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328th WPS cyber course revs up weapons officer development

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School’s Cyberspace Warfare Operations Weapons Instructor Course, under the 328th Weapon Squadron at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., may have had its start just five years ago, but the cadre is wasting no time in innovating its curriculum to advance tactics and accelerate development of future leaders.

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Nellis hosts Aviation Nation Air and Space Expo

Thousands of people descended on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Nov. 11-12 for a chance to see the U.S. Air Force in action.

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AF civilian tuition assistance increases course limits

Air Force officials have raised the course limit for civilian tuition assistance from one course per semester or quarter to two courses for fiscal year 2018.

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AF men, women finish second, third in 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championship

The All-Air Force men’s and women’s basketball teams both finished in the top three at the 2017 Armed Forces Basketball Championships Nov. 8, 2017, at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. Texas.

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Wilson, Goldfein emphasize need for fiscal 2018 budget

The Air Force must have a higher and more stable budget to provide security for the nation, said Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein during the State of the Air Force address Nov. 9, 2017, at the Pentagon.


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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Nov. 22

Posted  November 23, 2016

On this look around the Air Force Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico has been selected to be the interim home for two F-16 Fighting Falcon training squadrons, the secretary of defense got a close look at special operations Airmen at work, and the Air Force has concluded an F-16 crash investigation

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DoD

Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted  November 22, 2016

All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period.  The new requirement took effect Nov. 26, 2015, as part of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The change does not apply to employees appointed prior to that…

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Veterans

Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Posted  November 18, 2016

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency — or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For retired Airmen, the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the…

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Air Force

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

Posted  November 18, 2016

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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Air Force promotions eliminates time-in-grade, time-in-service points

Posted  November 18, 2016

Time-in-grade and time-in-service points in active duty enlisted promotion consideration will be eliminated beginning with the 17E7 master sergeant promotion cycle, and all future promotion cycles, the Air Force recently announced. This is the final step in a gradual reduction of points for TIG/TIS that occurred one-third at a time over three years as part…

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