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Airmen submit innovative ideas by the thousands

Posted May 24, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C. — More than 8,000 money-saving ideas have cascaded into the Pentagon from across the Air Force this month. Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation Challenge May 1, challenging uniformed and civilian Airmen to find places to save money across the service, no matter how…

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DEERS locks down access to some information updates

Posted May 17, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The DOD Eligibility reporting system is used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for…

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West Region transition

Posted May 17, 2013 by TRICARE Management Activity

TRICARE is aware that Prime enrollees in the West region have been experiencing longer than usual wait times for authorizations for referrals to specialty care since the April 1, 2013, start of health delivery under the new contract with UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. Their top priority is to ensure continuity and access to care for…

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MyPers to celebrate first anniversary

Posted May 10, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Did you ever have a question about a specific personnel function and needed to be pointed in the right direction? The myPers website provides all Air Force members with a source to search for information regarding personnel programs, to complete personnel transactions and to chat live with a subject matter…

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March VITA center recognized for outstanding service

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Col. Samuel Mahaney, commander, 452d Air Mobility Wing, center standing, congratulates the March Air Reserve Base’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance center members for receipt of the Internal Revenue Service’s, Community Service Leadership Award, April 16. The March VITA center was selected by Barbara Kuhus, territory manager, IRS, after being recognized for outstanding services provided to…

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Asian-Pacific American women served in World War II

Posted May 3, 2013 by Rudi Williams

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Most people are surprised when they find out that Asian-Pacific American women, particularly Japanese-Americans, served in the U.S. military during World War II, said Judy Bellafaire, curator of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial. “Many Japanese women served in the armed forces while their families were in internment camps…

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Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance Benefit Changes

Posted May 3, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Service members married to other service members are no longer automatically enrolled in the Family Servicemembers’ Group Life Insurance program, Pentagon officials said. The change was effective Jan. 2, and to date affects about 4,500 service members, Coast Guard Cmdr. Kristen Martin, Defense Department’s SGLI policy office, said in an interview with…

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452 Air Mobility Wing Explosive Ordnance Disposal: Taking the bang out of the boom

Posted April 26, 2013 by Darnell Gardner

U.S. Air Force photos/Darnell Gardner Col. Samuel Mahaney, commander, 452 Air Mobility Wing, dons protective gear, during his Dirty Thursday event with March Air Reserve Base Explosive Ordnance Disposal personnel, April 18. Tech. Sgt. Brian Howards, left, assists Mahaney with lifting and strapping on an EOD backpack, as Tech. Sgt. Owen Duff, secures the straps….

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Air Force officials announce civilian Reduction in Force

Posted April 26, 2013 by

WASHINGTON, D.C.  — In a continuing effort to meet the Department of Defense funding targets in the Fiscal Year 2012 President’s Budget and re-balance the civilian workforce, approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian Reduction in Force authorities, effective through Aug. 23. This action will assist in the placement of employees not assigned against funded…

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Air Force restarts tuition assistance

Posted April 26, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force has officially restarted military tuition assistance, effective immediately. The service restarted the program, as a result of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act of 2013, where Congress called for the MTA program to continue in the current fiscal year. Because of the restart, the program will resume the same…

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