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U.S. Air Force awards Lockheed Martin GPS III flight operations contract

Posted June 8, 2012 by Staff

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Lockheed Martin a $68 million contract to provide mission readiness, launch, early orbit checkout and on-orbit operations engineering support for the first two GPS III space vehicles. The first and second GPS III satellites are on schedule for launch availability in 2014 and 2015, respectively. The GPS III program…

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Knowing common hiring authorities critical in filling civilian positions

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Erin Tindell

As the Air Force continues to reform its hiring processes, hiring managers can make better, timelier decisions when they understand which hiring authorities they should use when recruiting new employees. Hiring appointment authorities provide managers with the legal means to hire employees via a new appointment, transfer or reinstatement. Ensuring managers understand the most frequently…

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Balanced force structure imperative to Air Force readiness

Posted May 25, 2012 by by TSgt. Jess D. Harvey

Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Phil Breedlove and his counterparts from the Army, Navy and Marine Corps testified May 10 before members of the Senate Subcommittee on Readiness and Management Support about U.S. military readiness in light of recent budget cuts. In his opening statement, Breedlove pointed out that the American people are…

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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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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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Air Force Specialty Code changes take effect in May

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Various officer and enlisted Air Force Specialty Code changes will take effect this month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Updated Air Force officer and enlisted classification directories have been posted on the Air Force Personnel Services website. These updates include AFSC change summary and conversion guides reflecting the April 30 cycle and the latest…

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Air Force refocuses pollution, waste efforts

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Michael Briggs

Air Force leaders recently refocused their pollution prevention and waste elimination efforts with a new policy aimed at gaining efficiencies. A policy memo co-signed April 27 by Air Force Vice Chief of Staff...

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2012 Air Force Climate Survey coming soon

Posted May 11, 2012 by by Jon Hanson

Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard, appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilians have an opportunity to voice their concerns to leadership during the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey, which kicks off May 14 and runs through June 22. The chief of staff of the Air Force-directed survey enables Air Force personnel to provide feedback to…

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Space Command TacSat 3 burns up in atmosphere

Posted May 11, 2012 by Staff

May 1 marked the end of Air Force Space Command’s Tactical Satellite 3 after it de-orbited into and burned up in the Earth’s atmosphere. TacSat-3, which had exceeded its expected lifespan by 20 months, was originally designed and launched as a one-year experimental satellite May 19, 2009. Although not designed as an operational asset, due…

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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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