced in June, restrictions…

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SMSgt evaluations to be on new EPR form

Posted August 7, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

Senior master sergeant enlisted performance reports, which close out July 31, will be accomplished on the newly published Air Force Form 911 [http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_a1/form/af911/af911.pdf?source=GovD], “Enlisted Evaluation Report (MSgt Thru SMSgt), “available July 31 on the ePublishing website [http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/?source=GovD]. Development of new evaluation forms is part of ongoing Air Force enlisted evaluation and promotion process changes underway…

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AF launches MyVector, mentorship resources for Airmen

Posted August 7, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Torri Hendrix

The Air Force recently launched an improved and re-branded Career Path Tool, called MyVector, which encourages mentorship between Airmen at all levels. The first step in the success of MyVector is for Airmen to volunteer to be mentors and share their experience and expertise with other Airmen. Mentoring and networking are two of the most…

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Losing sleep: CSAF shares what keeps him up at night

Posted July 31, 2015 by Capt. Alexis McGee

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks with 501st Combat Support Wing Airmen during an all call at Royal Air Force Croughton, England, July 16. Welsh explained the importance of reaching out and taking care of Air Force members and their families….

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Final rule puts more teeth into Military Lending Act

Posted July 24, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

The Defense Department July 21 closed loopholes to protect U.S. men and women in uniform from predatory lending practices, President Barack Obama said this morning at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The heightened level of financial and consumer-rights protection against unscrupulous practices, called the final rule of the Military…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates open mission systems architecture across manned, unmanned systems

Posted July 24, 2015 by

PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman demonstrated in recent test flights that the U.S. Air Force’s Open Mission Systems architecture standards can be successfully integrated across multiple systems and platforms. These flights have paved the way for new capabilities to be integrated rapidly and affordably across advanced manned and unmanned aircraft. In June, at Edwards Air Force Base,…

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AF continues to work with DOD, OPM on cybersecurity incident

Posted July 24, 2015 by timchisham

The Air Force maintains its commitment to protect personal information from cyber threats by continuing efforts with the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management to assist those impacted by the recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data. OPM and an interagency response team, including investigators from the FBI and the Department of…

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New AFMC mission, vision statements emphasize agility

Posted July 24, 2015 by timchisham

New mission and vision statements are the foundation of a new command strategy designed to push Air Force Materiel Command to be more agile as it delivers war-winning support to the warfighter. The command’s new mission statement is succinct but declarative: “deliver and support agile war-winning capabilities.”†The mission statement encompasses the entire spectrum of AFMC’s…

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