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Online access simplifies dependent updates

Posted October 26, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Family situations can be complicated, but updating family benefit information doesn’t have to be, now that it can be done online. Dependent family members must be registered in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, and in many instances must have a valid dependent identification card, to access medical,…

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Sound barrier pioneer celebrates 65 years

Posted October 19, 2012 by By Senior Airman Jack Sanders

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, the first person to fly faster than the speed of sound, celebrated the 65th anniversary of his ground breaking event with a re-enactment here Oct. 14. Yeager was serving as a test pilot and flying the experimental Bell X-1 named the, “Glamorous…

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In Pictures: Sound barrier pioneer celebrates 65 years

Posted October 19, 2012 by U.S. Air Force photos by Lawrence Crespo

Retired Air Force Brig. Gen. Charles E. “Chuck” Yeager and Capt. David Vincent, 65th Aggressor Squadron pilot, commemorated the 65th anniversary of breaking of the sound barrier by flying from Las Vegas to Edwards Air Force Base in southern California.

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Roth contributions open to all active-duty service members

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON (AFPS) — Beginning Oct. 1, active-duty members of the Army, Navy and Air Force can now contribute to the Roth Thrift Savings Plan as part of their investment planning, Defense Financing and Accounting Service officials have announced. The after-tax contributions will be electronically deducted from service members’ pay accounts. Active-duty service members can start…

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Retroactive Stop Loss application deadline nears

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Debbie Gildea

(AFNS) — Airmen eligible for the Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay Program have until Oct. 21 to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The program benefits retired and former Air Force members who were involuntarily held on active duty beyond their enlistment period or their approved retirement or separation date. The inclusive periods are…

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AF officials to migrate civilian personnel records to OPM

Posted October 12, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Steve Grever

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Officials at the Air Force Personnel Center project to migrate the Air Force version of each employee’s electronic Official Personnel Folder to the Office of Personnel Management’s government-wide ‘eOPF’ version in November. The ‘eOPF’ is a digitized version of a hardcopy personnel folder that contains official human…

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Air Force Lodging rates increase

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Master Sgt. David Miller

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. – After four years without a rate increase, U. S. Air Force lodging rates increased Oct. 1. The increases affected more than 550 people on the first day of the change at Nellis AFB. The 99th Force Support Squadron lodging staff contacted more than 400 people on TDY status and…

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DOD finishes GTC conversion

Posted October 5, 2012 by Compiled by Master Sgt. David Miller

The transition from the Controlled Spending Account program to the Government Travel Card program began this summer and will be completed by October.

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Remembering fallen Pedro 66 Airmen

Posted October 5, 2012 by By Staff Sgt. Jose Rodriguez

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — “These things we do that others may live.” For members of the rescue community these words are more than a simple saying. It’s an oath; that no matter the danger they are placed in, if there is an opportunity to save lives, they will never hesitate to carry out…

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Air Force Celebrates 65th Birthday

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jack Sanders Happy 65th Birthday to the Air Force . . . Col. Barry Cornish, 99th Air Base Wing commander and Airman Andreas Morgan, 99th Force Support Squadron food services apprentice, cut a cake Sept. 18, 2012 at the Cross Winds Dining Facility on Nellis Air Force Base,…

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