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  • Space superiority critical to success in modern warfare

    Space capabilities are critical for success in modern warfare, according to the commander of Air Force Space Command. "We need to assure [space] capabilities are available to our joint warfighters, and that means we must maintain space superiority," said General Lance W. Lord, during a keynote address to the Fort Worth Airpower Council here July
  • Local community runs; veterans' charity wins

    More than 250 runners woke up a little early Sunday morning for the inaugural Veterans Home Run at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. Andrew Abdella of Elbert, Colo., finished first in the 5K event with a time of 16:49. Jennifer Winckler of Colorado Springs finished first in the women's 5K with 21:09. In the group category, the Settelmeyer family
  • 'All about the bikes' at 3rd SOPS motorcycle day

    The 3rd Space Operations Squadron's motorcycle training session at the softball field pavilion Friday was "all about the bikes." Lt. Col. William Bishop, 3rd SOPS commander, discussed his experience of differences between driving an automobile and riding a motorcycle. "I consider myself a novice," Colonel Bishop said. "I've ridden about 2,000 miles
  • Vandenberg exercises provide training, maintain readiness

    Approximately 140 Vandenberg Airmen participated in the concurrent Foggy Shores and North Star exercises here July 25-28. The exercises prepared participants for situations they may encounter during real-world deployments. The Foggy Shores exercise tasked units to deploy their personnel and equipment within a given time period, while the North Star
  • 50th Space Wing supports shuttle return to flight

    The ground rumbled and the air roared at Florida's Kennedy Space Center July 26 as the Space Shuttle Discovery rose from its pad on a column of flame. From launch to landing, hundreds of men and women attached to the 50th Space Wing are keeping the shuttle in touch and in position. NASA relies on data from Global Positioning System receivers,
  • Historic tower at Launch Complex 13 toppled

    What took years to build took seconds to knock down Aug. 6 when 171 pounds of strategically placed explosives were detonated, toppling the historic 179-foot mobile service tower at Launch Complex 13 here. The 1,300-ton structure was used to launch Atlas/Agena space launch vehicles in the 1960s and 1970s. The most famous of those launches were five
  • LAII doubles GPS tracking capability

    Global Positioning System satellite operators with the 2nd Space Operations Squadron here will soon have twice as many monitor stations to work with thanks to the Legacy Accuracy Improvement Initiative. The initiative combined data from two National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency monitor stations and six 2nd SOPS monitor stations Aug. 18 - 23. Four
  • Father, son reflect on history, future of GPS

    October will mark the 20th anniversary of the 2nd Space Operations Squadron, previously the 2nd Satellite Control Squadron, and the units' role in the Global Positioning System mission. A father-son team who has been directly involved with the system's development and operation reflect on the history and future of GPS. Maj. Gen. (ret.) Don
  • Motorcycle safety enforced by MOB

    Missileers on Bikes, the MOB, is a private organization dedicated to offering motorcycle riders here an opportunity to meet fellow riders, ride in groups, learn from more experienced riders and participate in community events. "We're all concerned about being safe when [we] ride; that is why the MOB exists," said Tech. Sgt. Sean Cope, 90th
  • Buckley's AADD volunteers save 300 lives

