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Health & Safety

Don’t get carried away during monsoon season

Posted July 26, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

A monsoon can be described as a seasonal shift in the prevailing wind direction, that usually brings with it a different kind of weather. From the month of June all the way through September, known as monsoon season in Arizona, the “different kind of weather” is rain, and lots of it. In 2011, more than…

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Salutes & Awards

Warrior of the Week July 27, 2012

Posted July 26, 2012 by

Family: Chet (husband), Vincent (son) Hometown: Air Force Brat, no hometown Unit: 355th Operations Support Squadron

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Air Force

AF releases mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list, changes

Posted July 26, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials today released the fiscal year 2012 mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list along with some changes to the program. In addition to a rebalance in overall payments, the Air Force identified 53 Air Force specialties, down from 78, to receive bonuses. Based on the semiannual program review that began in…

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Air Force

New civilian pay system on the way

Posted July 26, 2012 by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All Air Force civilian employees are slated to be using a new, standardized Air Force pay system by June 2013. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System will standardize the pay method across the service and will be implemented first at Air Force Global Strike Command and Air National Guard bases on…

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DoD

Civilians contribute to Roth options

Posted July 26, 2012 by Kathryn Iapichino

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Department of Defense civilian employees eligible for the Thrift Savings Plan may begin to contribute to the Roth TSP. This new feature allows members to contribute on an after-tax basis and receive tax-free earnings when they withdraw funds from their TSP accounts. Air Force serviced civilians may make elections…

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Commentary

Who sets the first impression for your unit?

Posted July 26, 2012 by Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Gerardo Tapia

Recently, I was at the Tucson International Airport returning home from a TDY when I noticed a very young airman basic; who from all appearances was arriving at his first-duty location. We were both at the luggage claim area at the same time and I took note that he was lugging around basically everything he…

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Health & Safety

HAWC cooks up food for health and fitness

Posted July 26, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Moore

Many people probably know the Health and Wellness Center for the physical training leaders class, the bod pod, or classes on how to get more out of PT sessions. However, the HAWC is cooking up some new ways to remain fit to fight. At least once a month, the HAWC holds a healthy cooking class….

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Local

Turn up the volume… for trophies

Posted July 26, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

After a long hard day of work, Airmen need to take time for themselves. Some have hobbies like biking, hiking or volunteering.

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Air Force

Air Guard recruit becomes U.S. citizen, heads to basic training

Posted July 26, 2012 by Maj. Gabe Johnson

At the U.S. District Court here 53 new American citizens took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States July 20; each one eager for the...

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Events

A fond farewell from your Chief

Posted July 26, 2012 by Chief Master Sgt. Vincent Howard

On Aug. 3 at 2 p.m. in the Base Theater, I will retire from the United States Air Force after 30 years and 2 months of active duty service.…

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