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Thrift Savings Plan officials warn against unsanctioned app

Posted March 15, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — A free iPhone app for the Thrift Savings Plan available at the Apple App Store could pose a security risk, program officials warned. A notice on the Thrift Savings Plan website says the “TSP Funds” app, which asks participants for their account login information, is not sanctioned. “This app is not being…

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Hacking away at tomorrow’s threats: Red Flag incorporates cyber domain

Posted March 8, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Michael Charles

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The United States has achieved global air superiority. It has a well trained and equipped military force, and the resources to provide and maintain peace and stability throughout the world. With these requisites met, many wonder how Nellis’ Red Flag exercise can possibly continue to prepare Airmen for future…

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RED HORSE takes part in JOAX 2013

Posted March 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1st 321st Airborne Artillery Regiment from Fort Bragg, N.C., jump out of a C-17 Globemaster from Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., over Sicily Air Field during a 1,700 parachute Joint Operational Access Exercise Feb. 25 at Fort Bragg, N.C. Soldiers participating…

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Military Personnel Data System upgrade begins

Posted March 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The Military Personnel Data System will be offline for 23 days, as of this morning, to allow the Air Force Personnel Operations Agency to upgrade and transfer military personnel data to the Defense Information Systems Agency Defense Enterprise Computing Center, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. MilPDS is the…

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The writing on the wall: ‘Tigers’ preserve spot in Red Flag history

Posted March 1, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Kenny Holston

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo U.S. Air Force EC-130H Compass Call flight engineer assigned to the 43rd Electronic Combat Squadron out of Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz., inspects the aircraft’s fuselage prior to a Red Flag 13-3 training mission at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Feb. 27. The 43rd ECS combat mission is…

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F-35s grounded as precaution after crack found in engine blade

Posted March 1, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All F-35s have been grounded as a precaution after a routine engine inspection revealed a crack on an engine blade, Defense Department officials said Feb. 22 here. Officials call this a “cautionary suspension of flight.” The Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps fly F-35s. Inspectors found the crack in an F135 engine…

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Drivers continue to find road bumpy after answering automobile ads

Posted March 1, 2013 by Chris Ward

DALLAS. Texas — An individual or individuals claiming to be “Exchange Inc.” have been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’re purchasing a vehicle through the Department of Defense retailer. “This has been a problem for the past few months where someone is…

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CSAF discusses impact of sequester

Posted March 1, 2013 by Karen Parrish

America’s military superiority is founded on training and readiness, and the fiscal crisis facing the country threatens to strip away that edge, members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told Congress Feb. 26.

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ACC continues planning for sequestration impacts

Posted February 22, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Randy Redman

LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. — Air Combat Command officials continue to take actions to slow, and within the near term dramatically restrict, fiscal year 2013 spending in light of pending sequestration and a projected $1.8 billion dollar shortfall in overseas contingency funding. “We are prioritizing our efforts to sustain force structure and preserve combat…

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New changes and training coming to Vehicle Control program

Posted February 15, 2013 by Master Sgt. Rene Valdez and Mr. Kelly Keebler

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — For units who have government-owned or leased vehicles, the way these assets will be managed is changing. Air Combat Command has been selected to test the “Airmen Saving Time” initiative, which involves the elimination of Vehicle Control Officers and Vehicle Control Non-Commissioned Officers. The new Vehicle Control Program is…

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