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Face of Defense: Shooting victim seeks to inspire others

Posted January 22, 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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Commissaries continue rolling out in-store Wi-Fi

Posted May 21, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Sixteen more stores will offer Wi-Fi access for commissary patrons between June and September, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s follow-up schedule. Through the Commissary Patron Internet Mobile System, DeCA is gradually opening customer Wi-Fi access at all stateside commissaries to include Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The latest schedule covers the…

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Energy action: It starts with one

Posted October 11, 2012 by Senior Airman Racheal Watson

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — If one Airman runs an 18-watt compact fluorescent light bulb for one hour, it costs approximately five cents. If the estimated 10,000 civilian employees and military members at Langley Air Force Base, Va., were to run one 18-watt CFL bulb for one hour simultaneously, it could cost roughly $500….

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Family servicemembers’ group life insurance benefit changes

Posted May 2, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Service members married to other service members are no longer automatically enrolled in the Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program, Pentagon officials said. The change was effective Jan. 2, and to date affects about 4,500 service members, Coast Guard Cmdr. Kristen Martin, who heads the Defense Department’s SGLI policy office, said in an interview…

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FY 2014 Tuition Assistance: Suspended until further notice

Posted October 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Candice C.Page

LANGLEY AFB, Va. — Fiscal year 2014 has arrived and due to the lack of an approved budget all Military Tuition Assistance for classes starting on or after Oct. 1, 2013 has been suspended until further notice. Effective immediately, Airmen will not have the ability to apply for MilTA on the Air Force Virtual Education Center until a…

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Transportation official urges planning before PCS moves

Posted March 20, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON – With warmer weather comes peak moving season, so when orders are in hand, people should plan ahead to ensure the most hassle-free relocation, a senior official who oversees personal property moves for military families said in a recent interview. Navy Capt. Aaron Stanley, personal property program director for U.S. Transportation Command’s Military Surface…

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BMT trainees complete last run on closing obstacle course

Posted October 16, 2014 by Senior Airman Krystal Jeffers

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas  — Air Force basic military trainees completed the obstacle course at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland for the last time before it closed Sept. 24. A new course, called the Leadership Reaction Course, was integrated into Creating Leaders, Airmen, and Warriors – or CLAW – mission at basic expeditionary Airmen’s training, also known…

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Are unpaid debts a military career-killer?

Posted February 12, 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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AF continues to work with DOD, OPM on cybersecurity incident

Posted July 24, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Command Information

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force maintains its commitment to protect personal information from cyber threats by continuing efforts with the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management to assist those impacted by the recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data. OPM and an interagency response team, including investigators from the FBI and…

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Be proud of your role this Independence Day

Posted June 28, 2012 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom.

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