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Air Force officials launch myPers

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Capt. Lesley Lilly

The Air Force Personnel Services website is now known as myPers and has a new address. Airmen can access myPers via a secure link, https://mypers.af.mil, to use existing personnel services information and transaction applications. All transactions are conducted within a secure environment, officials said, who remind Airmen to use the “https” prefix when entering the…

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Morin talks space superiority at AFA conference

Posted November 30, 2012 by MSgt. Angelita Colón-Francia

Acting Under Secretary of the Air Force Dr. Jamie Morin addressed more than 320 Airmen, industry officials and Air Force Association members at AFA’s Global Warfare Symposium in Los Angeles, Calif., Nov. 15. Morin opened the symposium with a discussion on space superiority as an enduring source of American strength. “Space is a fundamental pillar…

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Raytheon wins U.S. Navy Next Generation Jammer competition

Posted July 12, 2013 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – Raytheon announced July 9 it has been awarded a $279.4 million cost-plus-incentive-fee contract by the U.S. Navy to conduct the Technology Development phase of the Navy’s Next Generation Jammer program. “We believe the Navy’s choice validates Raytheon’s leadership in advanced electronic attack systems and technologies,” said Rick Yuse, president of Raytheon’s…

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Second Boeing-built X-37B successfully completes first flight

Posted June 22, 2012 by Staff

The Air Force’s unmanned, reusable space plane landed in the early morning of June 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., a successful conclusion to a record-setting test-flight mission that began March 5...

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Valor Website now includes pre-9/11 Medal of Honor recipients

Posted March 1, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

The names of Medal of Honor recipients recognized for their battlefield valor before Sept. 11, 2001, now are listed on the Defense Department’s valor website, Pentagon officials announced Feb. 28. “Recognizing our brave men and women for their heroic actions is one of the most important things we can do as a department,” said Vee…

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Officials implement flexibilities for third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted April 27, 2012 by by Erin Tindell

As the Air Force continues a civilian workforce restructure through voluntary retirement and separation initiatives, officials have instituted new flexibilities to help minimize the impact of downsizing and workforce shaping. Unlike the previous two rounds, the third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay will allow civilians to fill VSIP-created vacancies…

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Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Dr. Todd Fore

Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don’t make it, they’ll be separated from the Air Force. Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants, supervisors, leaders and mentors, we all play…

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Squadron, group command application process underway

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Development teams from various Air Force specialties will convene between May and September to consider eligible officers for 2014 squadron command and deputy maintenance and deputy mission support group commander positions, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Suspense dates for statements of intent vary depending on position and career field. Interested officers should go…

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Survey allows airmen to speak frankly to leaders

Posted May 25, 2012 by Staff

Would you like to tell your leaders what you think? You have that opportunity through the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey. The survey officially kicked off May 13, and soon all airmen will receive email invitations with a personalized link to enable them to share their thoughts, said Nicole Gamez, Air Force Manpower Agency. The…

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Third Boeing GPS IIF begins operation after early handover to U.S. Air Force

Posted December 21, 2012 by

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. – A third Boeing GPS IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is now part of the active 31-satellite GPS constellation, providing improved performance for both military and civilian users. GPS IIF-3, now designated SVN-65, is being operated by the 50th Space Wing’s 2nd Space Operations Squadron at Schriever Air Force Base,…

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