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CCAF to offer General Education Mobile

Posted January 16, 2014 by Senior Airman Camilla Elizeu

Education is highly encouraged if not recommended for military members. However with the uncertainty of deployments and extended hours, committing to a seat in a college classroom is pretty difficult. The Community College of the Air Force has called upon 40 schools to offer the General Education Mobile program to active duty service members. “GEM…

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Air Force-Wide BAH recertification

Posted March 20, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Candice C. Page

LANGLEY AFB, Va.  — An Air Force-wide Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) recertification for Airmen currently receiving with-dependant Rate BAH began March 1 and is scheduled to be completed by December 2014. Master Sgt. Danny Avery, 633rd Comptroller Squadron financial services officer, said after discrepancies were found in the BAH recertification process during a recent Department of…

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AF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted June 12, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  — The 2014 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene here Aug. 5-8 to consider candidates for July 2015 and January 2016 classes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications must reach Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Air, Space and Information Operations by June 23, 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight…

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Changes to academic degree and developmental education expectations

Posted August 21, 2014 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — Air Force officials announced actions designed to set clear expectations, restore Airman’s time and refocus officer promotions on job performance. The Air Force has addressed long-standing perceptions that to be promoted, officers must complete an advanced academic degree, and those officers selected by a promotion board to attend developmental education in-residence,…

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Travel regulation changes affect PCS moves, travelers

Posted October 23, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty assignments. As of July 25, Army uniformed and civilian travelers are directed to use their government travel credit cards for PCS moves, Harvey Johnson, the director of…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn/Released
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D-M Airmen paint planes for protection

Posted April 19, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

Stepping into the paint barn on D-M feels like being on the set of the movie “E.T.” or “Outbreak.” Airmen are dressed up in white hazardous material suits like the actors in those films, except they’re not looking for a candy-munching life form or trying to stop a deadly disease from spreading. The Airmen…

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Airmen will have more assignment prep time

Posted June 7, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Following a full review of the permanent change of station orders process, Air Force Personnel Center officials have implemented a new policy that will allow members more time to schedule move-related appointments, said Dave Faris, the AFPC PCS budget/assignment analysis section deputy chief. Defense funding rules require that…

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(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn)
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PJs train for overseas operations

Posted August 10, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Michael Washburn

From the Craycroft gate on D-M, it’s approximately 138 miles to our destination at Gila Bend Air Force Auxiliary Field for the July 25 combat search and rescue training mission…

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Commissaries to offer new innovations, conveniences

Posted October 18, 2012 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON – The new commissary rewards card now offered at all 247 military commissaries worldwide offers a glimpse into what the Defense Commissary Agency is working to provide its customers: the same selection, conveniences and quality as the most popular commercial grocery store chains, but even better customer service and lower prices. That’s the vision…

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OTS shortens course length, increases efficiency

Posted December 7, 2012 by Airman 1st Class William Blankenship

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (AFNS) — Beginning in January, the Air Force Officer Training School’s Basic Officer Training course will be shortened by three weeks, officials announced Dec. 4. Cutting the course from 12 weeks to nine weeks was the result of finding efficiencies in the course’s scheduling processes and curriculum, said the OTS…

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