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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Health & Safety

99th MDSS Pharmacy streamlines inpatient medication processes

The pharmacy at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center recently innovated their inpatient medication process by implementing barcode technology to multiple medication dispensing machines throughout the medical center and streamlining and safeguarding the way nurses receive and dispense medications for patients here.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Local

CATM: enhancing Airmen’s combat skills

When Airmen deploy, an essential part of being able to accomplish the mission is being trained and prepared for what lies ahead.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kevin Tanenbaum Health & Safety

Orthopedic Surgery: getting Airmen back on their feet

When Airmen are injured, receiving care in order to heal so they can return to their daily mission, is the top priority to their daily mission.

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Rachel Loftis Local

Eight-Step CPI modernizes Pass, ID office

The Nellis Air Force Base Pass and ID office recently went through a six-month continuous process improvement.

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Destinee Sweeney Local

Guest speaker addresses millennials

Retired U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Abraham J. Turner spoke to personnel at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina, Nov. 18.


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DoD

Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted  November 22, 2016

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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Veterans

Retirees seeking foreign government employment need pre-approval

Posted  November 18, 2016

Military retirees seeking any civil employment with a foreign government agency — or any instrumentality of a foreign government agency — must apply for permission in advance or risk losing their military retirement pay. For retired Airmen, the Secretary of the Air Force and Secretary of State serve as approval authorities for requests, though the…

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Air Force

2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages due by Dec. 1

Posted  November 18, 2016

The 2016 Scientific Applications Specialist Award nomination packages are due to the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Dec. 1. This awards program recognizes the Outstanding Air Force Scientific Applications Specialist in three distinct categories: technician, supervisor and manager. The objective of the program is to recognize an individual technician, supervisor, and manager for…

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Air Force

Air Force promotions eliminates time-in-grade, time-in-service points

Posted  November 18, 2016

Time-in-grade and time-in-service points in active duty enlisted promotion consideration will be eliminated beginning with the 17E7 master sergeant promotion cycle, and all future promotion cycles, the Air Force recently announced. This is the final step in a gradual reduction of points for TIG/TIS that occurred one-third at a time over three years as part…

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Air Force

Around the Air Force: Nov. 18

Posted  November 18, 2016

On this look around the Air Force the next chief master sergeant of the Air Force is announced by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein, Airmen work together with their Japanese counterparts in Keen Sword 2017, and the current policy for Air Force records management requires records custodians to complete final tasks…

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