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New personal property allotment rule implemented to protect Airmen

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed a policy change in paycheck allotments which will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property. The prohibition includes allotments for the purchase or finance of vehicles, such as automobiles, motorcycles and boats; appliances or household goods, such as washers, dryers and furniture; electronics…

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AF realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

Posted December 12, 2014 by

In response to a directive from the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, N.M., will report to Air Force Global Strike Command, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force Program Executive Officer…

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Air Force looks at innovative acquisition processes

Posted December 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

With new technologies rapidly coming to the forefront of the global stage, remaining the world’s greatest air force comes at an escalating cost, making responsible spending and cost-cutting initiatives high priorities for Air Force leadership. The Air Force Office of Acquisitions is partnering with industry to realize some of these initiatives and help propel the…

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Airman, screenwriter says follow your dreams

Posted December 5, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, consults with a patient at the Edwards AFB Dental Office. This past Veterans Day, Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, accepted a mid six-figure offer from Paramount Pictures to purchase one of his screenplays – “Matriarch,” a story that…

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Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for December rollout AF wide

Posted December 5, 2014 by

The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson, commander of 24th Air Force and…

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Edwards units raise CFC funds, awareness through tours

Posted December 5, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Every year the Air Force raises awareness and encourages participation in the Combined Federal Campaign, a program that that allows federal employees to give back to local and national charities. This year, two base organizations, along with the local CFC committee, decided to initiate a new way of giving back by hosting fundraising tours of…

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New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

Posted November 26, 2014 by Terri Moon

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21. According to a Defense Department news release, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the change in DOD’s financial management regulation will prohibit service members from allotting…

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AF closes FY14 force management programs

Posted November 26, 2014 by timchisham

Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate. Line of…

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AF to implement DOD TDY policy changes

Posted November 21, 2014 by

The Defense Department recently implemented two TDY policy changes impacting travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change took effect Oct. 1, and made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and takes effect Nov. 1. Referencing the new policy…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

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