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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

Posted May 3, 2013 by

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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Reservists asked to participate in Community Assessment Survey

Posted April 19, 2013 by

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – The 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey launched April 5 and all members of the Air Force Reserve team who are asked to participate are encouraged to do so. The assessment is designed to assist chaplains and people working in installation-level Airman and family readiness centers, family advocacy programs, health and…

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Team March members jump with Les SkyHawks

Posted April 12, 2013 by Sgt. Tracy Ellingsen

SkyHawks courtesy photo/The crew Maj. Amber Marcella, 452d Air Mobility Wing, free falls at 120 miles per hour during her tandem jump with the Sky Hawks, April 2.The SkyHawks are the Canadian Army’s premier parachute demonstration team, that travels to Perris, Calif., yearly to practice skydiving skills and routines. PERRIS, Calif.– The Canadian Army’s premier…

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Reductions won’t affect most TRICARE prime beneficiaries

Posted April 12, 2013 by Military Health System News Release

FALLS CHURCH, Va.,– Despite upcoming service area reductions, TRICARE Prime will remain a health care option for 97 percent of the more than 5 million beneficiaries eligible for the health care plan, Military Health System officials said. The 3 percent difference that comprises about 171,000 beneficiaries who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a…

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