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  • COMMENTARY: A Pandemic, Groundhog Day, and our Core Values - Lessons Learned

    These days may seem like the movie Groundhog Day where we are faced with the seemingly never-ending daily challenges and restrictions caused by a global pandemic. In the 1993 comedy, weatherman Phil Conners (played by Bill Murray) wakes up to relive the same day over and over. At first, he is frustrated and upset with his situation that prevents him from moving forward. However, through self-reflection, embracing the world around him, and adjusting his priorities, he discovers how to overcome his Groundhog Day by adapting his mindset.
  • Medical IMAs mobilized for historic COVID-19 response

    April 4th felt like a typical Saturday for Col. Ari Fisher, an Individual Mobilized Augmentee with the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency.  After a busy week in his civilian job as a physician’s assistant at a gastroenterology clinic, Fisher was roused from a quick afternoon rest by his cell phone ringing. The Air Force Reserve was calling on its
  • Leadership creates safe space for honest conversation

    Over the last days, weeks, months and years, its undeniable that racial tensions have heightened, in part fueled by national events and media coverage. To bring everyone together and create a moment for members to express their thoughts, HQ ARPC Command Chief, Chief Master Sgt. Billie Baber, and HQ ARPC First Sergeant, Senior Master Sgt. Tony Peel, hosted two safe space conversations.
  • Air Force update for COVID-19

    In an effort to minimize the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 and to prioritize the health and safety of Department of the Air Force personnel, the following modifications have been made:
  • Converting active duty retirement to AFR, ANG retirement

    Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard members who have completed 20 years of total active federal military service (TAFMS) are eligible for immediate pay and benefits upon retirement. However, for AFR or ANG members who further their careers in a traditional status and possibly accept a higher grade, these service members have the option to
  • Air Force Recruiting Service releases Aim High mobile application to serve as a Total Force one stop Air Force shop

    To help better communicate, inform and inspire new recruits and with embedded tools to guide them into the right Total Force career path, the Air Force Recruiting Service’s Innovation team launched the “Aim High” mobile phone application June 15, 2020.
  • Differences between myPers, CMS for resolving personnel, pay issues

    The differences between myPers, CMS for resolving personnel and pay issues
  • Spread the Word briefings now available online

    Spread the Word briefings, delivered during the National Capital Region Air Force Reserve Assembly in May, are now available on the HQ ARPC YouTube channel. The Spread the Word program provides Total Force members access to subject matter experts from HQ Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley AFB, Colorado, to discuss topics impacting Airmen at
  • Evaluation, decoration submission guidance during Covid-19 pandemic

    Recently, SAF/MR released a Total Force memorandum via myPers providing updated guidance and procedures for implementing administrative relief measures for Officer and Enlisted Evaluations and Awards and Decorations during COVID-19. This guidance specifically addresses the use of CAC/digital signatures and specific measures for submitting to HQ ARPC Recognitions and Evaluations Branches.
  • Fitness testing suspended until Oct. 1

    The change, which is an update from the original June 1 resume date, is effective immediately.
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