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‘Be There’ suicide prevention theme resonates with troop values

Posted September 14, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

Preventing suicide requires the commitment of all in the Defense Department, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a videotaped message at the Sept. 7 Suicide Prevention Month kickoff at the Pentagon. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, military deputy to the acting Secretary of Defense for…

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September sales boost shoppers’ savings

Posted September 9, 2016 by Defense Commissary Agency Public Affairs

FORT LEE, Va.—Commissary shoppers will see various sales events throughout their store in September with Labor Day promotions, football fever events, Oktoberfest celebrations, case lot sales and lots of coupons to help save even more money. The Nellis Commissary Case Lot Sale is Sept. 15-18. “September is a busy month for commissaries, and there are…

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

Posted August 24, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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Leader training on Blended Retirement System available via mobile app

Posted August 12, 2016 by Kat Bailey

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The new Blended Retirement System is a hot topic of conversation across the Defense Department, and most total force members have questions on how it will work and who is eligible. The online BRS leader course, released in June, is designed to educate leaders on the new retirement system….

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Shopping the Nellis AFB Exchange pays dividends

Posted July 1, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen and their families who shopped and dined at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Nellis Air Force Base generated $547,796 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs, making Nellis a better place to live and work while promoting readiness and resiliency. In 2015, Exchange…

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Blended retirement system training now available

Posted June 24, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Bryan Franks

WASHINGTON — Online training designed to educate Airmen about the new Blended Retirement System, the Defense Department system with changes on the current military retirement system, is now available via Joint Knowledge Online course number P-US1330. The course is also available to those without a Common Access Card — to include family members — via…

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

Posted June 17, 2016 by Paul Stevenson

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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Exchange offering shoppers chance to win Alaskan cruise for two

Posted June 17, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — Shoppers with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service have the opportunity to take in the water, wildlife and wow-inducing landscapes of Alaska by cruise next year thanks to Harry & David. Through July 7, authorized shoppers in the continental United States can enter to win a cruise for two in the Land…

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Exchange shoppers can rev up summer with chance to win a Harley

Posted June 10, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Airmen looking to ride into adventure can get the chance to take the keys to their very own Harley thanks to a sweepstakes from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Dr Pepper. With the Dr Pepper Refresh, Win & Ride Sweepstakes, one lucky winner will take home…

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How Sweet It Is! Military shoppers can win $3,000 in exchange gift cards

Posted June 3, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — Military shoppers can savor the sweet taste of victory with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest sweepstakes, which puts $3,000 in prizes in winners’ hands. From May 20 through July 7, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter the Airheads/Mentos Sweepstakes at www.shopmyexchange.com/sweepstakes. Prizes include: • A $1,000 Exchange gift card • Two…

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