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Rocketry Club ready to take flight this weekend

Posted March 27, 2015 by

TUCSON, Arizona – On March 28 and 29, hundreds of rockets will soar into the Tucson sky at Desert Heat 2015. Rocket enthusiasts from around the Southwest will gather for this annual two-day rocketry event, where there’s no cost to watch, and kids always fly free. The rockets that will be launched vary in size…

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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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AD Airmen to have direct access to PT clinics

Posted May 8, 2015 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — The Air Force Medical Operations Agency has recently directed all Air Force military treatment facilities (MTF) to establish direct access physical therapy clinics for active-duty members. The policy shift will now allow an active-duty member with an acute musculoskeletal injury to make an appointment directly with a physical therapist. For…

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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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Increase your sphere of influence

Posted March 20, 2015 by Tech. Sgt. Joshua Strang

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — In his November 2013 Roll Call, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody said that a nomination to a developmental special duty is an honor and expresses the faith and confidence leadership has in an Airman to purposefully shape our future. Earlier in 2013, 10 special…

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Air Force makes strides in combating sexual assault

Posted January 9, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Eight-hundred fewer Active-Duty Airmen experienced some form of unwanted sexual contact in fiscal year 2014 than in fiscal 2012, and 500 more Airmen reported the crime over the same period. This data was part of a report provided to the President, Dec. 2, that summarizes the progress the Department of Defense and…

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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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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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Exercise BUSHWHACKER 15-07

Posted November 12, 2015 by

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Basic Nathan H. Barbour) U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nicolas Capriato, Airman 1st Class Caitlin Obee and Senior Airman Maria Silveira, 355th Security Forces Squadron members, stay alert after a simulated attack during Exercise BUSHWHACKER 15-07 at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., Nov. 3, 2015. The operational readiness exercise…

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A year in Photos — July 2016

Posted January 6, 2017 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour/Released U.S. Air Force photo by Airman Nathan H. Barbour U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Michael McNally, 355th Maintenance Group scheduler, removes the cover from an adhesive strip on a block of C4 plastic explosive during an explosive ordnance disposal immersion course at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base,…

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