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  • Reserve major promotions announced

    Air Reserve Personnel Center officials here announced results of the Calendar 2010 Air Force Reserve Line and Health Professions Major Promotion Selection Boards May 18. The selection boards convened at the center here Feb. 1 through Feb. 6 to determine those officers qualified to assume the next higher grade. Board members selected 448 of 2,228
  • Air Force fitness program revisions begin July 1

    In less than two months, Airmen across the globe will begin testing against new fitness assessment standards. These standards were deemed necessary by senior Air Force leaders to ensure a fitter and healthier fighting force. Changes include bi-annual testing, minimum requirements within testing components and establishing fitness assessment cells
  • Air Force officials clarify officer stratification

    Air Force officials are providing additional guidance to help clarify the use of stratification for officers after receiving feedback from senior leaders, promotion boards and Airmen around the globe. That feedback included concerns that our previous officer stratification guidance was unclear and restrictive, Air Force Personnel Center officials
  • Additional resources online to support NSPS conversion

    Online training courses are now available to help smooth the upcoming transition of more than 40,000 current Air Force National Security Personnel System employees into non-NSPS personnel systems. To facilitate the conversion, multiple resources have been added to the NSPS's official Web site, including two new training courses, "Classifying
  • Air Force leaders expand force management options

    Due to the high volume of traffic on the Air Force Personnel Center personnel services Web site following this announcement, Airmen experiencing difficulty accessing the site may direct their questions concerning force management to their base military personnel sections or the Total Force Service Center at (800) 525-0102 or DSN 665-5000.WASHINGTON
  • Misawa commander named honorary city mayor

    For a few hours March 23, the 35th Fighter Wing commander at Misawa Air Base served as honorary Misawa City mayor. Col. David Stilwell was appointed mayor for a day by Misawa City Mayor Kazumasa Taneichi. Additionally, his wife, Jan, was appointed ambassador to Misawa City and was presented with business cards and a staff identification card. "I
  • NSPS Web site adds features to track transition

    New features on the redesigned NSPS Web site give employees the opportunity to follow the progress as Air Force officials prepare to transition more than 44,000 current Air Force National Security Personnel System employees into non-NSPS personnel systems.To enhance transparency in operations, the Web site designers incorporated a transition
  • First Sergeant Academy curriculum, organization mirrors total force

    The life of an Air Force first sergeant is truly a tale of two experiences. There exists the joy of watching Airmen receive well-deserved promotions and recognition, and there is the disappointment and sadness at receiving a 3 a.m. phone call from a law enforcement desk or casualty affairs. These experiences are not unique to first sergeants
  • Air Force officials announce E-8 selection stats

    Air Force officials here selected 1,269 of 13,741 eligible master sergeants for promotion to senior master sergeant for a selection rate of 9.24 percent, and the list will be released publicly at 8 a.m. CST March 4.The average score for those selected was 665.85, with an average time in grade of 4.38 years and an average time in service of 20.2
  • Air Force two-star receives career achievement award at BEYA conference

    Maj. Gen. Larry Spencer received an award Feb. 20 at the annual Black Engineer of the Year Awards conference, an annual event to recognize and honor African-Americans in technical career fields.General Spencer, a career officer with 30 years of service in the Air Force, was honored with the Career Achievement in Government award.Vice Chief of Staff
  • Fiscal 2009 reserve captain, first lieutenant promotions announced

    Air Reserve Personnel Center officials have announced the second half of fiscal 2009 line and non-line captain and the second half of fiscal 2009 first lieutenant promotions. There were 305 Air National Guard and 379 Air Force Reserve officers selected for promotion to captain, and 284 Air National Guard and 216 Air Force Reserve officers selected
  • Remains of Air Force officer recovered in Haiti

    Maj. Kenneth Bourland's remains were found Feb. 7 at the Hotel Montana in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, more than three weeks after the hotel collapsed following the 7.0 earthquake Jan. 12.Major Bourland, 37, of Birmingham, Ala., was assigned to U.S. Southern Command, headquartered in Miami, and had traveled to Haiti on official business the day of the
  • Air Force officials announce officer selections

    Air Force officials selected 30 lieutenant colonels, 47 majors, and 3,087 captains for promotion during the 2009C chaplain, judge advocate and Line of the Air Force Central Selection boards. The boards considered 151 lieutenant colonels, 195 majors and 3,607 captains for promotion. The results of the boards are as follows: Selection statistics
  • Air Force returns enlisted high year of tenure to standards

    Air Force manpower and personnel officials here announced Jan. 27 a return of enlisted high year of tenure limits to their pre-2003 levels."We've considered returning HYT limits to their normal levels for several years. Now that our Air Force end strength is stabilizing, it is an appropriate time to return back to the pre-2003 levels," said Tom
  • Air Force officials announce enlisted board, promotion schedules

    Air Force officials here have released new enlisted promotion board and testing schedules Jan. 14."The 2010 enlisted promotion rates look promising," said Chief Master Sgt. Mark Long, the enlisted promotions, evaluations and physical fitness chief. "Nearly all 2009 rates slightly increased from 2008 and we anticipate this year's rates to hold
  • Airmen transition into new fitness program

    As Airmen begin transitioning into the new testing cycle in January, officials worked to publish the new Air Force instruction to the Air Force Publications Web site Jan. 12, with an effective date of July 1.Air Force officials unveiled the new fitness program in August while still completing a rigorous schedule to collect feedback, coordinate the
  • Military academy bowl victories shine light on armed forces

    The Air Force and Naval academy football teams triumphed in their respective bowl games Jan. 2, shining a spotlight on the servicemember-athletes comprising the rosters and the armed forces they represent.Military honors were replete here at the 5th annual Armed Forces Bowl, which pitted the underdog Air Force Falcons against the University of
  • Promotion to E-8 to require resident Senior NCO Academy

    Completion of the resident Air Force Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy or a sister service equivalent becomes a requirement for promotion to senior master sergeant effective Jan. 1, Air Force officials announced Dec. 9 as part of a policy change.The change in the professional military education requirement will supersede the current policy
  • Air Force officials announce OTS selection board results

    A total of 117 men and women from across America have earned an opportunity to become Air Force leaders following their selection for an officer's commission, officials here announced Dec. 9. Air Force Recruiting Service officials considered 461 applications as part of Officer Training School Selection Board 10OT01, which selected 117 for a 25
  • Eglin Airmen join Marines in combat fitness test

    Eglin Air Force Base Airmen joined the Marines during their annual combat fitness test Nov. 25 here. Airmen who came out for the combat fitness test accepted the invitation from Marine Sgt. Maj. Bonnie Skinner of the 501st Marine Fighter Attack Training Squadron to try out the newest addition to the fitness program."It's good to expose Airmen and


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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.
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