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Military Spouse Employment Partnership reaches milestone

Posted March 4, 2016 by DOD News,

WASHINGTON—The Defense Department announced on Feb. 29 that the Military Spouse Employment Partnership program has now partnered with 300 employers, according to officials from the DOD Spouse Education and Career Opportunities Office. The program, launched in June 2011 by Jill Biden, wife of Vice President Joe Biden, is an employment and career partnership connecting military…

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Tax changes could affect service members, families, DOD official says

Posted February 26, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Several tax law changes could significantly affect how service members and their families file their 2015 income tax returns. “It’s probably the biggest set of changes in many years” said Army Lt. Col. Samuel W. Kan, executive director of the Defense Department’s Armed Forces Tax Council, which oversees the military’s Volunteer Income Tax…

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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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Free tax services available to military members, families

Posted January 22, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON—With the holidays now over, service members and their families might start looking toward another annual event, albeit one that generally garners far less excitement — filing taxes. The Defense Department wants service members and their families to know they can get free tax consultations and tax-filing software through Military OneSource, according to Erika Slaton,…

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IRS Form 1095 available on myPay

Posted January 15, 2016 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — All active-duty, Guard, Reserve, retiree and civilian Airmen will need proof of health care coverage when filing their federal tax returns for 2015. “This is the first year that Affordable Care Act requires health care validation for filing their taxes and Airmen need this information,” said Robert W. Burke, the Air Force Accounting…

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Pentagon says F-35 program on right track

Posted January 8, 2016 by Mitch Shaw

HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah — Lockheed Martin and the Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Program Office say they’ve finished delivering jets for 2015, increasing their yield from last year by 25 percent. Joe DellaVedova, a spokesman with the F-35 office at the Pentagon, said 45 F-35s were delivered, which met Lockheed and the program office’s delivery…

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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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Exchange announces return of extended holiday price guarantee

Posted November 25, 2015 by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — This holiday season, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service promises to offer Soldiers, Airmen and their families the lowest prices in town – or it will pay them back the difference. Under the Exchange’s Extended Holiday Price Guarantee, if shoppers find an item they’ve already purchased at the Exchange at a lower…

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More than $10,000 in Exchange gift cards up for grabs

Posted November 20, 2015 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving Soldiers, Airmen and their families a chance to shop till they drop with the $10K Spend It Your Way Giveaway. One grand-prize winner will take home a $5,000 Exchange gift card. The first-place winner receives a $2,500 Exchange gift card, while second place wins…

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DOD VOLED to hold virtual education fair Nov. 19

Posted November 13, 2015 by Ed Barker

PENSACOLA, Fla. — In an effort to expand the reach of military voluntary education and help make higher education accessible for all service members, veterans and family members, the Defense Department’s Voluntary Education Program will host its first virtual education fair Nov. 19. The online fair is designed to enable members’ participation from anywhere in…

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