Veterans

February 15, 2013

SMC commander speakers to veterans’ group

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Air Force photograph by Hien Vu

Lt. Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, Space and Missile Systems Center commander, speaks at the American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood, Calif., Feb. 4. She spoke about the evolution of space capabilities in support of U.S. Armed Forces in wars and conflicts since World War I to an audience of nearly 200 veterans.




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SBP officials offer same-sex coverage guidance

Survivor Benefit Plan program enrollment is now available for eligible retirees in same-sex marriages. The program provides a monthly income to survivors of retired Airmen upon the retiree’s death when retired pay stops. Survivors of Airmen recalled to active duty from retirement who die while on active duty, may also be protected by the SBP....
 
 

NMCB 3 helps honor homeless vet during VC stand down

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VA decision on burial rights departs from past

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In honor of Veterans Day, airmen run with students

Air Force photograph by Joe Juarez Second Lt. Francisco Lugo and 1st Lt. Berkley Davis run with students from Jefferson Elementary SchoolĂ­s Running Club, Nov. 9. The students in the club run, skip, hop or walk for 20 minutes e...
 
 

Labor Department paves job path for service members, vets

Department of Labor officials are reaching out to let transitioning service members and veterans know about the department’s many training programs to give them a successful path to employment. From workshops to job fairs and one-on-one training, DOL is committed to connecting veterans with jobs, Junior Ortiz, DOL’s deputy assistant secretary for Veterans’ Employment, told...
 
 

Knowing common hiring authorities critical in filling civilian positions

As the Air Force continues to reform its hiring processes, hiring managers can make better, timelier decisions when they understand which hiring authorities they should use when recruiting new employees. Hiring appointment authorities provide managers with the legal means to hire employees via a new appointment, transfer or reinstatement. Ensuring managers understand the most frequently...
 




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