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F-35 program accelerating, at ‘pivot point,’ program chief tells Congress

Posted April 29, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The program executive officer of the F-35 Lightning II aircraft program said the rapidly changing, growing and accelerating program is at a “pivot point” as officials address a number of challenges.

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Air Force releases FY17 first-term Airman retraining quotas

Posted August 22, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Air Force has approved 1,688 fiscal year 2017 retraining quotas in 74 Air Force specialty codes for eligible active duty first-term Airmen. “The First Term Airman Retraining Program allows first-term Airmen, including staff sergeants who are in their first enlistment, to retrain in conjunction with a reenlistment,” said MSgt. Kris Reece, retraining policy and…

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2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages due by Dec. 1

Posted November 18, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alexx Pons

The 2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Dec. 1. This awards program recognizes the Outstanding Air Force Scientific Applications Specialist in three distinct categories: technician, supervisor and manager. The objective of the program is to recognize an individual technician, supervisor, and manager for…

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Around the Air Force: Feb. 10

Posted February 13, 2017 by

On this look around the Air Force, the F-35A Lightning II makes its Red Flag debut, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein shares his goals for space, and the Air Force is committed to fostering civilian development.

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Yesterday’s Air Force: F-104 Starfighter

Posted April 5, 2017 by

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the F-104 Starfighter. It was a technological marvel when it first took to the sky in the 1950s. It broke a number of records and was used by many air forces around the world. The F-104 had a long service life; it wasn’t retired from active service…

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AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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AF releases Form 910, implements forced distribution

Posted December 4, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The revised Air Force Form 910, Enlisted Performance Report (airman basic through technical sergeant); and interim change 3 to Air Force Instruction 36-2406, “Officer and Enlisted Evaluation Systems,” have been published on the Air Force e-Publishing website (http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/). The interim change codifies forced distribution of promotion recommendations for technical…

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F-35A nearly combat ready

Posted July 1, 2016 by Kari Tilton

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — The first off-station deployment exercise for the F-35A Lightning II confirmed that the Air Force’s newest fighter jet is on track to reach initial operational capability later this year. A declaration of IOC means the F-35A will be combat ready. Seven F-35A aircraft and 181 personnel from Hill’s active…

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Nomination window open for 2017 Spirit of Hope Award

Posted September 9, 2016 by Kat Bailey

Nominations for the 2017 Spirit of Hope Award will be accepted by the Air Force Personnel Center through Feb. 20. The award, named for comedian and actor Bob Hope, recognizes a military member, former military member, civilian or organization that epitomizes his values of duty, honor, courage, loyalty, commitment, integrity and selfless dedication. Organizations and…

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Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. DeMotts
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SecAF highlights progress at AFA breakfast

Posted January 9, 2017 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James addressed the Air Force Association’s Air Force Breakfast Series Jan. 6, at the Key Bridge Marriot in Arlington, Va.

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