January 20, 2011
The new Controlled Spend Account (CSA) card is replacing the traditional government travel card, but what does it all mean? More importantly, how will it impact you?The Air Force is currently converting from the existing Government Travel Card to the new Controlled Spend Account (CSA). The new card will provide increased flexibility to the traveler to meet their travel needs. Cardholders can now... Read more
January 20, 2011
A safe, healthy and drug-free workplace is everybody's responsibility, and Hill Air Force Base's Integrated Delivery System (IDS) wants to take the opportunity to educate employees about steps they can take to help a co-worker who may have an alcohol or drug problem. By knowing what to do (and what not to do), employees can play a powerful role in improving workplace safety and encouraging co-... Read more
Justin Oakes, Air Combat Command Public Affairs
January 20, 2011
LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. -- In December, Air Combat Command's Personnel Recovery Division, designated A3J and headquartered at Langley Air Force Base, Va., officially stood up and was created to ensure that the Air Force is prepared for the challenge of rescuing Airmen from hostile deployed environments.The division is charged with carrying out ACC's lead command responsibility of organizing,... Read more
Catherine McNally, Hilltop Times Staff
January 20, 2011
This is the final segment in a two-part series on effective job search techniques, resume writing and interviewing. Please look for the first installment -- covering setting goals, conducting a job search and networking -- at www.hilltoptimes.com.Once you've found a few potential job openings it's time to tackle the next portion of the effective job search process: Applying.This step can be... Read more
Airman Crystal Charriere, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
January 20, 2011
The Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard Teen Leadership Summits are coming again. Since 2008, the AFR and ANG have held annual Teen Leadership Summits for dependants -- events that have continued to grow over the years. Each year participants build self-confidence, learn leadership skills, and discover services and programs available to them as Air Force dependants.Three summits are... Read more
Steve Salles, Standard-Examiner movie critic
January 20, 2011
A horse is a horse, of course, of course -- unless you're talking about "Secretariat," one of the most famous thoroughbreds in racing history.His story is remarkable. Unfortunately, you won't see it here as it really happened. So here's my advice: Watch Disney's "Secretariat" as pure entertainment, and if your historical interest is piqued, discover what really happened. Now, I don't know why the... Read more
Armed Forces News Service
January 20, 2011
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Defense announced Jan. 13 its introduction of the premium-based TriCare Young Adult Program which extends medical coverage to eligible military family members to age 26.Expected to be in place later this spring, TYAP implements the National Defense Authorization Act of fiscal 2011. Premium costs for TYAP are not yet finalized, but the NDAA specifies rates must... Read more
STAFF SGT. ERICA PICARIELLO, 50th Space Wing Public Affairs
January 20, 2011
SCHRIEVER AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. -- A young man lifts weights in a crowded gym. All of a sudden, a lion appears in the doorway, locks eyes with the young man and bursts into full pursuit.That surge of adrenaline and panic is what one Airman here felt while performing normal everyday tasks."I'm going through this feeling of a lion chasing me, so much adrenaline is rushing through my body, but it's... Read more
Air Force Personnel, Services and Manpower Public Affairs
January 20, 2011
RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The deadline for submitting nominations for the 2011 Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year and the 2011 Verne Orr awards to the Air Force Personnel Center is March 1.The Air Force Association sponsors both awards annually.The Joan Orr Spouse of the Year Award honors the significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members from any... Read more
Mike Joseph, 502nd Air Base Wing
January 20, 2011
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- Leaders implementing the federal government's new consumer protection agency met with Joint Base San Antonio service members Jan. 18 to discuss the unique financial issues facing military families.Elizabeth Warren, the assistant to the president and special adviser to the secretary of the treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Holly Petraeus,... Read more