Air Force

What can you expect from Joe Biden’s DOD?

President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team is taking shape. FCW talked with experts to understand exactly what’s at stake for the Defense Department’s modernization efforts over the next four years.

Air Force to launch fourth round of job cuts

The Air Force has announced its fourth round of workforce reductions in the form of a voluntary early retirement authority and voluntary separation incentive payments.

Air Force to continue to thin civilian ranks in 2015

The Air Force plans to cut several thousand positions from its civilian workforce next year.

Air Force civilians get new career tool

The Air Force has launched a new online professional development tool for its civilian employees.

Super Bowl gets federal government involved in big way

Federal and military entities—from the Department of Homeland Security to NORAD—have played major roles in providing security for the Super Bowl.

Air Force secretary to hold 'town hall'

The Air Force announced that its top official will hold a service-wide online town hall meeting Jan. 9 at 3:30 p.m. EST

Flu shots fall victim to funding cuts

Budget cuts have forced one military command to shift funding away from flu shots for civilian employees and into other programs.

USAF Academy gets first woman superintendent

The first woman to serve as superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy assumed command of the organization Aug. 12.

DOD announces timelines for women in combat roles

The Defense Department on June 18 publicly released timelines for bringing women into previously closed combat positions.

Air Force announces RIFs

The Air Force said about 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction-in-force authorities effective through approximately Aug. 23.

Rulings Roundup: Air Force employee wins second chance at proving harm

An information technology employee with the Air Force won his most recent appeal of removal due to loss of security clearance.

Military leaders predict severe impact from sequester

The heads of the military services on Tuesday painted bleak portraits of what their respective service branches would look like if sequestration's across-the-board spending cuts begin in March.

More service members get Roth TSP

Active-duty members of the Air Force, Army and Navy are able to contribute to the Thrift Savings Plan Roth option as of Oct. 1.

Punishments in mortuary case 'appropriate,' officials say

Top officials at the Defense Department and the Office of Special Counsel say they are satisfied with punishments imposed on the supervisors accused of retaliating against whistleblowers at the Port Mortuary at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

Air Force launches new online records feature for civilian employees

Air Force civilian employees now can request updates to their personnel records online.

Air Force announces hiring flexibilities

The Air Force announced new hiring flexibilities for a third round of civilian buyouts and early outs to help minimize the negative effects the department’s downsizing measures have on its workforce.

Air Force announces hiring flexibilities for next round of buyouts, early outs

The Air Force said it will implement new flexibilities for a third round of civilian buyouts and early outs to help minimize the negative effects of the department’s downsizing measures.