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Pet health certificates: Essential for International PCS travel

Posted May 27, 2016 by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum

With permanently changing stations already being a complex procedure for individuals, any way to simplify it is always welcomed by service members.

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Popular social media trend may violate DOD regulations

Posted October 7, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett

WASHINGTON — A young woman paced herself as she ran around her neighborhood, her breath visible as the brisk morning air cycled through her lungs, the wind blowing her hair back, and her cheeks stinging from the elements. She dodged people walking their dogs, trash cans left out for pickup, and finally reached a pausing…

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Halloween pet photos can net shoppers $5,000 Exchange gift card

Posted October 21, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — For many military families, pets are more than just companions—they’re family. Now, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving service members and their families the opportunity to give their furry friends some well-deserved appreciation — and win a $5,000 Exchange gift card in the process — by entering the Dress Up…

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Flat rate per diem eliminated effective Aug. 13

Posted August 24, 2018 by

Congress recently voted to eliminate flat rate per diem for travel beginning Aug. 13; all members will now be entitled to standard per diem rates no matter the length of their temporary duty travel.

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2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

Posted December 2, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts program. Open season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to…

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AAFES spreads holiday cheer to BMT recruits at Lackland

Posted December 18, 2015 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — Trainee Michael Bacos leaned over the jewelry counter at the Exchange here, looking for the perfect sparkling gift to send to his wife back home in Dothan, Alabama. The 21-year-old Airman, in fourth week of Basic Military Training, is spending his first holiday away from his wife, Courtney. “It’s…

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DOD announces new-hire probationary period

Posted October 21, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — The probationary period for many new civilian employees hired by the Defense Department on or after Nov. 26, 2015, has changed from one year to two years, the acting deputy assistant secretary of defense for civilian personnel policy said. Julie Blanks confirmed the change to the statute governing the probationary period in a…

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Exchange now seeking shopper feedback year-round

Posted January 22, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — The Army and Air Force Exchange Service knows that Soldiers, Airmen and their families are the experts on how to best improve the Exchange shopping experience. That’s why the Exchange is inviting shoppers to sound off on their experiences 365 days a year with a new Customer Satisfaction Survey, located at https://surveymonkey.com/s/MyExchSurvey. Previously,…

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Olmsted program offers cultural opportunities for active-duty officers

Posted July 13, 2018 by Richard Salomon

Active-duty officers interested in developing language skills and regional cultural knowledge are encouraged to apply for the Department of Defense Olmsted Scholar Program. The Olmsted Foundation offers outstanding young military officers the opportunity to become fluent in a foreign language, pursue graduate studies at an overseas university, and develop an understanding of foreign cultures. According…

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Uniform code of military justice changes

Posted January 5, 2019 by

Effective Jan. 1, 2019, the Military Justice Act of 2016 will instate the most reform to the Uniform Code of Military Justice and Manual for Courts-Martial in decades, modernizing dated aspects of the military justice system while also providing transparency. “The Military Justice Act represents the most significant change to the military justice system since…

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