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Be proactive before MilPDS downtime

Posted February 1, 2013 by Caitlin Kenney

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Thinking of returning to the “real world” of civilian life or still loving the Air Force enough to give some more years? Make sure your paperwork has been updated in the Military Personnel Data System by Feb. 15 or you could be in for a big headache. Nellis’ Military…

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59th TES gets new data lab

Posted February 1, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

U.S Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte Members of the 59th Test and Evaluation Squadron pose for a photo outside the old data lab Jan. 25, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The new data lab is scheduled to open Feb. 8 to accommodate the F-35 aircraft slated to arrive at…

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AF to open remaining combat positions to women

Posted February 1, 2013 by

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey announced today the rescission the 1994 Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule for women and that the Department of Defense plans to remove gender-based barriers to service. “Women have shown great courage and sacrifice on…

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Nellis, Creech AFB’s Tax Centers now open

Posted February 1, 2013 by 99th Air Base Wing Public Affairs

U.S. Air Force illustration by Senior Airman Brett Clashman The Nellis Tax Center opens Jan. 28, 2013, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The center provides free tax advice, tax preparation and tax assistance, to include electronic filing, to active duty, retirees and military family members possessing a valid United States Uniformed Services Identification Card….

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Air Force implements civilian hiring freeze

Posted January 25, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

(AFNS) — Air Force senior leaders directed a force-wide hiring freeze among other workforce actions in a memorandum sent to senior commanders Jan. 16. The actions are part of the Air Force’s efforts to pursue reversible or recoverable steps to avoid impacts to core readiness caused by the looming possibility of sequestration and budgetary shortfalls….

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Promotees for March may experience pay delays

Posted January 25, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

(AFNS) — Officers and enlisted Airmen getting promoted in March will experience pay delays because of the Military Personnel Data System upgrade occurring that month. “Individuals to promote from Mar. 4 to 26 will not get their promotions updated in MilPDS because of the upgrade,” said Lt. Col. Shelley Strong, the Air Force Personnel Center…

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Interactive benefits phone system deactivates

Posted January 25, 2013 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — The interactive voice response system that enabled civilian employees to accomplish some benefits-related actions will be deactivated Jan. 31, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “Low usage and high maintenance costs resulted in the decision to deactivate the system, but the benefits team is still available to…

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Warfighters discuss mission accomplishment at WEPTAC

Posted January 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III delivers remarks at the combat air forces Weapons and Tactics Conference at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Jan. 15. WEPTAC is an annual event that brings together hundreds of warfighters to discuss current issues, to look…

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Airmen urged to reenlist, extend current enlistment, retire, or separate before Feb. 15

Posted January 18, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force officials are encouraging active-duty Airmen who are eligible to reenlist, extend their current enlistment, retire or separate in March to complete these personnel actions through the myPers website and their base military personnel sections by Feb. 15 to avoid processing delays and military pay issues. Airmen…

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66th Rescue Squadron aid in civilian search, rescue

Posted January 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Monet Villacorte
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