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September 1, 2016
The Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support has changed to an online electronic reimbursement request system that will expedite the exams reimbursement process for all service members, according to Stacey Kirkpatrick, a DANTES education programs specialist.The policy change includes reimbursement of test fees for the following exams:• General Educational Development, beginning... Read more
BO JOYNER
September 1, 2016
As state recreational and medical marijuana laws change throughout the country, Air Force Reserve Command officials remind reservists that any marijuana use or possession by uniformed service members is still illegal under federal law. And the consequences for breaking this law could be career ending.Air Force Reservists, like their active-duty counterparts, serve under Title 10 of the United... Read more
SENIOR AIRMAN HEATHER HEINEY, 403rd Wing Public Affairs
September 1, 2016
“The water started seeping in through the walls. We woke up our son, put on his little boots, and put him up on the table,” said Callie Lips, the wife of Tech. Sgt. Ricky Lips.The Lips were one of the many families affected by flash floods that swept through Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Aug. 12.Ricky, a 403rd Maintenance Squadron member, said that in the early stages of the storm his family went to... Read more
KAT BAILEY, Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs
September 1, 2016
Eric Wineman completed both his undergraduate and master’s degrees with no student loan debt and now works for the Air Force as an electronics engineer, courtesy of the Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation Scholarship for Service Program.Part of the National Defense Education Program, SMART was established by the Defense Department to provide an opportunity for undergraduate and... Read more
Eleanora Berry, Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs
September 1, 2016
Once again, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering fee-free layaway for Airmen, families and retirees who want to get a jump-start on their holiday shopping and keep gifts hidden safely out of sight from prying eyes. Starting Sept. 1, the Hill Exchange will waive the $3 service fee for items that are placed on layaway and paid for by Dec. 24 — including toys and bikes.... Read more
Douglas E. Pierson, 75 AMDS/Public Health
September 1, 2016
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted that the live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. Every year the CDC studies the effectiveness of the flu vaccine administered during the previous year. Data on the “nasal spray” vaccine... Read more
August 25, 2016
Military exercises Combat Hammer and Combat Archer ended August 18 at Hill AFB and the Utah Test and Training Range.During the exercises, Total Force Initiative Airmen assigned to the active-duty 95th and AF Reserve 301st Fighter Squadrons from Tyndall AFB, Fla. tested their ability to build, load, launch and employ munitions, which were dropped and fired from Tyndall F-22 Raptor aircraft. “... Read more
August 25, 2016
Nevada’s Nellis Air Force Base plans to restructure the 57th Operations Group to enhance its focus on close air support integration, Air Force officials announced Aug. 16.The group’s mission will include high-end fight training as well as an increased emphasis on tactical-level close air support with experts to integrate fires in joint operations, advancing the joint CAS enterprise and preserving... Read more
MIKE MARTIN, Secretary of the Air Force Public Affair
August 25, 2016
Airmen need more time to focus on their core missions.Air Force senior leaders said that’s the message they received from Airmen and it’s the reason they made the decision to reduce additional duties.In a memorandum to Airmen released Aug. 19, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein announced the service has established a task force titled “... Read more
Douglas E. Pierson, Hill AFB Public Health
August 25, 2016
Flu season is right around the corner, and Utah’s largest single-site employer is encouraging all employees and on base personnel to get the flu shot.Hill AFB will offer a variety of locations and venues for everyone on base to get vaccinated.Beginning in September, the Hill AFB’s Immunization Clinic will focus its efforts on vaccinating all active-duty members. The 75th Medical Group will also... Read more

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