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  • Military OneSource benefits extended

    WASHINGTON -- Eligibility for Military OneSource benefits has been extended from the current 180 days to 365 days after separation or retirement from military service to ensure all service members and families have access to comprehensive support as they transition to civilian life, Defense Department officials announced.   This change goes into
  • Per-Diem policy changed effective 12 Aug 18 for long-term TDYs

    Please be aware that as of midnight, August 12, 2018, the flat rate per-diem for long term TDY (+30 days) has changed. Effective immediately normal per-diem rules, including the following, apply: -- Lodging receipts are required for all lodging payments-- The actual cost of lodging not to exceed the full locality lodging per-diem rate will be
  • Commentary: Maintaining a legacy

    TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. -- Commanders are often asked how they see their mission from a top-down perspective. These questions give a context of mission priorities and objectives that are understood at every level. The answers we give communicate where we believe our personnel should focus their best efforts, as well as to invest their
  • 513th safety office welcomes new team members

    Staff Sgt. Germaine Graham, Tech. Sgt. Erin Nitzel, and Staff Sgt. Nick Lucas are the most recent additions to the 513th Air Control Group safety office at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.
  • AWACS maintainers at leading edge of 3-D printing

    Imagine you’re in aircraft maintenance and a mission is scheduled to fly in the next 24 hours. You need a part that hasn’t been manufactured in more than 30 years. A specially-commissioned replacement is available for $15,000, but it will take a year to arrive. A technician tells you he can get you the part by the end of the day for less than $500. When you ask how, the answer is shocking: He’s going to “print” one.
  • Revitalizing squadrons, Air Force outlines progress

    The task force conducted an Air Force-wide review, driven by Airmen in the field, to promote best practices and identify improvements. Consisting of Total Force Airmen from diverse backgrounds, they reviewed survey data and gathered inputs from across the Air Force through on-line crowd sourcing and face-to-face discussions with nearly 4,000 individuals, including spouses, from 25 different bases representing all major commands, Reserve and National Guard.
  • TFSC Call Center Agents Move to 24-Hour Operations

    Effective Aug. 1, 2018, the Air Reserve Personnel Center’s call center will centralize at the Air Force Personnel Center call center at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. With this centralization, ARPC’s more than 1.3 million customers will now have access to Total Force Service Center (TFSC) call agents 24/7, 361 days a year by calling
  • Air University launches free mobile application

    Air University has launched a free mobile application designed to transform the way it interacts with audiences outside its academic institutions and to improve the communication of those within its classrooms and workspaces.
  • Reserve unit sends 'A-team' to RIMPAC 2018

    The 507th Air Refueling Wing from Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, sent a team of more than 100 Reserve Citizen Airmen and four KC-135R Stratotankers to Hawaii, June 27 to Aug. 2, in support of the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise.
  • DoD Announces Policy Change on Transfer of Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits

    The Department of Defense issued a substantive change today to its policy on the transfer by service members in the uniformed services of Post-9/11 GI Bill educational benefits to eligible family member recipients.