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Officer attache duty applications due Dec. 12

Posted November 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Active duty line of the Air Force captains, majors and lieutenant colonels interested in attache duty must submit an application by Dec. 12, Air Force officials said Nov. 19. The Air Force Personnel Center and the Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs office are accepting applications for senior…

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Commissary CEO shares sequestration consequences

Posted November 22, 2013 by Donna Miles

Offering a glimpse at what commissary and military exchange services could become in light of smaller and unpredictable budgets, the Defense Commissary Agency director and CEO described to Congress Nov. 21 the consequences sequestration and the government shutdown have already imposed. Customers packed commissaries Oct. 1, the first day of the government shutdown, Joseph H….

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Deadline nears for completing SNCOA course

Posted August 9, 2013 by Phil Berube

Students enrolled in Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course 14 Version 5 have until the end of September to complete the course or they will be automatically disenrolled and will have to complete the new version of the course. Airmen who haven’t completed version 5 by Sept. 30 will not receive credit for the coursework in…

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted August 9, 2013 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Defense Department officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year explaining their options….

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DOD contractors to get new whistleblower protections

Posted June 28, 2013 by Nick Simeone

Beginning July 1, whistleblowers working for Defense Department subcontractors will begin receiving protection against reprisals through a new law intended to better protect those who expose possible wrongdoing. In addition, as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, contractors who report suspected waste, fraud and abuse within their company rather than…

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Commissary to close on Tuesdays due to furloughs

Posted June 7, 2013 by

According to a news release from the Defense Commissary Agency, most military commissaries will be closed on Mondays as a result of the announced DOD civilian employee furlough. Since the Los Angeles AFB store and 147 other stores worldwide are usually closed on Mondays, the commissary here will be closed for up to 11 Tuesdays…

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Northrop Grumman will Help U.S. Navy mature laser weapon systems, components for surface self-defense missions

Posted May 24, 2013 by

REDONDO BEACH, Calif. - The U.S. Navy has selected Northrop Grumman for the initial phase of the Solid State Laser Technology Maturation (SSL-TM) program. SSL-TM is a research and development project to mature solid-state, high-power laser weapon systems and components for ship defense. This selection is the first step in the development of a Prototype Laser…

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Boeing ships sixth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite for launch

Posted May 24, 2013 by

Boeing is progressing with the expansion of the U.S Defense Department's highest capacity communications satellite constellation, recently shipping its sixth Wideband Global SATCOM satellite

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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted May 17, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in October, said Master Sgt. Teresa…

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Strategic Command plans for unexpected, commander says

Posted April 12, 2013 by Donna Miles

The last thing Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler wants is to be caught by surprise. He is the point man for the U.S. nuclear arsenal as well as space, cyber, ballistic missile and other capabilities. As commander of U.S. Strategic Command, Kehler’s job is to ensure U.S. deterrence remains so strong that it dissuades…

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