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Obama: Improve Mental Health Access, Care for Military, Vets

Posted September 7, 2012 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON D.C. — President Barack Obama signed an executive order that provides increased access to mental health services for service members, military families and veterans, Aug. 31. The order, signed as Obama left Washington for a visit to Fort Bliss, Texas, directs the Defense Department, the Department of Veterans Affairs and other key federal departments…

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Reservists to get help with travel vouchers

Posted January 11, 2013 by by Philip Rhodes

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — Air Force Reserve Command is adding resources and changing business practices to make travel voucher processing easier for reservists. Throughout FY13 the command will increase the number of Defense Travel System travel technicians to assist reservists with their travel vouchers, according to Michael Burgess, AFRC chief of financial operations at Robins…

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California Guard participates in rough and rugged team building

Posted March 25, 2013 by Master Sgt. Julie Avey

Air National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Julie Avey The California National Guard competed at the Southern California Glen Helen Raceway, in a six-hour motocross endurance relay race, March 10. Maj. Jon Dahl, 147th Combat Communications Squadron, hands over the team’s dirt bike to Chief Master Sgt. Gregory Garcia, 163d Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, for continued nonstop racing…

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AF seeks scholarship, fellowship candidates

Posted June 28, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Eligible Airmen interested in unique scholarships and fellowships must submit completed, endorsed applications by July 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials said recently. Opportunities offered annually include the Olmsted Scholar Program, the White House Fellowship Program, the Mansfield Fellowship Exchange Program and the Information Assurance Scholarship Program, each of…

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Benefits, ID cards to same-sex spouses

Posted September 20, 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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March Airmen ‘Crew Swap’ with Cruz Pedregon Racing team

Posted February 21, 2014 by Megan Crusher

Courtesy Photo From left: Staff Sgt. Brian Huff, 912th Air Refueling Squadron; Staff Sgt. Randy Bowen, 452nd Security Forces Squadron; Tech. Sgt. Roger Messick, 752nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and Tech. Sgt. Michael Reid, 452nd Operations Support Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., watch as Cruz Pedregon Racing maintenance team members, service Pedregon’s funny car during…

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Development course builds leadership skills for reserve officers

Posted August 1, 2014 by by Maj. Ian Phillips U.S. Central Command

More than fifty Guard and Reserve officers trained with their NATO counterparts during leadership exercises at the 20th annual International Junior Officer Leadership Development (IJOLD) course July 12-19.

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729th AS sets Air Force 4th of July flyover record

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Staff Sgt. Megan Crusher

A single March Air Reserve Base C-17 Globemaster III crew went above and beyond the call of duty when they performed a jaw-dropping 16 flyovers in a single sortie throughout southern California in celebration...

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Commissaries to offer new innovations, conveniences

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The new commissary rewards card now offered at all 247 military commissaries worldwide, offers a glimpse into what the Defense Commissary Agency is working on providing its customers with the same selection, conveniences and quality as the most popular commercial grocery store chains, with improved customer service and lower prices. That is…

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Airmen eligible to retrain in March should submit package by Feb. 15

Posted February 8, 2013 by by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are encouraging active duty Airmen eligible to retrain in March 2013, to submit their completed retraining packages through the myPers website by Feb. 15, to avoid processing delays. First term Airmen interested in retraining before their windows close in March, need to accomplish these…

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