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

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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

Posted January 17, 2014 by

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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‘Keep your boots shined’ means I love you

Posted June 20, 2014 by Master Sgt. Linda Welz

Courtesy Photo Master Sgt. Angela Caruso-Yahne, 34th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, (left) and her spouse, Mandy, pose for a photo at a friend’s wedding. The two legally married July 2013, one month after the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act and 14 years after their unofficial wedding. Approaching their sixth…

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ARPC launches new phone menu system

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett

BUCKLEY AFB, Colo. — In order to provide improved customer service, the Air Reserve Personnel Center is launching a new Interactive Voice Recording, phone menu starting June 1. The purpose of the new IVR is to narrow the focus on what customers needs are, to quickly service them, said Capt. Tim Martin, ARPC chief of…

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Leaders issue Air Force birthday message

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WASHINGTON D.C. — Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued ...

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AF officials reschedule MilPDS upgrade

Posted January 18, 2013 by by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Originally slated for December 2012, Air Force officials will now perform a major upgrade to the Military Personnel Data System, or MilPDS, in March 2013. The Air Force Personnel Operations Agency will upgrade and transfer MilPDS to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center. The project is…

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AF migrates civilian personnel records to OPM

Posted April 5, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Air Force has migrated employee electronic official personnel folders to the Office of Personnel Management eOPF version, Air Force Personnel Center officials said April 2. The eOPF is a secure, digitized version of a hardcopy personnel folder that contains official human resource records for each federal employee. The system…

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163d Medical Group treats island locals in joint exercise

Posted July 5, 2013 by Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy

Air National Guard photo/Senior Airman Michael Quiboloy Maj. Maria Ignacio, nurse practitioner, 163rd Medical Group, California Air National Guard, March Air Reserve Base, checks local man Ernesto Leano for ear disease using an otoscope at the Iao Intermediate School in Wailuku, Hawaii, last month. More than 500 U.S. service members spread across Hawaii for Tropic…

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Chaplain’s Corner

Posted October 4, 2013 by Senior Airman Sarah Dyroff

The brain is an amazing and wonderful thing. You don’t have to be a scientist or doctor to understand how complex and intricate it is. It seems that the more discoveries and research we as humans have made regarding all that funny mass in between our ears, the more questions we still have about it!…

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Mentoring: from a first sergeant perspective

Posted February 28, 2014 by Senior Master Sgt. William A. Ray

Courtesy Photo Senior Master Sgt. William A. Ray, 50th Aerial Port Squadron first sergeant and Capt. Ernest Wong, 50th Aerial Port Squadron operations officer, conduct a feedback session with each other, demonstrating that mentoring can and should be done across all levels of leadership within the Reserve. I was recently asked about my thoughts on…

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