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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted November 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014 - when the AF354 will be rescinded  – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The AF354 was a card-stock…

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Commissaries to start scanning IDs

Posted November 8, 2013 by DeCA Public Affairs Division

Commissaries will soon begin scanning customers’ Department of Defense ID cards at checkouts as the Defense Commissary Agency continues its pursuit to deliver a 21st century benefit.

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Hierarchy tool critical in aligning supervisors, employees

Posted October 25, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Civilian employees who are not accurately aligned under their supervisors in the Defense Civilian Personnel Data System might have delays in processing important personnel actions, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The position hierarchy maintenance tool, accessible via DCPDS, allows supervisors to accurately align themselves with their employees in DCPDS. If the position hierarchy is…

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DOD warns of non-sanctioned myPay app

Posted October 18, 2013 by Buckley AFB, Colo.

The Department of the Army Computer Crime Investigation Unit has issued a Cyber Crime Alert Notice about the use of any third-party mobile applications to access the Department Finance and Accounting Services myPay system. The third-party mobile apps are not sponsored by the Department of Defense or the U.S. government. The “MyPay DFAS LES” is…

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AAFES supports service members during shutdown

Posted October 11, 2013 by

Although many services on military installations have closed or curtailed operations, as a result of the federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service remains open to support service members, retirees and their family members. “Some of our military installations are located in rural areas, with a few located…

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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted October 4, 2013 by Karen Parrish

SEOUL, South Korea The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will carry out their missions despite the government shutdown, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Seoul, South Korea Oct. 1. The secretary, traveling in the Asia-Pacific this week for high-level meetings here and in Japan, sat down with reporters traveling with…

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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Aug. 14, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued today. After a review of the departmentís benefit policies following the Supreme Courtís ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act…

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DOD facilities gear up to issue ID cards to same-sex couples

Posted August 23, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said Aug. 20. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than September 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. The Supreme Court decision to overturn portions of…

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Airmen asked to participate in DOD anti-tobacco video competition

Posted August 22, 2013 by Air Force Surgeon General Public Affairs

Department of Defense photograph The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new tobacco countermarketing video competition aimed to target the message of tobacco being an enemy of our military as it degrades their health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy”, will run from now until Oct….

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