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FY21 voluntary force management programs conclude May 27
The Department of the Air Force will conclude fiscal year 2021 voluntary officer and enlisted force management programs May 27.
All services including Department of the Air Force to furnish adverse information to officer promotion boards in designated grades, circumstances
The Department of the Air Force announced it is establishing policy to comply with the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020 and newly released DoDI 1320.14 requiring all services to furnish adverse information to promotion boards considering officers for promotion to the regular grades of O-4 and above, and to all reserve active status promotion boards to the grades of O-6 and above.
Air Force announces Airmen leadership qualities
The Airman leadership qualities are expected to form the basis for the future officer and enlisted performance reporting systems. The alignment between evaluating units and evaluating Airmen is intended to further emphasize and accelerate an understanding and adoption of the associated leadership qualities.
Total Force Airmen can now self-report joint experience in MyVector
Total Force officer, enlisted and civilian personnel now have the ability to input their joint experiences within the MyVector platform, allowing members to, more effectively, report joint experiences when being selected for future development and assignments by commanders.
NY ANG intel officer describes AF Ventures experience
The six-week fellowship places U.S. Air Force and Department of Defense leaders into technology and business ecosystems across Silicon Valley. This program is designed to increase the quality of technology proficient Airmen while maintaining long-lasting relationships between the Air Force and the private sector.
Rated Preparatory Program now accepting applications for FY21 spring class
Active duty Department of the Air Force officers and enlisted Airmen and Space Professionals interested in becoming a rated officer have until Dec. 31, 2020 to apply for the Spring 2021 Rated Preparatory Program.
Department of the Air Force completes first officer promotion board using new categories, selects 1,214 for promotion to O-5
The 2020 Line of the Air Force (LAF) lieutenant colonel board, which convened May 4-20, is also the first board to transition away from below-the-promotion-zone promotion opportunity while assigning line numbers based on order of merit versus time in grade.
AFRS to host "Pathway to Wings" brief Oct. 7
Air Force Recruiting Service will host a “Pathway to Wings” interactive career briefing Oct. 7 at 6 p.m. central time for potential future Air Force officers interested in learning more about accessions and rated boards.
AFRS to host Pathway to Wings event Sept. 2
The Pathway to Wings brief, hosted by AFRS Detachment 1, will give participants an overview of Air Force aviation careers, as well as information about different types of service, missions, aircraft and military lifestyle.
Register now for "Pathway to Wings" accessions and rated boards brief Aug. 5
The Pathway to Wings brief, hosted by AFRS Detachment 1, will give participants an overview of Air Force aviation careers, as well information about the different types of service, missions, aircraft and military lifestyle. Current Air Force aviators will be on the call to answer questions.
AFRS Det 1 to hold "Pathway to Wings" accessions and rated boards brief July 1
The Pathway to Wings brief, hosted by AFRS Detachment 1, will give participants an overview of Air Force aviation careers, as well as information about the different types of service, missions, aircraft and military lifestyle.
Air Force creates new AFSC for operations research analyst officers
The change, which went into effect April 30, reflects the broader shift across the Air Force on the importance of information and data.
Air Force creates new AFSC for Special Warfare officers
Effective April 30, special tactics, tactical air control party and combat rescue officers will transition from the command and control AFSC, 13XX, to the new AFSPECWAR officer AFSC, 19ZXX.
Class of 2020 takes graduation in stride during COVID-19 crisis
Vice President Mike Pence changed his plans amid the global COVID-19 pandemic to give the commencement address, the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds flew over and 967 new officers closed-out their four years at the school by hurling their caps into the air at the end of the ceremony.
Space Force welcomes first academy graduates to its ranks
Vice President Mike Pence was in attendance at the event and congratulated the entire graduating class.
Air Force commissions first female Muslim chaplain
Chaplain candidate Saleha Jabeen was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Chicago at the Catholic Theological Union by the Air Force chief of chaplains, Dec. 18, becoming the first female Muslim chaplain in the Department of the Defense.
Nurse enlisted commissioning program application window now open
The Chief Nurse interview process has also changed, allowing Chief Nurses to interview only eligible candidates.
Air Force updates 2020 developmental education processes, policies
The Air Force’s Developmental Education Designation Board has implemented significant process improvements to the 2020 nomination procedures.
Rated officer volunteers needed to support aviation diversity outreach
Air Force Recruiting Service Detachment 1 is encouraging units to nominate Air Force rated officers from across the total force to support outreach and engagement activities designed to increase aviation diversity and support youth aviation awareness.
International military student officers help build worldwide partnerships
The journey of an international student in U.S. pilot training can be challenging whether it be language barriers, different perspectives or comprehension. The international military student officer provides support and assistance to these students during training.
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: Good enough today will fail tomorrow.
's Tech Training Transformation team, partnering w/
, has re-engineered the foundational Cr…
are key to cutting unnecessary bureaucracy, recognizing and understanding our competition, and th…
signed the charter for the
's China Aerospace Studies Institute. The institute conducts r…
Bringing the future faster!
, the DAF has worked to optimize air & space capabilities in the Arctic region, supporting
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& ANG uni…
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and Tunisian Air Force personnel to provided 310 canisters of o…
: SrA Luis Pratts a
F-16 Crew Chief at
not only launches airpower daily during his time in
: Secretary Kendall’s first message to
: “If there is one phrase that summa…
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: Secretary Kendall has hit the ground running on his first day, meeting with Under Secretary Jones, Gen. CQ Brown, Jr. (@…
Northern Strike, one of
's largest reserve exercises, is preparing to launch. 5,100 participants from…
: (1/2) The Secretary is in the building! The Honorable Frank Kendall arrived to the Pentagon this morning and was admini…
: After over six months in the role, A/SecAF Roth sent a farewell letter to
this evening: “I am in co…
Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams at
, Florida, test a new X-Ray system…
Gina Ortiz Jones was sworn in as the Under Secretary of the Air Force. The second highest-ranking civilian leader…
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSA...
The newest Air Force Podcast recently dropped. Listen to a small snippet of CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright talk with Staff Sgt. New about resiliency. Listen to the entire podcast on Youtube:
or Subscribe to The Air Force Podcast on iTunes:
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It's the spirit we fly by! #B2Tuesday
Our mantra, "Always ready!" It&
the spirit we fly by!
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth ...
Need some motivation to get your week started off right? Listen as CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright weighs in...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride alon...
The U.S. Air Force Academy gives its cadets some unique opportunities. Ride along one of this opportunities.
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northe...
A United States Air Force KC-135 Stratotanker refuels an F-22 Raptor over northern Iraq, Nov. 6, 2019. U.S. Central Command operations deter adversaries and demonstrate support for allies and partners in the region. (Video by Staff Sgt. Daniel Snider)
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it's not given oft...
Although the Silver Star is the third-highest military medal, it&
not given often. Today, TSgt Cody Smith was the 49th Special Tactics Airman to receive this medal since Sept. 11th, 2001. Read more of TSgt Smith&
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Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are award...
Tune in as our Air Force musicians along with other military musicians are awarded the National Medal of Arts.