New personal property allotment rule implemented to protect Airmen

December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed a policy change in paycheck allotments which will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property.

Holiday Open House

December 18, 2014

The Hill Air Force Base Gerrity Memorial Library hosted its Holiday Open House for the Hill community on Dec. 5.

Volunteers deliver baked goods to Airmen

December 18, 2014

The 2014 Airmen Cookie Drive was a huge success. Volunteers worked diligently to gather, bake, bag and deliver thousands of cookies to Airmen at Hill Air Force Base and others in the community. 

Asking for help is sign of strength not weakness

December 18, 2014

KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. — Growing up I was a big fan of Muhammad Ali. He was the world heavyweight boxing champion and unashamedly referred to himself as “The Greatest.” I vividly remember a reporter asking Ali, “When did you know that you were ‘The Greatest?’” Before Ali could answer, the reporter offered, “Perhaps it was when you knocked out George Foreman in 1974?” 

More than dreidels: What Hanukkah is all about

December 18, 2014

When you think of Hanukkah what is the first thing that comes to mind? If you are an adherent of Judaism, you probably know what Hanukkah represents.

Holidays On The Hill

December 18, 2014

More than 800 people from the Hill Air Force Base community enjoyed the Holidays on the Hill celebration.

Thrift Savings Plan limits increase for new year

December 18, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Internal Revenue Service has announced increased limits for 2015 Thrift Savings Plan contributions.

“The maximum contribution amount for traditional and/or Roth TSP will be $18,000; this is an increase from the elective deferral limits of 2013 and 2014, which was $17,500,” said Erica Cathro, an AFPC Human Resources Specialist. “Additionally, the maximum amount of 2015 catch-up contributions is $6,000, which is an increase from the $5,500 elective deferral limit for calendar years 2013 and 2014.”

Changes to master sergeant evaluation board, SNCO to take effect spring 2015

December 18, 2014

WASHINGTON — The Air Force continues the phased implementation of its Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System (WAPS) changes with the convening of a master sergeant evaluation board scheduled for May 2015.

HOSC decorates The Landing

December 18, 2014

The Hill Officers’ Spouses’ Club worked diligently on Dec. 1, to decorate The Landing for the holiday season. 

F-35 team honored with top modeling and simulation award

December 18, 2014

ORLANDO, Fla. — The National Training and Simulation Association selected the F-35 Lightning II Training System for the 2014 Modeling & Simulation Award, here.

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