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Air Force Tuition Assistance Program changes policy

Posted January 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force tuition assistance program changed its policies Jan.3 to emphasize the importance of Airmen maintaining a 2.0 grade point average and a 3.0 for graduate level degrees. The new policies are set in place to ensure Airmen are focusing on school and are dedicated to further their…

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Pentagon delays sending furlough notices to civilian workforce

Posted March 29, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials have put off sending furlough notices to civilian employees until they’ve had a chance to analyze how pending legislation that would fund the federal government for the rest of the fiscal year will affect the Defense Department. Officials now estimate that furlough notices will go out on or about April 5, Navy Cmdr….

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NCO attaché position applications due June 10

Posted May 24, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Active duty staff through senior master sergeants interested in attaché duty could find themselves on an international affairs team in Argentina, Taiwan, Russia and other countries, but those interested must submit their applications by June 16 to be considered, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today. The Secretary of the…

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Critically Manned: Loadmaster, flexibility is key to success

Posted August 8, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

Loadmasters play a critical role in the Air Force’s mission to transport supplies and military personnel to various points around the world. However, D-M’s loadmasters have a unique mission that requires their skill to perform rescue missions, as well as moving cargo and personnel. A loadmaster’s job consists of an array of different tasks, from…

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TSP to continue operations during shutdown

Posted October 10, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — As the closure of government offices and activities continues, the Thrift Savings Plan, the retirement savings program for federal employees and members of the uniformed services, will carry on operations. Since neither the TSP nor the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board depend on congressional appropriations, investment activities will continue as…

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Language diversity is critical to the Air Force

Posted December 19, 2013 by Senior Airman Josh Slavin

Diversity is a key characteristic of today’s Air Force and is what enables Airmen across the world to become well cultured. With Airmen constantly being sent to all stretches of the globe it is now as important as ever that they have the ability to speak multiple languages. Staff Sgt. Ashley House, 755th Operations Support…

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Social media: Unwanted eyes may be watching Airmen, families

Posted March 7, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Peter Reft

EILSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska (AFNS) — Social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr can provide an instantaneous and highly entertaining feedback stream of your daily activities to friends and family. The latest videos of dogs running with fireworks in their mouths, kittens tumbling in the snow or Internet memes of celebrity humiliations populate…

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Airman reflects on career journey at Angel Thunder

Posted May 29, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Jamal Sutter

CAMP NAVAJO, Ariz. — Still fresh in the career field with only about 100 aircraft hours under his belt, a cross-trained staff sergeant found himself in a heart-pounding situation that he still remembers vividly to this day. The objective was to rescue an isolated individual in a non-threatening, training scenario. But what seemed to be…

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Air Force tests new chief master sergeant EPR form

Posted August 7, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force leaders will test the newly developed AF Form 912, Enlisted Performance Report [CMSgt], during the calendar year 2014 Regular Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening Board, which convenes at the Pentagon in September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Development of a chief master sergeant evaluation…

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Airman uses LEAP experience to enhance AFSOUTH mission

Posted October 9, 2014 by Jessica Casserly

The U.S. Air Force is made up of a diversely talented group of people whose personal skill sets often enhance their careers; one Davis-Monthan Airman is using his language and culture skills to support a unique Air Forces Southern mission. Capt. Kawika Berggren, a C-130 navigator by trade and a fluent Spanish speaker, who is…

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