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  • Reserve Citizen Airman presented two bronze stars

    PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.-- The Air Force Space Command and Joint Force Space Component Commander Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, presented two bronze star medals, including one with valor, to a Reserve Citizen Airman from the 308th Rescue Squadron on June 14, 2019. Tech. Sgt. Nick Torres, a 308th RQS Pararescueman, was bestowed with the awards for
  • July newsletter for Individual Reservists now available

    The July 2019 edition of the Readiness Report newsletter for Individual Reservists is now available for digital download.The Readiness Report is the official publication of Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization and is published monthly to deliver news and information to Air Force Individual Mobilization Augmentees
  • Developmental education opportunites for Reserve Citizen Airmen

    Air Force Reserve Citizen Airmen are selected every year to attend Developmental Education courses boarded through the Reserve School Selection Board (RSSB A&B), Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB), and Enlisted Developmental Education Board (EDEB). The boards are held quarterly over a five-day period at HQ Air Reserve
  • Individual Reservist RDEDB applications due Aug. 28

    Applications for the academic year 2020-2021 Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB) must be submitted via vPC to your servicing HQ RIO Detachment by August 28, 2019.Full eligibility requirements and application instructions are available in the RDEDB invitation to apply.The RDEDB identifies the best-qualified officers for
  • UPDATE Changes coming to G.I. Bill Transfer of Education Benefits for Guard, Reserve

    *Editor’s Note: This article was originally published May 17, 2019. Updates were made July 10, 2019*Applicable to: Air National Guard and Air Force ReserveNOTE: PLEASE DISREGARD MESSAGE IF YOU HAVE EXECUTED A TRANSFER OF POST-9/11 GI BILL EDUCATION BENEFITS AND FULFILLED THE REQUIRED SERVICE COMMITMENT. Follow this link to review your current GI
  • Online worksheet to replace biannual AGR review board

    Lt. Gen Richard Scobee, Chief of Air Force Reserve, approved changes to the Active Guard Reserve program earlier this year which are expected to be implemented September 1. One significant change to the program was the elimination of an AGR Review Board, or ARB, which was held twice a year. The board was co-chaired by the Deputy to the Chief of Air
  • HQ ARPC enlisted development call focuses on AF heritage

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center held its first Enlisted Development Call here July 1.The concept was created and vetted through senior leaders following the Defense Equal Opportunity Climate Survey (DEOCS) that was conducted last fall.“One of the major areas of feedback that came out of the DEOCS was Airmen indicated that they wanted
  • Preparing for the possibility of a busy hurricane season

    The hurricane season is upon us and it stretches from 1 June to 30 November. Now is a good time to bolster preparedness and review lessons learned after hurricanes such as Hurricane Michael devastated parts of the United States last year.The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Climate Protection Center is predicting 9 to 15
  • IMAs must submit all IDTs for FY20 by August 15

    Per AFI 36-2254, vol. 1, para. 4.2.1.2., IMA members will develop a schedule of IDTs with their supervisors no later than (NLT) 15 August for the upcoming FY. All IDT periods for both IMA and PIRR members must be approved in advance, in writing, by the member's supervisor with an information copy to the appropriate assigned PM, prior to the member
  • HQ ARPC announces CY20 ARC Selection Board Schedule