    In just more than 18 months, Buckley Air Force Base's Airmen Against Drunk Driving program has helped save 300 lives and careers by giving free rides to Airmen and DoD civilians who may have had too much to drink. The program started here in February 2004, and dozens of volunteers have helped people get home safely. "I used AADD once, and I made it
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AF officials are currently accepting submissions for the 2018 Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award. All nomination packages are due to AFPC by Aug. 31, 2018. Read more at #AFPC #Airman #AirForce" target="_blank">https://go.usa.gov/xU5sE #AFPC #Airman #AirForce</a>
Joint Officer qualification is a significant achievement--the culmination of education and experience. With the new joint tour credit changes directed in the 2017 NDAA, you&#39;ll have even more opportunities to get joint credit. The recent update to DoDI 1300.19, OSD Joint Officer Management, adjusts deployment credits of 24 points or more to qualify an officer for full joint credit. AFPC manages the Joint Qualification program for the Air Force and has the information you need on these changes. For a complete overview on how to become a Joint Qualified Officer, go to Https://myPers.af.mil -> Assignment-> Total Force Joint Officer Management.
Are you interested in retraining? Noncommissioned officers interested in transferring to the Air Force’s newest enlisted aviation Air Force Specialty Code, Enlisted RPA Pilot (1U1XX), have until Oct. 31 to submit their applications to meet the next selection board. The complete application package includes an Air Force initial flying class II physical examination plus a pilot qualification test. The Enlisted RPA Pilot Selection Board will convene in January 2019 to fill training slots for fiscal years 2019 and 2020 as part of the Air Force’s ongoing initiative to integrate enlisted pilots into RQ-4 Global Hawk flying operations. Would you like to know more? Visit the Enlisted RPA Pilot webpage www.afpc.af.mil/Retraining/Enlisted-RPA/ #AirForce #AFPC
EQUAL Opens July 18 The window for Enlisted Overseas Returnee/CONUS Mandatory Mover EQUAL Schedule for Nov/Dec/Jan 2018-2019 opens on July 18. You can view the schedule logging into AFPCSecure on myPers, or at your local personnel office. The Overseas Active Duty Enlisted Quarterly Assignment Listing will open Aug. 8. For more information on assignments, go to www.afpc.af.mil/Assignment/ #AFPC
Do you think you could pass the Battlefield Airman Fitness Assessment? The new Battlefield Airman fitness standards and policy updates are online and available at http://www.afpc.af.mil/Career-Management/Fitness-Program/. ALO and TACP Airmen must take the Tier 2 Operator Fitness Test, or OFT, with the goal of achieving a component standard score of 2 or more on the 10-point component test scale for all components AND a composite score of 46 or more on the 100-point composite test scale. Download the OFT standards from our website and get ready to test yourself against these rigorous standards.#AFPC #AirForce
Air Force Recruiting Service is seeking former recruiters! Looking for current SSgt-MSgt having served in Recruiting Duty with a minimum of 36 months experience interested in returning as a Tier II or III Recruiter. For questions, or to apply, contact the AFRS Screening Team via e-mail at AFRS.rst@us.af.mil.
Air Force officials selected 8,416 staff sergeants for promotion to technical sergeant in the 18E6 promotion cycle. The promotion list will post July 19. Click the graphic for details. #AFPC #AirForce
18E5 Staff Sergeant Promotion Cycle File Freeze The file freeze will be effective July 25. Any data that is updated in Military Personnel Data System after July 25 for the 18E5 promotion cycle will not reflect on your Data Verification Record (DVR). If your eligibility status changes or an update is required after July 25, your MPF must contact the AFPC Enlisted Promotions office via email. Please use email subject line: "18E5 DVR Update Request." For more information on reviewing your DVR, go to www.afpc.af.mil/Promotion/DVR-Review/
