Air Force

June 21, 2013

People First – June 21, 2013

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.

AF updates CJR constrained list, remaining FY quotas

Air Force officials have updated the career job reservation constrained list and released remaining fiscal 2013 quotas for career fields on the list, as well.

The career job reservation program enables the Air Force to manage the number of first-term Airmen who re-enlist in career fields where projected manning levels exceed Air Force needs, said Mike McLaughlin, the AFPC reenlistments chief.

Six enlisted career fields have been removed from the constrained list, while quotas dropped for 16 others and two remain unchanged.

“All first term Airmen must have a career job reservation to reenlist,” McLaughlin said. “Removing an AFSC from the constrained list is good news for Airmen on the waiting list.”

Removed from CJR constrained list:

1N2X1C, Signals Intelligence Analyst-Comm

2G0X1, Logistics Plans

2R0X1, Maintenance Management Analysis

3D0X1, Knowledge Operations Management

3D1X1, Client Systems

4J0X2, Physical Medicine

Airmen who are on the CJR waiting list when those fields come off the constrained list will receive their CJR. Of the 18 fields still on the constrained list, two remain unchanged and quotas will decrease for each of the other 16.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123352784

37 overseas commissaries stay open during furloughs

Thirty-seven military commissaries in Europe and the Pacific will remain open with local national employees while U.S. civilian employees are affected by furloughs, the Defense Commissary Agency’s top official said Tuesday.

Most Defense Department civilian employees will be off work for up to 11 unpaid furlough days from July 8 to Sept. 30 as the Pentagon copes with deep spending cuts for the rest of the fiscal year. DeCA civilians will be furloughed on Mondays.

“DeCA is committed to doing everything possible to minimize the impact of any budget decisions on its patrons,” said Joseph Jeu, DeCA director and CEO. “We’re doing just that at overseas commissaries, where we have sufficient local national employees to open during furloughs.”

Because of international agreements, local national employees are exempt from furlough. Store staffs overseas include a mix of U.S. and local national employees, and 37 of DeCA’s 66 overseas stores have enough local national staff to remain operational and will remain open during the furlough period, officials said.

The following commissaries will be open on furlough days: Royal Air Force Base Menwith Hill, England; U.S. Army Garrison Bamberg, U.S. Army Garrison Garmisch, Patch Barracks, Sembach Air Base, Spangdahlem Air Base, U.S. Army Garrison Vilseck and Vogelweh Air Base, all in Germany.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123352937

Enlisted date of separation rollback phase II underway

The Air Force has implemented fiscal 2013 force management enlisted date of separation rollback program phase II, Air Force Personnel Center officials recently said.

DOS rollback is one of several voluntary and nonvoluntary programs implemented during fiscal 2013 to help bring overall force numbers to congressionally mandated levels, said Lt. Col. Tara White, the AFPC Retirements and Separations branch chief.

The rollback will accelerate the date of separation for senior master sergeants and below who meet required criteria. Affected Airmen must separate from the Air Force by Sept. 20, and those eligible to retire must do so effective Aug. 1 or earlier.

The rollback program also allows commanders to consider Airmen for selective re-enlistment early, if they meet program criteria.

Airmen can be considered for the DOS rollback only if they:

– Have fewer than 14 years or more than 20 years of total active federal military service as of Sept. 20, 2013

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123352195

2014 ROTC instructor opportunities open

Eligible lieutenants, captains and majors interested in Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor opportunities must submit their statement of intent, via the Airman Development Plan, to the Air Force Personnel Center by July 3, AFPC officials said Monday.

Academic year 2014 instructor positions will be available at more than 60 educational institutions nationwide, said Master Sgt. Curtis Reese, the AFPC Special Utilization Officer Assignments superintendent.

Applicants must be active-duty Air Force line officers with four years’ time on station as of June 2014, or be in a mandatory move status during the summer of 2014 or eligible for a return from overseas January through May 2014.

“Applicants must have a superior record of performance, as well,” Reese said. “ROTC instructors have significant, daily impact on our future leaders, so we need to ensure our finest officers are in these positions.”

Applicants must be released by their career field assignment team before they can compete for an instructor position, as well.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123352181




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