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One month remains for NCOs to volunteer for retraining

Posted September 7, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – RANDOLPH, Texas — Noncommissioned officers in unrestricted career fields affected by the fiscal year 2013 NCO Retraining Program have a month to volunteer for retraining, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. Affected Airmen in restricted fields, however, have until Friday to volunteer. NCOs who volunteer during Phase I have…

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Military leave carryover extension expires Oct. 1

Posted November 21, 2012 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Unless approved for special leave accrual, active duty and Active Guard Reserve members who have more than 60 days of leave must use it or lose it by Oct. 1, 2013, when the temporary leave carryover extension provision expires, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The 2010 National…

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Airmen’s Attic provides free household items for Airmen

Posted February 8, 2013 by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Lancaster Airman 1st Class Anthony Lievanos, 99th Civil Engineer Squadron structures apprentice, looks around the Airman’s Attic with his wife, Ashley Lievanos, Jan. 26, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Airman’s Attic is maintained by donations only, and all items are available at no charge to…

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Military children express sacrifices through art, writing

Posted April 12, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

Life through the eyes of military children through their paintings, drawings and writings was on public display at the Education Department in Washington, D.C., April 4 to celebrate the Month of the Military Child.

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DEERS locks down access to some information updates

Posted May 17, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 9. DEERS is the system used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for an…

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted July 12, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: “As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face involuntary…

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AF tuition assistance application window delayed for FY14

Posted September 6, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Airmen applying for tuition assistance in fiscal year 2014 will see several changes in both eligibility for and administration of the program. Due to these changes, the application window for classes beginning on or following Oct. 1 will not open until Sept. 9 to allow for system updates. This program is applicable…

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Government shutdown: Frequently asked questions

Posted October 11, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON — Below are frequently asked questions about the current government shutdown.  If you don’t find the answer to a question you have about the government shutdown and its impact on the Air Force, post your question as a comment below.  We will research and try to find the answer(s) for you and respond to…

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99th SFS Warrior Challenge preparation begins, teamwork emphasized

Posted November 22, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The 99th Security Forces Squadron challenges Airmen to assemble teams of four to compete in the 99th SFS Warrior Challenge to be held Dec. 6. Teams will compete in seven different stations to include weapons assembly, shoot house, pushups and sit-ups, High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle push, tire drag, ruck march…

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Aerospace Medicine – more than just doctors

Posted January 17, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Timothy Young

Aerospace medicine does more than keep aircrews fit to accomplish their day-to-day operations.

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