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Veterans with Veteran Health ID Card can shop at Military Exchange starting Jan. 1
December 5, 2019
— The Department of Defense has announced expanded commissary, Military Service Exchange and MWR access beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and established a standard for physical access to military installations...
Air Force Housing Helpline connects residents to support they seek
December 3, 2019
— The Air Force Civil Engineer Center Installations Directorate, which manages and executes the Air Force’s housing program, established a 24-hour helpline to address concerns raised regarding the military privatized housing program...
Air Force releases FY20 Selective Retention Bonus program
November 26, 2019
— The Selective Retention Bonus is a tool used to retain Airmen in undermanned specialties. The program is designed to improve readiness and capacity by targeting retention of experienced Airmen in stressed career fields or those with high training costs...
Air Force says CBD products not ok to use, may cause positive drug test
November 19, 2019
— Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, is growing in popularity as an ingredient in health and pet products, but is it okay for service members and federal employees to use? The simple answer is no...
Air Force Chief of Staff outlines risks of budget uncertainties
November 13, 2019
— Funding for the entire U.S. government expires Nov. 22 at 12:01 a.m. unless Congress acts. While progress on forging a budget agreement has been slow, congressional aides say there is movement toward approving a short-term spending plan that keeps the government running into December...
AFIMSC announces topics for I-WEPTAC 2020
November 12, 2019
— The topics have been selected and the chairpersons will be on board this month. What remains is determining who will fill the ranks of the four Mission Area Working Groups charged with tackling some of the Air Force’s biggest Agile Combat Support challenges at the 4th Annual Installation and Mission Support Weapons and Tactics Conference in April 2020. ...
Required financial readiness training for Reserve coming in November
November 6, 2019
— Beginning Nov. 15, financial readiness training will be required for all Reserve Airmen at defined key points throughout their military career...
Barrett publicly sworn in as secretary of the Air Force
November 4, 2019
— David Norquist, deputy secretary of defense, conducted the public swearing-in, which preceded Barrett’s first formal remarks since becoming the secretary. Barrett said her highest priority is protecting – and prolonging – the Air Force’s unrivaled excellence. ...
Air Force announces NCO Career Status Program for Airmen with 12 years of service
October 30, 2019
— The Air Force announced Oct. 30 it will implement the new Noncommissioned Officer Career Status Program for active duty Airmen, which will affect reenlistment contracts executed on or after Nov. 18...
Air Force releases criteria for new Remote Combat Effects Campaign Medal
October 29, 2019
— The new medal, established by then-Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson, is part of a continuing effort to recognize U.S. Air Force military members in a non-deployed status who directly participated in a Department of Defense combat operation from a remote location...
Ollie Crawford: AF advocate laid to rest at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery (Video)
August 5, 2019
— Oliver "Ollie" Crawford, lifelong pilot and advocate for the U.S. Air Force was laid to rest with full military honors at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, August 5th. Crawford died July 21st in San Antonio, Texas, two days after turning 94 years old...
Air Force to pay up to $500 for spouse occupational license transfer during PCS
May 17, 2019
— The Air Force announced the spouse relicensure reimbursement program May 15, which would provide financial relief up to $500 to Airmen whose spouses must obtain state occupational relicensures or recertifications during a permanent change of station or assignment across state lines...
Air Force senior leaders update OCP uniform guidance
April 23, 2019
— The Air Force announced April 23 new rules on Operational Camouflage Pattern uniforms that aim to better fit the needs of Airmen and the jobs they do while also holding fast to tradition. The changes highlighted include authorization of the two-piece Flight Duty Uniform in garrison and updated patch guidance for the OCP uniform...
Career assistance advisors focused on JBSA members’ professional future
March 5, 2019
— Career assistance advisors facilitate professional developments through a number of avenues such as career counseling, professional development courses and transition assistance...
Air Force merging intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance staffs with cyber operations staffs to forge more nimble, effective team
March 4, 2019
— The Air Force is merging its headquarters staffs to integrate intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance with cyber effects operations efforts to enable coordinated Title 10 and Title 50 actions across the range of military operations, while elevating chief information officer roles and responsibilities...
Air Force formalizes policy on retention of non-deployable Airmen
February 20, 2019
— In accordance with Department of Defense policy on military retention of non-deployable service members, the Air Force implemented its guidance in a memo signed Feb. 19. Airmen who have been non-deployable for more than 12 consecutive months will be notified by their chain of command and evaluated for retention either through referral to the Disability Evaluation System or consideration for administrative separation...
Army aligning modernization programs with other services
February 12, 2019
— The Army collaborates now more than ever with the Air Force and Navy, and development of a hypersonic weapon is a good example, senior leaders said...
Troops to Teachers program helps veterans become educators
February 6, 2019
— If you’ve ever considered becoming a teacher after your military career, then the Airman and Family Readiness Center has a program they can get you connected with...
National Museum of the U.S. Air Force announces 36th Annual Student Aviation Art Competition
February 4, 2019
— The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force’s 36th Annual Student Aviation Art Competition will be open on March 1 to students from around the country. The theme for this year’s competition focuses on the fact that July 2019 marks 50 years since humans first walked upon any surface other than planet Earth. On July 20, 1969, as part of the Apollo 11 mission, Neil Armstrong took that “giant leap” onto the surface of the moon. ...
433rd AW migrating to new AF Connect app
February 4, 2019
— The 433rd Airlift Wing app is migrating to the new AF Connect app...