    The Calendar Year 2020 Air Reserve Component Selection Board Schedule was released by the Selection Board Secretariat, under ARPCM 19-12, dated June 12, 2019.ARPCM 19-12 can be found on myPers as well as the ARPC/PBO restricted access site. The ARPCM includes: The CY20 board schedule Key events and dates for all centralized ARC promotion boards,
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The CY19 STEP II release results are in! The selection board convened here at HQ ARPC, 29 July to 2 Aug 2019 to select Airmen nominated for promotion to the grade of E-6 through E-9. A list of those selected can be found on our Force Development Page ( https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/force-development/ ) and myPers websites. For questions pertaining to STEP II, 720- 497-1243. Questions can also be addressed by emailing: AFRC/A1KK@us.af.mil #ReserveReady #ReserveResilient
Last night, the Team Buckley Airman Leadership School graduated Flight 19F. Amongst the graduates is one of our own, SrA Joanne Skafidas. SrA Skafidas earned one of the highest awards in enlisted professional military education – the Commandant Leadership Award. This award is presented to the student who, in the eyes of their fellow classmates, the teaching staff and the commandant, made the most significant contribution to the overall success of the class and displays practical leadership skills. Congratulations SrA Skafidas! We are all so very proud. #ReserveReady #ReserveResilient
Find out if you or someone you know is one of the Air Force Reserve's newest Lieutenant Colonels. Congratulations to all who were selected for promotion! #ReserveReady
Don’t forget! The CY19 Air Force Reserve Line and Nonline Colonel Promotion Selection Boards Facebook Live event is TOMORROW (16 August) at 10 a.m. MDT. The intent is to answer the most common questions facing the MPFs, Execs, MAs, RAs, SRs (including eligible Lt Cols) and the CSS and FSS communities. This session will also clarify guidance for PRFs, which are due 6 September. Potential Topics of discussion: ARPCM 19-16 (change 2) Promotion Board Timeline 2 Line PRF Prohibited statements Eligibility Letters to the Board Senior Raters Due to the public nature of Facebook, there will be no discussion involving PII. If you have specific questions that you would like answered during the live event, please send them to arpc.dpbb@us.af.mil by COB today (15 August). #ReserveReady #ReserveReform
Did you or someone you know apply for a Reserve short course for developmental education? The results are in; selected members and course placement details can be found in this announcement. Congratulations to those who were selected for the second half of Calendar Year 2019! #ReserveReady #ReserveResilient
We are hosting a one-hour Facebook Live session THIS FRIDAY (16 August) at 10 a.m. MDT! Topic: CY19 Air Force Reserve Line and Nonline Colonel Promotion Selection Boards (convenes here on 21 October). The intent is to answer the most common questions facing the MPFs, Execs, MAs, RAs, SRs (including eligible Lt Cols) and the CSS and FSS communities. This session will also clarify guidance for PRFs, which are due 6 September. Potential Topics of discussion: ARPCM 19-16 (change 2) Promotion Board Timeline 2 Line PRF Prohibited statements Eligibility Letters to the Board Senior Raters If you have specific questions that you would like answered during the live event, please send them to arpc.dpbb@us.af.mil by 15 August. Due to the public nature of Facebook, there will be no discussion involving PII. #ReserveReady #ReserveReform
Congratulations to Chief Master Sgt. Billie Baber, the incoming Command Chief for Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center. For a few more weeks before assuming her new position, Chief Baber will continue to serve in her current role as Command Chief, Individual Reserve Readiness and Integration Organization (HQ RIO), Buckley AFB CO, where she advises the RIO commander on matters influencing health, morale, welfare, and effective utilization of more than 7,600 officer and enlisted individual reservists and 130 full-time Airmen who support 10 major and nine combatant commands around the globe. "I am confident that Chief Baber will continue building on the foundation of resilience, empowerment, and professionalism institutionalized by Command Chief Masters (expected to depart HQ ARPC later this month)," said HQ ARPC Commander Kelli Smiley. "As our Senior Enlisted Leader, Chief Baber will be a champion for the men and women of ARPC and represent us with strategic excellence at the MAJCOM and throughout the AF community!"
Beginning in October, the A1 directorate will have a team available to provide support to the field on all primary unit training assembly weekends. This effort is just one of many transformation initiatives AFRC A1 is implementing to reform the human capital enterprise and further enable ready, resilient Airmen. #ReserveReady #ReserveReform
