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AFPC has expanded voluntary FM program waiver authority

Posted April 11, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force Personnel Center has been granted expanded waiver authority to waive some active duty service commitments for Airmen interested in voluntary separation under the fiscal year 2014 force management program, AFPC officials announced April 3. For example, we now have the authority to waive aviation retention pay (which requires recoupment of the unserved…

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Quarterly travel advisory

Posted July 3, 2014 by

As the warmer months approach, many people generally plan vacations. Both overseas and within the United States travelers should be aware of the local threats that they may encounter while on their vacations. Criminal, terroristic, cyber and intelligence based threats are always important to be aware of. For military and DOD civilians many foreign countries…

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AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted October 10, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick

The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1. Under the…

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USAF TPS dedicates control room in memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci

Posted March 30, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School honored the memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci, the first female flight test engineer to lose her life either as a student or graduate of the four formal test pilot schools, during a dedication ceremony…

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Defense Biometric Identification System being implemented at Edwards

Posted August 10, 2012 by Staff

The Air Force is implementing a new Common Access Card scanning system at all installation gates. The system is called the Defense Biometric Identification System. The Security Forces staff will be at our gates starting Aug. 6 through Aug. 24 registering ID cards as you drive in. This process takes less than one minute to…

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High-tech simulator keeps Edwards skies safe

Posted November 9, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Air traffic controllers are known for having one of the most challenging, demanding and stressful career fields. Personnel are required to make lightning-fast decisions, while using precise verbal communication to keep traffic in the skies and on the ground safe and orderly. To ensure the Edwards’ controllers are at the top of their game, tower…

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Airmen should review personnel records, accomplish transactions before MilPDS upgrade

Posted February 15, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Jarad A. Denton Department of Defense and Air Force officials are encouraging Airmen to review their personal data in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and accomplish personnel transactions before the service upgrades the Military Personnel Data System in March. Personnel actions accomplished using MilPDS like reenlistments, enlistment extensions,…

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Airmen powered by innovation

Posted April 26, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody

Fellow Airmen, As you know, our Nation and our Air Force continue to face challenges due to sequestration. As I talk about this with Airmen like you, I’m not surprised to hear solid ideas for cutting costs and doing things more efficiently. We have been capturing those ideas for improving our organization. I believe most…

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AFMC priorities, budget effects top executive director’s goals

Posted June 28, 2013 by Monica D. Morales

Michael Gill begins his tenure as Air Force Materiel Command's new executive director June 28 with the long-term objective of providing the right mix of support and leadership to benefit the command and the Air Force.

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AF leaders cite Airmen as bedrock in new core mission document

Posted August 30, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Air Force released a new document explaining how the service provides airpower for America titled √¨Global Vigilance, Global Reach, Global Power for America. The paper follows the January release of the Air Force’s Vision, World’s Greatest Air Force Powered by Airmen, Fueled By Innovation, which focuses on Airmen. Building upon the…

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