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DENVER -- vPC-GR to launch awards, decorations online
Starting Nov. 20, all eligible members of the Air Force Reserve will submit and process awards and decorations via the virtual Personnel Center Guard and Reserve, a 24/7 customer service Web portal operated by the Air Reserve Personnel Center here.

This new Web-enabled service is available any time from anywhere in the world and will give Airmen the ability to submit someone for an award or decoration. Reservists can log on to the vPC-GR at http://arpc.afrc.af.mil/support/default.asp to begin the process.

General officer retirements
Reserve general officers should not use the online retirement system to apply for transfer to the retired reserve. They must apply for retirement by submitting their Air Force Form 131, Application for Transfer to the Retired Reserve, through their chain of command, AF/RESOMO, and the chief of AFR.

Flight attendants needed
The 932nd Airlift Wing at Scott Air Force Base, Ill., continues to hire flight attendants for its C-9C and C-40 distinguished-visitor missions. Applicants must qualify for a top secret clearance, be available to fly a 10-day trip every three months and be within the Air Force fit-to-fight standards. Also, they must pass a board interview process and meet flight physical requirements as a flying crew member. For more details, call 618-229-7173.

Professional Development Seminars
The AFRC Professional Development Center is soliciting candidates to attend two professional development seminar opportunities in Washington, D.C.

The Reserve Components Joint Officer Professional Development Seminar will be Feb. 5-7 and will include a joint services agenda, session with the chief of Air Force Reserve and attendance at selected portions of the Reserve Officers Association's midwinter conference. The seminar registration fee will be the full ROA registration fee. This fee will also include an Air Force section luncheon and the Wednesday evening banquet. Attendance is unit funded.

Leadership Today & Tomorrow is a seminar for majors and lieutenant colonels. It is scheduled for Feb. 3-6 and will focus on career and leadership issues and feature participation of Air Force Reserve Command senior leaders. In addition, the seminar will feature the chief of the Air Force Reserve. The remaining agenda will focus on a variety of topics including accountability, mentoring and current Reserve issues. Participants will have a unique opportunity to interact closely with senior AFRC leaders.

Enrollment for both seminars is open until Nov. 30. Quotas are allocated to the AFRC units and Reserve Management Group for individual mobilization augmentees. Wing commanders should nominate candidates to HQ AFRC/A1TP (Professional Development Center.)

E-mail nominations (1-primary/1-alternate) to Mickey Crawford at mickey.crawford@afrc.af.mil  or fax to DSN 497-0234 by Nov. 30. Provide name, rank, home mailing address, daytime telephone number, e-mail address and unit orders point of contact for each candidate.

For details, call Ms. Crawford at DSN 497-0933 or 800-223-1784 Ext. 0933.