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Tips on financing college education

Posted June 7, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. -†Defense Department officials encourage parents and students to consider various strategies for financing college education, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy and children and youth said. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson addressed solutions to some of the obstacles military children…

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Congressional staffers tour Edwards

Posted August 9, 2013 by Kenji Thuloweit

Nine congressional staffers got an up close and professional look at some of the test programs Edwards AFB is working on Aug. 5. The staffers each serve congressmen and congresswomen in nine different districts and states. They work for U.S. Congressmen who serve on various committees including the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent…

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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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Nichols receives Senior Leader Appointment

Posted November 22, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, presents Dr. Joseph Nichols with a plaque on the occasion of his appointment as a member of the Senior Level Career service of the United States of America. Dr. Joseph Nichols, Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluation, was…

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Dempsey: No plans to close military commissaries

Posted January 31, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Tonnette Thompson Shoppers can lessen the financial pinch by purchasing their goods at a commissary. According to Defense Commissary Agency officials, consumers can save more than 30 percent by shopping at a base commissary instead of going to off-base merchants. Contrary to some news reports, there are no plans…

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AFPC has expanded voluntary FM program waiver authority

Posted April 11, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force Personnel Center has been granted expanded waiver authority to waive some active duty service commitments for Airmen interested in voluntary separation under the fiscal year 2014 force management program, AFPC officials announced April 3. For example, we now have the authority to waive aviation retention pay (which requires recoupment of the unserved…

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Quarterly travel advisory

Posted July 3, 2014 by

As the warmer months approach, many people generally plan vacations. Both overseas and within the United States travelers should be aware of the local threats that they may encounter while on their vacations. Criminal, terroristic, cyber and intelligence based threats are always important to be aware of. For military and DOD civilians many foreign countries…

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AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted October 10, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick

The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, 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 take effect Nov. 1. Under the…

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USAF TPS dedicates control room in memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci

Posted March 30, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School honored the memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci, the first female flight test engineer to lose her life either as a student or graduate of the four formal test pilot schools, during a dedication ceremony…

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Defense Biometric Identification System being implemented at Edwards

Posted August 10, 2012 by Staff

The Air Force is implementing a new Common Access Card scanning system at all installation gates. The system is called the Defense Biometric Identification System. The Security Forces staff will be at our gates starting Aug. 6 through Aug. 24 registering ID cards as you drive in. This process takes less than one minute to…

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