U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn/Released
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D-M Airmen paint planes for protection

Posted April 19, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

Stepping into the paint barn on D-M feels like being on the set of the movie “E.T.” or “Outbreak.” Airmen are dressed up in white hazardous material suits like the actors in those films, except they’re not looking for a candy-munching life form or trying to stop a deadly disease from spreading. The Airmen…

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Airmen will have more assignment prep time

Posted June 7, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Following a full review of the permanent change of station orders process, Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a new policy that will allow members more time to schedule move-related appointments, said Dave Faris, the AFPC PCS budget/assignment analysis section deputy chief. Defense funding rules require that…

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PJs train for overseas operations

Posted August 10, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

From the Craycroft gate on D-M, it’s approximately 138 miles to our destination at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field for the July 25 combat search and rescue training mission…

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Commissaries to offer new innovations, conveniences

Posted October 18, 2012 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON – The new commissary rewards card now offered at all 247 military commissaries worldwide offers a glimpse into what the Defense Commissary Agency is working to provide its customers: the same selection, conveniences and quality as the most popular commercial grocery store chains, but even better customer service and lower prices. That’s the vision…

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OTS shortens course length, increases efficiency

Posted December 7, 2012 by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — Beginning in January, the Air Force Officer Training School’s Basic Officer Training course will be shortened by three weeks, officials announced Dec. 4. Cutting the course from 12 weeks to nine weeks was the result of finding efficiencies in the course’s scheduling processes and curriculum, said the OTS…

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Military Saves teaches DLT Airmen importance of saving

Posted February 28, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

Desert Lightning Team Airmen gathered at the Airman and Family Readiness Center from Feb. 25 through Mar. 1 to educate themselves on the importance of saving money throughout the year. “Military Saves Campaign is a campaign to encourage service members and their families to take a military saves pledge which is a commitment to begin…

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‘Every dollar counts’ ushers in new savings culture

Posted April 26, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – With budgets shrinking, Air Force leaders are calling on Airmen to share their best money-saving ideas through the Every Dollar Counts campaign. In the wake of sequestration, the initiative marks a cultural shift that empowers Airmen to find and recommend areas for savings that may be used to support readiness needs, said Air Force…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: What you need to know

Posted July 11, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Victoria Gelinas

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects persons serving on active duty from adverse consequences to their legal rights that may result from their service. Some SCRA protections apply to reservists and guardsmen called to serve on active duty. Other protections apply to members who have always been on active duty, and…

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Subject matter experts work together to enhance base security

Posted September 6, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin Master Sgt. Kurt Lugar, 355th Security Forces superintendent, looks over a map of Tucson with a team of subject matter experts. Lugar and the SMEs are planning ways to defend base assets from possible threats. With millions of dollars worth of assets, the Air Force…

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Leave policy allows permissive TDY to legally marry: Rules apply equally to same sex and opposite sex couples

Posted November 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS)–Military members who are unable to legally marry in the state or country where they are assigned can request permissive temporary duty to travel to a state where they can get married, according to an Oct. 15 leave policy update, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Following a June 26…

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