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Exchange offers fee-free holiday layaway

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Lisa Neidinger

DALLAS, Texas — A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Holiday Layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and then stop by customer service to complete the process. “Fee-free” means that while the Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways,…

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AF’s highest ranking African-American shares ties to civil rights movement

Posted February 1, 2013 by by Master Sgt. Jess D. Harvey

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On April 23, 1951, more than 450 students collectively walked out the front doors of the all-black, R. R. Moton High School in Farmville, Va., marching to the home doorsteps of school-board members in the community. Among the students who walked out that day was Selma Gaines, now Selma Spencer, the mother of Gen….

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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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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted July 12, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face…

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Get1Now allows reservists to build future, reap rewards

Posted October 25, 2013 by Master Sgt. Shawn J. Jones

Reservists can help the Air Force Reserve find candidates for the next generation of Citizen Airmen and receive rewards and recognition at the same time through the Get1Now program.

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Airmen must revalidate dependents

Posted March 28, 2014 by Capt. Erika Yepsen

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air…

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Rising Six organization enlists extra clout

Posted May 23, 2014 by Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan

U.S. Air Force photo/ Senior Airman Russell S. McMillan Air Force TSgt Kyle Platt, Blue Eagles Honor Guard, president of the Wing Rising 6, March ARB, Command Chief Master Sgt. Timothy C. White, Jr., 452d Air Mobility Wing, March ARB and Chief Master Sgt. Daniel Willers, 452d Maintenance Group, March ARB stress the importance of…

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Air Force releases criteria for new service medal

Posted October 24, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office

U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ May 27, 2014, authorization. The medal will be awarded to individuals for their direct support of nuclear deterrence operations. “This service medal provides a…

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Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted March 27, 2012 by

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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New civilian pay system on the way

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

WASHINGTON D.C. — All Air Force civilian employees are slated to begin using a new, standardized Air Force pay system by June 2013. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System will standardize the pay method across the service and will be implemented first at Air Force Global Strike Command and Air National Guard bases, July…

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