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  • New Identification Cards

    As a means of combating identity theft, the Defense Department will issue identification cards without full Social Security numbers printed onto them, a senior official said here today. The Defense Department cares about protecting personal information as well as increasing database security, Mary Dixon, director of the Defense Manpower Data Center
  • New SGLI Premium Rate Effective July 1, 2008

    Effective July 1, 2008, the Serviceman's Group Life Insurance premium rate will be decreased from the current level of 7 cents per month per $1,000 of coverage to 6.5 cents per month per $1,000 of coverage. This will decrease the premium rate for a service member with the maximum coverage of $400,000 from $29.00 to $27.00 a month. (The premium
  • REAP PARTICIPANTS

    Effective April 1, 2008 all REAP (Chapter 1607) participants attending school must verify their attendance each month in order to receive payment. You can do this online at https://www.gibill.va.gov/wave/default.cfm "Web Automated Verification of Enrollment (WAVE)", or by calling the VA's automated verification line at 1-877-823-2378. If you
  • How the Air Force buys weapon systems

    With all the talk about the Air Force and its efforts to buy a replacement for the Eisenhower-era KC-135 Stratotanker, many Airmen have been curious about how the Air Force goes through the acquisition process.To Read Morehttp://www.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-080429-033.pdf
  • AIR FORCE HERITAGE TO HORIZONS

    May 1, 1960 - The Soviet Union shot down a U-2 surveillance plane piloted by Capt. Francis Gary Powers. Captain Powers was tried and convicted as a U.S. spy and sentenced to 60 years in prison. Two years later he was exchanged for a Soviet spy. May 1, 1965 - The YF-12A interceptor, an early version of the SR-71, set world records at 2,070.101 mph
  • Air Force officials authorize ABUs on commercial flights

    Air Force leaders here recently expanded existing uniform regulations and authorized Airmen to wear the airman battle uniform, battle dress uniform and desert camouflage uniform (as appropriate) while traveling in an official capacity on commercial travel throughout the continental United States. Airmen are still authorized, and encouraged, to wear
  • AIRMAN'S Roll Call

    "To ensure Airmen are equipped for the challenges we face on today's battlefield, Air Force leaders are broadening the focus of survival, evasion, resistance and escape training. This training, called SERE 100, is mandatory for all Airmen." http://www.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-080424-022.pdf Airman's Roll call is now available for
  • Sesame Street coaches kids through parent's deployments, returns

    Following a workshop that helped children cope with a military parent's deployment, the familiar, furry denizens of Sesame Street are starring in a new program focusing on multiple deployments and on family adjustments upon a parent's return. Sesame Workshop, the makers of Sesame Street, have released "Talk, Listen, Connect: Deployment, Homecoming,
  • Campaign Stars to Adorn Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals

    The Department of Defense announced today that campaign stars are authorized for wear on the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (ACM) and Iraq Campaign Medal (ICM). The campaign stars recognize a service member's particpation in DoD designated campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq. Service members, who have qualified for the ACM or ICM, may display a bronze
  • Free SAT/ACT Prep Software & Children's Book Series Discount

    Children's Book Series Available The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) Family Programs in cooperation with the publishers of the "Thumbs Up" children's book series is offering a 50 percent discount to military Johnnie families. The books are written for children ages 4- to 8-years-old. The discount applies to the "Thumbs Up" books and
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