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PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

  Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs. The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in force support squadron programs for…

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Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault

Posted July 26, 2013 by Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward

It’s not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who’ve been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that. The harm in this crime is not just physical; it is…

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AF to convene selective Lt Col, Col early retirement board

Posted July 26, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force will convene a selective early retirement board Dec. 9 to consider eligible lieutenant colonels and colonels for retirement under the Fiscal Year 2014 Force Management Program. SERB is one of several FM programs to be implemented in fiscal 2014 to help size and balance the force to meet authorized end strength levels,…

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Sequestration impact looms despite resumed flying operations

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Air Force leaders announced July 15 that flying training would resume at numerous units, bringing an end to the three-month halt that resulted from the budget sequestration reductions. Congress approved a $1.8 billion reprogramming request that transferred money from several programs to pay for near-term shortfalls in war funding, which allowed flight training to resume….

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418th FLTS stands up detachment in support of KC-46

Posted July 19, 2013 by Jet Fabara

In light of Boeing's recent announcement they have begun assembly of the first KC-46 wing spar for the Air Force tanker program, Air Force Materiel Command officially stood-up the 418th Flight Test Squadron, Detachment 1, during an activation ceremony July 11 in Seattle, Wash.

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted July 12, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face involuntary…

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AFMC to focus on Comprehensive Airman Fitness

Posted July 12, 2013 by

As part of its commitment to take care of Airmen and their families, Air Force Materiel Command is embracing the Comprehensive Airman Fitness philosophy established by Headquarters Air Force. CAF provides a framework through which the Air Force can deliver relevant programs and services more effectively across the four pillars of fitness — physical, social,…

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New 412th Test Wing technical director

Posted July 12, 2013 by

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, has announced that the 412th Test Wing’s new technical director is Doyle Janzen. Janzen assumes one of the highest positions on base and comes with a wealth of experience at Edwards, including F-15/F-16 flight dynamics tests, general aviation evaluations, and was chief engineer at the F-22…

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act: What you need to know

Posted July 12, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Victoria Gelinas

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act protects persons serving on active duty from adverse consequences to their legal rights that may result from their service. Some SCRA protections apply to reservists and guardsmen called to serve on active duty. Other protections apply to members who have always been on active duty, and some protections also apply…

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Air Force announces preferred alternative for security forces regional training center consolidation

Posted July 5, 2013 by

Air Force officials announced June 27 that Fort Bliss, Texas, was chosen as the preferred alternative for the Security Forces Ground Combat Training Center while Camp Guernsey, Wyo. is a reasonable alternative. If selected as the final basing choice, Fort Bliss will host a training center, offering training courses for approximately 8,500 students per year….

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