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Default Air Force Logo Air Force announces continuation pay rates
Air Force leaders recently announced the Air Force’s continuation pay rates which are part of the new Blended Retirement System.
0 11/28
2017
Commissioning Application window open for 2018 nurse, direct enlisted commissioning programs
The Air Force’s Personnel Center will accept applications from active-duty enlisted Airmen for the Nurse Enlisted and Direct Enlisted Commissioning Programs through March 16, 2018, for the April selection boards.
0 11/27
2017
(L to R) Col. Steven Dickerson, 557th Weather Wing commander, Col. Michael Manion, 55th Wing commander and Chief Master Sgt. Brian Kruzelnick, 55th Wing command chief, Col. Robert Billings, 595th Command and Control Group commander and Chief Master Sgt. Margaret Haldie, 595th Command and Control Group command chief show signs displaying their choice of charitable organizations after signing up at the kick-off of the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign on Nov. 21, 2017 at the Patriot Club on Offutt AFB, Neb. Kick off the season of giving with CFC
It’s officially time to 'Show Some Love' for the 2017 Combined Federal Campaign. While surviving endless lines to get the Black Friday deal of a lifetime, just remember there is a gift this time of year that can make more of an impact on a bigger scale.This impact has the potential to affect generations beyond the wrapping paper of a single
0 11/22
2017
Deployed Pharmacy Air Force pharmacists support deployed missions
When most people think of pharmacists, they imagine a local drug store or the pharmacy counter at their military treatment facility. Those are common locations to encounter pharmacists, but many people might not know that Air Force pharmacists also provide critical deployed medical support, offering their medication expertise in deployed theaters around the world.
0 11/21
2017
Mental health readiness Good mental health critical to readiness
Mental health is a critical part of every Airman’s medical readiness. Although many service members worry that seeking mental health care will negatively effect their career, the opposite is usually true. With early identification and the right treatment by a medical professional, most mental health issues get better quickly without any negative career impact.
0 11/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo AF travelers reminded of flat rate per diem policy
Some Air Force travelers may not be aware of a flat rate per diem policy established a few years ago that focused on extended temporary duty travel. Congress instituted the flat rate in November 2014. The new policy reduced per diem from 100 percent to 75 percent for TDYs from 31 to 180 days and to 50 percent for TDYs over 180 days.
0 11/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo AU-ABC program expands enlisted education opportunities
Airmen join the Air Force for a variety of reasons, but perhaps the most common is for the service’s vast educational opportunities. The Air University-Associate-to-Baccalaureate Cooperative program, or AU-ABC, is perhaps a little-known opportunity that can reap big rewards. The AU-ABC was created to help enlisted Airmen pursue advanced education beyond the associate degrees they earn through the Community College of the Air Force. The program links CCAF graduates to accredited civilian academic institutions that offer online or distance learning bachelor’s degrees.
0 11/20
2017
Default Air Force Logo Civilian employees now have access to assistance
A program designed to help civilian employees better manage their work and personal responsibilities and reach higher levels of achievement and satisfaction has been launched.The Employee Assistance Program, or EAP, is designed to help civilian employees with financial, legal and counseling services, health and wellness presentations, EAP
0 11/17
2017
Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency Laid to rest: DPAA brings record number of service members home
  At roughly one-third the size of the pentagon, the largest building on base, was originally the Glen L. Martin assembly plant built in the 1940s. Among their productions were B-29 bombers including the Enola Gay and Bockscar.The former assembly plant, aside from its sheer size, cleverly disguises the many unique units it houses with its monotone
0 11/17
2017
New process improves vehicle maintenance turnaround time New process improves vehicle maintenance turnaround time
The vehicle management flight of the 55th Logistics Readiness Squadron recently received the 55th Wing Innovator award for creating a process that dramatically decreased the amount of time it takes to return vehicles turned in for maintenance back to customers.
