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EUCOM implements travel restrictions to Brussels

Posted March 25, 2016 by DOD News / U.S. European Command

STUTTGART, Germany—As a precautionary measure to keep personnel and families safe in light of the March 22 attacks, U.S. European Command has implemented travel restrictions to Brussels, Belgium. Unofficial travel to Brussels — leave, liberty and special pass — is prohibited until further notice. Those on official travel or emergency leave to Brussels will also…

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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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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 gives shoppers chance to win Demetrios bridal gown

Posted April 8, 2016 by Army and Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will make tying the knot extra special for two lucky couples this summer with the Demetrios Bridal Gown Sweepstakes. Through June 30, brides, grooms and any Exchange shopper can enter for a chance to win one of two Demetrios bridal gowns courtesy of Demetrios Bridal, Asia…

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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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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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Air Force Retirees, National Guardsman win big in Exchange’s Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes

Posted April 15, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service made wishes come true for three grand-prize winners of the worldwide MILITARY STAR Your Holiday Bill Is On Us sweepstakes—and for one retiree, the prize was a way of saying “thank  you” for sacrifices made decades ago. Retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. James Jones, retired…

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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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Exchange honors military spouses with $5,000 vacation giveaway

Posted April 29, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — Military Spouse Appreciation Day falls on May 6 this year, but the Exchange will celebrate the contributions of military spouses all month by offering a chance to win a resort vacation package for two valued at more than $5,000. One lucky winner will have their pick of more than 2,000 resort locations worldwide,…

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Exchange’s dining & entertaining catalog ‘dishes out’ top name brands

Posted October 16, 2015 by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service

DALLAS — The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easy for military shoppers to create an inviting atmosphere for fall guests with a host of name-brand merchandise in the dining and entertaining 2015 catalog. The 36-page catalog is packed with products both in-store and online at shopmyexchange.com that are sure to please…

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