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AFPC adopting innovative officer assignment system IT platform
Talent Marketplace is an innovative technological platform supporting the officer assignment system that aims to increase flexibility and transparency for officers and commanders. It is the final piece of the revised officer assignment system triad, which includes advanced assignment notification to commanders and the transition from three to two assignment cycles each year.
Civilian leadership program accepting nominations through May 1
Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2018 Civilian Strategic Leadership Program. Applications are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by May 1, 2018.
2018 U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School applications due May 27
Test pilots aren’t born; they're trained to be the best of the best by the USAF Test Pilot School. The TPS selection board is accepting applications until May 27, 2018 from eligible Total Force officers and current Air Force civilians
Non-medical care managers dedicated to helping wounded warriors, their caregivers and families
Non-medical care managers serve as the Air Force Wounded Warrior Program’s subject-matter experts and actively advocate for more than 3,000 wounded, ill and injured service men and women.
Service secretaries: Quality of schools, reciprocity of licenses should be considered in basing decisions
A letter signed by all three military service secretaries outlining ways state leadership can better support service members was sent to the National Governors Association Feb. 23, 2018.
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.
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.
Air Force Review Boards Agency Announces Changes to Application Process
The Air Force Review Boards Agency is changing the process by which Airmen, their families and veterans submit some applications for formal board consideration.
Annual Consent for Automatic Prescription Refills Begins Sept. 1
Beginning Sept. 1, 2017, Express Scripts will need annual consent from patients who want to receive automatic refills of their maintenance medications enrolled in TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. This means that just before one of your prescriptions runs out of refills, Express Scripts will reach out to you to know if you would like your doctor to be contacted to renew the prescription and if you’d like to continue in the Automatic Refill program. If not, Express Scripts will not refill your prescription.
Building dedication honors unit legend
A dedication ceremony was held at the 97th Intelligence Squadron headquarters facility here June 30. The facility was dedicated Tennant Hall in honor of retired Chief Master Sgt. Thomas H. Tennant who played a major role establishing intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance operations in multiple units which later became the 97th IS.
Glory Trip 220: an aircrew’s perspective
A joint team comprised of U.S. Air Force missileers and U.S. Navy E-6B Mercury aircrew successfully launched an unarmed Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile above the Pacific Ocean April 26, 2017.
NCOs win Offutt's Top Chef Competition
The non-commission officer team won the third annual Offutt Top Chef Grill Masters competition at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., April 6, 2017 held on the parade field. Four teams competed against one another by creating three dishes to be judged on taste, presentation and creativity. (U.S. Air Force photo by Zachary Hada)
The time to prepare for severe weather is now
March 20th marked the first day of spring, welcoming warmer weather, rain, flowers and the return of green grass. However, it also brings an increased risk of thunderstorms and tornadoes to the Midwest region. If you are new to the area, or even a lifelong resident, Offutt’s emergency management office says it is a good idea to take some time to prepare for these types of threats.
Promoting fitness - one plank at a time
Death, deployment, facing the consequences of a failed Physical Fitness Assessment, all can be stressful factors for military members and they can compound without a strategy to address them. Besides taking full advantage of the various helping agencies on base, an important factor to remember is that Brief, consistent exercises throughout the day
Offutt celebrates Tuskegee Airman's Birthday
Former U.S. Army Air Corps Cpl Robert Holts, the sole surviving original Tuskegee Airman from Nebraska, poses with students of the James M. McCoy Airman Leadership School here Nov. 25. Also in attendance were some members of the Alfonza W. Davis Chapter of Tuskegee Airmen, who came together with the ALS to honor Holts on his 92nd birthday. (U.S.
Offutt Airman earns spot on All-Air Force Softball squad
A U.S. Strategic Command intelligence analyst here recently tried out and earned a spot on the All-Air Force Men’s Slow Pitch Softball team.Senior Airman Mike Storey was one of 24 Airmen out of 51 applicants selected to attend the All-Air Force softball camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and one of only 15 to make the team.“It was a
Offutt Hosts Wounded Warrior CARE Event
Offutt’s Air Force Wounded Warrior CARE event wrapped-up with a closing ceremony Sept. 22 after more than 120 Wounded Warriors, their caregivers and families seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force recovering service members and their caregivers and families seriously or very seriously wounded, ill or injured Total Force
Offutt Airman continues Grandfather’s World War II legacy
“You are standing on the shoulders of giants,” said Chief Master Sgt. Thomas Good, 379th Air Expeditionary Wing command chief, as he spoke with the newcomers of the 379th AEW during an early morning briefing.Good was referring to the history the 379th Bombardment Group made during World War II in the skies over Europe. The assertion by the command
Warrior CARE event slated for Offutt Sept. 19 - 22
The Air Force Wounded Warrior Program, in coordination with the 55th Wing, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, will host a Warrior CARE event Sept. 19-22. The CARE event provides seriously wounded, ill and injured military members, veterans and their caregivers focused and personalized service through caregiver support training, adaptive and
Storm Chasers show Military Appreciation
U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Elbert Foreman Jr., a military working dog handler, meets with staff members of the Omaha Storm Chasers baseball team during a military appreciation game held at Werner Park, Papillion, Neb. on Aug. 7. Foreman and his dog Rocky ceremoniously place the game ball on the mound for the evening’s game. (U.S. Air Force photo