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  • AFJROTC launches Flight Academy program to address aircrew shortage

    Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC has launched a program aimed at potentially putting more pilots in the cockpits of military aircraft to help address the Air Force’s ongoing aircrew shortage. Beginning in the summer of 2018, select AFJROTC cadets who applied for a new Fight Academy scholarship will attend an accredited aviation program at one of six partnering universities to get a private pilot license.
  • Continuing Resolutions Create Uncertainty in Defense Department

    In Brussels to participate in the NATO Military Committee meeting, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said continuing budget resolutions must end so the DoD can achieve the fiscal stability and predictability it requires.
  • New year, new EPR policy

    Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman. This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus on revitalizing the squadron and saving Airmen time. It is intended to eliminate an unnecessary administrative requirement and empower frontline supervisors, raters and commanders to frequently engage with their Airmen face-to-face, said Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services.
  • Employee Assistance Program available to all civilians

    For civilian employees of Air Force Reserve Command who need a little helping hand in dealing with any of life’s myriad challenges, assistance is just a phone call or a mouse click away.As of Oct. 1, the Air Force started offering Federal Occupational Health's Employee Assistance Program and Worklife4You services to all of its civilian employees,
  • Air Force saves Airmen time, no longer requires first year evaluations

    Air Force officials announced Jan. 4, 2018, Enlisted Performance Reports are no longer required for regular Air Force Airmen in the grade of airman first class and below with less than 36 months’ Time-In-Service or Air Reserve Component Airmen below the grade of senior airman. This policy change supports Air Force senior leaders’ focus on revitalizing the squadron and saving Airmen time. It is intended to eliminate an unnecessary administrative requirement and empower frontline supervisors, raters and commanders to frequently engage with their Airmen face-to-face, said Lt. Gen. Gina Grosso, deputy chief of staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services.
  • Project Emeritus volunteers recognized for 44,000 hours of service

    Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith, 45th Space Wing commander, recognized and thanked 11 Project Emeritus volunteers for their dedication and service during a Commander’s Call on Dec. 15, 2017, at Patrick Air Force Base, Fla. Volunteers recognized have accounted for more than 44,000 volunteer hours. By comparison, that is equivalent to 24.5 years of
  • Adjusted gate hours for upcoming holidays

    As the Christmas and New Year holidays approach, Patrick AFB will change entry gate operating hours consistent with previous federal holidays. These hours will maximize the number of our Defenders who can spend time with family and friends as they enjoy the festivities of the season.   -Close PAFB East Gate at 10 p.m. on Dec. 22, 2017, and re-open
  • Citizen Airmen assist in successful rocket launch

    Citizen Airmen of the 920th Rescue Wing assisted in another successful launch of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket Dec. 15, 2017 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida.Aircrew aboard an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter worked diligently to clear the Test Range and ensure the coastline beneath the rocket’s path was clear of sea craft
  • Rescue Citizen Airmen receive CCAF degrees

    Citizen Airmen and family members gathered for the 920th Rescue Wing’s 6th Annual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony Dec. 2, 2017 at the base theater to honor this year’s 51 graduates stationed at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida. Seventeen of the graduates walked across the stage to accept their diploma from Col. Kurt Matthews,
  • Airmen share how they find hope when faced with challenges

    The HOPE video series allows Reserve Citizen Airmen the opportunity to share their stories of how they found hope, even in their darkest hours. These videos are intended to be a source of learning and encouragement. This series allows for leadership to share a narrative of hope and options for those who may be suffering. Follow the hope link:
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