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Enlisted evaluation, promotion systems to use new EPR forms, forced distribution, stratification restrictions

With static closeout dates for each rank in place, the Air Force announced it will update the enlisted performance report forms and utilize new forced distribution and senior rater stratification restrictions to round out the incremental changes to enlisted evaluation and promotion systems with performance as the driving factor in promotions.


Breast cancer survivor’s journey leads her to Warrior Games

The Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Tech. Sgt. Linn Knight, a breast cancer survivor and explosive ordnance disposal technician, competed and placed in several events at the trials, advancing her to the June games.


US airpower on display in Paris

Defense Department representatives and aircraft were on hand at the 51st International Paris Air Show, the largest aerospace event in the world, at Le Bourget Airport, France, June 15-21.


Armed assault survivor moves on to Warrior Games

Retired Staff Sgt. Daniel Crane, a victim of an armed assault, placed in several events at the trials and is moving on to the Warrior Games in June.


Resilient security forces Airman advances to Warrior Games

The Department of Defense Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Retired Senior Airman Jennifer Stone competed and placed in several events at the trials, advancing her to the June games.


Brain tumor survivor moves on to Warrior Games

Senior Airman Kevin O'Brien, a brain tumor survivor, competed and placed in several events at the trials, advancing him to the Warrior Games.


Air Force 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.


DOD launches Integrated Lodging Program Pilot

The Defense Department will launch an Integrated Lodging Program Pilot June 15, which will provide quality government and commercial lodging, with greater safety and security and better services at reduced rates.


Lt. Gen. Hesterman III: ISIL fears coalition airpower

“We know from our intelligence that (ISIL) fears coalition airpower,” said Lt. Gen. John Hesterman III, the Combined Forces Air Component commander. “Since Aug. 8, coalition airpower has significantly degraded (ISIL’s) ability to organize, project and sustain combat power while taking exceptional care to limit collateral damage and civilian casualties.”


AF focuses 3rd round of VERA/VSIP for civilians

In an effort to lead its force management actions with voluntary programs, Air Force officials announced a third round of civilian workforce shaping measures beginning June 15.

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