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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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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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CHANGE TO BASE ACCESS AND THE REAL ID ACT

Posted December 16, 2016 by

Current Status of States/U.S. Territories per DHS website Compliant States only require a state issued ID/Drivers License Current Non Compliant States listed below need a secondary form of ID: Minnesota-Missouri-Washington And can be found https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories The following states remain noncompliant and have not been granted a renewed extension and will be subject to REAL ID…

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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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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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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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CHANGE TO BASE ACCESS AND THE REAL ID ACT

Posted January 20, 2017 by

Current Status of States/U.S. Territories per DHS website Compliant States only require a state issued ID/Drivers License Current Non Compliant States listed below need a secondary form of ID Minnesota-Missouri-Washington And can be found at https://www.dhs.gov/current-status-states-territories The following states remain noncompliant and have not been granted a renewed extension and will be subject to REAL…

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