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Retiring from the military can be a difficult time but if Soldiers stick to the Army's guidelines, they can have a smooth transition into the civilian world. DOD, VA Release Online Tool to Help Vets With Discharge Upgrade Process
A joint initiative between the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments has yielded a web-based tool that will provide customized guidance to veterans who desire to upgrade or change the conditions of their military discharge.
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Staff Sgt. Manoj Williams, a 375th Civil Engineering Squadron electrical systems craftsman, greases framework knife blades and tightens loose conductor connections April 9, 2016, at Scott Air Force Base, Ill. The base required a scheduled power outage to repair critical high-voltage electrical components. (U.S. Air Force photo/Airman Daniel Garcia)                                                                    AF Installation Cyberattack Plans put to the test during national grid exercise
Recently, 32 Air Force installations and representatives from Headquarters Air Force took part in the two-day national Grid Security Exercise IV, or GridEx IV, to simulate a coordinated response to cyber and physical security threats to North America's electricity grid and other critical infrastructure.
0 12/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo Air Force Review Boards Agency Announces Changes to Application Process
The Air Force Review Boards Agency is changing the process by which Airmen, their families and veterans submit some applications for formal board consideration.
0 8/24
2017
Default Air Force Logo STEM scholarships available to college students
Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program.
0 8/18
2016
Default Air Force Logo Training for new civilian performance management program now available
Educational training is available to civilians and their supervisors in advance of the Air Force’s April 2017 transition to the new Department of Defense-wide Performance Management and Appraisal Program.
0 6/27
2016
Blended Retirement System Blended retirement system training now available
Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card -- to include family members -- via an alternate website.
0 6/16
2016
Default Air Force Logo Pentagon announces changes to military decorations, awards program
The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released Jan. 7.
0 1/07
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF continues to work with DOD, OPM on cybersecurity incident
The Air Force maintains its commitment to protect personal information from cyber threats by continuing efforts with the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management to assist those impacted by the recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data.
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A C-130J Super Hercules and its aircrew assigned to the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron from Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, loads cargo destined for an undisclosed location in Afghansitan, May 5, 2018.  The 774th EAS is an active duty unit based out of the 41st Airlift Squadron, Little Rock, Ark, that worked together with the 746th EAS, a reserve unit based out of the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss. The mission represents the first dual-formation airdrop consisting of aircraft from two separate units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Xavier Navarro) A U.S. Air Force First: Two Sister Units From Two Different Countries Supply Afghan Advisors
In the mountainous terrain of Afghanistan two U.S. C-130J Hercules aircraft airdropped over 30 Container Delivery System (CDS) bundles to a Resolute Support Expeditionary Advisory Package (EAP), May 4. Unlike previous combat airdrop missions, this dual-formation airdrop was executed by two geographically separated units, the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron (EAS) an active-duty squadron, located at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, and the 746th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, a reserve squadron located at Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo First-ever blood test for detecting brain injury cleared by FDA
Brain injuries can happen from a fall, while in combat or during training exercises. Thanks in part to research funded by the Defense Department and the Army, Banyan Biomarkers has created the first-ever brain trauma blood test. On Feb. 14, 2018, the Food and Drug Administration cleared marketing of the Banyan Biomarkers’ Brain Trauma Indicator.
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2018
Default Air Force Logo DoD issues guidance for potential government shutdown
The Defense Department has issued guidance to its military and civilian leadership on how to proceed if the federal government should shut down at midnight tonight, according to a memorandum from Deputy Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan.
0 1/19
2018
Senior Master Sgt. Kyle Gurnon, 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster, directs cargo onto a C-130J Super Hercules at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia before a mission to Qayyarah West Airfield, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2016. The 737th EAS flew the first coalition mission into the airfield since the start of Operation Inherent Resolve. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Richardson/Released) C-130s fly first mission into renovated airfield in Iraq
The 737th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron flew two C-130J Super Hercules aircraft into Qayyarah West
0 10/24
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF issues implementation guidance for transgender Airmen
Air Force officials released transgender implementation guidance Oct. 7 addressing specific procedures for transitioning and requesting an official change in gender as well as associated guidance in areas ranging from medical and privacy issues to deployments, fitness standards, and dress and appearance.
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2016
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