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‘Pay Our Military Act’ saves service members pay checks

Posted October 4, 2013 by Senior Master Sgt. Kelley J. Stewart

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Lawmakers passed and the President signed a bill to continue paying service members Sept. 30 during the current government shutdown that began Oct. 1. This means members of the armed forces will continue receiving their paychecks instead of having to come to work and receive back pay once a…

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99th IPTS brings deployed spouses home for special occasion

Posted October 4, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev.  — “It’s time,” said Amber Dolloff. She hopped out of her bed and began gathering her stuff; mentally checking off each item she would need along the way. Usually Amber’s husband Airman 1st Class Kyle Dulloff, a base defender who had been recently deployed to Southwest Asia, would be the person…

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Roll Call returns, encourages face-to-face communication

Posted October 4, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody is bringing Roll Call back to the Air Force. Roll Call is designed to deliver messages to the field from senior Air Force leadership for Airmen to use as a topic of discussion when they gather for daily or weekly meetings. “Our Air Force…

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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted October 4, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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Airmen directed to visit PRDA to view personnel records

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center plans to reduce the access Airmen have to the Automated Records Management System, better known as ARMS, on AFPC Secure Sept. 30. ARMS consolidated active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard military personnel records from each installation during the last few years. This has reduced manpower,…

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Feedback on Sexual Assault Prevention, Response Blog

Posted September 27, 2013 by Gen. Larry Spencer

Once again, you answered the call and responded to our request to hear from you – thank you.

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Airmen train, dream of making Air Force-level teams

Posted September 27, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Military athletes who represent their branch of service during a competition wearing their service’s logo on their chest represent more than just themselves. These athletes represent every man and woman in their specific branch of service.

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Service members celebrate Air Force’s 66th birthday at Air Force Ball

Posted September 27, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler

  Retired Col. James Ruffer and Airman 1st Class Collin Reaves, 757th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron A-10 Thunderbolt II crew chief, cut the Air Force birthday cake during the Air Force Ball Sept. 21, at South Point Casino in Las Vegas. It is tradition for the oldest and youngest Airmen in attendance to make the ceremonial…

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New Air Force app helps Airmen ‘Be Ready’ for emergencies

Posted September 27, 2013 by Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia

When a natural or man-made disaster strikes, would you be prepared?

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Commander discusses future of Air Force Reserve

Posted September 27, 2013 by Col. Bob Thompson

Discussing the future of the Air Force, senior military and industry leaders gathered at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, Md., Sept. 16-18.

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