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PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

Posted August 9, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs. The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in…

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Air Force Sergeants’ Association present at March

Posted August 2, 2013 by Master Sgt. Javier Murillo

Courtesy Photo Chief Master Sergeant Jeffrey Foreman, Division Six president of the Air Force Sergeants’ Association, administers the organizational oath to newly-elected officers of the AFSA March ARB, Chapter F1360 earlier this year. From left to right are chapter president; Master Sgt. Javier Murillo, secretary/treasurer, Tech. Sgt. Daniel Armstrong, trustee of membership; Senior Master Sgt….

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AF Reserve supports delivery for space

Posted July 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson

Courtesy Photo GPS III will improve position, navigation and timing services and provide advanced anti-jam capabilities yielding superior system security, accuracy and reliability. The first GPS III satellites will deliver signals three times more accurate than current GPS spacecraft and provide three times more power for military users, while also enhancing the spacecraft’s design life…

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Sequestration impact looms despite resumed flying operations

Posted July 26, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced July 15 that flying training would resume at numerous units, bringing an end to the three-month halt that resulted from the budget sequestration reductions. Congress approved a $1.8 billion reprogramming request that transferred money from several programs to pay for near-term shortfalls in war funding, which allowed flight…

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KC-46 critical design review nearing completion

Posted July 26, 2013 by

Courtesy Photo The KC-46A is intended to replace the U.S. Air Force’s aging fleet of KC-135 Stratotankers which has been the primary refueling aircraft for more than 50 years. With more refueling capacity and enhanced capabilities, improved efficiency and increased capabilities for cargo and aeromedical evacuation, the KC-46A will provide aerial refueling support to the…

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Stay connected with social media without sacrificing career

Posted July 26, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Zachary Vucic

FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (AFNS) – Engaging in social media can be a positive experience that entertains, keeps people connected and allows opinions to be expressed on a wide variety of topics. In some cases though, social media can ruin personal reputations or careers, and create an open window for criminals to access personal…

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Holding Airmen accountable: Mandatory discharge for sexual assault

Posted July 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) -The Air Force recently adopted two new measures to eliminate sexual assault from within the ranks, including requiring discharge for Airmen who commit sexual assault, and requiring the Air Force’s most senior commanders to review actions taken on these cases. According to Capt. Allison DeVito, chief of JAG’s victim issues and policy…

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AF encourages Airmen to be key part of SAPR solution

Posted July 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AFNS) — In an effort to address the growing concern of sexual assault in the Air Force, the service has kicked off an initiative to give Airmen the capability for their voice to be clearly heard called “Every Airman Counts.” “I believe Airmen are a key part of the solution to this,” said….

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CSAF says readiness harmed by steep cuts

Posted July 26, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON (AFNS) – The rigid requirements of sequestration spending cuts have made it difficult for the Air Force to maintain readiness, the service’s top officer said yesterday. Speaking to CNN’s John King at the annual Aspen Institute Security Forum in Aspen, Colo., Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said each service…

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National Guard Bureau campaign targets sexual assault

Posted July 12, 2013 by Air Force Maj. Gary Arasin

ARLINGTON, Va., – The National Guard Bureau here has launched a comprehensive campaign designed to assist National Guard units in combating sexual assault as part of a military wide effort to protect victims and eradicate the crime from the ranks. “We are helping the states with training and development of programs to address this problem…

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