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July 6, 2012

People First – July 6, 2012

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story.

 

Officials say progress must continue in PTSD treatment

Great strides have been made in treating service members with post-traumatic stress disorder, but progress must continue, military and medical leaders told an audience.

The military’s three surgeons general and the Army’s senior sergeant major spoke at an event to mark the third-annual National Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Day.

Air Force Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Charles Green noted that the good news is that there is recovery from PTSD, and veterans have access to the very best evidence-based care in both the Defense Department and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

“The hard part is choosing to share your experience, and choosing to recover from something you might not recognize,” Green said, noting that more than 75 percent of service members treated for PTSD are returned to active duty.

“My message to you this morning is simple: Seek the help you need … just do it,” Green said.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123307876

 

Language Enabled Airman Program application period began Monday

Air Force Culture and Language Center officials recently announced the application window dates for the Fall 2012 Language Enabled Airman Program selection board.

Applications for the Language Enabled Airman Program will be accepted now through Aug. 31, and a selection board will be held this fall. The AFCLC, which is part of Air University’s Spaatz Center, aims to choose 200 new LEAP participants from cadet and active-duty officer and enlisted Airmen applicants.

All Air Force officer candidates with a commission date scheduled for the 2012-2013 academic year are eligible to apply. However, application eligibility for active-duty personnel is limited to certain career fields, based on current Air Force foreign language requirements, said Zachary Hickman, the AFCLC Language Branch chief.

Enlisted Airmen who meet the minimum eligibility requirements in the following Air Force Specialty Codes can apply for the fall 2012 LEAP selection board: 1A2, 1A7, 1C1, 1C2, 1C7, 1P0, 1T0, 1T2, 1W0, 2A5, 2A6, 3D0, 3E2, 3E5, 3N0, 3S0, 4M0, 6C0 and 6F0. Commissioned active-duty Air Force officers from the following career fields are eligible to apply: 11F, 11G, 11M, 11S, 12F, 12M, 13A, 13B, 13S, 14N, 15W, 21A, 21R, 38F and 63A.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123308048

 

Overseas scholarship, fellowship applications due in July

Airmen who want to attend university overseas, be a White House fellow, serve a two-year fellowship in Japan or compete for an information assurance scholarship have until July 31 to submit their application, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

“These programs help us develop Airmen, which is one of the Air Force’s top three priorities,” said Lt. Col. Cotina Jenkins-Sellers, the AFPC officer developmental education chief. “Leaders emerge from these programs with greater knowledge of our role in defense and national security and a broader view of our place in the global arena.

For full eligibility criteria and application instructions, or information about other personnel issues, visit myPers at https://mypers.af.mil.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123307842

 

2013 CDCs available online in September

The Airman Advancement Division’s online library, e-WAPS Online Reference Library Database, or e-WORLD, will soon have 2013 promotion cycle study reference material available.

Airmen will be able to access the latest reference material by September. Past Career Development Courses are also available for those still studying for the 2012 promotion cycle.

Airmen can access e-WORLD from a military network computer at http://cdc.aetc.af.mil. Once downloaded to their military desktop, Airmen can e-mail the documents or burn them to a CD for use on a personal electronic device. The CDC documents are formatted for use on mobile devices.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123307840




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