AF rolls out FY18 Expanded Aviation Bonus Program Air Force officials have released the Expanded Aviation Bonus Program for FY18, making more than 2,000 additional aviators eligible for aviation bonuses. The expanded program targets aviators beyond their initial service commitment who previously declined to sign long-term bonus contracts. It also targets aviators who have expired contracts and those who were never previously offered a contract. All eligible aviators are encouraged to consider available options, make a decision and act promptly. The application window for eligible aviators under the Expanded Aviation Bonus Program ends at midnight (CDT) Aug. 25. AFPC will send targeted messages to all aviators who are now potentially eligible under the expanded program. This announcement does not change the Sept. 30 deadline for aviators in the original Aviation Bonus Program. Visit #AFPC" target="_blank">https://myPers.af.mil and search “AvB” for details. #AFPC</a>
Ever wonder what’s on your permanent record? Your Military Human Resource Record, or MHRR, can contain information such as enlistments, appointments, duty stations and assignments, qualifications, performance, awards and medals, disciplinary actions, insurance, emergency data, administrative remarks, separation, discharge or retirement (including DD Form 214, Report of Separation or equivalent) and other personnel actions. AFPC currently maintains records of those Airmen who separated or retired on or after Oct. 1, 2004. Do you want to know more? Watch the video, then click the link to visit our new Military Personnel Records webpage! www.afpc.af.mil/Career-Management/Military-Personnel-Records #AFPC (Note - the link to You Tube content may not work on AF networks. The direct link to our new channel is www.youtube.com/user/afpcpa)
Updates to the #AirForce Enlisted Force Structure now available to include changes to promotion requirements for CCAF.
Active-duty officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the DoD Olmsted Scholar Program. Read more at #AFPC #Airman" target="_blank">https://go.usa.gov/xUbWe #AFPC #Airman</a>
The Air Force Voluntary Period of Active Duty program has added multiple opportunities for eligible air reserve component officers. Additions include 12X – Combat Systems, 13M–Airfield Operations, 13N – Nuclear and Missile Operations, 13S – Space Operations, 32E – Civil Engineer, 38F – Force Support, Medical Corps and Dental Corps Air Force Specialty Codes. Detachment commander and instructor opportunities also exist for the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps. VLPAD gives certain Reserve and Guard Airmen the chance to serve on extended active duty for three years and one day in order to meet Air Force mission requirements. VLPAD information is available and continuously updated on myPers. Click “Officer/Enlisted Voluntary Limited Period of Active Duty Program” from any Air Reserve component Assignment landing page to find the complete VLPAD AFSC list, detailed eligibility criteria and application procedures for each specific VLPAD program. #AFPC #AirForce
Google+ Looking for an alternative to Facebook to get your Air Force personnel news? We just launched our Google+ account! The same great content, but linked through your Gmail account. Just follow us at: #afpc" target="_blank">https://plus.google.com/u/0/106430364875494942420 #afpc</a>
Are you an active-duty officer interested in becoming a Pilot, Remotely Piloted Aircraft Pilot, Combat Systems Officer or Air Battle Manager? Apply to the 2019 Undergraduate Flying Training selection board! Start the application process right away, as all applicants must be certified as “physically qualified” and require a medical flight screening. Complete applications, to include any approved waivers and exception-to-policy requests, are due to the Air Force’s Personnel Center by Sept. 21. The selection board meets in November. Visit the UFT page on myPers to learn more: Active-duty officer Assignment page->Air Force Special Flying Programs or select “Active Duty Officer” from the myPers dropdown menu and search “Undergraduate” #AFPC_Assignment #AirForce
#AFPC wishes all #Airmen a safe and happy 4th of July holiday! We will have personnel technicians available through midnight July 3rd to help with your personnel needs. We will be back online July 5th to assist with you personnel information needs. Happy Independence Day! #AFPC
Air Force officials recently named the 88th Security Forces Squadron as the winner of the 2018 AFA Verne Orr Award for excellence in managing human resources. Read more at #AFPC #Airman #AirForce" target="_blank">https://go.usa.gov/xUY9Q #AFPC #Airman #AirForce</a>
