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Building nest egg powers retirement, education goals

Posted August 3, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Grace Lee

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Having a savings plan can be important for those who want to retire, buy a house or just have extra money available in case of an emergency. According to Susan Wilinski, 56th Force Support Squadron Airman and Family Readiness Center community readiness specialist, starting a savings plan is essential…

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Draft OSB EA available for public review

Posted August 3, 2012 by

Air Combat Command released the Draft Operation Snowbird Environmental Assessment today for public review. The draft EA can be viewed at http://www.dm.af.mil/library/operationsnowbirdenvironmentalassessment.asp and at several local libraries in the Tucson area. The Draft OSB EA can be viewed at the following locations: Eckstrom-Columbus Branch Library, 4350 East 22nd St. Quincie Douglas Library, 1585 East 36th…

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Rescue Group security forces Airmen experience total force helicopter training

Posted July 26, 2012 by Master Sgt. Luke Johnson

A 943rd Rescue Group Detachment 1 Security Forces Airman took part in training exercise that helped prepare him and other service members to safely maneuver around helicopters in a deployed environment.

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AF Academy instructor vacancies available

Posted July 26, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, TEXAS (AFNS) — Eligible active duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy instructor opportunities have until Aug. 31 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. “This special duty assignment is a controlled, three-year maximum tour and officers must be released by their Air Force Personnel Center core officer assignment…

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AF releases mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list, changes

Posted July 26, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials today released the fiscal year 2012 mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list along with some changes to the program. In addition to a rebalance in overall payments, the Air Force identified 53 Air Force specialties, down from 78, to receive bonuses. Based on the semiannual program review that began in…

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New civilian pay system on the way

Posted July 26, 2012 by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All Air Force civilian employees are slated to be using a new, standardized Air Force pay system by June 2013. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System will standardize the pay method across the service and will be implemented first at Air Force Global Strike Command and Air National Guard bases on…

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Air Guard recruit becomes U.S. citizen, heads to basic training

Posted July 26, 2012 by Maj. Gabe Johnson

At the U.S. District Court here 53 new American citizens took the Oath of Allegiance to the United States July 20; each one eager for the...

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(U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. David Salanitri)
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CSAF’s ‘fini flight’ a ride of remembrance

Posted July 19, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Samuel King Jr.

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFNS) — When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz climbed aboard the MC-130E Combat Talon I here July 12 for his last flight…

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A-10 & C-130 Propulsion Shops

Posted July 19, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photos by Airman 1st Class Christine Griffiths

U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Stephen Shope, 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, installs a TF-34(A-10) engine fan disk. U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Dillon Marlink, Senior Airman Thomas Baksa, and Staff Sgt. Christopher Walker, all from the 355th Equipment Maintenance Squadron, install a T-56 (C-130) chinscoop assembly on Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. U.S. Air Force Airman…

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Manpower, services agencies consolidate with personnel

Posted July 19, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — During a formal ceremony held here today, Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Manpower, Personnel and Services Lt. Gen. Darrell D. Jones inactivated the Air Force Manpower and Air Force Services agencies, designating them as directorates of the Air Force Personnel Center. The ceremony, formal recognition of…

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