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From Africa to America: Perseverance paves the way for a future officer From Africa to America: Perseverance paves the way for a future officer
There are many ways to distinguish yourself from a group of people. Maybe you’re the smartest, most athletic or funniest person in a group. Maybe you have a different background or speak a different language. If you’re Gabirele McStanislav-Cudjoe, a cadet in Air Force Officer Training School, you’re from a different country, your first spoken language isn’t English and you came from a different branch of the U.S. military. Of all the differences between McStanislav-Cudjoe and his fellow cadets, however, the one thing that truly makes him stand out is his heart.
0 5/21
2018
Default Air Force Logo Active Duty? Enroll to continue TRICARE coverage after retirement
Retiring from active duty, whether a medical retirement or a regular retirement, is a significant life event. You should know before you retire which TRICARE programs best suit your and your family’s needs.
0 4/03
2018
Air Force to institute new method to protect PII Air Force to institute new method to protect PII
Air Force officials announced Feb. 6, 2018, emails containing personally identifiable information, and similar numeric constructs, will be blocked from transmission unless the email is encrypted. For members unable to send or receive encrypted emails, members will be directed to utilize the AMRDEC SAFE application.
0 2/08
2018
Default Air Force Logo Air Force general officer-led team to investigate physiologic events
A general officer-led team will integrate and coordinate efforts to address aircrew Unexplained Physiologic Events, the Air Force announced Jan. 22, 2018.
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2018
Airman 1st Class Alan Elkins, 14th Operation Support Squadron Air Traffic Controller, practices a position in the Radar Approach Control room May 31, 2017, on Columbus
Air Force Base, Mississippi. The RAPCON is where Air Traffic Controllers direct and coordinate flight paths for aircraft in flight.U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Keith Holcomb)

Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations
Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman.
0 1/04
2018
Columbus Air Force Base, Mississippi, T-1 Government charge card required for Air Force travel
A recent change to a Defense Department travel instruction strengthens enforcement of an Air Force policy that requires travelers to use a Government Travel Charge Card, also known as an Individual Billing Account.
0 12/27
2017
This graphic represents service members from around the world who participate in the Blended Military Retirement System. Blended Military Retirement System to take effect Jan. 1
One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.
0 12/22
2017
Default Air Force Logo Retired AF pilots welcomed back on active duty
Retired Air Force pilots holding Air Force Specialty Code 11X are encouraged to apply for the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty Program in order to fill rated staff positions to help alleviate the existing manning shortages within the Air Force rated pilot community.
0 10/02
2017
Air Force expands Career Intermission Program opportunities AF expands Career Intermission Program opportunities
The Air Force has changed the Career Intermission Program to expand participation opportunities for Airmen from one application window each year to three. In addition, Airmen with humanitarian circumstances may submit out-of-cycle CIP applications, as can dual-military married Airmen when a join spouse assignment cannot be supported, provided they meet CIP eligibility criteria. If desired, the Air Force Personnel Center will expedite the CIP application.
0 9/27
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces 100 percent promotion opportunity to major
In the latest move to restore the Air Force’s readiness and lethality, senior leaders are taking a closer look at officer performance management with a focus on developing leaders and retaining the talented professionals the service needs.
0 9/14
2017
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