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  • Disbrow confirmed as under secretary of the Air Force

    The U.S. Senate recently confirmed Lisa S. Disbrow as the new under secretary of the Air Force to ensure efficient and effective management of Air Force resources.In this position, Disbrow oversees the Air Force's annual budget of more than $120 billion and serves as the co-chair of the top Air Force corporate decision-making body, the Air Force
  • Soar Into Shape: Grand Forks AFB Airmen strive for fitness

    The Health Promotion Office here is scheduled to host a free eight-week fitness competition beginning March 7, 2016.According to Denae Grove, 319th Air Base Wing health promotion coordinator, "Soar Into Shape" is a self-paced, team building competition that aims to help Warriors of the North reach their fitness goals.People can register by going to
  • AF officials announce FY 2017 budget force structure changes

    Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the president's fiscal year 2017 budget Feb. 12.This year's budget request continues the momentum gained from the recovery provided by the 2015 Bipartisan Budget Act, but still reflects the tough choices the Air Force was forced to make as the demand for Air Force capability
  • AF implements new DOD-wide changes to maternity leave

    Beginning Feb. 5, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, non-transferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter's Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28.This new policy applies to all Airmen in the active-duty component,
  • Enlisted commissioning program 'intent to apply' due Feb. 12

    Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in receiving a nursing commission through the Direct Enlisted Commissioning Program have until Feb. 12 to submit an 'intent to apply' to the Air Force Personnel Center.The DEC Program offers active-duty enlisted personnel who have a bachelor's degree from a nationally accredited nursing program and
  • Officer developmental education application window opens Feb. 8

    Eligible active-duty officers can apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities beginning in February.Officer nominations, with senior rater endorsements, will be accepted beginning Feb. 8 and are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than March 14."There are many opportunities available to those interested in
  • Grand Forks AFB kicks off Military Saves Month

    The Airman & Family Readiness Center here kicked off Military Saves Month today.The Department of Defense designated the week of Feb. 22-27, as Military Saves Week 2016. However, the A&FRC here made the decision to extend the campaign to cover the entire month of February.Tom Slaughter, 319th Air Base Wing community readiness consultant, said that
  • AF Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program list triples

    Air Force officials released details on the fiscal year 2016 Selective Re-enlistment Bonus program Feb. 1. This year's program, consisting of 117 Air Force specialties eligible to receive bonuses, is a substantial increase from the previous year's program where 40 Air Force specialty codes were eligible.The program's expansion coincides with Air
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