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Exchange credit card fees impact entire military community

Posted June 21, 2013 by Chris Ward

Military shoppers patronizing their local Exchange probably don’t give a second thought as to which credit card to use at checkout. What they may not be aware of, however, is that the use of bank-issued cards at the Exchange ultimately costs the military community millions annually. Last year alone, bank-issued card processing expenses at Army…

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Benefits of SCRA, Military Star Card don’t always intersect

Posted August 23, 2013 by Conner Hammett

The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, introduced in 1940 as the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, was established to protect active duty service members from what might happen to their financial or legal obligations after they start military service. Decades later, the Military Star Card was established in response to military leadership’s concerns regarding a…

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Enlisted promotions, military testing – Government shutdown/furlough limiting factors

Posted October 11, 2013 by

Military Personnel Sections across the Air Force want to notify personnel of the following limiting factors for Enlisted Promotions during the government shutdown/furlough. * Chief Master Sergeant (13E9) Evaluation Board will be delayed and has been tentatively rescheduled to convene Oct.15 to 25 instead of Oct. 7 to 18. The original file freeze date of…

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Real-world foam test makes for good training opportunity

Posted December 6, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The interior of Hangar 1210 was the site of the baseís most recent emergency scenario exercise that occurred Nov. 26. The hangar, which has 10 large capacity and 2 small capacity foam generators, released approximately 110 gallons of two percent Ansul Jet-Ex foam concentrate that is part of the…

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Renowned artist to paint ‘TPS Generations’

Posted February 21, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Aviation artist Mike Machat (left) examines the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School’s NF-16D, the one-of-a-kind Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) with Calspan operations manager Jason Kirkpatrick (right), looking for any detail that could be lost in his painting. Machat, was recently commissioned to create a 70th…

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SGLI Premium Adjustment Effective July 1, 2014

Posted May 2, 2014 by

The Servicemembersí Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests of service…

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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

Posted August 1, 2014 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds F-35B aircraft BF-4, piloted by Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Dan Levin, starts down the runway as part of wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards AFB, Calif. In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind…

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Senate confirms 3 AFMC senior leader nominations

Posted May 4, 2012 by by AFMC Public Affairs

Air Force officials announced April 27, 2012, the Senate confirmations of three Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders’ nominations. Officials announced the Senate confirmation of Maj. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to...

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Neil Armstrong: ‘Dedicated enough to dare greatly’

Posted August 31, 2012 by

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has died, following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.

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CSAF directs Air Force-wide inspection

Posted December 7, 2012 by

Commanders across the Air Force will conduct health and welfare inspections starting Dec. 5 to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. The health and welfare inspection is a tool routinely used by unit commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III tasked…

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