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U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Air Force

AFAS helps ease financial stress

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Mikaley Towle Hiroko Bush, 99th Force Support Squadron community readiness consultant, accepts a Nellis Airman’s Air Force Financial Aid Society application at the Airman and Family Readiness Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 17. The AFAS provides interest-free loans to assist Airmen with basic living…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Air Force

USAF A3, former USAFWS commandant visits Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler Lt. Gen. Burton M. Field, deputy chief of staff of Operations, Plans and Requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C., is sprayed by his wife Lisa after his final Air Force sortie, or “fini” flight, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Field is…

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Health & Safety

Shedding light on patient advocates

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Victoria Sneed Master Sgt. Bryan Anderson, 99th Medical Group patient advocate, speaks with a patient at the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center on Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 15. Patient advocates are located in each clinic and at the group level to help patients with any medical…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Air Force

FSS Airmen go above and beyond, drive FY14 force management success

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Christian Clausen Tech. Sgt. Syreeta Weems, 799th Force Support Squadron NCO in charge of career development, left, and Staff Sgt. Jennifer Obeng-Duro, 799th FSS NCO in charge of retirements/separations, pose for a photo at Creech Air Force Base, Nev., Sept. 11. Weems and Obeng-Duro completed over 266…

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis Sports

823rd MXS sets spike to win

After battling through an eight-week volleyball season and outlasting 15 other teams, the 823rd Maintenance Squadron defeated the 99th Medical Group to claim the 2014 Intramural Volleyball Championship title at the Warrior Fitness Center here Sept. 12.


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Identifying domestic enemies

Posted  October 18, 2013

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland — As members of the military, we have all taken an oath of service. For officers it is the Oath of Office and for enlisted service members it is the Oath of Enlistment. Although the titles are different, there is an identical statement in both that sparked my curiosity one day: “support and…

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Airman, family readiness center provides services to ensure financial stability

Posted  October 18, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — Installation commanders are providing seminars, activities and education events to all Airmen and Department of Defense civilian employees in order to emphasize the importance of financial resilience. The ultimate aim of the program is to make achievable recommendations to Airmen and their families, on how they can be encouraged to…

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AF releases government shutdown-related pay, leave impacts

Posted  October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON — Air Force officials just released the following furlough-related questions and answers to inform military and civilians about pay impacts as a result of the government shutdown. Late in the recent pay cycle, the Air Force received updated guidance on how to record time and attendance for those employees who continued to work after…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez
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Public engagement once again affected

Posted  October 18, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Manuel J. Martinez The Thunderbirds on the Nellis Air Force, Nev., flightline April 23. Air Force community and public outreach was significantly impacted earlier this year as sequestration went into effect, and is now all but non-existent due to the partial government shutdown, with more than 800 events…

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PCS orders on hold until shutdown ends

Posted  October 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Permanent change of station orders processing is on hold until fiscal 2014 funds are available, but Airmen who already have their orders in hand are authorized to move, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Airmen slated for PCS in October or November who do not yet have orders may…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Sean White
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Civilians see impacts on paychecks, leave hours following recall

Posted  October 18, 2013

Some excepted civilians who worked during the Oct. 1-5 furlough may not be paid this week for those hours due to coding errors on their timesheets.

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AFPC continues services following signing of Pay our Military Act

Posted  October 18, 2013

NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. — The Air Force Personnel Center started providing services again Oct. 8, following an announcement that most civilians will be recalled from furlough. Government employees who work at AFPC were allowed to resume work for the first time since the continued resolution funding areas of the federal government expired Oct. 1. Signing…

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Shutdown endangers reserve component readiness

Posted  October 18, 2013

WASHINGTON — Reserve component service members continue to be affected by the government shutdown, and officials are concerned about readiness. Within DOD, the reserve components are the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, the Navy Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve. The Coast Guard Reserve comes under…

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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted  October 18, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014 – when the AF354 will be rescinded – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center…

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DOD warns of non-sanctioned myPay app

Posted  October 18, 2013

Courtesy graphic The Department of the Army Computer Crime Investigation Unit has issued a Cyber Crime Alert Notice about the use of any third-party mobile applications to access the Department Finance and Accounting Services myPay system that have not been sponsered by the Department of Defense. BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. — The Department of the…

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