The Air Force Personnel Center is consolidating its civilian personnel management into one operation—the better to serve the civilian workforce, said AFPC officials. They plan to merge the directorates of civilian employment and civilian force management and the civilian field operations branch into the directorate of civilian force integration. Officials expect to begin operations with the new directorate in July. Until then—and perhaps longer—AFPC will keep current contact processes in place.
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.