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  • AF introduces first fully built HH-60G Ops Loss Replacement helicopter

    The Air Force introduced the first of 21 fully built HH-60G Pave Hawk Operational Loss Replacement (OLR) helicopters June 28 at a ceremony in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • AF moving forward with restructure of missileer career field

    The commander of Air Force Global Strike Command directed a review of the nuclear and missile operations career field earlier this year, with the goal of creating a self-sustaining career field. The review was recently completed, and over the past week, Maj. Gen. Anthony Cotton, 20th Air Force commander, briefed members of the 13N career field.
  • AF accepting applications for undergraduate flying training

    The Air Force Personnel Center is accepting applications through Nov. 18 for the next undergraduate flying training selection board.
  • Training for new civilian performance management program now available

    Educational training is available to civilians and their supervisors in advance of the Air Force’s April 2017 transition to the new Department of Defense-wide Performance Management and Appraisal Program.
  • Blended retirement system training now available

    Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card -- to include family members -- via an alternate website.
  • Retired AF general becomes head of women’s defense advisory committee

    Retired Air Force Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger took office June 15 as the chairperson of the Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services (DACOWITS).
  • Hanscom historian captures share of Air Force-level award

    Hanscom Air Force Base historian Randy Bergeron has earned a share of the Dennis F. Casey Award for Excellence in Periodic History in the Albert S. Simpson Category for co-authoring the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's periodic history last year.
  • AF selects 1,447 for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel, major

    The Air Force selected 1,447 for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the 2016B Colonel Biomedical Sciences Corps; Lieutenant Colonel Line of the Air Force, Medical Service Corps and Biomedical Sciences Corps; and Major Biomedical Sciences Corps central selection boards.
  • Air Force ROTC accepting instructor applications for summer 2017

    Air Force officials have announced 95 projected Air Force ROTC detachment instructor vacancies for summer 2017.
  • Test Pilot School Ph.D. program accepting applications

    The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School is accepting graduate applications through July 31 for the Air Force Institute of Technology in-residence engineering Ph.D. program.
  • Kadena fuels flight powers through to earn API award

    The 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, recently won the prestigious American Petroleum Institute award. The annual API award, which has been around for 50 years, honors the top active-duty, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve fuels management flight in recognition of their outstanding contributions, commitment to excellence and dedication to the warfighter mission.
  • New C-130J contract to save DOD millions

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center's Mobility Directorate signed a multiyear contract with Lockheed Martin to procure 78 C-130J Super Hercules with the option to buy up to 83 over the next five years. The agreement is the second multiyear contract for the C-130J and it saves the Defense Department about $680 million and provides the Air Force, Navy and Coast Guard with important airlift capabilities.
  • Forced distribution driving more promotions for top performers

    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.
  • Nominations sought for 2016 Sijan Award

    The Air Force Personnel Center is currently accepting nominations through Aug. 31 for the 2016 Lance P. Sijan U.S. Air Force Leadership Award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of total force officers and enlisted leaders who demonstrate the highest qualities of leadership in the performance of their duties and personal conduct.
  • AF seeks 2016 GEICO Military Service Awards nominations

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations through Sept. 12 for the 2016 Government Employees Insurance Company (GEICO) Military Service Awards. The GEICO Military Service Awards annually recognizes enlisted total force members from all branches of service for contributions to military or civilian communities.
  • AF releases Air Superiority 2030 Flight Plan

    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.
  • Davis-Monthan sets standard for tracking deployed Airmen

    Airmen at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base created an innovative tool, now used Air Combat Command-wide, for leadership to track their Airmen downrange.
  • AF defers promotion, re-enlistment ineligibility policy tied to enlisted distance learning completion

    The Air Force has deferred the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1.
  • AF selects 319 for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel, major

    The Air Force selected 319 for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the 2016A Colonel Chaplain and Medical Service Corps; Lieutenant Colonel Line of the Air Force Judge Advocate and Nurse Corps; and Major LAF-J, Medical Service Corps and Nurse Corps central selection boards.
  • AF Space Command leader releases strategic intent doc

    The head of the Air Force Space Command revealed his updated Commander’s Strategic Intent May 6. The strategic intent document serves as the overarching document guiding the command.
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