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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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AF accelerates efforts to become audit ready

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — The Air Force continues to make major strides toward becoming audit ready by Sept. 30, 2014. The Air Force Financial Improvement and Audit Readiness team took a key step in the Air Force strategy to meet imminent deadlines. FIAR team members are now visiting various Air Force units to review key financial processes….

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Memo prepares DOD employees for government shutdown

Posted  September 27, 2013

WASHINGTON — Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DOD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has…

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Airmen practice response procedures during Plan 6 exercise

Posted  September 27, 2013

Airmen from the 99th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department carried out plane / vehicle crash simulation exercises Sept. 19 near the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Medical Center

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New AF app helps with workplace problems

Posted  September 27, 2013

Airmen can now download an Air Force mobile application designed to help them better get at the root of workplace problems.

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Single logon offers retirees simple access to secure sites

Posted  September 27, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Airmen concerned about losing access to benefits web pages once they retire should establish their Department of Defense self-service logon identification account today, Air Force Personnel Center officials suggested. The common logon, developed by the DOD and Veterans’ Administration allows beneficiaries of DOD or Veterans’ Affairs programs to access…

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Airmen directed to visit PRDA to view personnel records

Posted  September 27, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force Personnel Center plans to reduce the access Airmen have to the Automated Records Management System, better known as ARMS, on AFPC Secure Sept. 30. ARMS consolidated active-duty, Reserve and Air National Guard military personnel records from each installation during the last few years. This has reduced manpower,…

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Community Happenings – September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

Every Monday: Ready Set Grow at the Youth Center 10 a.m. Every Wednesday: Storytime at the Library 10:30 a.m. Grill Your Own Steak at The Club 5 p.m. Every Thursday: Walk-in GI Bill briefing 2 p.m. Every Friday: Social hour at the Robin’s Roost 4 p.m. EFMP Parent Support Group: Share common experiences unique to special needs families and learn about new…

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Health & Safety

Ask the Doc

Posted  September 27, 2013

  Q. My provider’s billing office asked if they should use my Department of Defense Benefits Number, or my sponsor’s Social Security number to file a claim. What do I tell them?   A: You may let them know that either number will work. If they need additional assistance regarding filing claims, they should contact…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman
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Coalition Virtual Flag 13-4 trains U.S., allied partners on simulated battlefield

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Brett Clashman Royal Canadian Air Force Master Cpl. Paul Clowe, 460th Operations Support Squadron mission crew chief, Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., and U.S. Army Warrant Officer Elizabeth Wages, 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command all source analysis technician, Fort Bliss, Texas, review activity on defense systems…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Abner Guzman
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Setting standards consistently, every day

Posted  September 20, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Abner Guzman Senior Airman Angela Duff, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron, runs on a pathway along Heritage Hill April 19, 2010, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. as part of her daily routine. Cutting corners on daily routines and physical training requirements can set a poor example and lead subordinates to mirror…

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