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Air Force STEM scholarships available to college students

Posted August 19, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program. Part of the National Defense Education Program, SMART was established by the Department of Defense to provide…

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Air Force photograph by SSgt. Vernon Young Jr.
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RPA pilots set to receive $35,000 annual bonus

Posted August 12, 2016 by TSgt. Bryan Franks

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced an increase to the service’s remotely piloted aircraft pilot bonus Aug. 10 in a multi-pronged approach to increase RPA manning and incentivize RPA pilots within a community that has operated at surge capacity for more than 10 years.

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Air Force seeks nominations for 2017 Outstanding AF Civilian Employees of the Year Award

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas–Air Force officials will accept nominations for the 2017 Air Force Association Outstanding Air Force Civilian Employees of the Year Award through Jan. 6. Each year the AFA recognizes four Air Force civilian employees for outstanding achievement in four categories:  Civilian Wage Employee of the Year, Civilian Program Specialist (GS-1 through…

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AFPC launches new website

Posted August 12, 2016 by SSgt. Alexx Pons

The Air Force Personnel Center officially unveiled the newest version of its public website, http://www.afpc.af.mil, Aug. 11.   The site contains personnel news and information for current and former Airmen and civilians.  Air Force fitness policy and the dress and appearance pages are the most popular pages, followed by links to Air Force Civilian Services information….

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CSAF letter to Airmen

Posted August 12, 2016 by Gen. David L. Goldfein

Fellow Airmen, I am now completing my first month as the 21st Chief of Staff. What an honor to serve with you! Attached is the first in a series of short papers I will share that outlines my thinking in key focus areas. You will find each in our Strategic Master Plan and Air Force…

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AF declares F-35A ‘combat ready’

Posted August 12, 2016 by Air Combat Command Public Affairs

The F-35A Lightning II fifth-generation fighter aircraft was declared ‘combat ready’ by Gen. Hawk Carlisle, the commander of Air Combat Command, Aug 2.

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Leader training on Blended Retirement System available via mobile app

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The new Blended Retirement System is a hot topic of conversation across the Defense Department, and most total force members have questions on how it will work and who is eligible. The online BRS leader course, released in June, is designed to educate leaders on the new retirement system….

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Critical thinking is way of future

Posted August 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Cory Gossett

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Many people in leadership positions, be it military or civilian, say education is the way of the future and believe through education problems can be solved, efficiency improved and the mission completed. I came from that world, graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and management….

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Transparent leadership: An old concept for modern times

Posted August 12, 2016 by Col. Sean P. Larkin

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — We’re living in an age of hyper-connectivity. With sensors everywhere and supercomputers in our pockets, there’s a wealth of information available to everyone, whether it’s a review of a restaurant, an updated Air Force instruction or the airspeed velocity of an unladen swallow (African or European). There are unofficial…

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57th Adversary Tactics Group holds change of command

Posted August 12, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Col. Samantha Weeks assumes command of the 57th Adversary Tactics Group from Brig. General Jeanie Leavitt, 57th Wing commander, during a change of command ceremony held in the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds hangar at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Aug. 5. The 57th ATG provides…

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