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Congratulations to recent quarterly award winners

This post was originally published by Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. - Homestead ARB Top Stories

October 17, 2014 in Florida, Homestead Air Force Base by clevine

Congratulations to the following 482nd Fighter Wing quarterly award winners for the months of July through September 2014:

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- Company Grade Officer: Capt. Rebecca K. Daugherty, 482nd Maintenance Squadron

- Senior Noncommissioned Officer: Master Sgt. Jason M. Sterr, 70th Aerial Port Squadron

- Noncommissioned Officer: Tech. Sgt. Francisco J. Garcia, 482nd Logistics Readiness Squadron

- Airman: Senior Airman Esteban N. Reyes, 482nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron
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SecAF gains ‘inside look’ into eastern range launch mission

This post was originally published by Patrick Air Force Base - Headlines

October 17, 2014 in Florida, Patrick Air Force Base by clevine

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, and her husband, Mr. Frank Beatty, visited the 45th Space Wing's Patrick Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., Oct. 15, 2014.

The Secretary's visit included a wing mission brief, unit mission briefs, tours of Air Force Eastern Range launch assets as well as a windshield tour of NASA's Kennedy Space Center.

James also met with Airmen and senior leaders to include those from the Air Force Technical Applications Center and the 920th Rescue Wing.
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Airman Leadership School Class 14-7 graduation

This post was originally published by Tyndall Air Force Base - Tyndall News

October 17, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Congratulations to Airman Leadership School Class 14-7 graduates. Thirty-four Team Tyndall Airmen graduated during a ceremony Oct. 16 at the Horizons Community Center.

Airman Leadership School is a five week-long Air Force program designed to develop Airmen into effective front-line supervisors. It is the first professional military education that enlisted Air Force members encounter.

ALS focuses on developing leadership abilities as well as effective communication. Senior Airmen with 48 months time-in-service or those with a promotion line number for staff sergeant are eligible to attend. The member must also have at least six months of retainability from the projected class graduation date before being enrolled.
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Paul W. Airey NCO Academy assumption of leadership

This post was originally published by Tyndall Air Force Base - Tyndall News

October 17, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Col. Jefferson S. Dunn, Thomas N. Barnes Center for Professional Military Education commander at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., passes the Paul W. Airey NCO Academy guidon to Chief Master Sgt. Juliet C. Gudgel, Paul W. Airey NCOA commandant, during an assumption of leadership ceremony Oct. 16 at the NCOA auditorium. Gudgel is responsible for the overall operation of the academy, preparing instructor staff through in-service training, formulating academy policy and implementing Air Force and enlisted PME procedures. 
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Eglin doctors give special tactics Airmen jumpstart back to service

This post was originally published by Eglin Air Force Base - Eglin Headlines

October 17, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine

Fulfilling the duties of U.S. Air Force Special Tactics Airmen is no easy task. Every day, these operators put their bodies through extremes to accomplish their mission:  enabling global access, precision strike and personnel recovery, anywhere, anytime.

However, this constant strain often leads to injuries, requiring operators to be temporarily removed from the fight. That's where two 96th Medical Group doctors come in.

Dr. Garry Powell, a neurosurgeon, and Maj. Jason Capra, a pain specialist, focus on treating spinal and back injuries for all beneficiaries at Team Eglin. When a Special Tactics operator comes in from training or a deployment with a debilitating back injury, Powell and Capra are brought in to find a solution to ending their pain.
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Eglin EFMP hosts event for families

This post was originally published by Eglin Air Force Base - Eglin Headlines

October 16, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine


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AF to implement TDY policy changes

This post was originally published by Homestead Air Reserve Base, Fla. - Homestead ARB Top Stories

October 15, 2014 in Florida, Homestead Air Force Base by clevine

Recently, the Air Force started implementing two temporary duty policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen.

The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1.

