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New civilian appraisal program to begin in April

Posted December 30, 2016 by Richard Salomon

The Air Force will roll out a new Department of Defense civilian appraisal program in April 2017, designed to improve overall job performance, enhance supervisor and employee communication and more effectively develop and reward the workforce.   The new program, called the DOD Performance Management and Appraisal Program, is part of the DOD’s collaborative labor-management…

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F-35 Program Makes Significant, Solid Progress, Official Says

Posted February 17, 2017 by Terri Moon Cronk

Production of the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter is on a good trajectory and is a necessary aircraft in the military’s arsenal to battle high-end threats, service leaders told a House Armed Service Committee panel Feb. 16.

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F-35A deployment brings advanced airpower capability to Europe

Posted April 17, 2017 by

This weekend’s deployment of an initial six F-35A Lightning II fighters and several hundred Airmen to Europe demonstrates the aircraft’s readiness to conduct operations with America’s European partners, according to Air Force leaders.

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AF releases criteria for new valor ‘V,’ combat ‘C,’ remote ‘R’ devices

Posted June 23, 2017 by

Air Force officials released criteria for the new “V”, “C” and “R” devices, following the secretary of Defense’s Jan. 7, 2016, authorization. Following a comprehensive Military Decorations and Awards Review in 2015, the secretary of Defense implemented several changes to ensure the Defense Department’s military decoration and awards program continues to appropriately recognize the service,…

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RPAs drive conversation at 2017 AFA Conference

Posted September 29, 2017 by 1st Lt Annabel Monroe

Airmen from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., and across the entire Air Force, attended the Air Force Association’s Air, Space and Cyberspace conference Sept. 18-20, at National Harbor.

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AFWERX is smart risk for innovative solutions

Posted January 12, 2018 by Master Sgt. Heidi West

Courtesy photograph The first AFWERX location will be near the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, the Las Vegas storefront is scheduled to open in early 2018. AFWERX will serve as a collaborative, creative concept exchange hub existing to attract and maximize ideas from public, academic, small business and industry visionaries. Historically, the Air Force has remained…

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AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program list triples

Posted February 5, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2016 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 1. This year’s program, consisting of 117 Air Force specialties eligible to receive bonuses, is a substantial increase from the previous year’s program where 40 Air Force specialty codes were eligible. The program’s expansion coincides with Air Force…

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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

Posted July 28, 2016 by

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

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Fiscal stability, readiness key focus of service chiefs testimony

Posted September 23, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Natalie Stanley

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein testified to the U.S. Senate on Capitol Hill Sept. 15 emphasizing the need for fiscal stability to combat the long-term modernization and readiness challenges facing the Air Force.

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Evolution of the combat RPA

Posted January 20, 2017 by Senior Airman Christian Clausen

Courtesy photo The GNAT 750 was the first long-endurance remotely piloted aircraft. After it was purchased by the United States Air Force, it would evolve into the RQ-1 Predator during the 1990s to fly its first missions over the Balkans during the Kosovo conflict. CREECH AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — In the 1980s, the Defense…

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