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  • Wilson praises Airmen, expresses gratitude in farewell remarks reflecting on her tenure as Air Force secretary

    She praised the skill and dedication of Airmen while comparing lessons learned from gardening as a corollary for the qualities that make for good leaders and an effective Air Force secretary. You need a plan, she said; you need friends to help, meaning allies, and “as long as it’s safe, let people tinker with the tools.”
  • CY19 Air Force Reserve Promotion Announcement: Major

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center officials announced results for the Calendar Year 2019 Air Force Reserve Line and Non Line Major Promotion Selection Boards today. The boards selected more than 900 Citizen Airmen for promotion.The selection boards convened at HQ ARPC January 28-February 1, 2019, to determine those officers best qualified
  • REMINDER: 30 May Deadline for submitting AT requests fast approaching

    Only 9 more days remain until all reservists must have annual tour (AT) orders submitted through the Air Reserve Orders Writing System-Reserve (AROWS-R). This ensures that the order can be published by 30 June and funding can be secured.IMAs should not proceed on duty or TDY without a published order.IMAs who do not submit AT orders requests for
  • AROWS-R unavailable from 31 May 19 – 15 Jun 19

    Due to a financial system upgrade, the Air Reserve Orders Writing System-Reserve (AROWS-R) will be unavailable from 31 May – 15 June 2019.  Orders requests will not be routed in AROWS-R during this time.Any requests for orders for IRs/IMAs that start between 31 May and 15 June should be submitted in AROWS-R immediately to allow time to process the
  • IMAs must submit all AT requests by 30 May 19

    Per AFI 36-2254 vol. 1, para 5.7.1, all reservists must have annual tour (AT) orders published by 30 June each fiscal year. This requirement ensures funding for AT orders is secured.Because AROWS-R will be unavailable from 31 May 19 through 15 Jun 19 due to a financial system upgrade, all AT requests by IMAs for the remainder of FY19 must be
  • Air Force introduces Two-Line Promotion Recommendation Forms for officer promotions

    The Air Force is transitioning to a new Two-Line Promotion Recommendation Form (PRF), for officers effective September 2019.
  • HQ RIO announces top Individual Reservists of 2018

    The Headquarters Individual Reservist Readiness and Integration Organization (HQ RIO) announced the 2018 Individual Reservists of the Year.The award program recognizes the accomplishments of the outstanding Airmen who augment Active Component and government agencies world-wide. “The IR of the Year awards recognize our best reservists for going
  • CY19 STEP II Nominations Due to HQ RIO Detachments by 20 May 2019

    Nomination packages for the 2019 Stripes for Exceptional Performers II (STEP II) promotion board must be submitted to their servicing HQ RIO Detachment by May 20, 2019.STEP II is a commander’s program designed to promote outstanding and well deserving Air Force Reserve members in Categories A (Unit), B (IMA), and E (PIRR) to one grade above the
  • HQ ARPC streamlines retirement application process

    Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center released a web-based application April 29 enabling retired Guard and Reserve Airmen to more easily apply for retirement pay and benefits.Retirees approaching age 60, or those that qualify for a reduced retired pay age (RRPA) will no longer need to mail their DD Form 2656 and ARPC Form 83 for their
  • Air Force stops all new Tyndall rebuilding efforts starting May 1

    The Air Force will be forced to stop all new rebuilding efforts at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, starting May 1 because of the absence of Congressional funding.Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson announced the pending work stoppage March 27 at a public event, citing a critical need for supplemental funding to recover from the natural
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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
AROWS-R unavailable from 31 May 19 – 15 Jun 19 https://t.co/XS0iHqFZkt
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
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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