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Thrift savings plan contribution limits increase in 2013

Posted December 14, 2012 by by Kathryn Iapichino

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas  —  The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board has announced the 2013 elective deferral limit for regular Thrift Savings Plan contributions increased from $17,000 to $17,500 for 2013, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The TSP catch-up plan contribution limit will remain at $5,500. The Thrift Savings Plan is a long-term…

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Wingman Toolkit promotes healthy, balanced lifestyle

Posted July 12, 2013 by Ian Phillips

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. — As members of the military family we all deal with stress. Work, relationships, and money are just a few examples of the things that are on our minds every day. Reservists have the additional responsibility of balancing civilian and military careers. Everyone deals with it differently though. Sometimes people…

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U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Joseph Dangidang
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March medical officer briefs international comrades

Posted February 7, 2014 by Airman First Class J. Dangidang

U.S. Air Force photo/Airman First Class Joseph Dangidang Maj. Marissa Marquez, 752nd Medical Squadron, March Air Reserve Base, Calif., is an Air Force Reserve Command International Health Specialist. As such, she shares information and lessons learned with international colleagues in order to establish and enhance humanitarian assistance capabilities and health care services worldwide. Maj. Marissa…

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Pacing program embodies Wingman concept

Posted July 18, 2014 by Sean Dath

U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. David House Staff Sgt Joey William, 452 Force Support Squadron (right) helps fellow Airmen keep pace during a timed run at the March ARB running track, June 28. William is one of several volunteers who provides motivation to runners as part of the Rising Six pacing program. Airmen at March…

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‘Tis the season for holiday health

Posted December 12, 2014 by

The holidays are a great opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends, celebrate life, to be grateful, and reflect on what’s important. They are also a time to appreciate the gift of health. Here are some holiday tips to support your efforts for health and safety this season. Wash your hands often. Keeping hands…

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Help available for those grieving the loss of a loved one

Posted June 5, 2015 by Elaine Valentine,

The death of a service member or family member can be a devastating experience, especially in our tight knit military community. Everybody is professionally or personally interrelated to everyone else, and at the end of the day, we all depend on one another to support the mission and each other. Yet whether the death of someone you…

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Stay up-to-date on immunizations before heading back to school

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Charlotte Caldwell

Immunizations are the most effective way to prevent disease and complications from disease, especially among young children. August is Immunization Awareness Month, the perfect time to make sure children have gotten their recommended immunizations before heading back to school. Most primary schools in the United States require students to have an annual physical and to…

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Air Force reservists and retirees eligible for TRICARE healthcare programs

Posted April 5, 2013 by Col. Bob Thompson

WASHINGTON, D. C. — TRICARE has affordable healthcare programs available for all Air Force Reserve retirees, including “gray-area retirees” and actively-participating Air Force reservists, no matter what orders they are on. Reservists that retire before age 60 are eligible for TRICARE Retired Reserve coverage while they are in the “gray-area.” This is the waiting period…

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Wingman day; health, camaraderie and competition

Posted September 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Carrie M. Peasinger

U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Heather Cozad Team March Airmen compete in the First Sergeants’ Remembrance Run as part of Wingman Day here, Sept. 7. Wingman Day events were designed to build camaraderie, create fun competitions between teams and to highlight the Healthy Base Initiative kick-off. Team March members participated in Wingman Day, an annual,…

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Preparation essential for those living in “Earthquake Country”

Posted April 11, 2014 by by Robert J. Kaschak

While we continually stress the fact we live in earthquake country, the last couple of weeks have certainly lent credence to that statement. Seismic activity in the California area to include Los Angeles, La Habra and Fortuna, Calif., over the past several weeks is a stark reminder of our vulnerability to the potential destructive power…

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