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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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AF releases new ‘vision’ document

Posted January 18, 2013 by by Master Sgt. Jess Harvey

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force released a new Vision document outlining the force’s vision and way forward. “Focused on ‘Airmen, Mission and Innovation,’ I believe this short document captures what today’s Air Force is all about and where I think we ought to focus on for tomorrow,” said Air Force Chief of Staff Gen….

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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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National Guard Bureau campaign targets sexual assault

Posted July 12, 2013 by Air Force Maj. Gary Arasin

ARLINGTON, Va., – The National Guard Bureau here has launched a comprehensive campaign designed to assist National Guard units in combating sexual assault as part of a military wide effort to protect victims and eradicate the crime from the ranks. “We are helping the states with training and development of programs to address this problem…

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ARPC limits mailings due to a lapse in funding

Posted October 18, 2013 by Lt. Col. Belinda Petersen

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — As a result of the recent lapse in appropriations, there are currently no funds for officials at the Air Reserve Personnel Center here to mail personnel documents such as retirement certificates, separation documents, and recognition packages. Only documents required by law, such as Freedom of Information Act queries, Board…

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Equal Opportunity Leadership training helps Soldiers prevent discrimination

Posted March 21, 2014 by 1st Lt. Fernando Ochoa

U.S. Army photo/Sgt. 1st Class Walter Talens Brig. Gen. Scottie Carpenter, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, congratulates the graduates of the Equal Opportunity Leadership course at March Air Reserve Base, Calif., March 7. The 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command (ESC) conducted Equal Opportunity Leadership training at March Air Reserve Base Feb. 28 through March 7,…

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AF releases mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list, changes

Posted July 27, 2012 by Air Force Personnel Center public affairs

WASHINGTON D.C. — Air Force officials released the fiscal 2012 mid-year selective re-enlistment bonus list along with some changes to the program, July 19. In addition to a rebalance in overall payments, officials identified 53 Air Force specialties, down from 78, to receive bonuses. Based on the semiannual program review that began in March, officials…

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Air Force Week kicks off in New York City
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AF safety chief shares vision

Posted November 16, 2012 by by Darlene Y. Cowsert

KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AFNS) — With two months in the seat as Air Force Chief of Safety, Maj. Gen. Margaret H. Woodward does not need a palm reader to get a glimpse at the future. “It is absolutely essential that safety is embraced as a core value in preserving combat capability,” Woodward said….

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African-Americans in the military: from the American Revolution to integration

Posted February 15, 2013 by by Dr. Robert Kane

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. — Many are familiar with the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, but they were not the first African-Americans to serve in the American armed forces. African-Americans have continuously served in the U.S. military since colonial times. After the Revolutionary war began in 1775, the British offered to free any African-American…

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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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