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USAF Information Tickets & Travel

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Outdoor Rec monthly trips: Feb 14 – Whale watching and shopping at Horton Plaza; $35 per person; 7 a.m. – 6 p.m.; min. age 10. Price includes whale watching ticket and transportation. Deadline to sign up is Feb 9. Feb 28 – SINGLE AIRMAN PROGRAM 3/4-day Fishing Trip. This trip is free and open to…

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“What happened to my security deposit?”

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Capt Young B. Yim

The permanent change of station season is upon us, meaning many of us will be packing our bags and moving to the next assignment. Relocating can be an expensive process, so every little bit of cash...

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New program provides recordable books to deployed Airmen

Posted November 16, 2012 by by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center Directorate of Services officials are sending more than 900 recordable children’s books to learning resource centers at six deployed locations throughout the U.S. Air Forces Central Command’s area of responsibility. The Air Force Library Program collaborated with the Directorate of Services’ PLAYpass initiative to create…

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Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

Posted February 15, 2013 by By Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta announced, Feb. 11. In a memo to the service chiefs outlining the new policy, Panetta noted the department has “essentially completed” repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”…

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West Region transition

Posted May 17, 2013 by TRICARE Management Activity

TRICARE is aware that Prime enrollees in the West region have been experiencing longer than usual wait times for authorizations for referrals to specialty care since the April 1, 2013, start of health delivery under the new contract with UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. Their top priority is to ensure continuity and access to care for…

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March responds to support LA County affiliate exercise

Posted August 9, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Joe Davidson A heavy equipment cache is loaded aboard a static C-17 July 25 as part of a L.A. County Fire Department Urban Search and Rescue response exercise that began in the early-morning hours of July 25. Members of the 452 ALCF and the Aerial Port Support Flight supported the…

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Travis Reserve wing is best in Fourth Air Force

Posted December 13, 2013 by Master Sgt. Linda Welz

Courtesy photo Col. Douglas Planer (foreground), 4th Air Force A3 Director, joins (from left) Roger Rupp, Riverside Military Affairs Committee Chairman; Brig. Gen. John C. Flournoy Jr., 4th Air Force commander; and Cindy Roth, Greater Riverside Chambers of Commerce President, in congratulating the 349th Air Mobility Wing, Travis Air Force Base, Calif., for being named…

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Maintaining telecommunications in disasters

Posted May 16, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Joseph Dangidang

U.S. Air Force photo/ Airman 1st Class Joseph Dangidang Tech. Sgt. Sam Leventer and Senior Airman Jonathan Hueso survey the area from Emergency Management’s mobile communication vehicle during the training an emergency communications training exercise. The exercise demonstrated the combined tactical communications and networking capabilities while practicing unified telecommunications and live video satellite service delivery…

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452nd felt early frost in Cold War

Posted October 17, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Matt Proietti

(Ninth in an 11-part series that was first run in the Beacon in 2007) Two weeks after the D-Day invasion, 47 B-17s from the 452nd Bombardment Group and other Army Air Forces units were destroyed by German aircraft at a largely undefended Russian airfield. The attack, which began about 12:30 a.m. June 22, 1944, destroyed…

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Retired Reservist finds inspiration through loss

Posted April 3, 2015 by Megan Crusher

U.S. Air Force photo/Megan Crusher Letters written by 8-year-old Murice and artwork created by his younger brother, Roger, shortly before their untimely deaths, serve as a reminder to their mother, Angela Alexander that “all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” The…

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