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  • Air Force simplifies promotion recommendation forms for officers

    The Air Force announced today it will make adjustments to the way the Air Force Form 709, Promotion Recommendation Form, will be filled out and used for Total Force officer promotion boards beginning in September 2019.
  • Scobee Focuses on Retaining Airmen at Caucus Breakfast

    The House National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus hosted a breakfast with National Guard and Reserve service chiefs on Capitol Hill, April 30. Senior leaders from each component discussed their top issues and emphasized the need for predictable and stable budgets. In addition, Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, Chief of the Air Force Reserve and Air Force Reserve Command commander, spoke on the importance of retaining Airmen in today’s Air Force Reserve.
  • 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
  • Overcoming injuries, heading to Wounded Warrior Games

    Three Airmen attended the Pacific Air Forces Wounded Warrior CARE Event in January, not knowing it would lead to each of them attending the Wounded Warrior Games this summer. Beginning in June, retired Chief Master Sgt. Garrett Kuwada and Master Sgt. Roger Hopkins will compete at the games held in Tampa, Florida, as primaries, and Senior Airman Faith Donato will serve as an alternate.
  • Air Force senior leaders update OCP uniform guidance

    The Air Force announced April 23 new rules on Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms that aim to better fit the needs of Airmen and the jobs they do while also holding fast to tradition.
  • New Air Force Science & Technology Strategy puts focus on speed

    Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson unveiled a new and ambitious Science and Technology Strategy designed to better identify, develop and deploy breakthrough technologies, April 17.
  • Mentorship critical for developing next leaders

    The 4th Air Force Vice Commander recently provided invaluable mentorship to Air Force Reserve officers at the 624th Regional Support Group here. Col. Robert Blake discussed two important events in every Airmen’s career: the Reserve Officer Development Plan, or R-ODP, and promotion boards.
  • Scobee testifies before Senate Appropriations Committee

     Lt. Gen. Richard Scobee, chief of the Air Force Reserve and commander, Air Force Reserve Command, joined his counterparts from the Army, Navy, Marine and National Guard, April 10, in front of the Senate Appropriations Committee’s defense subcommittee on Capitol Hill to testify on the fiscal year 2020 budget request for the National Guard and Reserve.
  • New mobile app enables, engages, empowers Airmen

    The Air Force now has an enterprise-wide mobile app designed to provide Airmen with streamlined access to information they need for their lives and careers.
  • Air Force Reserve Command standardizes AGR program tours

    The Chief of Air Force Reserve recently approved changes to the Active Guard Reserve program including improvements for tour lengths. Lt. Gen. Richard W. 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.
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