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AF implements DOS rollback phase II

Posted May 9, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Air Force has implemented the 2014 enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 1. The program accelerates the date of separation for Airmen who declined to acquire retainability for an assignment, training, retraining or professional military education, and who have…

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McCollor, first AFTC command chief, bids farewell

Posted May 2, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Christopher McCollor (right), Air Force Test Center command chief, receives his retirement pin from his wife, Nancy, April 25. McCollor retires after more than 30 years of service. His final assignment was here at Edwards as the first command chief of the newly created AFTC. Chief…

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AFTC’s first executive director to retire

Posted May 2, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, congratulates Dr. Davy Belk, outgoing AFTC executive director, at Davy’s retirement luncheon at Club Muroc April 23. Team Edwards†says goodbye to†Dr. Davy Belk as he retires after more than 36 years of service to the Air Force. Members…

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SGLI Premium Adjustment Effective July 1, 2014

Posted May 2, 2014 by

The Servicemembersí 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 bomberís new glass cockpit configuration in order to ensure its capabilities in a fast-paced integrated battlefield of the…

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