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Air Force announces FY23 Rated Officer Retention Demonstration Program
August 22, 2023
An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with the 93rd Fighter Squadron, Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla., rests on the edge of the cockpit during Checkered Flag 23-2 at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., May 17, 2023. Eligible active-duty aviators have until Sept. 15, 2023, to apply for the fiscal year 2023 Aviation Bonus Program; Air Force officials announced the Legacy Aviation Bonus Program will open June 6, 2023. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tiffany Del Oso)

DOD announces new bereavement leave benefit for service members
March 31, 2023
The DOD seal was first authorized for official use on Aug. 22, 1949, by Defense Secretary Louis Johnson, when the National Military Establishment was redesignated the Department of Defense. The DOD seal’s use is restricted to official DOD top leader correspondence, legal documents, reports, memoranda, ceremonial booklets, certificates and awards. (Graphic by the Department of Defense)

Air Force to eliminate PFAS-containing foam from hangar fire suppression systems
March 3, 2023
The Air Force to lockout/tagout AFFF tanks and systems from hangar fire suppression systems by early 2023.

Department of the Air Force releases policy on Military Parental Leave Program
January 9, 2023
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President signs National Defense Authorization Act into law
December 23, 2022
A soldier observes other service members operating military equipment.

Law increases number of man-days Reservists can serve before needing a waiver
May 19, 2022
Graphic image stating the Man-Day limit has been raised from 1,095 to 1,825.

All services, including Department of the Air Force, to furnish adverse information to officer promotion boards in designated grades, circumstances
February 11, 2021
U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic

Air Force moving to comply with new certification requirements for Security Cooperation Workforce
January 14, 2020
The Air Force is moving aggressively to comply with new certification requirements for military and civilian Airmen assigned to positions in the Security Cooperation Workforce.

Disabled veterans, certain caregivers can shop in-store at JBSA Exchanges starting Jan. 1
December 26, 2019
The Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs combined efforts to allow Commissary and Exchange use beyond its current patron base. Starting Jan. 1, 2020, Purple Heart recipients, former prisoners of war, all service-connected disabled veterans and caregivers enrolled in the VA's Comprehensive Assistance for Family Caregivers program will be permitted to shop there.

Air Force transitions all U.S. military treatment facilities to DHA administration and management
October 30, 2019
This October, U.S.-based Air Force military treatment facilities transferred administration and management to the Defense Health Agency. (U.S. Air Force illustration)

Phase 1 of Defense Health Agency transition set to begin
September 25, 2018
Leaders of the Defense Health Agency and the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General discuss changes made to the 4th Medical Group’s new facility, Sept. 6, 2018, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Military medicine is changing to a single, integrated health system designed around patients and ensuring military medical readiness beginning in Oct. 1, 2018. Over time, the integration and standardization of healthcare will provide patients with a consistent, high-quality health care experience, no matter where they are.

Disabled veterans now eligible for Space-A travel
August 31, 2018
The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act was recently signed, which included a measure that will allow fully-disabled veterans the ability to utilize Space-Available travel. Travelers should contact their local Passenger Terminal for further details and review travel information found on the AMC Travel Page for specific details on the Space A travel program.

Military OneSource benefits extended to veterans, families for full year after separation
August 14, 2018
Eligibility for Military OneSource benefits has been extended from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life.

President signs National Defense Authorization Act, with 2.6 percent pay raise for troops
August 14, 2018
President Donald Trump speaks to Fort Drum Soldiers and personnel during a signing ceremony for the fiscal year 2019 National Defense Authorization Act, Aug. 13, 2018.

President Signs Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Authorization
December 13, 2017
President Donald J. Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence and senior military leaders, signs H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2018, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House, Dec. 12, 2017.