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October is Energy Action Month

Posted October 18, 2012 by Deborah D. Williams

October is Energy Action Month. It is a time for all of us to think about the importance of energy in our daily lives, the lives of our families, and in our ability to accomplish our mission. Our colleagues in the area of responsibility know how critical energy is as they fly missions to resupply…

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TAP scheduled for an overhaul

Posted October 18, 2012 by Clayton Moore

As the Air Force and department of defense continue to improve processes to help servicemen and women while in the military, equal attention is being given to those who are preparing to separate from the Air Force. Enter the new and revised transition assistance program. The TAP is receiving a long overdue overhaul. “The new…

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AF officials reestablish squadron commander support staffs

Posted October 11, 2012 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials reestablished squadron commander support staffs on Oct. 1 to help commanders manage administrative duties and other personnel and knowledge operations functions. The decision to recreate squadron CSSs was made by Air Force senior leaders during a Corona South conference in February to help squadron commanders…

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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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Airmen able to vote by absentee ballots

Posted October 4, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

No one has to miss out on getting their vote in for the upcoming general election. With FVAP.gov voting for military members, it is simpler than ever. The 2012 general election will be held Nov. 6 and deadlines to register absentee ballots are state-dependent and can be found at the FVAP.gov website. An absentee ballot…

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Data Center improves self-service for ID cards

Posted October 4, 2012 by Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON – The Defense Manpower Data Center is making it easier for service members and their families to get and maintain identification cards. The center has launched its RAPIDS — Real-time Automated Personnel Identification System — self-service portal to allow service members and reservists with the Defense Department’s common access card, or CAC, to apply…

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TSP Roth option now available

Posted September 27, 2012 by Senior Airman Racheal Watson

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Federal civilian employees and members of the uniform services now have the option of being taxed up front rather than during their retirement years-at a possible higher rate, with a Roth Thrift Savings Plan program, starting Oct. 1, 2012. TSP is a retirement savings plan, based on member contribution-meaning…

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Four kids, the STAHD and an Air Force mom

Posted September 20, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Peter Thompson

DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas — Their kids tell other kids at school, “My momma wears combat boots.” This isn’t your typical Air Force family.

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AFPC to improve unemployment comp process

Posted September 20, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Half-a-dozen personnelists here recently completed a rapid improvement event to review Air Force management of the nonappropriated fund, appropriated fund and military unemployment compensation programs, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Last year, AFPC requested an official audit of the appropriated fund civilian and military processes to help…

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Unemployed vets receive training to enhance job skills

Posted September 6, 2012 by

WASHINGTON – The Department of Veterans Affairs has approved more than 36,000 applications for the Veterans Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP), a new training and education program for unemployed Veterans to upgrade their skills for in-demand jobs. “The tremendous response illustrates how important this program is in providing Veterans the opportunity to find employment in a…

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