U.S.

August 3, 2012

People First – August 3, 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.

 

Special operations command opportunities available

Rated and nonrated officers interested in special operations command opportunities must update their Airman Development Plan with a command statement of intent and submit the ADP to the Air Force Personnel Center by September, AFPC officials said.

The Commando Eagle selection board will meet in conjunction with the fall special operations development team meeting to select command candidates and identify officers for developmental education opportunities, said Maj. Evart Outlaw, from AFPC special operations forces-rated assignments.

Rated command opportunities exist for lieutenant colonels and lieutenant colonel selects with an April 1, 2009, or later date of rank, experience in a special operations weapon system within the past eight years, and no previous flying squadron command experience. Eligible officers cannot apply if they have been suspended from flying (except to attend certain schools), or have applied for separation or retirement.

http://www.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123312039

 

AF cyclists ride the world’s longest bicycle tour

A group of four cyclists from Scott Air Force Base left July 20 to participate in the 40th Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa July 22 to 28. RAGBRAI is the oldest, largest and longest bicycle touring event in the world and has been a tradition for U.S. Air Force members for 13 years now.

The group from Scott AFB consisted of four cyclist and two support members who carried equipment. The six members met up with the rest of the Air Force Cycling Team before the race. Although the Air Force does not officially sponsor the AFCT, it provides support transportation. The cyclists paid for most of the trip including registration fees, camping fees, jerseys, transportation to Iowa and food. Each year the route is different.

According to Capt. Rob Lounsbury, the base’s AFCT lead, the Air Force had more than 40 riders participate in this year’s annual event.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123311767

 

End of an era for Academy’s gliders

The TG-10C gliders that have been the Academy’s sailplane of choice for basic and aerobatic training for the last decade ascended for its final flight Monday.

The TG-10 trainer, which has been replaced by the new German TG-16A model, was flown for the last time on Academy grounds by Cadet 2nd Class Kurt Luithly, who flew the plane as a check ride to upgrade as a cadet instructor pilot. His evaluator, Lt. Col. Jeff Riddlebarger, an Air Force reservist, said it was one of the best check rides he’d seen.

“Luithly was very successful due to excellent discipline standards and leadership,” said Lt. Col. Richard Roller, commander of the 94th Flying Training Squadron. “That’s what the soaring program is all about: discipline, enthusiasm and teamwork.”

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123311662

 

Field guidance helps ensure seamless personnel, pay support

Because of guidance released July 24, base-level military personnel and finance sections will be better able to seamlessly serve military members’ needs during the December Military Personnel Data System upgrade, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.

MilPDS is a records database for personnel data and actions that occur throughout every total force Airman’s career. MilPDS is also used to initiate Airman pay actions, maintain Air Force accountability and strength data and support a host of interactions with other Air Force processes and systems that rely on personnel data.

Air Force Personnel Operations Agency officials are upgrading and transferring MilPDS to the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Defense Enterprise Computing Center in December. The upgrade project is scheduled to take about 23 days to complete.

To help prevent problems, AFPC fielded a guidance package that includes detailed information and instructions on processing critical total force personnel and pay transactions during the MilPDS upgrade.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?storyID=123311548




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Courtesy photo

First female F-35 pilot begins training

Courtesy photo Lt. Col. Christine Mau, the 33rd Operations Group deputy commander, puts on her helmet before taking her first flight in the F-35A Lightning II joint strike fighter May 5 at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Mau, wh...
 
 

May 11-15: National Police Week Recognizes law enforcers who paid it all

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy designated May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week it falls on as National Police Week. The memorial service began in 1982 at Senate Park in Washington D.C., with a gathering of about 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. There are more than 20,000 officer’s names...
 
 
Senior Airman
MARCY COPELAND

Engines rev with Glendale PD

Senior AirmanMARCY COPELAND Lt. Brian France, Glendale Police Department special operations traffic unit, instructs a rider on proper maneuver safety April 24 at Luke Air Force Base. Glendale PD came to Luke to teach motorcycle...
 

 

Know your re-employment rights

Did you know that you may be eligible to return to the civilian job you held prior to military service? The Uniformed Services Employment and Re-employment Rights Act protects civilian job rights and benefits for veterans and members of Reserve components. This law requires your previous employer to rehire you if four conditions are met:...
 
 
Senior Airman 
GRACE LEE

Save on tax prep fees at Luke tax center

Senior AirmanGRACE LEE Staff Sgt. Mariah Langeland, 56th Security Forces Squadron member and tax center volunteer, helps retired Army Sgt. 1st Class Norman Afdahl and his wife, Eileen Afdahl, file their taxes Feb. 10 in the tax...
 
 

National driver license compact connects dots of poor driving

As military and Defense Department employees, we travel throughout the United States whether we’re changing stations, going on temporary duty or taking a vacation. In many cases, we are unaware of the impact of out-of-state driving violations and convictions on our Arizona or home state driver’s license. There are some facts for which we all...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin