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75 day leave carryover ends Sept. 30

Posted February 20, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve, or…

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Commissaries support Military Saves Week

Posted February 20, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Maybe there are times when you envy friends or colleagues for the buying power they apparently command. After all, how do they spring for that popular but expensive specialty coffee, that premier movie everyone wants to see or that e-book on the bestseller list? Seems like your budget can’t handle such splurges,…

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Oceans apart: Airmen couple thrives on Valentine’s Day

Posted February 13, 2015 by Senior Airman Austin Harvill

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va.  — After jet-setting from Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, to Seattle, Denise prepared to embark on the grueling 10-hour plane ride to Japan. It was Christmas week and she was visiting her boyfriend, Johnny, for the first time since he moved earlier in 2014. Denise knew it would be hard to maintain their…

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Are unpaid debts a military career-killer?

Posted February 13, 2015 by Holly Patraeus

WASHINGTON — Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. And, over time, the lingering burden of debt can add stress to their personal relationships and damage their credit profile. But does that debt have to be a career-killer? Servicemembers, veterans…

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Exchange Extra App puts savings at fingertips

Posted February 6, 2015 by emmauribe

DALLAS – With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at…

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MLK Commemoration Tribute

Posted January 30, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey/Released) David Bellamy, 355th Operations Support Squadron chief of plans, exercises and readiness, serves as guest speaker during the Martin Luther King Commemoration Tribute at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Jan. 22, 2015. After Bellamy’s speech, attendees watched a documentary based on the remembrance of the…

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Legislation changes UCMJ for victims of sexual assault

Posted January 23, 2015 by David Vergun

WASHINGTON — The fiscal year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, signed into law last month, significantly changes the Uniform Code of Military Justice, known as UCMJ, in cases pertaining to rape and sexual assault. All of the UCMJ amendments contained in the NDAA pertain to investigating and prosecuting sexual assault crimes and victim…

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Exchange offers full-service refueling to drivers with disabilities

Posted January 23, 2015 by

DALLAS – The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, with the support of U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth of Illinois, is adding a new system to gas stations on military installations worldwide to make it easier for drivers with disabilities to receive full-service fueling with the push of a button. In 2014, after a request from the…

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Face of Defense: Shooting victim seeks to inspire others

Posted January 23, 2015 by Elaine Sanchez

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON – An Army officer who was severely wounded in a shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, last year is using his near-death experience to give others a new lease on life. “I believe I was given a second chance,” said 1st Lt. John Arroyo, who is recovering at Brooke Army…

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Centcom acknowledges social media sites ‘compromised’

Posted January 16, 2015 by

TAMPA, Fla. – U.S. Central Command officials today released a statement detailing what they called “cybervandalism” affecting two of the command’s social media sites. The full statement reads: Earlier today, U.S. Central Command’s Twitter and YouTube sites were compromised for approximately 30 minutes. These sites reside on commercial, non-Defense Department servers and both sites have…

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