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Air Reserve commander eases into retirement

Posted June 15, 2012 by by Betty Kennedy

In June 2008, Lt. Gen. Charles E. Stenner Jr. became the 27th person to lead the Air Force Reserve. He is set to retire and relinquish his dual position as Air Force Reserve Command commander and chief of...

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Lodging rates increase Oct. 1

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — After four years without a rate increase, Air Force lodging rates went up beginning Oct. 1, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The increase is necessary to ensure Air Force Lodging rates cover current operating and capital improvement costs, said Maj. Gen. A.J. Stewart, AFPC commander. As an example,…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted January 18, 2013 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — 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 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air Force…

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March Outreach: Cadets securing the Air Force of tomorrow

Posted April 5, 2013 by Darnell Gardner

U.S. Air Force photo/Darnell Gardner Cadets from the “Fighting Fifty-fifth,” University of California, Los Angeles, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps debus in route to the first stop on their base tour, March 28. The cadets received briefings on the aircraft capabilities of the C-17 Globemaster III, KC-135 Stratotanker and alert F-16 Fighting Falcons. In…

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Acting Air Force Secretary recounts journey to equality

Posted July 3, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON, D.C. – During a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month event at the Pentagon, the highest-ranking openly gay member of the Defense Department described his experiences witnessing the evolution of the law that banned openly gay service members, from its implementation to its eventual repeal. Acting Air Force Secretary Eric Fanning noted the…

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Q and A interview – some parting words from our wing commander

Posted October 18, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo/Linda Welz Col. Samuel Mahaney, 452 Air Mobility Wing commander, and his wife Chris, participate in a discussion during a weekly meeting held in the Hap Arnold House conference room. Prior to his arrival at March Field, Mahaney led two previous units through their Operational Readiness Inspections, which was his first task…

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Airmen, Marines enhance mission capabilities through joint training

Posted March 7, 2014 by Sean Dath

U.S. Air Force photo/Sean Dath Marines and Airmen assigned to March Air Reserve Base, Calif., provide Aerial Port Operations training at March on Feb 27, 2014, to Marine Logisticians assigned to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif. Marines attached to the Arrival/Departure Airfield Control Group (ADACG) and Airmen from the 452nd Aerial Port…

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SECAF: Air Force grapples with Congress to fund readiness

Posted August 15, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin Defense

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — To balance readiness today and modernization tomorrow, the Air Force’s fiscal year 2015 budget request is shrinking like today’s defense budget thanks to Congress’s own priorities and the approaching threat of sequestration in 2016, Air Force leaders said July 30. Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief…

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Service obligation starts by telling employer

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Jim Strickland

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  — In any relationship, it’s important to have open lines of communication. That is particularly true for Citizen Airmen when they deal with their civilian employers. When you are going to be away from your civilian job for military service, you are required by law to notify your employer before…

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Exchange “Shuttles” increased selection to smaller facilities

Posted November 9, 2012 by by Chris Ward

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection with its “shuttle program.” This Exchange initiative shuttles merchandise in between Exchange facilities to fulfill specific customer requests. Everything from furniture to tactical gear can be transferred through the shuttle program, meaning shoppers everywhere are guaranteed the largest…

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