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Virtual TAP curriculum available for separating service members

Posted January 10, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

Separating service members can participate in the transition assistance program online, Department of Defense officials announced. TAP – now called Transition GPS-Goals, Plans and Success – is designed to help prepare separating and retiring members for life outside of the military. It includes a variety of seminars from dressing for success to financial independence. The…

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Court martial announcement

Posted March 21, 2014 by

U.S. vs. Bowen, a General Court-Martial, was held March 5-7 at the Edwards AFB court-house. Airman 1st Class Ellwood Bowen III, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, was charged with three specifications of aggravated assault, two specifications of assault consummated by a battery and one specification of communicating a threat. A panel of members found Bowen…

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Pulse on AF force management

Posted May 30, 2014 by

WASHINGTON – This week’s force management update focuses on the chief master sergeant retention board, voluntary separation pay, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, civilian force management and total force opportunities in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs.  …

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ACCESS II Confirms Jet Biofuel Burns Cleaner

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jim Banke

NASA Photograph The DC-8’s four engines burned either JP-8 jet fuel or a 50-50 blend of JP-8 and renewable alternative fuel of hydro processed esters and fatty acids produced from camelina plant oil. Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a…

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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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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted March 13, 2015 by Breanne Smith

Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average of $20 dollars each month per…

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Air Force to offer online training site for contracting professionals

Posted July 6, 2012 by by John Scaggs

When officials launch the Air Force Contracting Learning Center SharePoint site July 12, it will culminate efforts to provide contracting professionals with a single entry point for continuous learning. Per DOD Instruction 5000.66, contracting professionals must accumulate 80 continuous learning points every two years. The learning center, which is accessible at https://cs.eis.af.mil/airforcecontracting/training_repository/default.aspx, will facilitate meeting…

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Army and Air Force Exchange to Salute Those ‘Still Serving’

Posted September 28, 2012 by Chris Ward

As part of its annual “Still Serving” weekend, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will salute former Soldiers and Airmen by offering unique specials and events at Exchanges worldwide Oct. 5-11. “Still Serving” sales and benefits information are arriving in mailboxes of approximately 700,000 Army and Air Force retirees. The flyer features exclusive savings…

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‘Moonlighters’ welcome new re-designation, new aircraft, new commander

Posted January 18, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photographs by Jet Fabara U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Scott Craig (center) relinquishes command of the newly re-designated Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764 to Lt. Col. David Weinstein (left) Jan. 12, 2013, in Hangar 1210. From here, the squadron will re-locate to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. Air Force…

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2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey to be released

Posted March 29, 2013 by Jet Fabara

The Air Force Community Assessment Survey for 2013 will be released in March. The theme for this year’s survey is “A Strong Community Depends On You.” The Community Assessment is the only Air Force-wide survey that gathers information tailored for each and every Air Force installation. Results from the Community Assessment Survey will inform installation…

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