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Exchange rewards academic excellence with “You Made the Grade Program”

Posted April 10, 2015 by

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is rewarding military students who excel in the classroom with its You Made the Grade program, now in its 15th year. Students in first through 12th grades who maintain a B average or better are eligible to receive a coupon book filled with free offers and…

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Preventing sexual assault in the Air Force is our enduring responsibility

Posted April 10, 2015 by Gen. Larry Spencer, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff 

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — As we begin Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, clear signs point to the progress we have made in combating sexual assault. We can cite encouraging numbers in the areas of prevalence, reporting and convictions; however, this serves as only the beginning of an enduring effort. This effort must continue without pause and we…

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Anything you can do I can do better

Posted April 10, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sibling rivalry has always challenged people to do things better, like run faster or jump higher. Two brothers have taken that competition to new heights to make the Air Force greater. “We have always competed to find out who was the best,” said Senior Airman Leonel DeJesus-Martinez, 57th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron…

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Expanded use-or-lose leave law set to expire soon

Posted April 3, 2015 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With the expiration of a law that allowed service members to carry up to 75 days of leave from one fiscal year to the next, troops should plan to carry no more than 60 days of leave into fiscal year 2016, defense officials recently announced. Service members will automatically lose any accumulated…

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Climate survey is opportunity to share opinions with AF leaders

Posted April 3, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Total Force Climate Survey, available from March 13 to April 27, offers active-duty, Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and civilian Airmen a chance to express their opinions, perceptions and suggestions to help leaders improve their units. The Air Force Survey Office (AFSO) here began emailing participation…

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$25K available in AF Club Scholarship Program

Posted April 3, 2015 by Shannon Carabajal

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — The 2015 Air Force Club Scholarship Program is accepting applications through midnight CDT, May 1. Now in its 17th year, the program has provided almost $400,000 in college tuition assistance to more than 400 Air Force Club members and their families. This year, the program will award 40…

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Suicide prevention training goes face-to-face

Posted April 3, 2015 by Senior Airman Devante Williams

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — The World Health Organization reports that every year, more than 800,000 people die from suicide or roughly one death every 40 seconds. It’s a hard subject to speak on and some people don’t know where to go to for assistance. The Air Force is making sure that we give people who…

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Eligible Airmen may choose retirement plan at 14 1/2-year mark

Posted April 3, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Personnel Center has developed an automatic notification process that sends a message directly to active-duty Air Force and headquarters Active Guard Reserve members when they reach 14 1/2 years of active service. The new process will help ensure eligible military members are aware of their…

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U.S. Air Force to kick off COOL program

Posted March 27, 2015 by Senior Airman William J. Blankenship

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — The Community College of the Air Force officially launched the Air Force Credentialing Opportunities On-Line program March 16. Air Force COOL is a pathway for enlisted Airmen to earn industry recognized professional certifications and licenses to enhance their active-duty work and to prepare them as they transition to…

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New plan to dramatically change today’s health systems

Posted March 27, 2015 by Larine Barr

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — With the goal to move from healthcare to health, the Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) has created a dynamic plan that promises to revolutionize health and human performance systems as they exist today. The Human Performance Concept of Operations (CONOPS), created by Air Force medical planners, strives to not only prevent or…

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