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April 8 – Pulse on AF force management

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:19pm
A limited number of Airmen who received notice that their previously approved applications for early retirement had been declined will be given the option to retire if they still desire to do so, officials announced April 8.

Top AF leaders speak at Nellis AFB

Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:19am
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, along with Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, took time out of their base visit April 7, here, to engage Airmen in a town-hall style meeting in the Lighting Aircraft Maintenance Unit hangar.

Air Force Wounded Warrior Trials begin

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:53pm
Wounded warriors joined together here April 7 to celebrate the opening ceremonies of the first Air Force trials competition at the Warrior Fitness Center.

ANG 'guardian angel' team rescues girl stricken during Pacific voyage

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:28pm
A California family stranded in choppy waters of the Pacific Ocean with a very ill baby girl was safely aboard a Navy ship Monday, enroute to San Diego, a military spokesman said.

Today’s Air Force: SecAF visits Airmen, WWII gunner shares his story of valor

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:53am
Air Force Television News released a new edition of Today's Air Force on April 4.

Space superiority remains vital to national security

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:47am
Gen. William Shelton, Air Force Space Command commander, highlighted a successful satellite launch to the House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on strategic forces during a budget hearing for national security space activities, April 3.

Acting Deputy Defense Secretary talks budget, urges innovation

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:18pm
Acting Deputy Secretary of Defense Christine H. Fox spoke at Air University's Air War College about budget constraints and sequestration in relation to the Air Force's role in the Department of Defense, the importance of technology and innovation April 3.

Air Force launches new program to capture innovative ideas

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:04pm
Air Force officials announced the creation of a new program April 4, designed to harness Airmen’s innovation.

Air Force Week in Photos

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 9:59am
This week's photos feature Airmen around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

AF updates officer, enlisted voluntary force management eligibility lists

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 7:21am
Select Airmen in specific categories who were not formerly eligible for fiscal year 2014 force management voluntary separation are now being offered voluntary separation. These individuals will not be subject to involuntary programs in Fiscal 2014.

AFPC has expanded voluntary FM program waiver authority

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 5:59am
The Air Force Personnel Center has been granted expanded waiver authority to waive some active duty service commitments, or ADSCs, for Airmen interested in voluntary separation under the fiscal year 2014 force management program, AFPC officials announced April 3.

April 3 - Pulse on AF force management

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:52pm
Beginning April 3, regular force management updates will be published at, including program updates, reports on voluntary program applications received at AFPC and changes to program eligibility.

Air Force improving its energy security

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:47pm
The Air Force is the largest consumer of energy in the federal government, with 86 percent of its energy costs dedicated to aviation fuel, according to Kathleen Ferguson, the principal deputy assistant secretary performing duties as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for installations, environment and logistics. Ferguson, who testified on 2 April before the Senate Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on readiness and management support, further noted the Air Force is looking at the full spectrum of opportunities to improve its energy security posture by implementing initiatives that make good business sense, such as working to re-engine the KC-135 Stratotanker.

Air Force leaders lay out budget priorities, concerns

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 1:15pm
Air Force leaders testified April 2, before the Senate Appropriations Committee on their service’s top priorities now and for the future. Joined by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and National Guard leaders and Air Force Reserve leadership, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James discussed the challenges of operating in a tough fiscal climate.

Air Force leaders insist new tanker is key to airpower

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:58pm
The top three acquisition priorities for the Air Force are the KC-46A aerial tanker, the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter and the Long Range Strike Bomber, officials told members of Congress during a hearing of House Armed Services Committee’s subcommittee on seapower and projections forces, April 2.

I will no longer be a victim

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:28am
A first-person account of a victim of sexual and physical abuse as a child and sexual harrassment and misconduct while working for the military.

Core values are more than just slogans

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:57am
Air Force senior leaders recently released a video as part of an ongoing effort to communicate the importance of living and adhering to the service core values.

Core values are more than just slogans

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 1:16pm
Air Force senior leaders recently released a video as part of an ongoing effort to communicate the importance of living and adhering to the service core values.