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AF rolls out details to improve RPA mission

In response to a critical shortage of remotely piloted aircraft pilots, the Air Force rolled out more details of its plan to fix the problem in both the short and long term. The most recent initiatives include creating bonuses for RPA pilots of $15,000 per year beginning in fiscal year 2016; placing some newly minted pilots in RPA squadrons beginning in August; and investing more than $100 million to buy more ground control stations, simulators and contract instructors.


Dwell time, PT exemptions for new AF mothers increase to 1 year

The six-month deferment for female Airmen to accomplish their fitness assessments following childbirth will be increased to 12 months to align with recent changes to the deployment deferments, Air Force officials announced July 14.


AF releases SSIP results to DOD contractors

Today, the Department of the Air Force announced its top performing industry partners for 2015. This is the second annual ranking released as part of the Defense Department's Superior Supplier Incentive Program.


208 on July enlisted supplemental promotion list

The Air Force selected 208 enlisted Airmen for promotion via the supplemental promotion process, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced July 10.


AF Week in Photos

This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.


AF Vietnam veterans honored on Capitol Hill

Current and former service members, members of Congress, Vietnam veterans and Air Force senior leaders gathered in the Emancipation Hall of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, July 8, for a Congressional Commemoration to honor those who served during the Vietnam War.


WWII Veteran, POW receives Presidential Unit Citation

A veteran from the greatest generation was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation with one oak leaf cluster by Sen. John S. McCain on Capitol Hill, July 7.


AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017.


Master sergeant promotion results slated for July 16 release

The Air Force selected 5,301 technical sergeants out of 23,619 eligible for promotion to master sergeant, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. The selection list will be posted July 16, at 8 a.m. CDT on the myPers enlisted promotion page. Individual score notices will be available in virtual Military Personnel Flight at that time, accessible via AFPC Secure.


Tech Report: The Global Hawk

It seems the coolest new toys out there involve drones. Check out this week's Tech Report, which highlights one of the most prestigious of them all: the RQ-4 Global Hawk.

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