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  • HQ RIO hosts Individual Reservist Orientation

    Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization (HQ RIO) hosted an Individual Reservist Orientation course at Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, November 18-21.
  • Long Ranger Resilience: Col. Dennis Britten

    As part of an on-going series of features and interviews on resiliency, we highlight a Reserve Citizen Airman of the 307th Bomb Wing who has overcome obstacles to improve themselves and the Air Force. This month, we feature Col. Dennis Britten, 307th Medical Squadron commander whose work ethic and never-say-quit attitude have been instrumental in shaping his career and the careers of those around him.
  • Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award nominations

    The Freedom Award is the highest honor the Department of Defense gives to employers for supporting National Guard and Reserve employees. The employers chosen exemplify what it means to go above and beyond federal requirements in support of military employees.Only six weeks remain to nominate your outstanding employer for the Secretary of Defense
  • HQ ARPC introduces online retirement application tracker

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center recently introduced a virtual tracking status bar for Guard and Reserve members to monitor the status of their submitted retirement application.
  • HQ ARPC builds leaders through force development

    Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy and a team of four colonels, came together Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 as the AY20/21 Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB).
  • New TAP implementation update

    The new FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) requirements became effective on 1 October 2019. The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19 NDAA) was signed into law on 13 August 2018 and called for significant changes to the TAP.  This legislation implemented new
  • CY20A RSSB application deadline for Individual Reservists is Dec. 11, 2019

    Individual Reservists applying for the CY20A Reserve School Selection Board must ensure their package is routed to their servicing HQ RIO Detachment by Dec. 11, 2019. The “Invitation to Apply” can be found via the myPers scrolling banner or here.For more information call the Total Force Service Center at 1-800-525-0102. Questions specific to the
  • Changes to the AFR Transition Assistance Program impact Citizen Airmen

    The FY19 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) Transition Assistance Program (TAP) requirements became effective on 1 October 2019. The John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19 NDAA) was signed into law on 13 August 2018 and called for significant changes to TAP.  This legislation implemented new requirements
  • Reservists receive more benefits with annual DoD mobilization authorities

    The United States Federal Code details mobilization authorities for Reserve Component support to Combatant Commanders. Currently, the Secretary of Defense and delegated civilian leadership utilize three authorities for Air Reserve support to Combatant Commanders, according to Air Force Reserve Force Generation Center officials.The authorities are,
  • AFRC restructures the enlisted grade force

    On October 1, more than 3,500 enlisted Reserve Citizen Airmen will see upgrades to their grade authorizations.MAJCOM senior enlisted leaders and other key members reviewed, evaluated and restructured the enlisted grade authorizations as part of the Enlisted Grade Council, established in 2016. The council grew out of a continuous process improvement
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Don’t forget! In observance of Thanksgiving Day, the myPers - Total Force Service Center will close November 28th from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Customers are encouraged to submit their inquiries using Email Us (https://mypers.af.mil/app/ask) . Your inquiry will be answered as soon as possible once full operational capability is restored. There will also be limited casualty support capabilities during this period. All mission-critical phone calls (i.e. Active Duty Deaths, Emergency Family Member Travel (EFMT) requests requiring travel within 12 hours, or any Hostile incidents resulting in a VSI or SI Airman, DUSTWUN or missing status, etc.) must be reported to the below number: (PRIMARY) Standby Casualty Technician: 210-319-0830 (SECONDARY) Superintendent, Casualty Services Branch: 210-573-2958; only call the secondary number when you cannot reach the standby technician The myPers-TFSC will resume normal business hours on November 29th. Please continue to send casualty messages and any questions regarding non-critical issues to AFPC/DPWCS Casualty. As a reminder, please limit your calls to reporting mission-critical items mentioned above. Air Force Reserve Air National Guard
Please be advised! In observance of Thanksgiving Day, the myPers - Total Force Service Center will close November 28th from 12:01 a.m. to 11:59 p.m. Customers are encouraged to submit their inquiries using Email Us (https://mypers.af.mil/app/ask) . Your inquiry will be answered as soon as possible once full operational capability is restored. There will also be limited casualty support capabilities during this period. All mission-critical phone calls (i.e. Active Duty Deaths, Emergency Family Member Travel (EFMT) requests requiring travel within 12 hours, or any Hostile incidents resulting in a VSI or SI Airman, DUSTWUN or missing status, etc.) must be reported to the below number: (PRIMARY) Standby Casualty Technician: 210-319-0830 (SECONDARY) Superintendent, Casualty Services Branch: 210-573-2958; only call the secondary number when you cannot reach the standby technician The myPers-TFSC will resume normal business hours on November 29th. Please continue to send casualty messages and any questions regarding non-critical issues to AFPC/DPWCS Casualty. As a reminder, please limit your calls to reporting mission-critical items mentioned above. Air Force Reserve Air National Guard
“Applying for retirement pay is a once in a lifetime event. We cannot expect the customer to be the expert so we’re working to make the process as user-friendly as possible,” said Col. Ashley Heyen, Director of Personnel and Total Force Services Directorate, HQ ARPC. #ReserveReform #ReserveResilient #AirNationalGuard #AirForceReserve
Here are some frequently asked questions about the AGR Continuation Decision (ACD) Process & Worksheet!

