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Air Force looks to fill developmental special duties

Posted August 15, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Josh Slavin

The Air Force has recently identified 10 special duties as enlisted developmental positions that need all openings occupied. This gives commanders the opportunity to nominate their top Airmen to their respective major commands. The special duties will be filled by the most qualified staff sergeants, technical sergeants and master sergeants. The list of developmental special…

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Public engagement once again affected

Posted October 17, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force community and public outreach was significantly impacted earlier this year as sequestration went into effect, and is now all but non-existent due to the partial government shutdown, with more than 800 events being canceled or withdrawn this year. As a result of sequestration and the government shutdown, roughly 45 million…

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SFS becomes more resilient

Posted January 9, 2014 by Airman 1st Class B. Chevalier

Every Airman has heard ‘resiliency, resiliency, resiliency.’ One squadron took the time to give their Airmen easier access to becoming resilient. The 355th Security Forces Squadron senior leaders created a ‘resiliency room’ for less than $100 for members of the squadron to use in their spare time. The room contains a computer and resources from…

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Voluntary application processing continues during force management pause

Posted March 14, 2014 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Late last week, Air Force officials initiated a strategic pause to all force management programs to fully evaluate potential changes to the timing, composition and eligibility criteria for each program based on budget adjustments and early lessons learned. “Complex strategies are rarely perfect from their inception but evolve as new information and…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Saphfire Cook)
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Helping our wounded warriors

Posted June 5, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier

Most of the time when someone hears about wounded warriors, they think of the Wounded Warrior Project, a non-profit civilian organization that is supported by donations. The Air Force has its own program to help these warriors. The Air Force Wounded Warrior (AFW2) is a Department of Defense program that helps Airmen who have been…

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Who receives your SGLI proceeds – your spouse or your former spouse?

Posted August 14, 2014 by E. Stephanie Hebert

JBSA-FORT SAM HOUSTON — Payment from a Servicemember’s Group Life Insurance policy may be the largest sum of money that your family receives if you die while on active duty. That’s why it’s important to make sure that your SGLV 8286 form – the SGLI Election and Certificate – is accurate and up to date….

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Matt Chapman

Posted April 12, 2012 by

Matt Chapman is recognized as an extraordinary aerobatic pilot who brings thrills to millions of airshow fans each summer. Chapman began flying aerobatics in 1984 and quickly worked his way up to the highest level of competition aerobatics–the unlimited category. Recognized for his skills, Chapman won one of only five slots on the U.S. Unlimited…

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Development team to select chief nurses in June

Posted June 1, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Lieutenant colonel and lieutenant colonel-select nurses interested in chief nurse opportunities must ensure their Airman Development Plan is up to date and statement of intent is submitted by the June 11 suspense, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The nurse corps development team will convene in June to select…

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Dagger Point with Lt. Col. (retired) Dana Willis

Posted August 10, 2012 by Senior Airman Brittany Dowdle

Mr. Dana Willis is a United States Air Force retired lieutenant colonel. He served 28 years on active duty status. When he was active duty, Lt. Col. Willis was a foreign affairs specialist.

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Roth contributions open to all active-duty service members

Posted October 4, 2012 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Beginning Oct. 1, active-duty members of the Air Force, Army and Navy will be able to contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of their investment planning, Defense Financing and Accounting Service officials said Sept. 28. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from service members’ pay accounts. Active-duty service…

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