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Exchange operations to continue in event of government shutdown

Posted October 4, 2013 by

Following the government shutdown Oct. 1, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will continue operations The Exchange will be largely unaffected by the shutdown as it is a non-appropriated instrumentality. Nearly 97 percent of its funding is generated by sales and less than three percent of its budget comes from tax dollar support. “Some…

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Memo prepares DOD employees for government shutdown

Posted September 27, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has not passed…

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Airmen directed to visit PRDA to view personnel records

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

The Air Force Personnel Center plans to reduce access Airmen have to the Automated Records Management System ñ better known as ARMS ñ on AFPC Secure Sept. 30. ARMS consolidated active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard military personnel records from each installation during the last few years. This has reduced manpower, cut costs and…

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AFRL gives paint job to Thor

Posted September 27, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A group of Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 volunteers painted the Douglas PGM-17A ìThorî missile in its original color scheme at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 20. A group of company grade and non-commissioned officers†from the Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7†painted the Douglas PGM-17A “Thor”…

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Some Airmen may be entitled to additional SRB money

Posted September 27, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Enlisted Airmen who retrained into a career field with a selective reenlistment bonus may be eligible for additional bonus money, even if they are now separated or retired from the Air Force. Air Force officials are reviewing records of Airmen who over the past several years may have been paid less than they were authorized…

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Team Edwards honors POW/MIA

Posted September 27, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Tech. Sgt. Donald Martinez, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, runs with the POW/MIA flag to show his support. The flag was passed between members of his unit throughout the run. Team Edwards hosted a series of events in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Friday, Sept 20. The first was…

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Weapon system sustainment gains highlight results of command’s 5-center construct

Posted September 20, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Alexander W. Riedel

Improved sustainment of service weapon systems tops the list of command accomplishments after a year-long reorganization effort, the Air Force Materiel Command’s top general said here Sept. 16.

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Level I and II acquisition certification now automated

Posted September 20, 2013 by Linda Moore & Tim Frey

As of August 2013 the acquisition certification system will review personnel records daily to determine if an individual meets Level I or II acquisition certification standards. If a personnel record shows that an individual meets all required standards, he or she will automatically be granted certification without having to request it. For now, Level III…

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Academy instructor vacancies available

Posted September 20, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible active duty officers interested in U.S. Air Force Academy instructor opportunities have until Sept. 30 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “This special duty assignment is a controlled, three-year maximum tour and officers must be released by their AFPC core officer assignment team in order to compete,” said Sophia Barnard, AFPC Air…

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Acting SecAF highlights innovation in ‘State of the Force’ address

Posted September 20, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Tammie Moore

In his keynote address at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition in Washington, D.C., Sept. 16, Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning touted innovation as the fabric of the service’s past and future.

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