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Air Force: Uniform policy changes — old favorites return

Posted January 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON — The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. Welsh III approved several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Dress and Appearance, with many of the changes coming directly from Airmen. During the past…

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Marines: Explore options on ways to pay for college

Posted January 24, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — The education offices aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island now offer a Pay for College class to teach Marines and their dependents how to pay for college without the aid of Tuition Assistance, or TA. “Many Marines were surprised when the…

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Air Force: C-130H, end of an era in Afghanistan

Posted January 17, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. Gary Rihn

All good things don’t necessarily need to come to an end; sometimes they are just replaced by something even better.

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DOD Announces 2013 DOD Chief Information Officer Award winners

Posted December 20, 2013 by Department of Defense

Department of Defense announces the recipients of this year’s DoD Chief Information Officer Awards at a Pentagon ceremony Dec. 6. This year marked the 13th anniversary of the DoD CIO Award and is the highest honor recognized by the department for achievement in Information Management, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Information Assurance. More than 100 nominations…

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Marines: Dominican Republic native sheds 140 pounds to enlist in Corps

Posted December 13, 2013 by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard

Approximately 30 young men and women packed into the Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell Ceremony Room to take their oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 2.

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Air Force: Operation Christmas Drop continues as Pacific tradition

Posted December 13, 2013 by Senior Airman Marianique Santos

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) — Base volunteers here have teamed up with Airmen from Yokota Air Base, Japan, to conduct humanitarian airdrops over the remote islands of Micronesia in the Western Pacific this week. Volunteers here have been spreading the holiday cheer to surrounding islands since December 1952. Operation Christmas Drop is the…

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Air Force: Aero repair keeps ‘birds’ in the air

Posted December 6, 2013 by Senior Airman Bahja Jones

With the highest volume of flying missions in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, aircraft at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing rely on a team of professional maintainers to keep them in top shape to accomplish the mission.

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DoD: Prepare now for tax season, DoD official advises

Posted December 5, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — With a month left before the start of tax season, service members should begin gathering documentation to file their 2013 taxes, said the director of the Pentagon’s Office of Family Policy and Children and Youth. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson suggested visiting the…

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Resale chiefs emphasize value of Exchange benefits

Posted November 27, 2013 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON — When looking for savings in light of budget cuts and sequestration, don’t take arbitrary chunks out of the military exchange services that provide important morale and quality-of-life benefits to service members and their Families, the executives who oversee them urged Congress this week. “At the very time of our community’s greatest need, these…

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DoD/TSA partner to provide military TSA precheck at 100 airports

Posted November 22, 2013 by Department of Defense

As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one-size-fits-all security approach and provide more of the traveling public the ability to participate in expedited screening, the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, and the Department of Defense, or DoD, announced a partnership to expand TSA Precheck expedited screening benefits to all U.S. Armed…

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