We are hosting a one-hour Facebook Live session on 16 August at 10 a.m. MDT! Topic: CY19 Air Force Reserve Line and Nonline Colonel Promotion Selection Boards (convenes here on 21 October). The intent is to answer the most common questions facing the MPFs, Execs, MAs, RAs, SRs (including eligible Lt Cols) and the CSS and FSS communities. This session will also clarify guidance for PRFs, which are due 6 September. Potential Topics of discussion: ARPCM 19-16 (change 2) Promotion Board Timeline 2 Line PRF Prohibited statements Eligibility Letters to the Board Senior Raters If you have specific questions that you would like answered during the live event, please send them to arpc.dpbb@us.af.mil by 15 August. Due to the public nature of Facebook, there will be no discussion involving PII. #ReserveReady #ReserveReform
Today, we pay tribute to all the brave men and women wounded in defense of our Great Nation, and to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice.
Read in the next issue of Citizen Airman Magazine about the powerful example of one of our Resilient Reservists; Chief Master Sgt. Stacy Gillman. #ReserveResilient #BeThere
Welcome home!
The CY19 Air National Guard Lieutenant Colonel and Major Promotion Selection Board results are in! Congratulations to the more than 500 Citizen Airmen that were selected for promotion. #ReserveReady #ReserveResilient
"It is so critical for each of us in the Air Force Reserve to understand why we serve, how our individual piece contributes to the bigger picture and why what we do is so important . . . . If we don’t know why we’re doing what we’re doing, we won’t give our very best effort and if we don’t give our very best effort, we start to let things slip and then we start to fail." #ReserveReady #ReserveResilient
If you want to attend the Air Reserve Component Field Orientation in August at HQ ARPC, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado, there are a few spots remaining! On-base lodging is not available so if you wish to attend you will need to arrange off-base lodging. https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/arc-field-orientation/ What is ARC Field Orientation and why should you attend? HQ ARPC offers an opportunity for Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve members to learn about the services and customer support available here. These events are quarterly, unit-funded and intended to foster ongoing communication and cooperation between HQ ARPC and field units. #ReserveReady
What is a scroll? And how do you get scrolled? Scrolling is the process through which a member is legally appointed and accessed into the Air Force Reserve as an officer. The graphic below explains the process! #ReserveReady #ReserveResilient
“The Air Force would not continue to win the mission without us. They would not be able to retain talent or recruit talent without the contributions we make.” – Col. Kelli B. Smiley, HQ ARPC Commander Today, Col. Smiley held her first all call as the commander of the center. Members in attendance learned more about her, her leadership values and some of her philosophies as they relate to accomplishing the HQ ARPC mission. #ReserveReady #ReserveReform
“Once we got home, my daughter sat down with me and told me in no uncertain terms that I needed to get help,” Corvi… https://t.co/3EpkayfkES
Congratulations to the 945 Captains that were selected for promotion to the rank of Major! https://t.co/7qvHMOoyt3
Congratulations to the 945 Captains that were selected for promotion to the rank of Major! https://t.co/rwMSCtRDCA
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If you are planning to transfer your G.I. Bill benefits, read this to ensure the new law will not affect this actio… https://t.co/uZKBl7Dp0j
Next week is the deadline to submit development plans for three upcoming development team boards. Enlisted Fuels… https://t.co/KUmo7z0QTv
Today Brig Gen Moore and HQ ARPC leadership hosted Daniel Bishop, the Executive Director, Air National Guard, Natio… https://t.co/RgU3TYM8gP
Air Force introduces Two-Line Promotion Recommendation Forms for offic https://t.co/d2rgZo0YMr
Thank you for all that you do! 🇺🇸 https://t.co/KT2MEovpHY
The Air Force is transitioning to a new Two-Line Promotion Recommendation Form (PRF), for officers effective Septem… https://t.co/zfKhpTFDUj
Today Brig Gen Moore and HQ ARPC leadership hosted Lt Gen Rice, Director, Air National Guard. During his visit, Lt… https://t.co/1OCRzGCHVu
“What we are concerned about, the command chief and I, is making sure we are retaining the investments that we’ve m… https://t.co/t8kqZO7QDj
“We can be viewed as a one stop shop for reservists and their families,” said Marty Cook, a PHAP outreach specialis… https://t.co/uB5Vkr5FRe
We released a web-based application April 29th enabling retired Guard and Reserve Airmen to more easily apply for r… https://t.co/UbsbU7uWk9
Residents of privatized housing on Air Force bases now have a 24/7 toll-free helpline to better assist with any hou… https://t.co/tDmB8N5uj8