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  • Around the Air Force: Flight Equipment / F-35A Integration / GI Bill Transferability

    On today's look around the Air Force, Air Force flight equipment is being redesigned for female aviators, and for the first time, U.S. Air Force F-35As integrated operationally with Italian Air Force F-35As, making use of one of its main technological design features of interoperability. Also, service members who want to transfer Post 9/11 G.I. Bill benefits to their spouse or dependent children will see some changes starting July 12th.
  • Secretary, chief of staff initiate dialogue with commanders on a plan for new officer promotion categories

    The memo explains the proposed change and directs commanders to solicit and provide feedback from officers to major command commanders by July 31, with “a final recommendation due to the secretary and chief not later than 30 August 2019.”
  • Air Force announces artificial intelligence research with MIT

    Beginning this summer, the combined officer and enlisted team representing various Air Force career fields, is expected to work with researchers at MIT to harness the university’s student talent, renowned faculty and state-of-the art facilities and laboratories. The partnership will address a broad range of AI projects such as decision support, maintenance and logistics, talent management, medical readiness, situational awareness, business operations and disaster relief.
  • Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill transfers effective July 2019

    The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows service members to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The request to transfer unused GI Bill benefits to eligible dependents must be completed while serving as an active member of the Armed Forces. The Department of Defense determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at Veterans Affairs.
  • Air Force simplifies promotion recommendation forms for officers

    The Air Force announced today it will make adjustments to the way the Air Force Form 709, Promotion Recommendation Form, will be filled out and used for Total Force officer promotion boards beginning in September 2019.
  • OTS beta courses aim to test shortened commissioning program for SNCOs

    Air Education and Training Command officials are reimagining how Airmen are developed and are announcing two beta course tests that would shorten the officer commissioning program for senior noncommissioned officers, April 30.
  • Air Force announces selection process for officer instructor and recruiting special duty assignments

    The Air Force announced that beginning in April 2019, officers will be screened and selected for formal instructor and recruiting special duty positions.
  • Air Force Special Tactics 830-mile march for fallen culminates with memorial ceremony

    Twenty Special Tactics Airmen will culminate their 830-mile Special Tactics Memorial March for fallen brethren on March 4 with a memorial ceremony hosted by Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlbert Field. The ruck marchers will finish their journey along Highway 98/Miracle Strip Highway joined by senior leaders, comrades and community members.
  • Commanders, senior raters to select IDE attendees

    Beginning with the 2019 Developmental Education Designation Board, wing commanders and some senior raters will be able to select one Line of the Air Force officer per academic year to attend Intermediate Developmental Education in residence.
  • Female AF pioneer laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery

    Retired U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marcelite Jordan Harris was laid to rest Feb. 7, 2019, at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia, with full military funeral honors.
  • Air Force releases CY18A, CY18C officer central selection board results for Medical, Dental, Biomedical Sciences Corps

    The Air Force selected 519 active-duty officers for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the calendar year 18A Medical and Dental Corps central selection boards and 55 to lieutenant colonel during the calendar year 18C Biomedical Sciences Corps central selection boards.The Air Force selected 519 active-duty officers for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the calendar year 18A Medical and Dental Corps central selection boards and 55 to lieutenant colonel during the calendar year 18C Biomedical Sciences Corps central selection boards.
  • OTS restructures program to increase quality, quantity of officers

    The Air Force’s Officer Training School is changing the paradigm for building officers, pivoting away from separate programs for line and non-line officers and conducting merged classes beginning in January 2019.
  • Foreign Naval officers dive into Air Mobility

    Approximately 56 foreign and joint military officers from 52 foreign naval services from around the world visited Joint Base Charleston Nov. 13, 2018, to learn about the mission and capabilities of Air Mobility Command as well as JB Charleston’s role as the gateway to the Atlantic.
  • LCBP provides enterprise opportunities to lead, learn

    It’s a little known program that packs a lot of punch as the premier career broadening program for logistics officers working to keep Air Force platforms ready and lethal for the enterprise fight.
  • Air Force selects 12 for Inter-American Squadron Officer School

    Twelve active-duty officers were recently selected to attend the Inter-American Squadron Officer School, or ISOS, at the Inter-American Air Forces Academy, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, with the first of three classes starting in October 2018.
  • AF seeks nominations for 2019 Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught Award

    Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 2019 Brig. Gen. Wilma Vaught Visionary Leadership Award.
  • AF Secretariat releases 2019 selection board schedule

    The Air Force Selection Board Secretariat has released the calendar year 2019 selection board schedule.
  • Major LAF promotion board scheduled for December

    The calendar year 2018D major Line of the Air Force promotion board is scheduled to begin Dec. 3, 2018, at the Air Force’s Personnel Center and will review records for all captains meeting the board to determine whether or not the captain is fully qualified for promotion and meets the exemplary conduct provisions required for promotion.
  • Air Force seeks nominations for SecAF Prestigious STEM PhD Program

    As part of a continuous effort to develop exceptional leaders in a highly technical environment, Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson is introducing the Secretary of the Air Force Prestigious Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Ph.D. Program for the service’s most highly qualified active duty captains.
  • Air Force seeks Sijan award nominations

    Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award through Aug. 31.
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