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Officials describe plans to integrate women into combat roles

Posted February 5, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Senior Army, Navy and Marine Corps officials outlined plans to integrate women into combat roles before the Senate Armed Forces Committee today, and agreed incorporating women into combat ranks is the right path for the future. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, Army Undersecretary Patrick J. Murphy, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley…

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IRS Form 1095 available on myPay

Posted January 12, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015. “This is the first year that Affordable Care Act requires health care validation for filing their taxes and Airmen need this information,” said Robert W. Burke, the Air Force…

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U.S. Service Member killed, 2 others injured in Marjah

Posted January 8, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON — A U.S. service member was killed and two others were injured today after they came under fire in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said. Defense Secretary Ash Carter was updated throughout the day on the situation, including through a previously scheduled videoconference with commanders in the Afghan capital of Kabul,…

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Airman Handbook desktop icon available Dec. 18

Posted December 16, 2015 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANOTNIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Airmen will be able to access the Airman Handbook via a desktop icon slated to begin Dec. 18. The Airman Handbook is a compilation of policies, procedures and standards that guide Airmen’s actions within the profession of arms. Each desktop will have an icon with an e-Link to…

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Commander Air Combat Command Holiday Greeting to Airmen

Posted December 14, 2015 by Lemuel Casillas

JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Va — Gen. Herbert Hawk Carlisle, commander, Air Combat Command and Chief Master Sgt. Steve McDonald, ACC command chief, send a holiday message to ACC Airmen and their families. “As we get into the holiday season, we’d just like to take a moment to thank all of you and your families for all you…

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Barrier testing ensures safety

Posted December 11, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Lacey Roberts

TUCSON, Ariz. — The Arizona Air National Guard’s 162nd Wing located at the Tucson International Airport performed testing and certification this drill weekend on a barrier designed to stop a military aircraft in case of an emergency. The exercise is performed annually to ensure equipment is ready to prevent a crash and save lives during an emergency…

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Avoid paying more for prescription drugs

Posted December 3, 2015 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AFNS) — This December, TRICARE beneficiaries can take action to avoid paying more for some prescription drugs. Beneficiaries filling a prescription for a select brand name maintenance drug at a retail pharmacy may need to move their prescription to either a military pharmacy or TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. If not, they may…

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Black Friday sales set for stateside commissaries

Posted November 24, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Vendors in stateside commissaries will offer expanded discounts on 120 name-brand products during DeCA’s first ever Black Friday sales Nov. 27-29. Commissaries in Alaska and Hawaii are also participating but with fewer items. These sales will be in addition to savings on current sales packages, said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s…

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Exchange offering a savings before, during, after Black Friday

Posted November 24, 2015 by

DALLAS – Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can spare the turkey as the Exchange carves up prices Nov. 26-30. The bountiful savings begin at www.shopmyexchange.com on Thanksgiving Day with Samsung 65-inch UHD TVs marked down to $1,299, a $1,200 value, UGGs boots for $139 and 35 percent off all Vince Camuto and Lauren Ralph Lauren handbags….

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AETC battles National ‘epidemic’

Posted November 18, 2015 by Air Edcucation and Training Command Safety

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — What’s worse than drinking and driving? According to statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, texting and driving. As a matter of fact, texting while driving is about six times more likely to cause an accident than driving intoxicated. That’s why Air Education and Training Command is running…

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