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Official describes ‘life skill’ of financial readiness

Posted November 8, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department wants service members to have the life skills to successfully manage their finances and create good credit ratings, the director of the Pentagon’s office of family policy, children and youth said. Financial readiness lends itself to mission readiness, because it can be difficult for service members to focus on a…

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NORAD to track Santa’s global journey

Posted December 20, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children around the globe will gather around their family telephones and computers to track the path of Santa Claus as he makes his rounds delivering gifts on his sleigh led by tiny reindeer.

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Weapons Airmen bring bombs to fight

Posted February 7, 2014 by Senior Airman Benjamin Sutton

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Benjamin Sutton Senior Airman Cameron Delsol, 366th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron lead crew three man and Staff Sgt. Douglas Brown, 366th AMXS lead crew team chief, walk along the flight line at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 28. The Airmen are more than 3,200 personnel participating in Red…

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Information Aggressors attack Red Flag 14-2

Posted March 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jake Carter Three 57th Information Aggressor Squadron specialists sort recycled paper containing information on Red Flag 14-2 March 10 at Nellis Air Force Base. One of their many tactics include looking through waste to gain critical information about the opposing blue force during Red Flag to inform…

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RED HORSE veteran contributes to New Horizons Belize success

Posted May 9, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Kali Gradishar

Staff Sgt. Adam Moreau has been with the 820th RED HORSE Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for about nine years, and he is applying those years of experience to New Horizons Belize 2014.

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Some AFSCs removed from eligibility for retention boards

Posted June 20, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — Fewer Airmen than originally expected will meet involuntary retention boards this summer and fall, Air Force officials said June 13. Air Force leaders eliminated approximately 4,000 Airmen from eligibility for the upcoming boards at Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’s direction to bolster manning for nuclear-related air force specialty codes and to…

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Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

Posted April 13, 2012 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS — Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen. Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary…

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Weapons School exercise includes family perspectives

Posted June 15, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Will Coleman

The U.S. Air Force Weapons School completed its nine-day graduation exercise here June 13. Upon graduation June 16, the students will have earned the title, “Weapons Officer,” and the Weapons School Graduate...

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One month remains for NCOs to volunteer for retraining

Posted September 7, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Noncommissioned officers in unrestricted career fields affected by the fiscal year 2013 NCO Retraining Program have a month to volunteer for retraining, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Affected Airmen in restricted fields, however, have until Friday to volunteer. NCOs who volunteer during Phase I have…

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Military leave carryover extension expires Oct. 1

Posted November 21, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Unless approved for special leave accrual, active duty and Active Guard Reserve members who have more than 60 days of leave must use it or lose it by Oct. 1, 2013, when the temporary leave carryover extension provision expires, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The 2010 National…

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