(This was sent to all IMAs and PIRRs 11 Feb 2021. If you did not receive it in your personal email, please log in to the vMPF and make sure you have a good personal email in that system.)
RIO Buzz Vol. 22
Word on the street is that the O-6 board results come out on Friday! If you met this promotion board, please make contact with your unit’s commander for the results. We will also publish the select list on our Facebook page and the RIO Connect app! Until then, we give you …
… the latest Buzz:
NEW IR EXPECTATION LETTER
I just published an updated letter of my expectations for you as an IMA or PIRR. In it I stress the importance of maintaining your readiness in order to be able to perform the AT and IDTs associated with your IR position. I highly encourage you to read it carefully. You can find the memo here: https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/Portals/4/DRIO/IR%20Expectation%20Letter.pdf?ver=XvWMJDajZtT_GiRGEToSJg%3d%3d
REPAYMENT INFO FOR SOCIAL SECURITY TAX DEFERMENT
For those of you affected by the Social Security Tax Deferment last fall the time has come for that money to be paid back. This happens automatically, but as reservists there are special considerations since your pay may be inconsistent. Click here (https://www.arpc.afrc.af.mil/HQ-RIO/IMA-RPO/#SSNTaxRepay) to read the Reserve-specific FAQs about this repayment.
CY22 ENLISTED DEVELOPMENT BOARD CONVENES 24-28 MAY
The CY22 Air Force Reserve Enlisted Developmental Education Board (EDEB) will convene 24-28 May 2021 at ARPC. Click this link (https://mypers.af.mil/app/answers/detail/a_id/49876/p/17) for more detailed information and the invitation to apply.
Applications are due to ARPC not later than 19 April 2021 at 1630 MT; however, I urge you to check with your unit for local deadlines. You’ll want to give your leadership and yourself plenty of time to gather the needed paperwork.
COVID VACCINE MESSAGE FROM THE CSAF
As we continue to fight through the Pandemic, I want to keep the preservation and protection of our force front and center. Making an informed decision regarding the COVID-19 vaccine is part of this fight. The DAF Surgeon General has produced an excellent 5-minute video that explains the facts about the vaccines and addresses the most frequently asked questions. Please take a look and share with your friends.
The video can be found on the AF Portal at https://www.my.af.mil/afp/netstorage/HAF/COVID/AFSG_COVID19_Vaccine_Education_62mb.mp4 (view in Chrome or MS Edge browser).
Thanks for your leadership.
CQ BROWN, JR., Gen, USAF
22nd Chief of Staff
That’s the buzz for now. Thanks for ALL you do!
Col Amy Boehle, HQ RIO Commander