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AF Bios - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 1:15pm
Brigadier General Martin A. Chapin is the Deputy Director, Operations and Plans Directorate, United States Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.

5,000-plus selected for promotion to master sergeant

AF News - Wed, 05/25/2016 - 7:02am
The Air Force has selected 5,019 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant out of the 21,504 eligible.<br /> <br /> The selection rate was 23.34 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 543.62. Selectees' average time-in-grade was 4.04 years and time-in-service was 14.59 years. Average decorations score was 11.47; U.S. Air Force Supervisory Examination average score was 63.08; and the average board score was 378.50.<br /> <br /> To access test and board scores, go to the virtual MPF via the secure applications page.<br /> <br /> To see the list, go to the <a href="https://www.my.af.mil/" target="_blank">Air Force Portal</a> and select "View list" or go to <a href="http://MYPERs.af.mil" target="_blank">myPers website</a> and click on the "Public Listing" link.<br /> <br /> Selectees will be promoted in order of promotion sequence number beginning in August.<br /> <br /> For more information about Air Force personnel programs go to the myPers website. Individuals who do not have a myPers account can request one by following the instructions on the <a href="http://www.retirees.af.mil/mypers/index.asp" target="_blank">Air Force Retirees Services website</a>.<br />

Contracts For May 24, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 05/24/2016 - 2:00pm
ARMY Vernadero (Pool A),* Phoenix, Arizona (W91278-16-D-0056); Cardno GS Inc. (Pool A), Charlottesville, Virginia (W91278-16-D-0057); AMEC-Foster Wheeler Env & Infras Inc. (Pool A) Blue Bell, Pennsylvania (W91278-16-D-0062); HDR Env, Operations and Construction Inc., (Pool A) Englewood, Colorado (W91278-16-D-0063); Louis Berger/Aerostar JV (Pool

Contracts For May 23, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 2:00pm
AIR FORCE S&K Aerospace LLC, Warner Robins, Georgia, has been awarded a $269,000,000 modification (P00011) to previously awarded contract FA8630-12-D-5018 for Parts and Repair Ordering System (PROS) IV.  This modification increase is required to prevent a break in service until a follow-on source selection is awarded. Work will be performed at

AF defers promotion, re-enlistment ineligibility policy tied to enlisted distance learning completion

AF News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 11:31am
The Air Force has deferred the effective date for promotion and re-enlistment eligibility associated with the Air Force policy to complete enlisted professional military education distance learning courses within 12 months of enrollment until Jan. 1.

Chief becomes first AF E-9 to graduate Ranger School

AF News - Mon, 05/23/2016 - 8:08am
The average U.S. Army Ranger School student is in the rank of E-4 through E-6 on the enlisted side and O-1 through O-3 for the officers. Most are between 19 and 27 years old, and only about 21 Airmen graduate each year. Then there are candidates like 39-year-old Chief Master Sgt. William Speck, who in April, became the first Air Force chief master sergeant to graduate from Ranger School.

Contracts For May 20, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Distinctive Spectrum Healthcare JV LLC, Largo, Maryland (W81K04-16-D-0016); Matrix Providers Inc.,* Denver, Colorado (W81K04-16-D-0017); Caduceus Healthcare Inc.,* Atlanta, Georgia (W81K04-16)-D-0018); Defense Civilian Medical Associates LLC,* Pikesville Maryland (W81K04-16-D-0019); and Jefferson Government Services LLC,* Austin,

AF Week in Photos

AF News - Fri, 05/20/2016 - 6:20am
This week's photos feature Airmen from around the globe involved in activities supporting expeditionary operations and defending America. This weekly feature showcases the men and women of the Air Force.

Air Force applies new EPA guidance

AF News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 2:29pm
The Air Force will apply new Environmental Protection Agency guidance for perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) and perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) to its ongoing effort to determine if water supplies at its U.S. installations and in local communities are at risk for contamination.

Contracts For May 19, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded a $331,760,390 foreign military sales, undefinitized contract (Israel, Finland, Jordan, Singapore) for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System (GMLRS) alternative warhead rocket pods (quantity: 290); unitary rocket pods (quantity: 34); and reduced range


AF Bios - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 1:28pm
Brig. Gen. Albert V. Lupenski is the Director, Air Force Reserve Plans, Programs and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Air Force changes utility allowance for privatized housing residents

AF News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 11:22am
The Air Force revised its utility allowance policy May 18 to ensure quality on-base housing for military families and continue to cover utility costs for the average energy consumer.

Crew safe, investigation continues following B-52 crash in Guam

AF News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:11am
A B-52H Stratofortress crashed at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, May 18, on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base. All seven aircrew members safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries were reported.

Crew safe, investigation continues following B-52 accident in Guam

AF News - Thu, 05/19/2016 - 6:11am
A B-52H Stratofortress was involved in an accident at approximately 8:30 a.m. local time, May 18, on the flightline at Andersen Air Force Base. All seven aircrew members safely egressed the aircraft. No injuries were reported.

Contracts For May 18, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Wed, 05/18/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., Stratford, Connecticut, was awarded an $88,117,272 modification (P00350) to contract W58RGZ-12-C-0008 to exercise an option for eight UH-60M aircraft.  Work will be performed in Stratford, Connecticut, with an estimated completion date of June 30, 2017.  Fiscal 2016 other procurement funds in the amount of

Flight plan outlines next 20 years for RPA

AF News - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 2:36pm
Air Force leaders outlined what the next 20 years will look like for remotely piloted aircraft in the Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Flight Plan published April 30.


AF Bios - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 2:30pm
Brigadier General Timothy J. LaBarge is the Chief of Staff of the New York Air National Guard.


AF Bios - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 2:00pm
Brigadier General Robert A. “Randy” Huston is the mobilization assistant to the Vice Commander, Third Air Force and 17th Expeditionary Air Force, Ramstein Air Base, Germany.

Contracts For May 17, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Tue, 05/17/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS ARMY SRA International Inc., Chantilly, Virginia, was awarded a $34,590,000 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract with options for biomedical research, with an estimated completion date of May 16, 2021.  Bids were solicited via the Internet with two received. Funding and work location will be determined with each order.  Army Medical Research

Contracts For May 16, 2016

DoD Contract Announcements - Mon, 05/16/2016 - 2:00pm
CONTRACTS NAVY The Boeing Co., Seattle, Washington, is being awarded $19,631,293 cost-plus-fixed-fee, ceiling-priced, letter requirements contract for the repair coverage of 193 various mission system components on the P-8A aircraft.  This contract includes a one-year base period and two 12-month optional periods, which if exercised, will bring the
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