KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
September 8, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force’s updated reenlistment and promotion eligibility policy, which goes into effect Jan. 1, 2017, requires Airmen to complete their enlisted professional military education distance learning course within 12 months of the date they are notified by Air Force Personnel Center or automatically be rendered ineligible to reenlist, extend or promote... Read more
CHRISTOPHER BALL, 412th Test Wing Public Affairs
September 8, 2016
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The F-35 Integrated Test Force here recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 weapons delivery accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a monthlong weapons firing test surge.Historically, WDAs take place once a month given the myriad of coordination required. The highest number previously accomplished in a month was three in November 2014 during... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
September 8, 2016
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — For the first time in 12 years, the Federal Employees’ Group Life Insurance program is having an open season, which will run from Sept. 1-30. During the open season, eligible federal employees can enroll in FEGLI or increase coverage up to the maximum offered by the program, including Option C coverage on the lives of spouses and eligible dependent... Read more
Bryan Magana, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs
September 1, 2016
About 100 Air Force reservists from the 419th Fighter Wing returned Aug. 20 from two weeks of annual tour training in Hawaii.Airmen from the medical, security forces, logistics readiness, and force support squadrons worked with joint service counterparts at military installations across the island of Oahu to hone their skills. In addition to serving one weekend a month, reservists are required to... Read more
MARK TORRES, Hispanic Heritage Committee Chair
September 1, 2016
Forty-eight years ago, a precedent was set in Hispanic-American culture. It began when President Lyndon B. Johnson officially established Hispanic Heritage Week, which has since evolved into a 31-day period starting Sept. 15 and ending Oct. 15. Now in its 14th year as  an officially recognized Department of Defense observance, the 2016 theme is “Embracing, Enriching, and Enabling... Read more
Dana Rimington, Hilltop Times Correspondent
September 1, 2016
Recently recognized as the Military Region Youth of the Year, 17-year-old Ashley McCarty, of Roy, admits she would have laughed if someone suggested five years ago she would one day be representing military youth in the region. Several years ago, McCarty was extremely shy, but enjoyed participating in hiking and recreational activities. When her dad asked if she wanted to get involved in the... Read more
Brian Brackens, 88th Air Base Wing Public Affairs
September 1, 2016
Managing upgrades, retrofits and overall maintenance for a large number of aircraft can be challenging. It often requires great logistical efforts to ensure the right people and equipment are available at the right time to service aircraft.Operations research analysts assigned to the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s operations research team at Wright Patterson Air Force Base were recently... Read more
September 1, 2016
The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2016 created a new military retirement system that blends elements of the legacy retirement system with a more modern, 401(k)-sty le plan. The new Blended Retirement System goes into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. It combines the legacy 20-year military retirement system in which the U.S. government provides monthly retired pay based on years... Read more
SALLIE CAUTHERS, DeCA marketing and mass media specialist
September 1, 2016
Commissary shoppers will see various sales events throughout their store in September with Labor Day promotions, football fever events, Oktoberfest celebrations, case lot sales, and lots of coupons to help save even more money.“September is a busy month for commissaries, and there are plenty of promotions available for our patrons to help them save money and maximize their benefit,” said Tracie... Read more

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