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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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Inaccurate records can damage promotion chances

Posted December 5, 2013 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — If your records meet a board tomorrow, would they accurately illustrate your suitability for promotion or retention? Are your evaluations, time in service, time in grade and decorations correct? Are your professional military education records complete? Do you know what your promotion recommendation form says? If you can’t…

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As utility costs double, AF attorneys fight back

Posted February 27, 2014 by Jennifer McCabe

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida (AFNS) – The smart use of energy and water saves the Air Force money, but a decreasing demand has not overcome an increasing price. While facility energy use has decreased 37 percent since 1999, costs have increased 100 percent. Fighting this trend keeps a team of utility litigation attorneys at the…

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55th Rescue Squadron takes flight

Posted March 29, 2012 by

The primary mission of the 55th Rescue Squadron is worldwide combat search and rescue in support of combat air forces.

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New Air Force Housing website makes PCS smoother for Airmen

Posted May 17, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Camilla A Griffin

More often than not, when Airmen receive orders to move to a new location there are a million questions with no answers in sight, but now with the new housing website, Airmen and their families can find help with just about every question they have. The website features links to all Air Force bases’ sites…

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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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Airmen urged to reenlist, extend before Military Personnel Data System upgrade

Posted September 13, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

Air Force officials are urging Regular Air Force Airmen who are eligible to reenlist or extend their current enlistment in December and early Jan. 2013 to complete these personnel actions through the myPers website and their base military personnel sections or force support squadrons by Nov. 15 to avoid processing delays and military pay issues….

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F-22 Raptor crashes at Tyndall AFB

Posted November 21, 2012 by

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AFNS) — An F-22 Raptor crashed Nov. 15, at 3:30 p.m. on Tyndall Air Force , Fla., one quarter mile east of the drone runway. The pilot ejected from the aircraft safely and is currently under supervision of the 325th Medical Group. First responders are on scene. The cause of…

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Military kids website helps parents, educators

Posted January 24, 2013 by Staff

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD – The Defense Department website for military children has added new features to help parents and educators explain difficult topics of the military lifestyle to children. Since its launch in January 2012, MilitaryKidsConnect.org has served more than 125,000 visitors and won five industry excellence awards. To mark the one-year anniversary, the website…

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12th Air Force gives back to Tucson homeless at local soup kitchen

Posted April 5, 2013 by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden

USAF photo by Master Sgt. Kelly Ogden Tech. Sgt. Tiffany Alteri-Brown, Tech. Sgt. Linda Hodgson, Ms. Mary -Claire Avery and Master Sgt. Donnie Brown, all from 12th Air Force (Air Forces Southern), prepare sack lunches for homeless individuals at the Casa Maria Soup Kitchen in Tucson March 28. Over the course of two days, members…

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