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  • Chief's Corner: December leadership in focus - "Compassion"

    Warriors, I could not think of a better way to lead into the holiday season than to write to you about compassionate leadership. Some of our greatest leaders in history carved their niche by spending their life serving others. Whether defined as compassion or servant leadership, the willingness to serve so that others may benefit has been around
  • AF Core Values: Airmen must live them

    Before going to any theme park or water ride extravaganza one usually checks to see how much it costs to get in. How many Airmen checked to see how much it cost to join the Air Force? Sure most checked to see what the salary would be, maybe even what kind of education and health benefits are provided but how many checked to see the price of one
  • Growing tomorrow’s leaders … today

    Today, communications move at the speed of light, skipping across entire hemispheres in mere seconds. Today, owing to the magical manipulation of "1s" and "0s", each of us is just a few mouse clicks away from nearly instantaneous access to digitized versions of the greatest works of art, literature and science. Today, unlike any other time in the
  • Doing the right things for the right reasons

    As many of you may recall, the core values are November's focus area for Air Force Space Command's Year of Leadership and it seems appropriate to place special emphasis on them during this time. Every aspect of our Air Force life is captured in our core values. Our core values are not just for the military or leaders, but apply to all of our Airmen
  • Lessons on discipline from military forefathers

    "Nothing is more harmful to the service than the neglect of discipline; for that discipline, more than numbers, gives one army superiority over another." -- George WashingtonWhat is it about discipline that would inspire such words from our first commander in chief? Certainly today's Airmen continue to be the guarantors of our nation's liberty, but
  • Air Force Core Values: more than just words

    October's "Year of Leadership" focus has been "Discipline." For November, the focus shifts to our Core Values, the very principles that are the backbone of discipline.Former Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Michael Ryan said, "our Core Values, Integrity First, Service Before Self and Excellence In All We Do set the common standard for conduct across
  • Discipline core of all Airmen

    President Harry S. Truman once said, "In reading the lives of great men, I found that the first victory they won was over themselves...self-discipline with all of them came first." President Truman's quote captures an important thought about discipline. It is through personal discipline - the actions that we take in life - that we plant the roots
  • 'You're as good as they get'

    This will be my last 'From the Top' as your Commander of the 45th Space Wing. Tuesday morning, I will pass the Wing flag over to General Ed Bolton with great reluctance, but I will do so knowing that he takes command of an installation that is operating at its peak.From the youngest airman basic to the most senior officer, from the fervent Sharks
  • Discipline: An unwavering trait

    We are taught about discipline from our early childhood. I was recently reading my daughter the fairy tale of the Little Red Hen and realized that, while entertaining, it actually teaches about discipline; specifically self-discipline. The Little Red Hen and her baby chicks are the only ones with the discipline to plant, harvest, and mill the wheat
  • Proud to be an Airman

    "Why did you go?" someone asked me. "It's a Saturday night and you dressed in uniform to go to the anniversary ball? Why?" My mouth opened to answer, probably with something clever like, "Why not?" But before uttering anything, I snapped it closed and thought about the question. Why did I going to ball? Vandenberg recently held its 50th Anniversary
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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
Watch @AstroHague's message thanking fellow Airmen and partners in aerospace industries from Star City, Russia! Hag… https://t.co/MpiO8ouccD
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

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