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Pilots, combat systems officers may be eligible for retention incentives

Posted June 27, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON -‚ĆEligible active-duty pilots and combat systems officers have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2014 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said June 25. “As we resize our force with the right balance of skills to meet Air Force mission requirements and continue to focus on retaining high-performing Airmen, ARP…

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AF updates voluntary education programs for FY15

Posted October 3, 2014 by

Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1. Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, or AF COOL, will take the place of the military tuition assistance, or MilTA, certification program for enlisted and total-force Airmen seeking certifications. Military…

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SAPR summit tackles tough issues

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Top Air Force leaders kicked off a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response summit Jan. 12, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., to tackle tough issues and get honest and open dialogue from Airmen.

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AFOQT scores updated as AF implements new test, form*

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Airmen who took Form S of the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test may see their test scores updated May 22 when the Air Force converts scores to the new Form T metric, officials said May 12. According to Dr. Lisa Hughes, Chief of Air Force Personnel Assessment, all Form S scores in the official database…

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US, Turkey finalizing details of anti-ISIL airstrikes

Posted August 21, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The U.S. and Turkey are finalizing details of Turkeys recently announced participation in the air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said Aug. 14. Col. Pat Ryder briefed reporters at the Pentagon on continuing operations in Iraq and Syria by coalition partners supporting Combined…

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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted March 27, 2012 by

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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New civilian pay system on the way

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

All Air Force civilian employees are slated to be using a new, standardized Air Force pay system by June 2013. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System will standardize the pay method across the service and will be…

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AFTC CC details transition, successes, future goals for test enterprise

Posted November 9, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Brig. Gen. Arnie Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander, addressed the International Test and Evaluation Association Nov. 6 detailing the transition to Air Force Materiel Command’s 5-Center construct, as well as the reorganization’s successes, benefits, future goals and what it all means to the AFTC. The center stood up in response to AFMC’s 5-Center reorganization,…

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AF implements enlisted date of separation rollback

Posted February 15, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force will implement the enlisted date of separation rollback program this fiscal year, in addition to several voluntary force management programs that were announced Feb. 5, 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….

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SecAF discusses Airmen morale

Posted April 25, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Courtesy Photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley Deployed airmen are ready and motivated, but those based in the United States face fiscal challenges that sap morale, Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley said April 22. “The Airmen that we send downrange are well-trained – they are pumped,” Donley told the Defense Writers…

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