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By- Taxi
04 Apr 2015
Still Working AMMO and MIlitary A/C @ age 65 Hey John I remeber you, I was at your retirement celeb. Spent some time with you over in Korea back in the 80s also I retired in 98 after a long in Aviano and a short 90 day in Nellis. Did a move to El Paso to get out of Vegas and landed a job with...
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24 Mar 2015
V.A. Vocational re-training I used it while in the states and also while I was in the Air Force Reserve IMA in Aviano, Italy. I started in 96 and finished in 2003. It's a good program. They even paid for a new computer and printer to use for school. They pay all your school, books and...
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By- davisroy
02 Mar 2015
Diplomatic Courier Positions Department of State will open an announcement for Diplomatic Couriers. I have been doing this for 11 years now. Although it is not an AMMO job there are many similarities. Extremely difficult to obtain this career but if you've been in AMMO, you can...
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By- jhaught
15 Jan 2015
What Air Craft did you like working with? Agreed! What a machine the A-10 is. It's armament capabilities are second to none.
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By- glenda14
21 Oct 2014
Retired two year ago, going to school I've been retired for two years and have been going to school for my Bachelor's in Communications. I am majoring in Public Relations and Advertising and my dream job would be to work for the VA. With the recent events the VA has gone through, they may need...
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The Air Force's old enlisted promotion system was heavily criticized by airmen for out-of-control grade inflation that came with its five-point numerical rating system. There were no limits on how many airmen could get the maximum: five out of five points. As a result nearly everyone got a 5 rating.

As more and more raters gave their airmen 5s on their EPR, the firewall 5 became a common occurrence received by some 90 percent of airmen. And this meant the old EPR was effectively useless at trying to differentiate between levels of performance.

"My entire career, it's been a dialogue" about the problem of rating inflation, Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force James Cody said in an interview at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C. on June 12. "We had a system that, if it could have been implemented properly, might have worked. But we had literally decades of data to indicate we weren't [implementing it properly]. So this system puts us right where we need to be."

Under the new system, Kelly said in a June 12 interview at the Pentagon, the numerical ratings are gone — and firewall 5s will be impossible.

Read more: Firewall 5s are history: Quotas for top ratings announced 

Desert Storm 11 March 1991. Seymour Johnson Receiving Daisy Cutters.



Service members next year will be paying more for prescriptions bought off base, getting less of a housing subsidy and a picking up a smaller pay raise under an agreement reached between Senate and House lawmakers.

The deal between the Senate and House armed services committees on the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act is bound to draw criticism from military associations and veterans' service groups, which lobby Congress on behalf of service members' pay and benefits.

Read more: Congress Agrees to Troop Pay, BAH Cuts in Budget Compromise

An atheist airman at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada was denied reenlistment last month for refusing to take an oath containing “so help me God,” the American Humanist Association said Thursday.

And in a Sept. 2 letter to the inspectors general for the Air Force and Creech, Monica Miller, an attorney with the AHA’s Apignani Humanist Legal Center, said the airman should be allowed to reenlist without having to swear to a deity, and instead given a secular oath. Miller said the AHA is prepared to sue if the airman is not allowed to reenlist.

Read more: Group: Airman denied reenlistment for refusing to say 'so help me God'

The “help wanted” sign is out for airmen facing the prospect of losing their active-duty jobs in the Air Force — or whose nerves are so frayed after surviving this year’s aggressive round of force cuts that they’ve decided it’s time to call it quits.

The Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard are looking to fill some of their most critically needed jobs with experienced airmen, and they’ve sweetened the deal for airmen who might not be ready to walk away from military life for good.

Among the incentives:

Read more: Guard and Reserve recruiting airmen hit by force cuts

Long but good

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System July 31.

The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016. Additional information and in-depth articles will be made available for each of the major program changes, prior to implementation, ensuring Airmen are knowledgeable of and ready for the changes.

“What gets measured gets done,” said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. “We want to make sure performance is the most important thing in every aspect of an Airman’s career, so the evaluation process is going to measure performance, and the promotion system is going to emphasize performance.”

Read more: Air Force to change enlisted evaluations, promotions

Promotion test answer sheets for 99 airmen at Pope Field in North Carolina were lost in the mail and were unable to be used in the most recent staff sergeant testing cycle, the Air Force Personnel Center said Thursday.

“A significant majority” of those 99 affected airmen tested for staff sergeant, AFPC said in response to an Air Force Times inquiry. It is unclear whether those airmen were passed over as a result of the missing tests.

In its statement, AFPC pledged to resolve the situation for affected airmen.

Read more: Air Force loses staff sergeant tests in the mail

(Reuters) - China told the United States on Tuesday to stay out of disputes over the South China Sea and leave countries in the region to resolve problems themselves, after Washington said it wanted a freeze on stoking tension.

Michael Fuchs, U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state for Strategy and Multilateral Affairs, said no country was solely responsible for escalating tension in the region. But he reiterated the U.S. view that "provocative and unilateral" behaviour by China had raised questions about its willingness to abide by international law.

Read more: China tells U.S. to stay out of South China Seas dispute

The Air Force’s first enlisted retention boards are two weeks away from convening — and they could end the careers of roughly 4,000 airmen.

Nearly 14,600 airmen — senior airmen through senior master sergeants in certain career fields — are likely to be considered by the retention boards that will begin June 16, according to the Air Force’s latest eligibility matrix, dated May 19. About 28 percent of them could be told to separate or retire.

Read more: Retention boards: 1 in 4 airmen will be told to leave