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AF consolidates three field operating agencies

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Paige Hughes

Three San Antonio-based field operating agencies officially consolidated with the Juen 1 initial operational capability announcement, Air Force officials said June 4. The Air Force Personnel Center, Air Force Services Agency and Air Force Manpower Agency, FOAs under the Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services, are now the new Air…

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Drivers continue to find road bumpy after answering automobile ads

Posted February 22, 2013 by

An individual or individuals claiming to be “Exchange Inc.” have been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’re purchasing a vehicle through the Department of Defense retailer. “This has been a problem for the past few months where someone is using the Exchange’s…

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U.S., allies increase protected military satellite comm capability with AEHF launch

Posted September 20, 2013 by

The third Advanced Extremely High Frequency military communication satellite, built by a Lockheed Martin team for the U.S. Air Force, was successfully launched at 4:10 a.m., Sept. 18, from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket. Lockheed Martin confirmed signal acquisition at 51 minutes after launch. The AEHF system…

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Air Force officials expand electronic ADSC notifications

Posted March 30, 2012 by Staff

Air Force Personnel Center officials are expanding automated notifications to airmen of personnel actions requiring them to sign Active Duty Service Commitment acknowledgement statements. The automated ADSC notifications were successfully tested in November 2011 for more than 800 airmen selected for intermediate and senior developmental education courses. Since February, more than 2,200 airmen have received…

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AF implements hiring tool 7 weeks ahead of schedule

Posted August 2, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Bringing new Air Force civilian employees on board is more efficient and timely now following full-implementation of the USA Staffing Onboarding Manager tool, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. In April, AFPC initiated a phased implementation strategy to replace the civilian virtual inprocessing tool with the OM tool, starting with new hires at the Air…

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AFOSR shares results from Annual Spring Review

Posted March 22, 2013 by

The Program Officers of the Air Force Office of Scientific Research completed their 56th annual Spring Review, which ran from 4 March through 8 March in Arlington, Va This annual assessment of AFOSR’s research portfolio highlighted not only the overall research portfolio, but emphasized the numerous basic research transitions of benefit to the United States…

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Vigilant Eagle command selection board convenes in June

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

The Space and Missile Vigilant Eagle operations squadron commander selection board will convene in June to select command candidates for projected 2013 vacancies, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Statements of intent are due to the AFPC by May 18. Candidates will be matched to command vacancies at Air Force Space Command, Air Force Global…

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Air Force eliminates civilian skill code requirements

Posted November 9, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force has rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Skill codes were a foundation of the previous civilian…

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RACR wins Republic of Korea F-16 radar upgrade competition

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EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon announced April 10 its Raytheon Advanced Combat Radar has been competitively selected by the Republic of Korea to upgrade the country’s KF-16C/D Block 52 Fighting Falcon fleet. “This win ensures the Republic of Korea’s KF-16 combat aircraft remain relevant in a constantly evolving threat environment and builds on our legacy…

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Airmen will have more assignment prep time

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Following a full review of the permanent change of station orders process, Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a new policy that will allow members more time to schedule move-related appointments, said Dave Faris, AFPC PCS budget/assignment analysis section deputy chief. Defense funding rules require that permanent change of station obligations be charged against…

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