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Remember service members with exchange gift card

Posted August 7, 2015 by Courtesy of AAFES

Americans can give back to the people who defend their country by sending a service member an Army & Air Force Exchange Service gift card. Exchange gift cards can be sent to Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines deployed to Afghanistan, Kuwait and other contingency locations to redeem through the Defense Department’s largest exchange service. These…

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This week in history

Posted June 26, 2015 by

This week, 65 years ago, North Korea invaded South Korea. Thus, began the Korean War, in which four current 56th Fighter Wing Luke Air Force Base units took part.

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Carter addresses DOD workforce

Posted February 20, 2015 by af.mil

To all Defense Department personnel: I am honored to become your secretary of defense. I am proud to lead men and women who devote their lives to the highest calling — the defense of our nation. And I am grateful to follow in the footsteps of Secretary Hagel, one of our nation’s most honorable and…

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F-35 nears completion of all-weather testing

Posted February 6, 2015 by af.mil

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. — For the past four months, an F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has endured extreme weather temperatures to certify the fleet to deploy to any corner of the world. An F-35B from the F-35 Patuxent River Integrated Test Force in Maryland has undergone rigorous climatic testing at the 96th…

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Thunder from down under …

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Staff Sgt. Timothy Boyer An Australian F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter prepares to launch Jan. 28 at Luke Air Force Base. Australia now has two F-35s stationed at Luke and is the first partner nation to arrive at Luke for the F-35 training program. The jets all have a kangaroo in a circle insignia.

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TDY policies change, affect reimbursements

Posted November 14, 2014 by 56th Comptroller Squadron

Recently, the Air Force began implementing two temporary duty policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the joint travel regulations, reimbursable and incidental expense policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and took effect Nov. 1….

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Ice bucket challenge – What does DOD say?

Posted September 12, 2014 by Capt. NOAH COAKLEY

If you have been following social media lately, you’ve seen the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge all over your newsfeed and Instagram. This has become an internet phenomenon in which people get doused with ice water to raise money to combat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Many military members have been taking…

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Big changes coming to pro-Gear shipment allowances

Posted February 7, 2014 by 56th Logistics Readiness Squadron

The Defense Travel Management Office has approved changes to the Joint Federal Travel Regulations, Volume 1 and Joint Travel Regulations Volume 2 that significantly change the shipment of professional books, papers and equipment allowance as part of household goods shipments. PBP&E is also referred to as Pro or Pro Gear. The following changes apply to…

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‘Thor’ brings heat in Exchange, Marvel’s latest military-only free comic book

Posted December 6, 2013 by AAFES

Arriving now after the release of “Thor: The Dark World,” the Asgardian Thunder God will star in the new, military-exclusive, free comic book from Marvel Custom Solutions and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. The 32-page comic features Thor defending New York City from the fearsome Frost Giant, Ymir, in a new adventure by…

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Commissary, place for holiday savings

Posted December 6, 2013 by DeCA

FORT LEE, Va. — The holidays are right around the corner, and special in-store promotions make the commissary the place to go to save on holiday groceries, according to an official at the Defense Commissary Agency. “We’ve got some great promotions lined up for the holiday season,” said Randy Chandler, DeCA sales director. “Customers will…

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