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Jackson takes helm of AF Reserve Command

Posted August 3, 2012 by Air Force Reserve Command public affairs

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson became chief of Air Force Reserve and assumed command of Air Force Reserve Command in a ceremony at the Museum of Aviation, July 30...

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New civilian pay system on the way

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Master Sgt. Cecilio Ricardo

WASHINGTON D.C. — All Air Force civilian employees are slated to begin using a new, standardized Air Force pay system by June 2013. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System will standardize the pay method across the service and will be implemented first at Air Force Global Strike Command and Air National Guard bases, July…

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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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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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Service obligation starts by telling employer

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Jim Strickland

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.  — In any relationship, it’s important to have open lines of communication. That is particularly true for Citizen Airmen when they deal with their civilian employers. When you are going to be away from your civilian job for military service, you are required by law to notify your employer before…

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Ardent Sentry Exercise 2012

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Capt. Perry L. Covington

The 163rd Reconnaissance Wing took part in the Ardent Sentry Exercise on May 7. This major exercise focused on defense support of civil entities during a crisis. The object of the exercise was to launch an...

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Service members: Let’s talk trash

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Sheila deVera

SOUTHWEST ASIA (AFNS) — With no one in sight, a trash truck pulls up to one of the many orange dumpsters throughout the base. As the driver and his crew dismount to empty the dumpster, so does a crew of four Airmen. However, before the dumpster can be emptied, these Airmen jump into it and…

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March-based soldiers return from year-long deployment

Posted July 20, 2012 by Story and photos by Sgt. Tracy Ellingsen

They waited, and waited, and waited. Finally, after a one-year deployment to the Middle East, soldiers from the 380th Transportation Detachment were reunited with loved ones and friends at Ontario...

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Transportation Security Administration expands PreCheck program

Posted July 20, 2012 by by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, D. C. — The Transportation Security Administration is expanding a program that’s designed to provide faster processing for traveling service members passing through the nation’s airports while allowing TSA inspectors to concentrate on threats to travelers’ safety, a DOD official said in testimony, July 11. Todd Rosenblum, the principle deputy secretary of defense for…

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Protecting yourself from termination fees

Posted July 13, 2012 by by David Askander, legal specialist

Uniformed service members are constantly confronted with stressful situations, such as receiving permanent change of station orders or being told to prepare for a short-notice deployment. The last thing they need is added stress from a company charging them early termination fees to get out of a contract. As a precautionary measure, members should ensure…

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