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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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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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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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Sequestration poses biggest threat to readiness, military leaders say

Posted March 18, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON—The biggest challenge to the military’s readiness is sequestration, military leaders said on Capitol Hill today. Sequestration is a provision of the Budget Control Act of 2011 that imposes across-the-board spending cuts if Congress and the White House cannot agree on more targeted cuts aimed at reducing the budget deficit. The uncertain and restrictive budget…

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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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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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Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted November 22, 2016 by Richard Salomon

All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year probationary period.  The new requirement took effect Nov. 26, 2015, as part of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The change does not apply to employees appointed prior to that…

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Exchange’s ‘You Made the Grade’ program rewards military students

Posted March 25, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS — For military students, making multiple moves with their active-duty parents is just a part of life. In fact, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, according to the Military Child Education Coalition. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service appreciates the sacrifices military students make…

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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 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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