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  • Youth summer camps offer engagement, growth

    JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas – It may seem far away, but schools will be out for the summer before most realize. How are you going to keep your kids engaged and excited during their break and give them opportunities to grow?The Air Force Services Activity, headquartered here, manages many programs designed specifically for kids, to
  • Air Force, industry consortium advancing tech for aeromedical evacuation

    Through an industry-academia partnership and a recently-released request for proposals, the Air Force Research Laboratory is looking to advance human-monitoring research and development for the future warfighter. The request for proposals, announced May 6, 2019, targets projects designed to accelerate innovations in health monitoring, diagnostics, and performance augmentation. Specifically, topics of interest include wearable human-monitoring capabilities. The effort is being managed in a partnership between AFRL and SEMI, a global industry association of manufacturing companies.
  • May 18 is Armed Forces Day

    Nations around the world honor their military forces with an Armed Forces Day. In the United States, the celebration is held the third Saturday in May.
  • AROWS-R unavailable from 31 May 19 – 15 Jun 19

    Due to a financial system upgrade, the Air Reserve Orders Writing System-Reserve (AROWS-R) will be unavailable from 31 May – 15 June 2019.  Orders requests will not be routed in AROWS-R during this time.Any requests for orders for IRs/IMAs that start between 31 May and 15 June should be submitted in AROWS-R immediately to allow time to process the
  • Air Force to pay up to $500 for spouse occupational license transfer during PCS

    The Air Force announced the spouse re-licensure 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.
  • National Police Week 2019

    A defender with the 509th Security Forces Squadron, right, and an Air Force Office of Special Investigation agent salute the wreath they placed during the National Police Week opening ceremony May 13, 2019, at Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri. During Police Week, members of both Air Force law enforcement agencies commemorate their fallen wingmen.
  • Don’t let the bugs bite this summer

    Warmer temperatures of summer mean more outdoor family activities. It's important to make sure that time is safe for everyone, especially children. Most parents do a good job of protecting their kids from the sun, but they also need to consider why it's important to guard against potentially harmful insect bites and stings.
  • Air Force simplifies promotion recommendation forms for officers

    The Air Force announced today it will make adjustments to the way the Air Force Form 709, Promotion Recommendation Form, will be filled out and used for Total Force officer promotion boards beginning in September 2019.
  • Changes to Post-9/11 GI Bill transfers effective July 2019

    The transferability option under the Post-9/11 GI Bill allows Servicemembers to transfer all or some unused benefits to their spouse or dependent children. The request to transfer unused GI Bill benefits to eligible dependents must be completed while serving as an active member of the Armed Forces. The Department of Defense (DoD) determines whether or not you can transfer benefits to your family. Once the DoD approves benefits for transfer, the new beneficiaries apply for them at VA.
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