Air Force

October 25, 2013

Air Force News – October 25, 2013

EPME course return policy explained

The Air Force is giving three options to Airmen who were sent back to their home station while in the process of completing their respective Enlisted Professional Military Education course, as a result of the government shutdown.

For the 900 affected Airmen who were attending Airman Leadership School or Noncommissioned Officer Academy in-residence PME, the Air Force has developed three courses of action for them, which would allow for them to accomplish credit of their perspective PME.

“In an effort to balance the vital development of our enlisted corps, while considering the turmoil the early return caused each of our members, the personnel community has approved three options for each Airman affected,” said Chief Master Sgt. William Ward, the Enlisted Developmental Education chief.

Under the first option, Airmen who returned before completing academic requirements can elect to attend the full in-residence course. The Air Force Personnel Center will reschedule Airmen during Fiscal 2014 using normal selection criteria.

As part of the second option, Airmen will have the choice to enroll in the available EPME Distance Learning course to satisfy all EPME requirements. Students who choose the DL option must enroll within 30 days of notification by AFPC and will be required to complete the course within 12 months of enrollment.

Washington

The Defense Department assists service members and their families in preparing for the transition to civilian life with a new virtual curriculum.

Florida

One by one, Airmen from the 23rd Special Tactics Squadron lined up at the back of a C-130 Hercules, paused, then stepped off the aircraft Oct. 16, completing their free fall training jump into the water of Florida’s Emerald Coast.

Kyrgyzstan

The Defense Department released a statement Oct. 18 about relocating from the Transit Center at Manas International Airport and plans to complete the transfer to the government of Kyrgyzstan by July 2014.

Southeast Asia

Senior Master Sgt. Timothy Lindell, a 763rd Expeditionary Reconnaissance Squadron RC-135 Rivet Joint systems engineer, and daughter Staff Sgt. Kimberly Haithcoat, Air Forces Central Command knowledge operations manager, were deployed at the same time to Southwest Asia and able to spend the last four months of his service in the Air Force together.




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