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Default Air Force Logo AFMC to implement sequestration cuts, analyze impacts
As a result of sequestration taking effect on March 1, the Air Force is expected to absorb more than $12 billion in reductions this fiscal year while simultaneously working to mitigate an overseas contingency operations funding shortfall and operating under a highly restrictive continuing resolution.Air Force Materiel Command convened a task force
0 3/05
2013
Default Air Force Logo Commander's message – AFSC military award winners
As we go into the weekend, I want to share the good news and congratulate our military award winners. These high performers have gone above and beyond what's been asked of them in supporting their fellow warfighters. A personal 'thank you' goes out to each and every one of the nominees.This year's award winners:Airman of the YearSenior Airman
0 2/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo AFMC Commander's Log -- Potential Civilian Furloughs
Team AFMC, As many of you have likely heard or read by now, Secretary of Defense Panetta notified Congress that civilian employee furloughs may occur if budget sequestration takes effect March 1, 2013. Civilian employee furloughs, if enacted, would begin late April, following a 30-day notice.I share the Secretary's concerns. Cuts levied by
0 2/22
2013
Default Air Force Logo Possibility for Civilian Furloughs
We're starting to get more information regarding the impacts of sequestration, specifically some of the details regarding the possibility of civilian furloughs. DOD has officially notified Congress that furloughs will occur if sequestration goes into effect on March 1. We're still hoping for a resolution to the issues and elimination of
0 2/21
2013
Default Air Force Logo Panetta issues message to DOD workforce on sequestration
With major, across-the-board defense spending cuts scheduled to take effect March 1, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today issued a message to the Defense Department workforce.Here is the secretary's message:For more than a year and a half, the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I have repeatedly voiced our deep concerns over the half a
0 2/20
2013
U.S. Air Force graphic/Sylvia Saab) (Defense Department photo/U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley) Panetta notifies Congress DOD preparing for furloughs
Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta has notified Congress that the Defense Department is prepared to implement furloughs for civilian personnel in response to the threat of sequestration.In a memo to all employees, Panetta vowed to continue working with Congress to avoid sequestration, which would add $470 billion to the $487 billion in defense
0 2/20
2013
Default Air Force Logo Commander's Commentary: Preparing for the future
I know everyone is anxious to hear news about the possible sequestration and potential for civilian furloughs. I know this affects more than just the mission; it has a personal impact on each and every one of you. Unfortunately, we're still waiting to hear what's going to happen regarding sequestration.But, while we wait for our marching orders, I
0 2/14
2013
Default Air Force Logo Sequestration would impact AFMC mission
Air Force Materiel Command will be forced to implement spending reductions that will have substantial impact on its mission if sequestration takes effect March 1. These reductions along with other Air Force-wide cuts will ultimately harm overall Air Force operations and readiness, Air Force officials have said.All aspects of the command's mission
0 2/08
2013
During the Logistics Officers Association luncheon on Jan. 15, Gilbert Montoya, Air Force Sustainment Center Logistics Group director, discusses career broadening and career field management to a group of logisticians. Mr. Montoya spoke about the desired training, duties and experiential development needed in order to mobilize one’s career path from a Tactical (General Schedule 5/7, 9/11) or Operational (GS-12, 13, 14) Level to a Strategic Level (GS-15/SES). (Air Force photo by Kelly White) LG director encourages LOA members to take ownership of their careers
When Gilbert Montoya walked into the Oklahoma Room Jan. 15, the audience of 50 attendees eagerly awaited his words. Rightfully so, the highly-regarded Senior Executive Service member and Air Force Sustainment Center Logistics director is a subject-matter expert.Serving as guest speaker to the first brown-bag series Logistics Officer Association
0 2/06
2013
Jamie Loyd, electronics technician, probes a circuit card while running a diagnostic program. (U. S. Air Force photo/Sue Sapp) Software app helps simplify testing
Testing aircraft equipment can often present challenges, so one worker at Robins created an application to help simplify the process. Moses Zamora, an engineer in the 581st Software Maintenance Squadron, saw some of the issues that technicians face while testing equipment and decided to come up with a program which could help alleviate some of
0 2/06
2013
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