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New AFRC Mobile App focuses to improve resiliency among Airmen

Posted November 2, 2012 by Air Force Reserve Command public affairs

Robins Air Force Base, Ga. — As part of the Wingman Toolkit outreach effort, the Air Force Reserve Command launched a mobile app on October 30 that gives Airmen the tools necessary to bring balance to their busy, stressful lives. The Wingman Toolkit provides Airman and families with access to useful information and resources to…

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Top female AF general shares examples of women’s progress in military

Posted November 2, 2012 by by Desiree Palacios

U.S. Air Force graphic/Corey Parrish Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger WASHINGTON — The Air Force’s only female four-star general used examples from her three-decade-plus career to show the tremendous progress of women in the military, during a gala dinner celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Women in Military Service for America Memorial Foundation in Washington, D.C….

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Online access simplifies dependent updates

Posted November 2, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

Family situations can be complicated, but updating family benefit information doesn’t have to be, now that it can be done online. Dependent family members must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and in many instances, must have a valid dependent identification card, to access medical, dental and other benefits. In the past,…

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Commissaries to offer new innovations, conveniences

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The new commissary rewards card now offered at all 247 military commissaries worldwide, offers a glimpse into what the Defense Commissary Agency is working on providing its customers with the same selection, conveniences and quality as the most popular commercial grocery store chains, with improved customer service and lower prices. That is…

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Vehicle registration options while assigned to March

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Capt. Matthew Mackey

California law ordinarily requires that a person register their vehicle in California within 20 days, ‘after gainful employment is accepted or residency is established in this state,’ according to California Vehicle Code § 6700. However, C.V.C. § 6701, provides a specific exception for active-duty military members, when the following conditions are met: The out-of-state license…

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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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Political activities by federal employees

Posted October 12, 2012 by by Mr. AnhTuan Dang

With Election Day about a month away, it is a great time to go over the do’s and don’ts concerning political activities by federal employees. ...

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Roth contributions to open to all active duty troops

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Active duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force are now able to contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of their investment planning, Defense Financing and Accounting Service officials said, Sept. 28. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from service members’ pay accounts. Active duty service members…

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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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5-year clock puts re-employment rights in jeopardy

Posted October 5, 2012 by by Jim Strickland

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Eleven years ago many of us took off our suits, welder’s masks, gloves, donned our uniforms and went off to defend our nation following the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. We did not know what the future would hold. Our employers told us to go, do our duty. We…

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