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Sequestration impact looms despite resumed flying operations

Posted July 26, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Air Force leaders announced July 15 that flying training would resume at numerous units, bringing an end to the three-month halt that resulted from the budget sequestration reductions. Congress approved a $1.8 billion reprogramming request that transferred money from several programs to pay for near-term shortfalls in war funding, which allowed flight…

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Service chiefs testify on risks of sequestration

Posted November 15, 2013 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON (AFPS) – As they face the prospect of another year of deep cuts to their budgets, the military’s service chiefs testified November 8th before the Senate Armed Services Committee on the impact sequestration is having on the ability to organize, train and equip their service members. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno, Chief of Naval…

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March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center closes soon

Posted April 18, 2014 by Rick Johnson

The March Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Center will remain open for filing taxes until April 30, 2014. With the formal tax season now over, the March VITA Tax Center has prepared approximately 800 returns, saving nearly $100K in preparation fees, and clients have received back more than $850 thousand in combined state and federal refunds,…

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First Lady visits families at Walter Reed Fisher House

Posted April 13, 2012 by Terri Moon Cronk

BETHESDA, Md. — The first ladies of the United States and the U.S. military helped to observe Easter and the Month of the Military Child by visiting children and their families at a Fisher House on the campus of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on April 4. The Fisher...

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CMSAF Roy: ‘The future is now’

Posted August 17, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Benjamin Rojek

WASHINGTON, D.C. — During recent visits to Air Force bases across the nation, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy discussed issues ranging from Air Expeditionary Force Next, to resiliency ...

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted November 21, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave. The maximum carryover ceiling is 240 hours for stateside employees, 360…

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Task force established to close gaps between active, Guard, Reserve

Posted March 8, 2013 by by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force senior leaders recently constructed a task force to develop the best ways to bring the active, Reserve and Guard closer together to achieve the most capable force possible. To meet the challenges of the future, the secretary and chief of staff of the Air Force directed the stand-up of the…

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Kirksey selected as AFRC command chief

Posted June 7, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Alexy Saltekoff

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – A reservist with 25 years of military service has been selected as the next command chief master sergeant for Air Force Reserve Command. Chief Master Sgt. Cameron B. Kirksey, currently the command chief for the 482nd Fighter Wing, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., replaces Chief Master Sgt. Kathleen Buckner at Headquarters…

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Extension of benefits and ID card issuance to same-sex spouses

Posted August 30, 2013 by

In light of the Supreme Court’s ruling that section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is unconstitutional, the Department of Defense (DOD) will construe the words ‘’spouse’’ and ‘’marriage’’ to include same-sex spouses and marriages. Spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available to same-sex spouses. The Department of Defense…

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Total Force Integration in action, providing fuel to fight

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U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson A U.S. Air Force Reserve-owned KC-135 Stratotanker, currently attached to the 340th Expeditionary Air Refueling Squadron, Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar, refuels an A-10 Thunderbolt II from the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan Jan. 7, 2014, over Northeast, Afghanistan. The crew of the Stratotanker, deployed…

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