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Air Force refocuses pollution, waste efforts

Posted May 11, 2012 by By Michael Briggs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas (AFNS) — Air Force leaders recently refocused their pollution prevention and waste elimination efforts with a new policy aimed at gaining efficiencies. A policy memo co-signed April 27 by Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Philip Breedlove and Assistant Secretary for Installations, Environment and Logistics Terry Yonkers comes on…

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Air Force ends pilot travel card program

Posted May 4, 2012 by U.S. Air Force graphic by Sylvia Saab, U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Amanda Delisle

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force recently decided to transition existing Controlled Spend Account travel cards to an enhanced Government Travel Card by the end of fiscal 2012. “The CSA, a pilot travel card program, provided some enhancements for travelers, but also brought about significant...

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Some lieutenant colonels can apply for TIG retirement waiver

Posted May 4, 2012 by By Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas  — Lieutenant colonels with at least two years time in grade may be able to retire at their current grade through the Time in Grade Waiver Program, said Lt. Col. Tara White, Air Force Personnel Center retirements and separations chief. Air Force officials announced last December that the…

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Programs exist to minimize RIF impact on employees

Posted May 4, 2012 by Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — As demonstrated by the announcement of a third round of Voluntary Separation Incentive Pay and Voluntary Early Retirement Authority beginning 1 May, the Air Force is committed to maximizing voluntary separation measures to the greatest extent possible. Despite this, some bases may find the need to rebalance skills…

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Airmen who exceed deployed time get added time off

Posted May 4, 2012 by anradmin

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Airmen who serve in excess of the Secretary of Defense’s established rotation goals are now eligible for additional time off, as written in the newly updated Post Deployment or Mobilization Respite Absence policy, officials said here April 25. Contained in Guidance Memorandum 4 to Air Force Instruction 36-3003, Military Leave Program, PDMRA…

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2012 Air Force Climate Survey coming soon

Posted May 4, 2012 by By Jon Hanson

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force active duty, Reserve, Guard, appropriated fund and non-appropriated fund civilians have an opportunity to voice their concerns to leadership during the 2012 Air Force Climate Survey, which kicks off May 14 and runs through June 22.

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Mobile app connects Airmen to their base

Posted May 4, 2012 by Courtesy story posted by Air Force News Service

(AFNS) — (Editor’s Note:  This Mobile app will be coming to Nellis AFB in the near future; call the 99th ABW Wing Public Affairs, 652-2750 for information.) Want to connect with friends and family? There’s an app for that. Need to find the best restaurant around? There’s an app for that. Want to see what…

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AF officials say Nellis is good example of Renewable Energy use

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia

(AFNS) — The Air Force is on target to generate 1 gigawatt of renewable energy by 2016, and expects to have enough renewable energy to supply 25 percent of all installation electricity use by 2025, according to Air Force officials. The announcement supports the Department of Defense’s plans…

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AF leaders gather to address sexual assault prevention, response

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Tech. Sgt. Jess D. Harvey

JOINT BASE ANDREWS, Md. (AFNS) — (EDITOR’S NOTE: April is National Sexual Assault Awareness Month.) Air Force leaders from around the globe gathered at the 2012 Sexual Assault Prevention...

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Officials implement flexibilities for third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted April 27, 2012 by By Erin Tindell

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas—As the Air Force continues a fiscal 2012 civilian workforce restructure through voluntary retirement and separation initiatives, officials have instituted new flexibilities to help minimize the impact of downsizing and workforce shaping. Unlike the previous two…

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