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Reservist protects her country with two careers

Posted September 26, 2013 by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden

Most of the time you’ll find Yvette Orellana serving as a federal police officer for the U.S. Forest Service in Santa Barbara, Calif., patrolling in her squad car, writing tickets, protecting natural resources, as well as serving her local community as a mentor to teens heading down the wrong path. One might assume that in…

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Airmen directed to visit PRDA to view personnel records

Posted September 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Personnel Center plans to reduce the access Airmen have to the Automated Records Management System, better known as ARMS, on AFPC Secure Sept. 30. ARMS consolidated active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard military personnel records from each installation during the last few years. This has reduced…

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Air Force tuition assistance undergoing changes

Posted September 19, 2013 by Jayson Burns

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Changes to the application process and some of the guidelines for the Air Force tuition assistance program go into effect with classes that begin after Oct. 1. These changes will require supervisors to bear more responsibility for their Airmen filing for TA. “Supervisors will have in-depth control and will now be…

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Attitude key to overcoming adversity

Posted September 19, 2013 by Master Sgt. Joshua Potts

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – Imagine you’re a 36-year-old technical sergeant at the top of your game in aircraft maintenance. The year is 2000, and you’re at Kadena Air Base, Japan, taking care of business on F-15s. A competitive professional with high standards, you get things done. Whenever the need arises, you voluntarily work long hours…

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Honorary Commander program creates a “perfect fit”

Posted September 15, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook

A community relations initiative, known as the Honorary Commander program, allows D-M to open its gates to prominent members of the local community. They come into base squadrons and groups and work side by side with military commanders.

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Trainer inspired to change people’s lives

Posted September 15, 2013 by Senior Airman Grace Lee

Looking at Paul Johnson, 56th Force Support Squadron fitness specialist supervisor, one sees a strong, muscular, fit man. But, he says he wasn’t always that way.

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Airmen to be nominated for special duties

Posted September 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Candice C. Page

U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Erin O’Shea The U.S. Air Force Honor Guard Drill Team rehearses for the 57th Presidential Inaugural on Jan. 11, at Joint Base Andrews, Md. Assignment to base honor guards will now be a vetted nomination process. LANGLEY AFB, Va. – Approved changes to the Air Force special duty program will…

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Airmen make a difference with Awana

Posted September 6, 2013 by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

Courtesy Photo Awana volunteers play a game at Davis-Monthan. Awana volunteers can be spouses, services members or DoD employees. Are you looking for a way to serve your community in a positive way? The Approved Workmen Are Not Ashamed group may be the thing for you. The organization derives its name from the Bible verse…

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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted September 6, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or after Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates. This program is applicable to Guard and…

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Same-sex spouses eligible for join spouse, accompanied assignments

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JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force military members with same-sex active duty spouses are now eligible for join spouse assignment consideration and those with a civilian same-sex spouse are now eligible for command sponsorship consideration, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of…

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