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AF Assistance Fund may not hit 2014 goal

Posted July 31, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — In spite of persistent economic difficulties, active-duty and retired Airmen have contributed more than $6 million to the Air Force Assistance Fund, or AFAF, during this year’s fund drive. Although the annual AFAF drive has yet to garner this year’s $6.4 million goal, contributions continue to roll in from the 79 assistance…

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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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What goes down the stormdrain will come up

Posted May 2, 2013 by Jeffery Schone

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Do you know what is going down your storm drain? Rain storms can flush the smallest amounts of pollutants from parking lots, streets, driveways, pressure washing activities or lawns and send them into the storm drain system that eventually ends up in rivers, streams and lakes. Ultimately, these pollutants can migrate…

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Vegas: also family friendly

Posted October 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Nestor Cruz

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. — Popular culture has painted an image of Las Vegas as an adult playground filled with booze, exotic dancers and mobsters. But in recent years, the people of “Sin City” have added fun, wholesome attractions in and out of the brightly lit casinos to change the town’s image into a family-friendly one….

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A new sheriff in town

Posted February 27, 2014 by Senior Airman Jackson Hurd

Former high school teacher and current Air Guard member Master Sgt. Wendell Jones, a Weapons Safety NCO, recently graduated from the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Academy Jan. 24. As one of the newer deputies in Pima County, Jones has dedicated himself to serve the people in the community of Tucson. After teaching Interactive Digital Media…

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Safeguarding your digital footprint

Posted October 16, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JBSA LACKLAND, TEXAS — Social media is a great resource for Airmen and their families to share information and stay connected to relatives at home and abroad. Although many depend on these wonderful tools, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital footprint to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and…

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Military wives eligible for vocational scholarships

Posted April 26, 2012 by Airman 1st Class Zachary Vucic

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) — Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self-Worth Foundation will offer the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who attend certain vocational training programs in the medical field and meet eligibility requirements. Two $30,000 scholarships will be awarded for tuition for vocational nursing programs, along…

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Fiscal cliff legislation affects military, civilian paychecks

Posted January 11, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — The legislation President Barack Obama signed Jan. 2 postponed the fiscal cliff and means changes to military and civilian paychecks, Defense Finance and Accounting Service officials said today. The legislation increases Social Security withholding taxes to 6.2 percent. For the past two years during the “tax holiday” the rate was 4.2 percent. The…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey White
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Concentration camp survivor to fighter pilot: ‘Freedom a beautiful thing’

Posted July 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Mariah Tolbert

U.S. Air Force photo/Airman 1st Class Aubrey White Retired Lt. Col. Harry Pawlik, a World War II concentration camp survivor, recalled several obstacles from the time he was captured by Nazi forces at the age of 10, to the day he graduated from the Naval War College during a recent interview. SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE…

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Acting SecAF visits D-M

Posted November 14, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Chris Massey

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning visited Airmen and to get first-hand knowledge on the various missions here and address key issues within the Air Force, Nov. 5. Fanning was confirmed as the 24th Under Secretary of the Air Force April 18, and assumed the role of acting secretary June 21. As the…

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