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Physical training uniform shortages through summer

Posted April 4, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Airmen trying to keep chilly temperatures from affecting their workout may have a difficult time finding the Air Force improved physical training uniform, or IPTU, pants and jackets this spring and summer. The new issued IPTU is made with a softer fabric and will replace the legacy physical training uniform, which was made…

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Pulse on Air Force force management

Posted May 22, 2014 by

WASHINGTON — This week’s force management update focuses on the latest voluntary separation pay recoupment, Palace Chase and Palace Front opportunities, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, voluntary separation pay and civilian force management information in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic…

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Air Force announces changes to headquarters organization

Posted July 18, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON — Air Force leaders announced changes to headquarters staff manning and organization July 14. The Air Force will create efficiencies by deactivating and realigning organizations at Headquarters Air Force, Major Commands, Numbered Air Forces and Field Operating Agencies, resulting in savings of $1.6 billion across the Air Force in the next five years. “I…

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Some lieutenant colonels can apply for TIG retirement waiver

Posted May 4, 2012 by By Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas  — Lieutenant colonels with at least two years time in grade may be able to retire at their current grade through the Time in Grade Waiver Program, said Lt. Col. Tara White, Air Force Personnel Center retirements and separations chief. Air Force officials announced last December that the…

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Red Flag 12-4 begins Monday

Posted July 13, 2012 by Compiled by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

The Red Flag 12-4 combat training exercise begins Monday at Nellis, bringing in aircraft from countries as far away as the United Arab Emirates, the Republic of Columbia, and the United Kingdom.

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Nellis Energy Team challenges Airmen to save during Energy Action Month

Posted October 26, 2012 by Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Nellis Energy team is promoting energy conservation during Energy Action Month by challenging Airmen to save energy. Since October is Energy Action Month, it’s a time for everyone to think about the importance of energy in their daily lives. The Nellis Energy team members here have been working…

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Air Force Tuition Assistance Program changes policy

Posted January 11, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force tuition assistance program changed its policies Jan. 3 to emphasize the importance of Airmen maintaining a 2.0 grade point average and a 3.0 for graduate level degrees. The new policies are set in place to ensure Airmen are focusing on school and are dedicated to further…

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Furloughs can begin April 26 DOD comptroller says

Posted March 15, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Unless Congress acts to end sequestration, furloughs for Defense Department civilian employees can begin April 26, the department’s comptroller said here March 11. Robert F. Hale discussed the furlough planning process with a Pentagon audience. The comptroller also took questions sent in via Facebook and Twitter. DOD is the only agency in…

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AFPC implements live chat capability on myPers website

Posted April 26, 2013 by Senior Airman Ian Hoachlander

JB SAN ANTONIO — RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center now provides live chat capability through the myPers website, AFPC officials announced recently. Since April 5, live chat capability has provided users interested in retiring with the option of real time communication with personnel specialists. Additional topics will be rolled out in phases…

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Chaplain recruits experience military culture

Posted June 14, 2013 by Senior Airman A.K.

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. D.H. From left, Fathers Brian Wood, John Kinney, and Joseph Idomele celebrate Mass as part of the U.S. Air Force’s “Come Be With Us” chaplain recruiting tour June 11. The tour brings active-duty chaplains and civilian priests to Nellis and Creech Air Force Basesto help recruit new chaplains….

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