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Soldier’s MILITARY STAR bill paid in full at D-M Exchange

Posted April 7, 2017 by Courtesy of AAFES

For Staff Sgt. Joshua Graser, Army Recruiting Battalion Phoenix, having one less bill to worry about is giving him extra peace of mind. As a grand-prize winner in the worldwide Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes, Graser had his MILITARY STAR account paid in full March 24. During a presentation at the Davis-Monthan Air…

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ADC recognizes Glendale, southeast Arizona for support to military members, families

Posted March 3, 2017 by

The Association of Defense Communities recently designated eight communities as “Great American Defense Communities,” a recognition of the unique contributions cities, counties and regions that host military installations make to improve quality of life for service members, veterans and their families. The association launched the Great American Defense Communities initiative in conjunction with the House…

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Teen dating: The critical practice run

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Jim Yang-Hellewell, LCSW

This is the time of year when we focus on Teen Dating Violence Awareness. As the Centers for Disease Control has reported, 23 percent of females and 14 percent of males who have ever experienced rape, physical violence, or stalking by an intimate partner, first experienced some form of partner violence between 11 and 17…

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President Trump nominates Wilson as Air Force secretary

Posted February 3, 2017 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump announced Jan. 23 that he intends to nominate Heather Wilson as Secretary of the Air Force. In a statement released Jan. 25, Secretary of Defense James Mattis said Wilson, and her fellow military service secretary nominees, have his utmost confidence. “They will provide strong civilian leadership to strengthen military readiness,…

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2017 TSP contribution limits announced

Posted February 3, 2017 by by Master Sgt. Lisa Krejci

The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board and Internal Revenue Service have announced the annual contribution limits for the Thrift Savings Plan for 2017. They will remain unchanged from 2016 except for a traditional tax-exempt increase. Those limits are: • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination limit: $18,000 • Traditional deferred\ROTH\Combination catch-up limit: $6,000 • Traditional tax-exempt: $54,000 NOTE: The…

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A year in Photos — January 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kyle Tucker, 355th Logistics Readiness Squadron vehicle operator, simulates an injured Airman in a vehicle rollover during Cactus Flag: a large force employment exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 12, 2016. One of the purposes of the…

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A year in Photos — February 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cheyenne A. Powers U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Kaylah Cook, 12th Air Force knowledge manager, crawls on the ground for help while simulating an aircraft crash victim with a broken leg during the BUSHWHACKER 16-02 Aircraft Crash emergency management exercise at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Feb. 24,…

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A year in Photos — March 2016

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Ashley Steffen U.S. Air Force Gen. Hawk Carlisle, commander of Air Combat Command, and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, ACC command chief, meet 355th Civil Engineering Squadron fire emergency services flight Airmen during a base tour at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March 3, 2016. The 355th…

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A year in Photos — April 2016

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mya M. Crosby/Released U.S. Air Force Master Sgt. Hass, 355th Civil Engineer Squadron first sergeant, uses a hook and line procedure to remotely remove a suspicious package from a vehicle during the Comprehensive Airman Fitness Month Fire Department Fitness Challenge at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., March…

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A year in Photos — May 2016

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour Pawel Lichter and additional Holocaust survivors release butterflies during the Holocaust Day of Remembrance at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., May 9, 2016. The ceremony concluded outside with the release of butterflies as a symbol of hope. U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released…

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