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(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
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