There will be 70 Air National Guard airmen working at the Air Reserve Personnel Center in Denver later this year, provided the Air Guard fills the other 68 billets. ANG already has two airmen headed to ARPC and plans to close its search for the other airmen next month. ARPC is taking over personnel services for the Air Guard, significantly increasing the center’s workload, reports Mike Molina at ARPC. The Guardsmen working at the center will be on four-year active duty tours.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.