Enlisted promotion system changes continue with weighted factor adjustments

December 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — This January, changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) will continue with adjustments to the scoring model for promotions to technical sergeant and below, all designed to help ensure job performance is the most important factor when evaluating and identifying Airmen for promotion.



Academy leader helped by Air Force mental health services

December 11, 2014

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Chief Master Sgt. Max Grindstaff, the Academy’s command chief, said taking advantage of Air Force mental health support services helps him cope today with the deaths of nine Americans he served with in Kabul, Afghanistan.



AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

December 11, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, California.



DLA provides Thanksgiving to American military in West Africa

December 11, 2014

American service members working to stop the spread of Ebola in West Africa may be away from home during the holidays, but they will still enjoy a Thanksgiving Day meal with all the trimmings thanks to Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support.



Air Force releases major, lieutenant colonel, colonel selection board results

December 11, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has selected 652 captains, 260 majors and 85 lieutenant colonels for promotion to major, lieutenant colonel and colonel, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced.

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DLA Aviation provides supplies for safety of OUA units

November 27, 2014

RICHMOND, Va. — Defense Logistics Agency Aviation is ensuring equipment needed to live in austere conditions is available for the health and safety of service members deploying to help contain the Ebola virus in West Africa.



Hill among flight test community preparing for federal spectrum auction

November 27, 2014

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Since the rise in demand for commercial spectrum and faster data transfer rates for commercial wireless use, flight testers throughout the country have been working towards solutions to be able to function in line with this compatible growth.



Hill Tax Center seeks volunteers during tax season

November 27, 2014

Each year the Hill Air Force Base Tax Center offers tax preparation services for military members, retirees, and their dependents. These services can save hundreds of dollars per client in tax return preparation costs. Over the past few years, the Tax Center has saved military and retiree families over $1 million in tax return preparation costs. The Tax Center is seeking volunteers to help in continuing to provide these services to military members and their families. 



AF reveals AFIMSC candidate bases

November 27, 2014

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials announced today Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia; Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; Scott Air Force Base, Illinois; and Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, as candidate bases to potentially host the headquarters (HQ) for the new Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center (AFIMSC). 

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