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‘Good debt’ can bolster earning potential, official says

Posted August 8, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Establishing “good debt” can be valuable for future earning potential, particularly in today’s challenging economy, a Defense Department official advised here recently. Obtaining a student loan for a college education or a higher degree to pursue a professional career is an example of good debt for service members and their families when…

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AF finalizing details for officer force management

Posted January 16, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) – Details for implementation of two fiscal 2014 officer force management programs announced in December are being finalized to allow Air Force officials to release eligibility criteria, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Details regarding the reduction in force board, coupled with voluntary separation pay, and the force shaping…

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Avoid legal issues this political season

Posted August 7, 2014 by Lt. Col. Sandra Kent

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Election season is right around the corner and political campaigning is ramping up. It’s a good time to review campaigning restrictions placed on military members and civilian Department of Defense employees. Restrictions are imposed to avoid any inference that an individual’s political activities imply or appear to imply official…

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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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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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Maximize your money

Posted January 18, 2013 by Senior Airman Timothy Moore

Its that time of year again: tax season! As people begin to prepare their tax refunds and make plans for their reimbursements, the D-M Airman and Family Readiness Center is preparing to help base personnel with taxes and money management. Throughout the month of January, the A&FRC will be hosting several classes concerning finances to…

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Spreading the Air Force story at home

Posted July 11, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Stephan Coleman

KEESLER AIR FORCE, Miss. – The Recruiter Assistance Program is a way Airmen can both give back to the Air Force in a unique setting and see family essentially for free, and it’s allowed to all active-duty Airmen. Having Airmen bring the Air Force story to their hometown by assisting the local recruiter can be vital. “I…

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