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Posts from ‘September, 2009’

Homeowner assistance program begins today

By Karen Jowers – Staff writer Posted : Wednesday Sep 30, 2009 8:12:16 EDT
A program to help military homeowners caught in the downturn of the housing market can start processing applications Wednesday, sources said, with the scheduled publication of the implementing rules in the Federal Register.
About 4,300 homeowners have already applied for assistance under the [...]

John McHugh Assumes Duties as Secretary of the Army

U.S. Department of Defense
Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs)
News Release
IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                                     
September 21, 2009                                                                                                                          
John McHugh Assumes Duties as Secretary of the Army
The Department of the Army announced today that John McHugh was sworn in as the 21st Secretary of the Army at a Pentagon ceremony this morning.
Also sworn in was Joseph Westphal, [...]

Eglin area offers variety of residential options

by 2nd Lt. Andrew Caulk
Team Eglin Public Affairs
8/11/2009 - EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.  – (This is part 1 of a 3-part series to highlight places newcomers can get information about some of the many activities around the Eglin area.  From days at the beach, to what to look for when buying a house, this information aims to help [...]

Post-9/11 GI Bill Frequently Asked Questions

Question 1: What does the Post-9/11 GI Bill provide?
Answer: Post-9/11 GI Bill offers increased education benefits to veterans who served on or after 11 Sep 01. Benefits are based on aggregate, honorable service, and include college tuition (up to a certain amount), a monthly housing stipend and an annual books/supplies stipend. Active duty and distance [...]

Jobs for Military Spouses

Did you know that relocating Spouses of Active Duty Service Members have priority in the employment selection process?
Military Spouse Preference (MSP) is a program that was developed by the Department of Defense (DoD) to help lessen the interruption of a spouse’s career when they have to move due to the service members’ receipt of permanent [...]

AFPC launches new civilian employment Web site

Posted 9/11/2009   
by Staff Sgt. Steve Grever
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
9/11/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – The Air Force Personnel Center here developed a new Air Force civilian employment Web site, http://www.afpc.randolph.af.mil/afcivilianjobs, to educate potential applicants and the general public about available civilian jobs, the eligibility and application process, and information on finding job opportunities in various [...]

Launch of civilian marketing campaign pivotal in filling Air Force jobs

by Maj. Beth Kelley Horine
Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
8/27/2009 - RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas – Over the next five years, the Air Force plans to hire 20,000 more civilians into civil service. To help bases better market civilian job openings and recruit qualified applicants for current and future jobs, the Air Force Personnel Center will roll out [...]

Air Force fast tracks hiring for acquisition jobs

By Katherine McIntire Peters kpeters@govexec.com

Just two months after implementing a streamlined hiring program for mid- and senior-level civilian acquisition positions, Air Force officials say they have seen a dramatic decrease in the time it takes to recruit qualified professionals.
The conventional government hiring process takes 80 to 120 days on average, from identifying an acquisition-related [...]