Senior Airman Racheal Watson
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Air Force offers potential model for future MWR programs

Posted August 23, 2013 by Donna Miles

For a glimpse into how the military services might provide quality morale, welfare and recreation services and programs despite continuing budget pressures, the transformation program the Air Force Services directorate has been rolling out for the past two and a half years is worth a look.

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Air Force: Airmen can ‘chat’ live via myPers for personnel support

Posted February 21, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center, or AFPC, officials have implemented a live chat capability on the myPers website to allow real-time communication between Airmen and personnel specialists. Launched in 2012, myPers represents a shift from primarily face-to-face personnel interaction to a process that enables Airmen to handle their personnel transactions…

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Commissaries partnering with food banks

Posted July 11, 2014 by Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. — The Defense Commissary Agency, DECA, has established a formal process covering diversion of unsellable but edible food to local food banks. The program now involves 110 stateside commissaries that will divert qualifying food to 77 food banks approved by the Department of Defense, but both numbers will continue to rise. “During…

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Marines: Deployed Service members celebrate 239th USMC Birthday

Posted November 14, 2014 by 1st Lt. Colleen Mcfadden

Two centuries ago, the United States welcomed the humble birth of its elite fighting force, the United States Marine Corps. Over the course of the next 239 years, the Marine Corps has seen action across the face of the earth, “from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.”

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Navy: 86th Naval Academy commandant announced

Posted March 27, 2015 by U.S. Naval Academy Headquarters

Annapolis, Md. — Col. Stephen Liszewski was recently selected to be the 86th commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. He is an alumni of the Naval Academy Class of 1990. Similar to the dean of students at a civilian university, the commandant is responsible for the day-to-day conduct, military training…

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U.S.-Afghanistan alliance important to DOD, spokesman says

Posted July 12, 2012 by By Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s designation of Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally is “extremely important” to the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Monday. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the designation Saturday after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capital of Kabul. It is intended to provide a…

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Air Force: Civil engineers reunite Alaska families with sled dogs

Posted October 4, 2013 by Breanne Smith

For six days a week, a small 30-passenger, chartered plane touched down on the runway in Galena, Alaska

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TSA expands expedited screening to include Civilian employees

Posted March 28, 2014 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON — Beginning April 15, Defense Department and Coast Guard civilian employees will be able to take advantage of the TSA Pre-check expedited screening program at more than 115 airports across the country. All military and Coast Guard personnel, including those in the reserves and the National Guard, already are eligible for the program, which…

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Air Force: AF uses lasers to preserve space history

Posted September 5, 2014 by Jennifer Schneider

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The site of one of America’s proudest achievements is now little more than a weed-riddled concrete pad, surrounded by twisted, rusting metal. Cape Canaveral’s Launch Complex 14 is best known as the launch site for NASA’s “Friendship 7,” the flight that brought John Glenn fame as the first American…

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Defense secretary says ‘goodbye’

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U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Sean Hurt Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel tours Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., Tuesday. Hagel was on a three-day trip visiting members of all four service branches to thank them for their service. It was Hagel’s final domestic trip.

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