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SGLI Premium Adjustment Effective July 1, 2014

Posted May 2, 2014 by

The Servicemembers√≠ Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests of service…

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AAFES websites unaffected by Heartbleed vulnerability

Posted May 2, 2014 by

Army & Air Force Exchange Service customers and vendors have expressed concern about security of their information in light of reports about the Heartbleed security flaw. The Exchange’s online shopping site, shopmyexchange.com, and business partner site, partners.aafes.com, have not been compromised by the Heartbleed security flaw, a vulnerability found in servers that allows hackers to…

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Trial by fire, SecAF marks first 100 days in office

Posted April 25, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexander W. Riedel

U.S. Air Force photo by Desiree N. Palacios Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James smiles during an interview in her office April 18 at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. Sworn in on Dec. 20, 2013, James recently passed her 100th day in office, March 30. WASHINGTON – Deborah Lee James, who took over…

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AF Surgeon General aims to help cyber Airmen

Posted April 25, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Meredith Hein

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas Travis, Surgeon General of the Air Force, visited 24th Air Force April 10 in an effort to learn about ways that the medical community can support cyber operators.

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April 14 – Pulse on AF force management

Posted April 18, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON – New eligibility criteria, application deadlines and status updates are all featured in this force management update, an ongoing effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs. Additional TERA, VSP windows The Air Force will open two new fiscal year 2014 temporary early retirement authority…

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AF Portal hosts free civilian development site

Posted April 18, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

Air Force civilian employees can go to the Air Force Portal for free career development tools, tips and guidance, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The Civilian Development Resource Center, formerly the Supervisor Resource Center, now offers self-development tools for supervisory as well as non-supervisory career tracks. The site provides round-the-clock access to development resources…

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B-1B software upgrade to ensure future warfighting capabilities

Posted April 18, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner An Edwards B-1B Lancer takes off on April 1, 2014, to begin testing its new Sustainment Block 16A software upgrades. The SB 16A software will work in conjunction with the long-range bomber√≠s new glass cockpit configuration in order to ensure its capabilities in a fast-paced integrated battlefield of the…

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Air Force opens additional TERA, VSP windows

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The Air Force will open two new fiscal year 2014 force management Temporary Early Retirement Authority application windows, and a new voluntary separation pay application window, Air Force Personnel Center officials said April 14. Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA eligibility will be based upon the updated matrices posted on myPers, and will…

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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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Air Force updates officer, enlisted voluntary force management eligibility lists*

Posted April 11, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

Select Airmen in specific categories who were not formerly eligible for fiscal year 2014 force management voluntary separation are now being offered voluntary separation. These individuals will not be subject to involuntary programs in fiscal year 2014. Officers from 33 Air Force specialty codes by year group and enlisted Airmen from seven AFSCs by grade…

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