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  • Civilians can submit retirement forms electronically using myPers

    Submitting civilian retirement applications just became a little easier. Effective April 1, 2021, civilian Airmen and Guardians can now submit their electronically-signed retirement forms using myPers.The first and most important step in the retirement process remains employees notifying their supervisor or local civilian personnel office of their
  • New ‘Air Force Review Boards Agency’ website launched

    The Department of the Air Force debuted a new website for past and present Airmen and Guardians to correct their military records, April 5.
  • A Look Back…Recoverable Rocket Boosters--A Future That Never Was

    The idea of making flight into space as routine as atmospheric flight has been around since the 1930’s when Eugen Sänger first published detailed information about his ideas for a suborbital, winged vehicle, capable of delivering a payload halfway around the world using a skip-glide technique that he referred to as “dynamic soaring.” Though
  • Lt. Gen. Webb Visits the 33rd Fighter Wing

    Lt. Gen. Brad Webb, commander of Air Education and Training Command, visited the 33rd Fighter Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, April 7, 2021. Webb visited the 33rd FW to meet with the Airmen who make the mission happen, discuss community initiatives and support to local programs with civic leaders, and learn about the Nomads’ focused efforts on rated diversity improvement.
  • U.S. Air Force Rolls Out New Mission Statement

    PENTAGON, Virginia – The Air Force released its new mission statement: To fly, fight, and win … Airpower anytime, anywhere. This change emphasizes the primary competitive advantage and capabilities that Airpower provides to the nation and joint operations. The ability to fight and win with Airpower is key to facing emerging competitors and near-peer adversaries, according to service leaders.
  • CHPS promotes the DOWNSIZED Challenge

    Reshape your life this spring by participating in the DOWNSIZED Weight Management Challenge with Civilian Health Promotion Services. The challenge encourages participants to strive for a healthy weight by learning healthy lifestyle habits for nutrition and physical activity. Both Federal Civilian employees and Active Duty members are eligible to participate. Participants who enroll in the challenge and complete the initial weight measurement will receive a free CHPS performance T-shirt.
  • Tinker privatized housing continues to see improvements

    At the end of a well-advertised housing town hall event in February, Tinker Air Force Base Commander, Col. Paul Filcek, asked the roughly two dozen in attendance how many of them actually live in base housing. After eight hands went up, Filcek then asked them to put their hands down if they were either on his staff or members of the housing resident council. No hands remained.
  • Air Force names its newest fighter, F-15EX Eagle II

    The first Air Force aircraft to be completely tested and fielded through combined developmental and operational test efforts.
  • Test Pilot school graduates first Space Test Fundamentals class

    The U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduated the first-ever Space Test Fundamentals class April 6, 2021, at Edwards Air Force Base, California. Gen. John W. “Jay” Raymond, the U.S. Space Force chief of space operations, was on-hand to give the graduation address.
  • “SpeedDealer” team awards long-range radar integration contract with production options

    The Theater Battle Control Division, headquartered here, awarded an $8.4 million integration contract to Lockheed Martin Corp. March 26 as part of the Three Dimensional Expeditionary Long-Range Radar Rapid Prototyping program. Program officials said the main intent of the integration effort is to develop, test and field interfaces that allow the radar system to transmit data to other command and control nodes.
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