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Around the Air Force: OTS Changes / VRRAD/ Award Database

September 12, 2019


HEY THERE EVERYONE, I’M
AIRMAN FIRST CLASS ANGELO ROSARIO WITH YOUR LOOK
AROUND THE AIR FORCE. IT’S A BIG CHANGE FOR
CADETS ATTENDING THE AIR UNIVERSITY’S OFFICER
TRAINING SCHOOL, OR O-T-S. A CHANGE THAT MEANS A
BETTER START IN THEIR CAREERS. O-T-S NOW REQUIRES
ATTENDEES COMPLETE WEB-BASED PRE-REQUISITE
COURSES BEFORE ARRIVAL. THE ON-LINE COURSES
REPLACE HOURS OF MASS LECTURES THAT COVERED
BASIC SUBJECTS, FREEING UP MORE TIME FOR CADETS
TO FOCUS ON HANDS-ON, EXPERIENTIAL TRAINING. THEY ALSO INTRODUCED A
NEW FITNESS PROGRAM THAT CREATES PERSONAL WORKOUT
REGIMENS FOR CADETS STRUGGLING WITH PHYSICAL
TRAINING, PROMOTING LIFELONG FITNESS. THE AIR FORCE IS LOOKING
FOR RETIRED OFFICERS. THE VOLUNTARY RETIRED
RETURN TO ACTIVE DUTY, OR V-RRAD PROGRAM WAS CREATED
TO HELP ALLEVIATE MANNING SHORTAGES WITHIN THE AIR
FORCE RATED COMMUNITY. RATED OFFICERS WITH AIR
FORCE SPECIALTY CODES 11-X-PILOT, 12-X-COMBAT
SYSTEMS OFFICER, OR 13-B-AIR BATTLE MANAGER
ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY FOR V-RRAD. APPLICANTS MUST BE
MEDICALLY QUALIFIED FOR ACTIVE DUTY AND HAVE
SERVED IN A RATED STAFF POSITION WITHIN 15 YEARS,
OR BEEN QUALIFIED IN AN AIR FORCE AIRCRAFT WITHIN
10 YEARS OF APPLICATION FOR FLYING POSITIONS. A-F-P-C WILL ACCEPT
APPLICATIONS FOR THE PROGRAM UNTIL DECEMBER
31ST, 20-18, OR UNTIL ALL OPENINGS ARE FILLED,
WHICH EVER COMES FIRST. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
AND ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS SEE THE
V-RRAD PAGE OF THE A-F-P-C PUBLIC WEBSITE. AIRMEN CAN NOW SEARCH A
SINGLE DATABASE FOR ALL AIR FORCE SPECIAL
TROPHIES AND AWARDS. THE AIR FORCE PERSONNEL
CENTER CREATED THE DATABASE, BLENDING MORE
THAN 30 AWARD-RELATED AIR FORCE INSTRUCTIONS, AND
700 FUNCTIONAL AWARDS. THE DATABASE ALLOWS
LEADERS TO DIVE DEEP INTO THE AWARDS PROGRAMS THAT
DIRECTLY PERTAIN TO THEIR ORGANIZATION. FOR MORE NEWS AND OTHER
AIR FORCE STORIES HEAD OVER TO A-F DOT MIL, AND
THAT’S YOUR LOOK AROUND THE AIR FORCE.

3 Comments

  • Reply Jan Beckman May 31, 2018 at 1:16 am

    aweso

  • Reply FrontLineTexan 21 June 1, 2018 at 12:55 am

    Cool stuff

  • Reply Andr3wco7 August 18, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    Holy shit. The production quality is top tier.

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