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New mobile app calculates torque settings on the fly

Posted May 9, 2013 by Kevin Spalding

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah – The Air Force’s leading Instructional Training Unit (ITU) recently presented their newest product to Col. David W. Murphy, commander, 782nd Training Group, Air, Education and Training Command. Torqued, a mobile app The Griffin developed, allows Air Force maintainers, or anyone who uses torque wrenches, to calculate complicated torque settings on-the-fly. “It…

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Airman keeps NASCAR track safe

Posted October 17, 2013 by Maj. Larry van der Oord

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AFNS) — For most people, the thunderous setting of a NASCAR track on race day would not be considered a tranquil environment. However, that’s not the case with Tech. Sgt. Erin L.Tallman, non commissioned officer in charge of knowledge operations in the 14th Air Force Knowledge Management office at Vandenberg…

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BAH recertification

Posted March 27, 2014 by 355th Comptroller Squadron

The call to have all members recertify their Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) “with dependent” rate is a Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness (FIAR) mandate in order to establish a method of complying with the FY 2010 National Defense Authorization for document retention. Members who receive “with dependent” rate include those who are married to…

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Citizen Airmen, Soldiers join forces to deliver jet fuel

Posted July 5, 2012 by Maj. Gabe Johnson

When American Soldiers need practice managing the vital fuel that keeps the military mobile, they look to the Arizona Air National Guard for hands-on experience. It’s not often that Army reserve quartermasters...

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DOD to begin review of family, military community programs

Posted January 31, 2013 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A new task force will start work next month on a 120-day review of all family and military community programs across the Defense Department to determine their effectiveness and identify gaps and potential efficiencies, a senior defense official said. Charles E. Milam, acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for military community and…

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Training for joint, U.K. F-35 programs heat up

Posted July 18, 2013 by Maj. Karen Roganov

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – The largest fleet of F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighters ramped up to 28 aircraft June 25, bringing in new capability for the F-35 Integrated Training Center as the team trains to provide combat operations capability in the years ahead. The U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron-101 received a second F-35C from…

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Mentorship impacts young service members

Posted November 21, 2013 by Senior Airman Sivan Veazie

You’ve just enlisted in the military, but you have no idea how it works or what are you supposed to do. Who do you go to for help? “It’s a requirement for senior leaders to help build and mentor younger enlisted service members,” said Master Sgt. Brian Young, 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron first sergeant. “(Us…

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Guardsmen required to register, update civilian employment information

Posted September 6, 2012 by

Air National Guard members are required to register information about their civilian place of employment. About 22 percent of 162nd Fighter Wing members are currently compliant. The Civilian Employment Information Program is the first mandatory disclosure by members of the Guard and Reserve of their civilian employers into a common database. The CEI program began…

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Exchange offers pricing parity

Posted March 14, 2013 by

Whether servicemembers are here at Davis-Monthan, on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally. “While price differentiations can occur with…

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Servicemembers must follow local vehicle emissions standards

Posted August 15, 2013 by Benjamin Newell

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va., – Airmen with vehicles registered out-of-state are still subject to local emissions standards, according to the 1990 Federal Clean Air Act Amendments. Even with authorization to maintain out-of-state registration under the provisions of the Service members Civil Relief Act, local inspection and testing of a vehicle’s emissions system may be required in…

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