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DOD requires more base closings, official says

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Courtesy graphic A graphic illustrates two military facilities in Nevada which could be subject to Base Realignment and Closure considerations. The DOD is seeking latitude to realign bases following recent force drawdowns. A 2005 BRAC process led to $4 billion in annual savings. WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department possesses more real estate than it…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted March 29, 2013 by 99th Medical Group

Q. I am a military retiree who recently started a new job. My new employer offers a comprehensive employer sponsored health care plan. They are familiar with TRICARE, and have offered me an additional $3,000 per year to opt out of their plan and use my TRICARE benefits, as well as pay for a TRICARE…

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Salutes & Awards

99th MDSS Logistics Flight receives ACC award

Posted March 29, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Senior Airman Amber Sarchioto, 99th Medical Support Squadron Logistics Flight medical maintenance technician, calibrates a medical system machine at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center March 26, on Nellis Air Force Base. The 99th MDSS Logistics Flight was awarded the 2012 Air Combat Command Large…

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American Gold Star Mothers visit Thunderbirds museum

Posted March 29, 2013 by

Master Sgt. Ryan Ulrich, U.S. Air Force Demonstration Squadron Public Affairs superintendent, gives a tour of the Thunderbirds Museum to (from left to right) Mary Byers, American Gold Star Mothers National President; Nancy Soltes, American Gold Star Mothers member; and Sue Pollard, Southern California and Hawaii American Gold Star Mothers President, March 20, at Nellis…

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57th Wing hosts blood drive

Posted March 29, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard If you give just one unit . . . Tech. Sgt. Tim Bennett, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron assistant section chief, donates blood at the 57th Wing blood drive March 25, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. One unit of blood can be separated into several…

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Air Force

MilPDS upgrade complete

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force has successfully upgraded and transferred the Military Personnel Data System to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. “We’re pleased that the MilPDS upgrade took less time than anticipated, and we are well on our way to…

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Developmental education applications due April 12, May 1

Posted March 29, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: The officer application suspense has been extended to April 12.) — Eligible active duty officers and civilians are now able to apply for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Officer applications are due to AFPC April 12, and civilian nominations are due May 1, said…

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Air Force

Not too soon for spouse’s job hunt before moving

Posted March 29, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

Air Force file photo A job fair draws crowd for potential employment. At the fair, applicants can received information on the Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Program, an online portal is a service that can link spouses with jobs before they arrive at a new permanent station. (AFPS) — As service members start to receive…

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34th WPS participates in T.E. Phase

Posted March 29, 2013 by

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Identifying the landing zone . . . A U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk identifies the landing zone from green smoke during the terminal employment phase, March 13, at the Orchard Combat Training Center, Idaho. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Departing for…

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Nellis participates in Lomie Heard career day

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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard Staff Sgt. Matthew Lenegan and Senior Airman Kiara Dykes, 99th Security Forces military working dog handlers, conduct a military working dog demonstration for Lomie Heard Elementary school students March 20 at Nellis Air Force Base. Lenegan and Dykes demonstrated various commands used with the dogs…

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