Local

February 7, 2014

FSS holds town hall meetings on force shaping

Senior Airman DAVID OWSIANKA
56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Luke Air Force Base Airmen were provided with information on several new force management programs Jan. 29 and 30 during town hall meetings at the Luke AFB theater.

“The force management program has been implemented to meet congressionally mandated end strength for current and future mission requirements,” said Lt. Col. Todd Ladd, 56th Force Support Squadron commander.

“The briefings were held to ensure all Airmen understand the general terms of what programs are occurring during fiscal 2014 and where they can get more information,” he said.

Most of the force management programs have two phases: a voluntary phase and an involuntary phase.

In the voluntary phase, Airmen in an over-manned Air Force Specialty Code, rank or year group can apply for voluntary programs like voluntary separation pay, temporary early retirement authority program or Palace Chase.

During the involuntary phase, officers in over-manned AFSCs and year group could meet a force shaping board or reduction in force board, while enlisted Airmen in overage AFSCs and rank combinations could meet an enlisted retention board.

The VSPP is for active-duty personnel with more than six, but fewer than 20 years of total active federal military service, and who have served at least five years of continuous active-duty immediately preceding the date of separation.

TERA allows certain military members to request retirement prior to completing 20 years of TAFMS. Eligible members include individuals with 15 but less than 19 years of TAFMS as of July 31, who are serving in specific overage control AFSCs for enlisted and core AFSCs for officers; and individuals with 19 but less than 20 years of TAFMS, as of July 31, regardless of control AFSC or core AFSC.

The Palace Chase program allows active-duty officers and enlisted Airmen to voluntarily transfer from active duty to the Air Force Reserve or Air National Guard.

The member’s remaining active-duty service commitment or term of enlistment may be waived for approved applicants in exchange for the member’s agreement to participate in a selected Reserve program.

Not all of the Airmen who attended the meetings will be affected by the force management program.

“I attended a meeting to make sure I have all the necessary information to answer any questions that the Airmen have in my squadron,” said 2nd Lt. Julie Donnan, 56th Logistic Readiness Squadron readiness officer-in-charge.

For more information about the force management program, visit myPers at https://mypers.af.mil/ or call Staff Sgt. Jennifer Hughes at 623-856-7820 in career development.




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


 
 

 
Courtesy photo

EOD called out for expertise

Courtesy photo The 56th Civil Engineer Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal team recovers military ordnance July 4 from the rubble of a burnt down building at an auto repair facility in Phoenix. The Luke EOD team recovered nume...
 
 

Strong followers challenge authority

It’s not surprising that when I tell subordinates to challenge authority, I often get a look of confusion. Admittedly, this is a step used to provoke thought. Obviously, we don’t need subordinates undermining their leader’s authority. My intent is not to create insubordination — it is to underscore the importance of strong followership. Great leaders...
 
 

Travel access, opportunities not to be ignored

Possibly one of the greatest and overlooked gifts we have in the military is our ability to travel. More often than not, we are stationed at bases around the world where we have the access and opportunity to travel and see the local sites. However, it happens way too often that we ignore those opportunities....
 

 
Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann

Thunderbolt joins elite Thunderbirds

Staff Sgt. Darlene Seltmann 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs photojournalist, took this photo March 15 during Luke Air Force Base’s Open House and Air Show. She had no idea at the time that just a few months later she would b...
 
 

News Briefs July 25, 2014

Wanted: Airmen selfie videos The Air Force wants to hear from Airmen with unique stories about what led them to the Air Force, who are proud of their job and how it impacts the Air Force mission, or work in an exceptional unit. The 2014 American Airman Video Contest is open to all Airmen who...
 
 

Thunderbolt of the Week

Airman 1st Class Anna Valdez 56th Contracting Squadron Contracting specialist Hometown: Moscow Years in service: One Family: Husband, Phil; mother, Natalia; and father, Oleg Education: Russian State University of Trade and Economics bachelor’s and master’s degrees in economics Inspirations: My parents demonstrated excellence and success in a loving environment, taught me to never give up...
 




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