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July 13, 2012

People First – July 13, 2012

Editor’s Note: The “People First” section is compiled from information from the Air Force Personnel Center, TRICARE, 56th Force Support Squadron, Airman and Family Readiness Flight, Veterans Affairs, the civilian personnel office and armed forces news services. For the complete story, go to the web address listed at the end of the story.

 

New options arise for many military homeowners

The Federal Housing Finance Agency recently announced changes to its short-sale policies that should make it easier for military homeowners with Fannie Mae- or Freddie Mac-backed mortgage loans to honor their financial commitments when they are required to move as part of their duty.

Under the new policy, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will not pursue deficiency judgments, cash contributions or promissory notes from members of the military with a change-in-duty station for any property purchased on or before June 30. Service members must have a Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac loan to be eligible.

According to FHFA records, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac together own or back more than half of the country’s $12 trillion in mortgages.

Christina Stump, an accredited financial counselor at Schriever Air Force Base Airman and Family Readiness Center, said the FHFA announcement is good news because it creates additional options for homeowners who receive permanent-change-of-station orders. However, she cautioned homeowners to investigate all options when it comes to selling or renting their property.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123309048

 

AF members gain PLAYpass use, discount opportunities

As summer approaches, eligible Airmen and their families have the opportunity to use the PLAYpass Get Out and PLAY program to save hundreds of dollars with discounts in recreational and life skills classes.

PLAYpass cards, valued at more than $500, allow single Airmen returning from deployments, families of deployed Airmen and families of Airmen at dependent-restricted assignments to participate in Air Force Services activities such as trips, sports and child care at either a reduced cost or free of charge.

Using the PLAYpass and going through the Outdoor Recreation Center, families are able to pay for a variety of things to include pool passes, swim lessons and youth programs, including instructional classes, seasonal sports and teen camps.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123308604

 

AF clarifies ITDY dependent travel, transportation allowances

Air Force officials announced a clarification concerning transportation and travel allowances for Airmen tasked with 365-day extended deployments, commonly referred to as an indeterminate TDY.

In accordance with guidance provided in the Joint Federal Travel Regulation, Airmen tasked to deploy on 365-Day Extended Deployments will no longer be automatically considered ITDY for purposes of dependent travel and transportation allowances under the JFTR.

Airmen tasked for a 365-day extended deployment prior to July 1 will not be affected by this clarification.

Previously, Airmen tasked for 365-day extended deployments automatically received ITDY entitlements for dependent travel and transportation allowances. These allowances included dependent and household goods movement during the deployed period.

Consistent with the JFTR, ITDY dependent travel and transportation allowances to an alternate place will be authorized on a case-by-case basis, only when the deploying member’s orders do not provide for return to his or her permanent duty station (PDS), and the deployment period meets the requirements specified in JFTR.

An extended deployment shall not be considered indeterminate if the TDY period is known and return to PDS is anticipated. This procedure will better align the Air Force with the JFTR guidelines regarding ITDYs.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123308353

 

AFFTC to be redesignated as Air Force Test Center

The Air Force Flight Test Center will be redesignated as the Air Force Test Center during a ceremony today at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

During the ceremony, the 95th Air Base Wing will transition to the 412th Test Wing, although both unit changes became effective July 6.

The Air Force Test Center will play a critical role in developmental test and evaluation for AFMC’s air and ground systems and is an essential cornerstone to the command’s consolidation initiative from 12 centers to five. The 5-Center construct will save approximately $109 million annually.

Ultimately, the consolidation ensures the command will improve the way it accomplishes the mission, providing better support to the warfighter, officials said.

Brig. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr. will lead the center and will oversee work at not only Edwards Air Force Base, but also at Eglin AFB, Fla., and Arnold AFB, Tenn., which was redesignated the Arnold Engineering and Development Complex July 6. At Eglin AFB, the 96th Air Base Wing will be redesignated the 96th Test Wing on Wednesday. Missions at each location will continue.

http://www.af.mil/news/story.asp?id=123309070




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