0 11/17
2017
Recent change to civilian tuition assistance; course limits increased for FY18 AF civilian tuition assistance increases course limits
Air Force officials have raised the course limit for civilian tuition assistance from one course per semester or quarter to two courses for fiscal year 2018.
0 11/16
2017
Default Air Force Logo First Stop Initiative improves access to mental and behavioral health care
Navigating a complex healthcare system and seeking out a mental health specialist can be overwhelming and time consuming. As a result, many are reluctant to address treatable mental health concerns. To make it easier for patients, the Air Force has implemented a program called First Stop Initiative, making the primary care clinic the first stop for all mental and behavioral health concerns.
0 11/15
2017
Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results Air Force diabetes prevention program shows promising results
With 1 in 3 Americans at risk for diabetes, researchers and health professionals at the Wilford Hall Ambulatory Surgical Center in San Antonio, found it critical to implement and test the Group Lifestyle Balance program. The GLB program is a diabetes prevention program that was originally developed at the University of Pittsburgh and piloted at seven Air Force bases. The program targets those at risk for developing diabetes, including anyone with elevated blood sugars, metabolic issues, or a family history of diabetes.
0 11/14
2017
1970's era alert system being replaced 1970's era alert system being replaced
Offutt will soon be one of the first bases to replace a legacy Klaxon alert system that has been used here since the early 1970’s.The system plays a vital role in notifying Offutt alert aircrews who must be ready to respond to worldwide threats at a moments notice.“It’s an alert system that when activated at one of the few activation points…it sets
0 11/09
2017
The 170th Group is under new leadership following a change of command ceremony at Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Nov. 4. Lt. Col. David Preisman took the group guidon from Col. Mark Hopson during the tradition rich ceremony held at the 557th Weather Wing auditorium. Nebraska ANG group holds change of command
The 170th Group is under new leadership following a change of command ceremony here Nov. 4.Lt. Col. David Preisman took the group guidon from Col. Mark Hopson during the tradition rich ceremony held at the 557th Weather Wing auditorium.The 170th Group is a Nebraska Air National Guard unit consisting of 80 authorized personnel, including 35
0 11/08
2017
Take command with TRICARE changes Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage
On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
0 11/05
2017
Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineers bring advanced exposure surveillance to the front lines Air Force Bioenvironmental Engineers bring advanced exposure surveillance to the front lines
Modern battlefields have many sources of potentially harmful airborne substances, but that is not the only place that Airmen can be exposed to harmful environmental factors. Air Force bioenvironmental engineers are developing technology to track, catalogue, and provide useful data about environmental exposures that will help identify battlefield threats in real time and inform Airmen of the everyday exposures that affect their health.
0 11/04
2017
Default Air Force Logo New Reserve unit activated
The 820th Intelligence Squadron, a new Reserve unit, will officially stand-up during a ceremony November 4.The new Reserve squadron is a Classic Associate Unit and subordinate to the 655th Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance Group at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio."We are very excited to get started," said Lt. Col. Thomas Stauffer,
0 11/03
2017
Default Air Force Logo Enforcement of REAL ID Act to begin in January
According to the Department of Homeland Security, the REAL ID Act, passed by Congress in 2005, will start being enforced Jan. 22, 2018.The act established minimum security standards for license issuance and production and prohibits federal agencies from accepting for certain purposes driver’s licenses and identification cards from states not
0 11/03
2017
The U.S. Strategic Command’s honor guard posts the colors prior to leading members of team Offutt and tenant units in the 2011 Veterans Day parade held on Mission Avenue in Bellevue, Neb. Team Offutt to March in Veteran’s Day parade
Team Offutt will participate in Nebraska’s Official Defenders of Freedom Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11 in Olde Towne Bellevue, Nebraska.The parade is set to begin at 10:05 a.m., with a flyover by an RC-135S Cobra Ball, courtesy of the 55th Wing.Former U.S. Army Air Corps Cpl. Robert Holts, the sole surviving original Tuskegee Airman from Nebraska,
0 11/03
2017
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