Air Force

January 25, 2013

Air Force News – January 25, 2013

GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for Airmen

When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2- or 3-year active-duty service commitment.

That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012, and all active-duty Airmen now incur a four-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air Force Personnel Center education services and benefits chief.

“Because the program was new, many otherwise eligible members would have been unable to take advantage of it without the phased-in service commitments,” said Houseman. “However, those exceptions are no longer offered, so members who wait until they are close to retirement to transfer benefits may not be able to do so.”

High year of tenure, for one, may affect a member’s ability to transfer benefits.

“If you have 20 years of active federal service, but still have four years before your HYT, you may still be able to apply to transfer benefits, but you will definitely incur a four-year commitment, so it’s best to act quickly,” Houseman said.

Airmen interested in transferring a portion or all of their G.I. Bill education benefits to family members can contact the education services team at afpc.dpsitedu@us.af.mil.

http://www.af.mil/news/story_print.asp?id=123332418

Washington State

Airmen of the 446th Airlift Wing teamed up with a local police dive team to conduct familiarization training on the C-17 Globemaster Jan. 10.

Washington D.C.

The Air Force Band, along with the Honor Guard, joined more than 1,000 Airmen in fields ranging from communications to logistics, medical, legal, command and control, and contingency response to provide support for the presidential inauguration.

Southwest Asia

Airmen from the 554th Red Horse Squadron, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, are currently deployed executing a critical $31 million construction program spanning from the Middle East to Central Asia.

Japan

F-22A Raptors and about 300 Airmen from the 1st Fighter Wing, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va., and the 192nd Fighter Wing, Va., Air National Guard, will deploy to Kadena Air Base, on a four-month rotation.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
Pg-1-Standalone---140411-F-HT977-026

Weather: Exercise component

First responders prepare to transport a simulated injured patient during an extreme weather exercise April 11 at Luke Air Force Base. The exercise was designed to train and evaluate Luke Airmen on readiness and preparation for ...
 
 
Courtesy photo

Plane crash, coma doesn’t deter pilot

Courtesy photo Retired Capt. David Berling, 56th Contracting Squadron contract specialist, stands in front of his 1977 Cessna RG March 23, 2012, at the Glendale Airport. Berling lost his legs in a 2007 plane crash, the subject ...
 
 

Comprehensive support system helps unit resiliency

In today’s Air Force environment of force restructure, budgetary constraints, continued mission requirements and resiliency, establishing a comprehensive support system in a unit is absolutely essential for success. Each organizational tier, whether at the element, flight or squadron level, must be resilient and have support mechanisms in place to not only meet, but exceed daily...
 

 

Preparing for next rank makes successful Airmen

As Airmen we have many responsibilities and duties we must carry out in accordance with our jobs. According to AFI 36-2618, The Enlisted Force Structure, our responsibilities are as follows: junior enlisted Airmen initially focus on adapting to military requirements, achieving occupational proficiency and learning how to become highly productive members of the Air Force....
 
 
Senior Airman
JASON COLBERT

Energy office helps keep lights on

Senior AirmanJASON COLBERT Master Sgt. Adam Kelley, 56th Civil Engineer Squadron base energy manager, explains the value of low wattage light bulbs to Robert Wimp at the Energy Conservation Month booth April 9 at Luke Air Force...
 
 

News Briefs April 18, 2014

Change of command Lt. Col. Jon Wheeler relinquishes command of the 310th Fighter Squadron to Lt. Col. Matthew Warner at 8:31 a.m. today in Hangar 913. Days of Remembrance The 2014 Days of Remembrance of the Holocaust Victims is May 2 at Club Five Six. A Holocaust exhibit of masks of holocaust survivors and paintings...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin