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  • Changing the paradigm to HRM customer service

    In July 2015, Lt. Col. Michael A. Ortiz authored a ground breaking article entitled "Dream Big: Air Force personnel must keep pace with today's digital customer." The article chronicled Headquarters Air Reserve Personnel Center's crusade to improve customer and agent experience by harnessing industry leading technologies and using them to create a
  • Dream Big: Air Force personnel must keep pace with today’s digital customers

    The United States Air Force has a critical mission: Fly, fight, and win in Air, Space and Cyber Space. Like every successful military general in history, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force, understands that if he takes care of his troops, they will take care of the mission. He recognizes that, when it comes to
  • A.R.P.C. Leadership

    It is always an honor when I have the opportunity to mentor an Airman Leadership School class. Not only do the Airmen have a bright-eyed enthusiasm for what is ahead, their energy is almost intoxicating; they are inquisitive and no-nonsense.They want to know about how to be the best. They have dreams of being great leaders and they talk about what
  • ARPC commander's message: Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    ARPC Professionals, this month is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. As you know, our approach is to emphasize Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention daily. Even so, we will provide special emphasis during the month of April and we have additional training scheduled for our Wingman Day May 7. To kick things off, I want to provide you with some quick
  • My four tenets of leadership

    Over the last 29 years, I have read a lot of books and blogs. I have served with and spent time with great leaders from all services and the interagency. Most of all, I have spent a lot of time at the school of hard knocks.Now, as a brigadier general, I have boiled these experiences down to four simple tenets of leadership.1. If you TAKE CARE OF
  • Editorial | The color of money: why it is important to complete annual AT and IDT requirements

    Many of you have heard the term 'Color of Money' used by military leaders.  These leaders are not referring to the 1986 movie with Tom Cruise and Paul Newman.  Strangely enough, the 'Color of Money' is an official Department of Defense term that refers to the different categories of money within the DoD and the specific uses on which those funds
  • Editorial: In 2015, "Just Lead"

    As we begin 2015, and our New Year's Resolutions, there's one you should add if you haven't already. It's also one that I'd ask you to stick with throughout the year. It's simply this: just lead. All Airmen - both military and civilian, and regardless of rank or number of people you manage - have the capability and the responsibility to lead. 
  • Take a step back this holiday season

    It's amazing to me how quickly 2014 has gone by--it seems we just put away the holiday decorations in January and now we're already in December pulling them out again!  Part of the reason the year has gone so quickly is that between our family activities, our civilian jobs and our military jobs, we've all been busy.That's why December is a great
  • Suicide prevention is everyone's year-round responsibility

    Though September was suicide prevention month, prevention must be on our minds continuously. That's why I want to reiterate that it's each Airman's responsibility to prevent suicide by building personal resiliency and by being a good wingman throughout the year.Recognizing the signs of suicide is necessary for prevention. Signs include displaying
  • Airmen, families zip, flip and spin through Colorado sky

    If someone would have told me that a year and a half into my Air Force Reserve career I would be hanging up-side-down from a wire, speeding through the sky at upwards of 35 miles per hour, I would have called a recruiter a long time ago.On Sept. 20, the Buckley AFB Outdoor Recreation program hosted its first zip line tour for Airmen and their


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During the commander’s call today, Brig. Gen. Ellen Moore signed the 2019 Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM) Proclamation as deceleration that we at HQ ARPC strongly support the robust efforts that have been and will continue to be made to care for victims. Sexual assault continues to be the most under reported violent crime in our society. As SAAPM commences, we encourage all service members to participate in prevention activities and renew your pledge to fight against sexual assault. Together we can work to further reduce, with the goal to eliminate, sexual assault from the armed forces.
Check us out in the latest edition of Citizen Airman Magazine!
“The Air Force Reserve improved our overall readiness during the past year," said Scobee. “We are better prepared at the unit level and our individual readiness has increased.” Click the link to read more!
In a Presidential Nomination Announcement today, the Air Force's top nuclear commander, Gen. John E. Hyten, Commander of U.S. Strategic Command, was nominated to become the next Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this capacity, Gen. Hyten will be a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation’s second highest-ranking military officer.
Are you a Reserve officer looking for academic opportunities to advance your career? Check out CY19B RSSB details and the invitation to apply. Deadline to apply is mid June so don't delay.
*HOT* CY20 EDEB Application Deadline Extended The CY20 Air Force Reserve Enlisted Developmental Education Board’s (EDEB) suspense/deadline has been extended from 8 Apr 2019 to Sunday, 14 April due to system issues. The EDEB board is still scheduled to convene 14-18 May 2019 at the Air Reserve Personnel Center, Buckley Air Force Base, CO. We assure you that we will work through all applications that are in coordination and help facilitate the routing process. Questions about this message or about the EDEB process can be directly addressed by emailing (arpc.dpaf.edeb@us.af.mil) or by calling ARPC Developmental Education Team at DSN: 847-3818 COMM: 720-847-3818.
Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of Air Force Reserve, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, approved these changes during a Human Capital Management Leadership Team briefing, Jan. 28. Click the link to read more!
Today is Gold Star Spouses Day, a time to honor the husbands and wives of fallen service members who keep their loved ones’ memories alive. We are grateful for their service and sacrifice. #GoldStarSpousesDay #HonorTheFallen
As of March 1, we were processing applications for retirees turning 60 that month, and have continued processing the current month’s workload into April. Click the link to read more!
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.
Our very own Senior Master Sgt. Jessica James, superintendent of the assignments division, was named the Air Force Reserve Command Outstanding Airman of the Year Senior Noncommissioned Officer of the Year! James will now compete as the Major Command winner at the Air Force level. This is a huge accomplishment as winning this award is highly competitive. We at HQ ARPC wish her all the best in this next round of competition. Go, Senior Master Sgt. James, go! Air Force Reserve Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee AFRC Command Chief Master Sergeant
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.
Join Us - myPers is Going Mobile Webcast - 3 April 2019 AFPC is hosting a myPers is Going Mobile webcast on 3 April 2019 (Wednesday) at 0830 (Central Time), 0930 (Eastern Time). Thousands can join us on “Facebook Live” or 250 connections on Defense Collaboration Services (DCS). Information will be provided on: • Why Go Mobile • Benefits of Mobile • What Mobile myPers Can and Can’t Do • Mobile Login Tips and Tricks • Open for Live Question & Answer Session Facebook Live Link: https://www.facebook.com/AirForcePersonnelCenter/ DCS Webcast Link: https://conference.apps.mil/webconf/myPers Login Instructions Copy/paste link into Google Chrome. Selecting "reload/refresh" button a second or third time is very helpful (round circle button in upper left screen). Switch to "another browser" if needed (Edge/IE/Firebox). Use EMAIL CAC certificate to authenticate and login as a "listener." Sign in 15 minutes early to establish PC connection and sound check.
Congratulations to HQ ARPC's own SMSgt Jessica James.
Today, we recognize the more than 2.7 million men and women who served during the Vietnam War. Thank a Vietnam veteran today.
Look who stopped by today!
 Thank you Daniel Riley (Rep. Jason Crow staffer) for taking some time to learn about what we do here at HQ ARPC.
Did you know . . . that we can travel directly to you and provide in-house training on topics relevant to Airmen at all stages of their careers? If you need the ARPC form 89, take a look at the first comment! - - - - - - - Air Force Reserve Air National Guard
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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
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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