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Citizenship for Airmen

Posted September 3, 2013 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

A Desert Lightning Team member will lead the Pima Community Citizenship program here, Sept. 5. Pima Community College offers the course on their campus for all those who would like to obtain their U.S. Citizenship but Master Sgt. Natasha Lindblom, 355th Comptroller Squadron Financial Management Flight flight chief, volunteered to teach the classes to Airmen…

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JAG Corp announces law school programs

Posted November 8, 2013 by Legal Office

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program (FLEP) and Excess Leave Program (ELP) are being accepted from 1 January through 1 March 2014. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected n any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions…

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June officer RIF board to offer voluntary separation pay

Posted February 6, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board June 16 to evaluate eligible officers for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 27. Officers who meet the RIF board and are not selected for retention must separate by Jan. 31, 2015. RIF is among several fiscal 2014 force management…

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Air Force’s Combat Search and Rescue capabilities

Posted April 10, 2014 by Staff

During Thunder and Lightning over Arizona, spectators can witness a mission unique to the Air Force, Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), through a demonstration simulating the rescue of an injured U.S. Marine, injured by an IED while on patrol. Air Force members from Davis-Monthan will showcase their capabilities. Visitors will see the 354th Fighter Squadron,…

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Commissaries partner with food banks

Posted July 10, 2014 by Cherie Huntington

FORT LEE, Va. (AFNS) – The Defense Commissary Agency has established a formal process covering diversion of unsellable but edible food to local food banks. The program now involves 110 stateside commissaries that will divert qualifying food to 77 food banks approved by the Defense Department, but both numbers will continue to rise. “During fiscal year…

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Office of Personnel Management announces eOPF upgrades

Posted September 5, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Office of Personnel Management has announced recent upgrades to their electronic personnel filing system to provide smarter and more efficient service to employees. The OPM eOPF is a secure electronic personnel folder which provides civilian employees virtual access to their personnel records. This includes notifications of personnel…

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Air Force aiding Airmen

Posted March 22, 2012 by Staff

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. — Air Force Aid assists Airmen in numerous ways whether it’s getting them home for a loved one’s sickness, passing or to assist in helping Airmen pay bills they cannot afford. Among the Air Force non-profit organizations is Air Force Aid is one of the most popularly used. U.S. Air…

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Air Force officials to launch myPers

Posted May 3, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are launching a new name for online personnel services and human resources knowledge: myPers. Rebranding the Air Force Personnel Services website, previously known as AFPERS, requires more than just a flip of the switch. Members of the Air Force Personnel Center are in the process…

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A-10 first aircraft to use alcohol-based fuel

Posted July 5, 2012 by Minty Knighton

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — On June 28, the 40th Flight Test Squadron made history here flying the first aircraft to use a new.…

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Rules of the road, the airfield

Posted August 29, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Driving onto the Airfield at an Air Force base can be a daunting process for any Airman.

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