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  • Airmen Development Plan replaces T-ODP

    The Air Force Personnel Center announced it will launch the first of several increments of the Airmen Development Plan in September 2007. The first segment will affect Active Duty officers and will replace the Transitional Officer Development Plan. It will be called the Officer Development Plan and will be, in part, the Airmen Development Plan.
  • SECAF encourages embracing wingman concept

    In a recent letter to Airmen, Secretary of the Air Force, the Honorable Michael Wynne, focused on suicide prevention and looking out for each other as Wingmen. Since the start of the fight on terrorism nearly eight-years-ago, pressures and demands of consistent deployments have taken a toll on Airmen globally. According to Secretary Wynne, too
  • Air Force officials announce 2008 force-shaping plans

    Air Force officials recently announced plans to meet the 2008 fiscal year end-strength of 328,600, which calls for a force reduction of about 5,400 officers and enlisted members through normal attrition, retirement or force-shaping measures. The reductions are in line with Air Force efforts to balance the force and recapitalize and modernize aging
  • Air Force convenes AFSO 21 summit

    The secretary of the Air Force, chief of staff and the heads of all Air Force major commands gathered here Aug. 22 to increase the capability of the individual warfighter through Air Force Smart Operations for the 21st century, commonly known as AFSO 21. AFSO 21 is a dedicated effort to maximize value and minimize waste in Air Force operations that
  • Munitions put to test by Combat Hammer

    Those around Hill Air Force Base may have noticed an increased number of sorties and a diverse group of aircraft flying west to the Utah Test and Training Range recently. From Aug. 12-23, approximately 250 sorties and six types of aircraft took part in the 86th Fighter Weapons Squadrons' Weapons System Evaluation Program, better known as "Combat
  • New rules encourage safety for children

    Hill Field Elementary and Hill AFB have taken some pragmatic steps to improve the safety of students dropped off at the traffic circle this upcoming school year. Led by Hill AFB parents, they met with teachers, staff, and military members and designed a plan to stream-line the drop-off and pick-up process before and after school. The traffic
  • Hill AFB introduces Boldface card

    The Air Force has come up with many programs to get its people help should any of them consider suicide. It also requires everyone receive training annually so they know what to look for in someone who's thinking of suicide and how to get them help. Even with the annual training, seven months down the road people may not remember exactly what to
  • Exercise tests new system

    Exercises may be a standard thing in the military, but the methods to them are always under improvement. At Hill Air Force Base, the Air Force Incident Management System has not been tested in the field before. The focus of the Aug. 7 exercise was to try out the soon to be implemented system. "The purpose of the exercise was to validate the
  • Hill Reservists deploy, revolutionize processes

    Traditionally, reservists deploy to fill requirements one to two members at a time. It's unusual for an entire reserve squadron to mobilize and deploy as a unit, but after a year of planning, the 67th Aerial Port Squadron from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, did just that. The squadron, led by Lt. Col. Mark Pantone, had planned this deployment since
  • 'Best and brightest' joining Air Force, says AFRS

    According to a Gallup Poll, the military is the most respected job in the country, and the Air Force is considered the service of choice. Unfortunately, polls also show people ages 18-24 are less likely join the military than in the past. This, along with Program Budget Decision 720 cuts, and the fact that a large portion of the United States does

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