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Forced distribution driving more promotions for top performers

Posted June 10, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Results of the first promotion board using the forced distribution process were released May 25, highlighting a close connection between commander recommendations and those selected for promotion. “These results are achieving the intended purpose of the new evaluation and promotion systems we previewed to our enlisted force during last year’s roadshows,” said Lt….

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AF releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

Posted June 3, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

WASHINGTON — The Air Force released a flight plan directing development activity as a result of a yearlong study focused on developing capability options to ensure joint force air superiority in 2030 and beyond. According to the unclassified version of the Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan, released May 26, the gap between the U.S. military’s…

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted May 27, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18 to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average…

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AF uniform office designs for entire force; new modifications underway

Posted May 21, 2016 by Amy Rollins

When an airman gets dressed for his or her job, he or she dons apparel and equipment that were developed, produced, deployed, sustained, and modified by a group of fewer than 20 people working at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.

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Welsh releases 2016 reading list

Posted May 21, 2016 by SSgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The Air Force chief of staff published his 2016 professional reading list May 13. “This year’s reading list addresses every Airman on our total force team,” said Gen. Mark A. Welsh III. “The profession of arms, Air Force heritage, and developing Airmen are topics that apply to all of us.” This year’s list contains books,…

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Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

Posted May 21, 2016 by

The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18, 2016, to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer. For new tenants, the revised policy for the majority of residents will now be calculated using monthly meter readings instead of a five-year average with…

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Priests get first-hand look at the Air Force chaplain way of life

Posted May 20, 2016 by Dale Eckroth

As a Roman Catholic priest, Father John Tran has followed his spiritual calling by serving parishioners in Portland, Oregon, and by providing community service in New Orleans as a member of the religious order Domus Dei Clerical Society of Apostolic Life.

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Goldfein nominated as 21st CSAF

Posted May 6, 2016 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced April 26 that the president has nominated Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to be the 21st chief of staff of the Air Force, succeeding Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who has served in the position since 2012.

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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 approves RPA initiatives

Posted April 15, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force

The Air Force recently approved two initiatives for the remotely piloted aircraft career field.

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