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  • Communication key to success

    My mother always told me never to put the cart before the horse. You'd think I would have listened to her, but there are moments when my overconfidence overpowers my need to listen and heed my mom's advice. I had one of those moments on Super Bowl Sunday. I started this article writing about what makes a team successful - and who better to use as
  • Characteristics of Sex Offenders

    Most sex offenders understand that certain acts, such as rape and child molestation, are illegal and harmful to others, but they commit these crimes anyway. They do so mainly because of pro-offending attitudes or cognitive distortions.Sex offenders tell themselves and others that this behavior is not really harmful. They may claim that the victim
  • Servant leadership

    In the profession of arms, we continually focus on and study the concept of what it means to be a leader. While there are numerous definitions of leadership, many of us associate leadership with someone who takes charge, leads from the front, and is appointed for a specific role. Although these concepts are correct, true leaders are not necessarily
  • The enemy in the fox hole

    Grappling with how to prevent sexual assault, we rightly focus on the positive impact of appropriate bystander/wingman intervention as well as how potential victims can reduce their risk. Another important avenue is to understand a significant barrier to prevention. That barrier is the denial that the offender may be one of our own. To address the
  • Overcoming pride to prevent suicide

    As my office has just completed a resiliency stand-down day, I am struck by the increasing numbers of suicides in the Air Force every year. There are more agencies and programs than I can count to assist anyone thinking of hurting themselves, and we receive regular training on how to engage in positive behaviors. So why is this still a problem?
  • Straighten up ... Fly right

    I think we would all agree the freedoms we enjoy as Americans are a direct result of sacrifices made by the armed service members in our history.While written history has not always been recorded it in its entirety, whether in foreign countries, on our own soil, or in the skies, the battles to gain and maintain our freedom have included, and in
  • The tyranny of 'now'

    Be careful what you wish for. George Bernard Shaw is famously quoted as saying, "There are two tragedies in life. One is not to get your heart's desire. The other is to get it." Our modern colloquial version of the sentiment is expressed in the proverb, "Be careful what you wish for; you might get it."In no aspect of our lives is this truer than in
  • Voluntary Leave Transfer Program Keeps on Giving Year-Round

    'Tis the season of giving when we open our hearts to others less fortunate than ourselves. There are many forms of giving, but there's only one that's designed specifically for federal civil servants that continues to give year-round. None is more appreciated than the Voluntary Leave Donation Program. According to Title 5, United States Code,
  • I saw granddad again

    I saw my grandfather yesterday. It was great to see him again. The years have flown by since he passed.I didn't see his face or hear his laugh; both always ushered in calm and goodness. I saw his champion's heart, unwavering determination and incredible mental toughness in the spirits of fellow amputees who visited my unit Dec.19.Chad Crittenden,
  • Holiday Celebrations with Food

    Many holidays, celebrations, family and cultural traditions often center on food. As a result, many people gain weight between Thanksgiving and the New Year. The problem is not that we celebrate and over indulge, but how we eat.It's the tempting treats during the holiday season and the pressure from family, friends, and co-workers to overeat. Maybe
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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
Kaitlin and Kristin Curtis, identical twins, both serve in the @usairforce as defenders, both made Senior Airman Be… https://t.co/m7cN7qcSDz
Watch @AstroHague's message thanking fellow Airmen and partners in aerospace industries from Star City, Russia! Hag… https://t.co/MgxwcIv928
Kaitlin and Kristin Curtis, identical twins, both serve in the @usairforce as defenders, both made Senior Airman Be… https://t.co/Mv4aWiG5Uj
RT @DeptofDefense: On this #POWMIARecognitionDay, we stand behind those who were taken prisoner by the enemy and honor those who never retu…
RT @thejointstaff: “Until they all come home." On #POWMIARecognitionDay, learn more about @DoDPAA and their quest to bring our service memb…
Watch @AstroHague's message thanking fellow Airmen and partners in aerospace industries from Star City, Russia! Hag… https://t.co/wPtNpWwcos
Did you catch @AstroHague yesterday on @foxandfriends?! We’re excited for Oct 11 when @usairforce Col Nick Hague wi… https://t.co/eJ8oShBsbF
Meet @usairforce colonel and @NASA astronaut @AstroHague! Soon to be resident at @Space_Station. Learn more about h… https://t.co/A18pqure9g
Thank you to @VP Pence & @SecAFOfficial Wilson for stopping by our AFSPC booth @AirForceAssoc, as we highlight how… https://t.co/HHmabEfFZd
Today we celebrated the @usairforce’s birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony! As tradition holds, the 1st & 2nd piec… https://t.co/AdxToUIunj
Honored to have @VP Pence & @SecAFOfficial visit the #AFSPC booth today on the #AFBday! They met some of our amazin… https://t.co/wqYc5RTtn0
Happy birthday to the @usairforce! Today we celebrate 71 years of breaking barriers, innovating and aiming high! He… https://t.co/5F04S0ZQR2
Our #AFSPCDefenders took 3rd in the Weapons Challenge and 5th overall at the #AFDefenderChallenge @JBSA_Official -… https://t.co/dvizusf2tv
RT @usairforce: .@SecAFOfficial: Over the past 6 months, #USAF acquisition has striped 56 yrs out of planned schedules in our acquisition.…
RT @usairforce: .@SecAFOfficial: The #USAF we need to implement the National Defense Strategy has 386 Operational Squadrons. #ASC18 https:/…
RT @usairforce: .@SecAFOfficial: The #USAF is too small for what the nation expects of us. 312 Operational Squadrons is not enough. #ASC18
Watch @SecAFOfficial’s talk on the “Air Force We Need” at the 2018 Air, Space and Cyber Conference. #ASC18 https://t.co/tLZcONqUV8
#OTD 1910 General Bernard A. Schriever was born in Bremen, Germany. He led development of the Thor, Atlas, Titan, a… https://t.co/CUTY6jbs7a

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