Incidental expenses

Under the new policy, Contiguous U.S. laundry expenses, tips to baggage handlers by uniformed members and ATM fees are now considered incidental expenses and are no longer reimbursable as separate miscellaneous expenses. These expenses will now be added to the current list which includes such items as tips to porters, baggage carriers, bellhops, hotel maids, stewards and stewardesses.
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Tyndall contributes, CFC begins

This post was originally published by Tyndall Air Force Base - Tyndall News

October 15, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

The 2014 Combined Federal Campaign kicked off Oct. 14, and Tyndall representatives are collecting donations until Nov. 21 to reach the overall goal of 15 percent base participation.

"The CFC is a conduit for federal workers to invest in the lives of people who need our help and give back to the community in which they live," said Col. Derek France, 325th Fighter Wing commander.

The campaign is a federal fundraising platform that collects and distributes donations for more than 1,600 national and international charities.
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National Night Out big success

This post was originally published by Tyndall Air Force Base - Tyndall News

October 15, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Tyndall Community Police and Balfour Beatty Communities hosted the fifth National Night Out event Oct. 7 at the Balfour Beatty Community Center.

National Night Out is designed to strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.  The goal is to generate support and participation for local anti-crime and drug prevention programs.

"The event is nationally recognized. It promotes crime prevention and encourages people to get out in their neighborhood and get to know their neighbors as well as be a part of the community," said Terri Henry, Belfour Beatty Community manager.
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Operation Homefront seeks Military Child of Year nominations

This post was originally published by Patrick Air Force Base - Headlines

October 15, 2014 in Florida, Patrick Air Force Base by clevine

Operation Homefront is seeking nominations for the 2015 Military Child of the Year awards.

Officials of the nonprofit organization, which provides aid to service members and their families, said they understand what military children go through in supporting their service members and want to recognize their contributions.

Parents, grandparents, Scout leaders, teachers, counselors, priests, rabbis, imams, pastors and others can nominate a military child for the honor.
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Team Eglin competes in annual Fire Muster Challenge

This post was originally published by Eglin Air Force Base - Eglin Headlines

October 14, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine


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Eglin Sailors celebrate Navy birthday

This post was originally published by Eglin Air Force Base - Eglin Headlines

October 13, 2014 in Eglin Air Force Base, Florida by clevine


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Top Enlisted Airman thanks Tyndall during visit

This post was originally published by Tyndall Air Force Base - Tyndall News

October 10, 2014 in Florida, Tyndall Air Force Base by clevine

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited here Oct. 7 and 8 to say thank you and provide a senior enlisted perspective to Airmen's questions ranging from promotions to performance reports.

"The purpose for Athena and I's visit was to thank the men and women of Team Tyndall for what they do every day and to make ourselves available to them to answer questions," Cody said. "We have a lot going on in our Air Force, and I think it's important, as does all of our senior leadership, to make ourselves available whenever we can. The views and insights of our Airmen are very important and clearly shape our perspective on the decisions we make as an Air Force."
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MacDill increases breast cancer awareness

This post was originally published by MacDill Air Force Base - MacDill Headlines

October 10, 2014 in Florida, MacDill Air Force Base by clevine

According to the American Cancer Society, breast cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer in women in the United States and today's second leading cause of death in American women.

The 6th Medical Group will have booths set up around base that will have educational information on preventive methods and healthy tips for breast cancer and women's health in general.

In addition this year, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida Health Promotion Services, formerly known as the Health and Wellness Center, has come up with a unique way to help spread the word for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, with an initiative program, "Bike-It Pink."
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AF to implement TDY policy changes

This post was originally published by Patrick Air Force Base - Headlines

October 10, 2014 in Florida, Patrick Air Force Base by clevine

Recently, the Air Force started implementing two temporary duty policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen.

The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1.

Incidental expenses

Under the new policy, Contiguous U.S. laundry expenses, tips to baggage handlers by uniformed members and ATM fees are now considered incidental expenses and are no longer reimbursable as separate miscellaneous expenses. These expenses will now be added to the current list which includes such items as tips to porters, baggage carriers, bellhops, hotel maids, stewards and stewardesses.
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