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Exchange gives shoppers chance to win trip for two to M&M’s World

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

Soldiers, Airmen and their families have the chance to win a trip for two this summer to one of three M&M’s World locations courtesy of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. From now to June 30, authorized Exchange shoppers can enter the M&M’s World Sweepstakes at shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes. The grand prize winner will receive a…

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Airmen ensured PCS privileges

Posted June 2, 2017 by Courtesy of 56th Comptroller squadron

It’s the season for permanent changes of station and every Airman should know the basic PCS entitlements. PCS entitlements (current 2017 rates) Per diem for driving A combined flat rate calculation cost (includes lodging plus meals and incidental expenses) Member: $142 Dependents per diem when traveling with the military member: -Age 12 or older will…

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Dragon Lady makes historic appearance at Northern Edge 17

Posted June 2, 2017 by Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Schultze

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska — Looking across the flightline at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska during previous Northern Edge exercises one would have seen a mass of gray and white aircraft, but this year the distinctly black U-2 Dragon Lady from Beale Air Force Base, Calif., made its presence known for the first time at Northern…

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America’s Armed Forces Kids fun run 2017

Posted June 2, 2017 by Story and photo by Airman 1st Class Ilyana Escalona

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. ­— The Youth and Teen Center hosted the Art Blast color run 5k and the America’s Armed Forces Kids fun run on May 20 at Holloman Air Force Base. “The turnout was amazing,” said Harry Miller, the 49th Force Support Squadron Youth sports director. “In addition to the large number…

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924th FG creates tight-knit family at Bama Park

Posted June 2, 2017 by Story and photos by Tech. Sgt. COURTNEY RICHARDSON

The 924th Fighter Group hosted a family day during drill weekend at Bama Park. Airmen assigned to the unit were released early to meet up with their families and spend time with other members of the unit. “We may go six-months before we get to see anyone’s spouse or children, so it’s important for us…

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Overcoming adversity, Airman finds home in Air Natl Guard

Posted June 2, 2017 by by Tech. Sgt. Traci Howells

WHITEMAN AIR FORCE BASE, Mo. — He slowed the car to a stop and pulled into the parking lot. Shutting the engine down, he looked around the vehicle. Everything he owned was crammed into the small space that had become his home for the past few months. He glanced at the brick building: Air Force…

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AF proposes 1,600 personnel increase to command support staffs

Posted May 26, 2017 by Staff Sgt. Alyssa C. Gibson

The U.S. Air Force plans to increase commander support staff manning across the force by 1,600 by fiscal year 2022 increasing total authorizations to more than 6,300.  Currently, the personnel increase calls for 170 officers, 469 enlisted and 961 civilians with all civilian hires authorized for fiscal 2018.  The increase in CSS manning ties directly…

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Air Force selects 1,303 officers for field grade promotions 

Posted May 24, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force has selected 1,303 active-duty officers for promotion to colonel, lieutenant colonel and major during the 2017A Colonel Medical Service Corps, Lieutenant Colonel Line of the Air Force and Medical Service Corps, and Major Medical Service Corps central selection boards.  The boards selected 13 lieutenant colonels for promotion to colonel, 1,254 majors…

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Air Force selects 5,166 for promotion to master sergeant

Posted May 24, 2017 by

The U.S. Air Force has selected 5,166 technical sergeants for promotion to master sergeant of the 20,169 eligible. The overall selection rate was 25.61 percent, with an average selectee overall score of 523.22. Selectees’ average time in grade was 3.86 years, time in service was 14.36 years and the average decorations score was 11.42. Additionally,…

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AF presents fiscal year 2018 budget

Posted May 24, 2017 by

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2018 president’s budget request May 23, 2017, following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, said the request supports the Secretary of Defense’s commitment to strengthening the U.S. military by improving warfighting readiness and addressing critical shortfalls while…

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