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  • DOD Seeing Encouraging COVID-19 Vaccination Rates, Health Leaders Say

    As of today, the Defense Department has administered over 3.3 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine to eligible DOD personnel, with 58% of active duty members having had at least one dose and 44% fully vaccinated, DOD health leaders said.
  • Scobee highlights Reserve contributions during Senate hearing

    Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve, and his counterparts from the Marines, Army, Navy and National Guard testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Defense during a hearing May 18.
  • HQ ARPC to host virtual ARC Field Orientation Course

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center will virtually host an Air Reserve Orientation Course for Air Force Reserve MPF/CSS personnel June 9-10, 2021.Discussions will be lead by subject matter experts from HQ ARPC on topics including retirements, evaluations, and promotion board operations. The two day course will be held over Zoom for Government
  • Air Force transitions from CVR Teams to more secure systems

    Beginning June 15, Commercial Virtual Remote (CVR) Teams will no longer be an option within the Air Force, and all information stored in that system will go away. As the CVR environment goes away, the Air Force network version of Microsoft Teams – a separate application with slightly different capabilities – will be enhanced to be more like CVR.
  • Air Force rewrites basic doctrine, focuses on mission command, airpower evolution

    Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr. recently signed perhaps the most sweeping change of Air Force basic doctrine in the service’s history, marking a major milestone in the service’s strategic approach to “Accelerate Change or Lose.”
  • Tuskegee ties to Pennsylvania Air Guard bind Black history, military future

    Tuskegee Airmen, the legendary first Black U.S. military aviators, are renowned for their remarkable contribution to the country’s successes in World War II; work that undeniably led to desegregating the armed forces; and specifically, albeit unknowingly at the time, strengthening the Pennsylvania Air National Guard. Expected to fail during a time when social winds claimed African Americans as unfit for the job, their abilities and heroism debunked that notion. Completely altering the face of U.S. military, their legacy continues to inspire Black Airmen and servicemembers today, and close to home. Here, two 111th Attack Wing Airmen – grandsons to original Tuskegee Airmen – joined military service by following the path forged by their grandfathers.
  • P-S GAR leaders share challenges in women’s inclusion panel

    U.S. Air Force Col. Jennifer Fitch, individual mobilization augmentee to the Peterson-Schriever Garrison commander, speaks at the women’s inclusion panel hosted at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, April 13, 2021. The women’s inclusion panel was a forum for military members to gain knowledge and advice from senior leaders about navigating the
  • AFLCMC hosts Virtual Focus Week April 26-30

    The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center is hosting the second virtual Focus Week of 2021 from April 26-30. Focus week is an opportunity for personnel to complete mandatory and discretionary leadership and acquisition training and earn continuous learning points. Dozens of courses will be available, ranging from career and functional area-specific training and coaching to personal development classes.
  • Charleston Citizen Airmen break barriers by becoming wing's first

    Two Airmen from Joint Base Charleston achieved major Air Force milestones as Reservists at the 315th Airlift Wing. Senior Airman Sydney Lewandowski became the first female security forces Phoenix Raven, and Senior Airman Destiny Cooper became the first female security forces combat arms instructor.
  • Civilians can submit retirement forms electronically using myPers

    Submitting civilian retirement applications just became a little easier. Effective April 1, 2021, civilian Airmen and Guardians can now submit their electronically-signed retirement forms using myPers.The first and most important step in the retirement process remains employees notifying their supervisor or local civilian personnel office of their