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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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THC yogurt reminds Airmen to read labels

Posted September 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Steve Stanley

Courtesy photograph “Cheeba Chews” and certain types of Chobani brand Greek yogurt contain THC and hemp seed oil which, if tested positive for, can lead to discharge from military service. Air Force Instruction prohibits ingestion of hemp seed products.   LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — It has become increasingly important for Airmen to read the…

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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted September 13, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic…

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Commanders nominate Airmen for special duties

Posted September 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Candice C. Page

Approved changes to the Air Force special duty program will require Airmen to be nominated and vetted through an approval process beginning Oct. 1.

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AF clubs 2013 Football Frenzy underway

Posted September 13, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

Air Force graphic All Club members are eligible to attend the weekly regular season football games and enter to win Football Frenzy prizes, including tickets to NFL games, the championship game or gift cards. JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The annual Air Force Football Frenzy promotion kicked off Sept. 5 and runs through the championship…

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Air National guardsmen assist in fire fighting efforts

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U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Ed Drew California Air National guardsmen from the 129th Rescue Wing perform precision water bucket drops Aug. 26 in support of the Rim Fire suppression operation at Tuolumne County near Yosemite, Calif. The fire was 80 percent contained as of Sept. 4. The fire has burned more than…

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Airmen can showcase their talent during upcoming competition

Posted September 6, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — If you have talent and want to show it off, Air Force Personnel Center Services has an opportunity for you. The Air Force “U Got Talent” program features base-level competitions held around the world in September and October. Competitions are open to all active duty members, their spouses and…

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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted September 6, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal year 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or following Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates. This program is applicable…

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Passport, VISA mandatory before overseas PCS

Posted September 6, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The number of Airmen and families moving overseas without the proper passport or VISA is increasing, according to Air Force Personnel Center officials. This costs Airmen time and money during a permanent change of station, and it’s a waste of Air Force funds as well. “Airmen and family members who…

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Same-sex spouses eligible for join spouse, accompanied assignments

Posted September 6, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force military members with same-sex active duty spouses are now eligible for join spouse assignment consideration and those with a civilian same-sex spouse are now eligible for command sponsorship consideration, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of…

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