The Air Force is now accepting applications for the Academic Year 2019 Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, or EMDP2. This program offers enlisted Airmen in both the active and air reserve components the opportunity to complete the preparatory coursework for admission to medical school. The deadline for Airmen to submit their Intent to Apply emails to AFPC is Oct 12. Updated eligibility requirements and applications guidelines are listed on myPers. Select “Any” from the dropdown menu and search “EMDP2.” Find additional information about EMDP2 and other enlisted medical commissioning programs on our public website at www.afpc.af.mil/Assignment/Enlisted_Commission/ #AFPC #AirForce
Are you a talented, motivated active-duty officer willing to serve as a role model and instructor? If so, then your Air Force’s Academy needs you! Talk with your chain of command and then submit your volunteer statement to AFPC by Aug. 15. The United States Air Force Academy relies on hundreds of first lieutenants through lieutenant colonels to serve as instructors in a variety of mission areas to include military training, character and leadership development, athletics and academics, in order to educate, train and inspire men and women to become leaders of character. Officers in this special duty assignment will serve a three-year, controlled tour. Most academic positions require a master&#39;s or doctorate degree in a relevant discipline, though a bachelor’s degree is sufficient for other positions with the Commandant of Cadets, Athletic Department and USAFA Preparatory School. For more information, visit myPers and search “USAFA Instructors.” #AFPC #AirForce
Leaving active duty and still want to be part of the team? The PALACE CHASE program allows active-duty Airmen to request early separation from active military service and transfer to a Drill Status Guardsman, Traditional Reservist, Individual Mobilized Augmentee, AGR or Title 5 Dual Status Technician position. Enlisted applicants - Must complete 1/2 of their initial enlistment by the requested date of separation. Officer Applicants - Must have complete 2/3 of the initial total Active Duty Service Commitment by the requested date of separation. For application information, go to https://mypers.af.mil -> Separation -> PALACE CHASE
Here’s the answer for this morning’s #TriviaTuesday question! Was @30thSpaceWing at Vandenberg on your radar???… https://t.co/66dzj3U17o
RT @NatReconOfc: #OTD August 19, 1960, a @usairforce C-119 caught Discoverer 14's (CORONA) recovery capsule in mid-air. The capsule contain…
Tomorrow TSgt Chapman will be posthumously awarded the #MedalofHonor at the White House. Want to learn more about t… https://t.co/5M1ixaK0VT
RT @airandspace: Today in 1965: Gemini V launched with astronauts Gordon Cooper and Pete Conrad. During the eightday mission they circled E…
RT @AFSpecOpsCmd: The community shows their support to the family of @usairforce TSgt John Chapman, as they depart for the Medal of Honor c…
RT @USAFCENT: Join us in honoring the heroic actions of Tech Sgt John Chapman tomorrow Aug. 22 at 3:30 pm EST. Sgt Chapman will be the firs…
It's #TriviaTuesday! Time to test your #spaceawareness with this week's Space Awareness Trivia! If you know the ans… https://t.co/5FntIZU45o
RT @SecAFOfficial: From the beginnings of aviation and the 1st Aero Squadron, #Airmen have been innovators. We are committed, driven and sl…
The U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program completed a major program milestone on July 2… https://t.co/DCg6xwjhLr
Space squadron celebrates heritage, reflects on past 25 years https://t.co/28pe9p8zDU
Partners in Space, Partners in Signature: An AEHF Tradition. Leadership from @AF_SMC, @AerospaceCorp &… https://t.co/5hfAhzeAQC
The U.S. Air Force’s Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) program completed a major program milestone on July 2… https://t.co/Sm6jKeYlaJ
RT @usairforce: Tune into this edition of Around the #AirForce https://t.co/SFdrh7AIIY
RT @Space_Station: The Expedition 56 crew tested controlling a robot and satellites from space, worked on spacesuits and prepared for a Jap…
RT @NASA: This is one of the most comprehensive portraits of the universe’s evolutionary history yet! Assembled by astronomers using observ…
#FunFactFriday: From 1988 to 1993, the PSN-8 "Manpack" receiver, one of the first portable GPS units, was made avai… https://t.co/KmQAfeViD9
#OTD 1960 @usairforce Capt Joseph Kittinger, Jr jumped from 102,800 feet in the Excelsior III balloon over New Mexi… https://t.co/8frxrKGZFy
Partners in Space, Partners in Signature: An AEHF Tradition. Leadership from @AF_SMC, @AerospaceCorp &… https://t.co/YmNH4aI8QQ

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