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Government Travel Charge Card: rules to live by

Posted June 7, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Gregory Brook

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Sequestration has taken effect, the Air Force and the Department of Defense have taken steps to control the use of appropriated funds. Even so, service members and DOD civilians will still need to travel. During a TDY or permanent change of station, Airmen traveling on orders will use the Government Travel…

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GEICO award nominees sought

Posted July 19, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force officials are accepting nominations for the 2013 Government Employees Insurance Company Military Service Awards. The annual awards recognize enlisted members from all military service branches, including active duty, Guard and Reserve, for their contributions to military and civilian communities. The three award categories are drug and alcohol abuse…

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Obama: Syria strikes justified, but diplomacy may work

Posted September 13, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The credible threat of U.S. military force in Syria is critical to showing the world that chemical weapons use is unacceptable, President Barack Obama said in a speech to the nation Sept. 10, but he added that he has asked Congress to postpone a vote authorizing such action. The commander in chief…

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Airmen test, educate base populace during Domestic Abuse Awareness Month

Posted October 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal Master Sgt. Jeff Johnson, 99th Inpatient Operations Squadron medical surgery flight chief, applies makeup to Capt. Steven Fisher, 99th Medical Operations Squadron family advocacy officer, during moulage in preparation for the “Thanks for Asking” Campaign, a Domestic Abuse Awareness Month event Oct. 21 at Nellis Air…

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Forty-five AFSCs removed from SRB list as AF gets leaner, smaller

Posted December 6, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Forty-five AFSCs will no longer be eligible for the selective reenlistment bonus effective Dec. 5 with the advent of the new selective reenlistment bonus list, Air Force officials announced today. SRB eligibility changes posture the Air Force for a smaller force driven by sequestration, said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso,…

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Nominees sought for 2014 SAIGE Award

Posted January 24, 2014 by Sammie King

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force is seeking nominations for the 2014 Society of American Indian Government Employees Meritorious Service Award, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan. 22. The SAIGE Meritorious Service Award honors male and female military members and Department of Defense civilian employees who support the DOD global conflict…

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SecAF outlines top priorities during ‘State of AF’ address

Posted February 28, 2014 by Rich Lamance

After her second month in office, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James laid out her top three priorities as part of a “state of the Air Force” address, during the final day of the 30th annual Air Force Association Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 21.

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AF Portal hosts free civilian development site

Posted April 18, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force civilian employees can go to the Air Force Portal for free career development tools, tips and guidance, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The Civilian Development Resource Center, formerly the Supervisor Resource Center, now offers self-development tools for supervisory as well as non-supervisory career tracks. The site provides round-the-clock…

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Security Forces sergeant becomes 9th female sniper

Posted May 18, 2012 by By 1st Lt. Ken Lustig

A security forces sergeant from the 99th Ground Combat Training Squadron completed Air Force sniper school April 27, becoming the U.S. military’s ninth officially-qualified female sniper.

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Resiliency training for Senior Noncommissioned officers

Posted July 27, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Resiliency training will be held Aug. 1 and 2 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the base theater for Senior Non-Commissioned Officers. For military members and their families resiliency is often associated with stressors that derive from being new to the…

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