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TRICARE service change affects Nellis

Posted January 31, 2014 by Senior Airman Christopher Tam

TRICARE military benefits health plan service centers will end administrative walk-in services in the U.S. April 1. Nellis Air Force Base will be one of 189 facilities involved with this change and will also stop taking walk-ins. “All Department of Defense beneficiaries will be affected by this change. That includes active duty, retirees and their…

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Officer force shaping board convenes in July

Posted January 31, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 27. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service…

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AF convenes officer RIF board, offers voluntary separation pay

Posted January 31, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene an officer reduction in force board June 16 to evaluate eligible officers for retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Officers who meet the RIF board who are not selected for retention must separate by Jan. 31, 2015. RIF is among several fiscal…

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The Rock’s K9s receive new sun shade

Posted January 31, 2014 by Senior Airman Desiree Moye

The 386th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron military working dog section opened a new sun shade training pavilion recently, ensuring a safer training environment for their canine partners.

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Air Force announces new Supervisor Refresher Course

Posted January 31, 2014 by

The Air Force announced guidance for the new Supervisor Refresher Course (MAFHRMS420), which will be offered by the Air Force Personnel Professional Development School at Maxwell AFB, Ala., in fiscal year 2014. This course was designed to meet the federal mandate for follow-on supervisory education at least once every three years after completing the initial…

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Warfighters gather for annual WEPTAC

Posted January 24, 2014 by Airman First Class Joshua Kleinholz

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler U.S. Air Force Pacific Air Forces Commander, Gen. Herbert Carlisle, addresses warfighters at the 13th annual Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 16. WEPTAC is an annual conference where warfighters from around the Air Force come together to discuss current…

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Air Force uniform policy update: Welcome back morale t-shirts, badges, limitless athletic shoes

Posted January 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Airman 1st Class Kyle Rinella, 823rd Maintenance Squadron guidance and control journeyman, jogs around the Warrior Fitness Center track during physical training Jan. 22 at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. One of the changes to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Dress and Personal Appearance, eliminated athletic shoe…

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Nellis Tax Center offers help with tax preparation

Posted January 24, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The Nellis Tax Center will open Jan. 30 at the Desert Oasis Lounge at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Free tax advice and assistance will be provided to active-duty service members, retirees and families possessing a valid military identification card. The tax center will…

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Dempsey makes case for slowing manpower costs

Posted January 24, 2014 by Jim Garamone

The Defense Department must slow the growth of its manpower costs to avoid a crisis in the future, Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said last week. The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told NPR’s Tom Bowman that if military manpower and personnel costs continue growing at current levels there won’t be money for…

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AF acquisition chief nominee testifies

Posted January 24, 2014 by Ed Gulick

Dr. Bill LaPlante testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 16 during his nomination hearing to be the next assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition.

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