 Additional information is available on our website as well. <a href="https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/Services/Assignments/" target="_blank">https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/Services/Assignments/</a>
HQ ARPC released the CY20A Reserve School Selection Board Invitation to apply today which can be found on the HQ ARPC Force Development webpage or myPers. <a href="https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/force-development/" target="_blank">https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/force-development/</a> HQ ARPC also released an instructional video for those interested in applying for an RSSB developmental education course. The video walks the viewer though the steps to apply via myPers. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQXnp_xkybg&t=9s" target="_blank">https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cQXnp_xkybg&t=9s</a> Courses available for eligible members include Leadership Today and Tomorrow, Squadron Officer School and the International Junior Officer Leadership Development course. #ReserveResilient #ReserveReady
Do you want to know more about the AGR Continuation Decision (ACD) process? We are hosting a Facebook Live event Wednesday, 6 November, to cover this topic and more! The target audience for this FB Live event is all current AGRs or those interested to become an AGR. It’s recommended that you view this event on a computer or cellular device with a reliable connection. Headphones are also handy! #ReserveReady #ReserveReform Air Force Reserve
HQ ARPC is hosting an evaluations training class 9-20 Sept for Force Support Squadron and Commander Support Staff members. Class size is limited to 40 Guard and Reserve members and travel costs will be funded by the wings. Eligibility requirements to attend the class include: 1. MilPDS & PRDA. ARPC members will not be teaching basics of these programs. Trainees must be comfortable using both. Make sure the trainees have logged into their accounts within 30 days to not get kicked out. Wing access required. 2. Trainees MUST be the POC within their Wing for evaluations. Once the trainees leave here, it is highly recommended they are going back to their Wings to train the rest of FSS and CSS. 3. Attended 3F0X1 tech school or trained within the FSS/CSS. 4. Familiarity with performance reports and submitting through vPC. FSS and CSS personnel interested in attending must submit a myPers ticket with the subject "Evaluations September 2019 Attendance" NLT 1 Aug. Wings are only able to send one member, and due to limited availably, members will not be able to return to their units with myPers access.
Next week is the deadline to submit development plans for three upcoming development team boards. Enlisted Fuels personnel AFSC prefix 2F- closes Monday May 20. Enlisted Public Affairs personnel AFSC prefix 3N- closes Wednesday May 22 Public Affairs officers AFSC prefix 35P- closes Friday May 24
We are proud of your service and assure you that you will always be apart of the HQ ARPC family. We wish you and your family good luck, God speed and success in your future endeavors.
Attention Air Force Reserve Command Enlisted Members. Applications for the Air Force Reserve Enlisted Developmental Education Board (EDEB) are due Monday 8 April by 1630 MT. To apply, log into the myPers vPC Dashboard, and the EDEB application titled, “EDEB Invitation to Apply,” will be accessible under the "Developmental Education" heading. For more information, call the Total Force Service Center at 1-800-525-0102 or DSN 665-0102. Questions specific to the EDEB process can also be directed to arpc.dpaf.edeb@us.af.mil.
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