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  • DoD Releases 2020 Military Pay and Compensation Rates

    The Department of Defense has released the 2020 Rates for Basic Allowance for Housing, Basic Allowance for Subsistence, and Basic Pay. These rates will take effect on Jan. 1, 2020. Basic Allowance for Housing rates will increase an average of 2.8%, Basic Allowance for Subsistence rates will increase 0.9%, and Basic Pay will increase 3.1% over the entire force.
  • Employee Assistance Program has new phone number, website

    The Air Force Employee Assistance Program, EAP, has a new phone number and website. EAP is a professional service that provides information, consultation, problem-solving counseling, resource identification and support to all Air Force civilian employees and their immediate family members.
  • Commissary, Military Service Exchange, and MWR access extended to more Veterans beginning January

    New law provides eligible Veterans and Primary Family Caregivers with access to DoD and Coast Guard commissaries, exchanges, and morale, welfare, and recreation retail services.
  • ‘Tis the season to think before you drink!

    ‘Tis the season to be merry, but it’s also one of the most dangerous times of the year for alcohol-related incidents.
  • Space Force: Air Force Reservists to continue to support space operations

    The Space Force will initially be comprised of active-component members and civilian personnel who are conducting and supporting space operations today as part of Air Force Space Command. The secretary of defense, with advice from key Defense Department stakeholders, will work with Congress if legislation is needed to further integrate Air Force Reserve expertise into the Space Force in the future.
  • KC-46 completes first around-the-world flight

    A KC-46A from the 22nd Air Refueling Wing completed the Pegasus’ first flight around the world Nov. 13-26. The first global circumnavigation for the KC-46A Pegasus provided extensive training opportunities for maintainers and aircrew at multiple locations on a seven-leg, 13-day journey that included its debut at the 2019 Dubai Air Show (DAS).
  • Changes to VA-guaranteed home loans to take effect Jan. 1

    Beginning January 1, 2020, the VA Funding Fee will increase for some Veterans, however, the effective 'cap' on VA no-down payment loans will be eliminated, according to the Veterans Affairs website.
  • Air Force warns Airmen of electronic cigarette risks

    The Air Force, much like the civilian population, is seeing a decrease in traditional tobacco use, but an increase in e-cigarette use, with the highest usage being among younger Airmen.
  • Lt. Gen. Kirkland provides readiness update to Congress

    Air Force Sustainment Center Commander Lt. Gen. Gene Kirkland testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee on Nov. 21.The testimony pertained to the organic industrial base within the United States Air Force, and allowed the general to update the members of the committee on the challenges, solutions and
  • ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Dec. 6, 2019

    ON-FINAL NEWS BULLETIN – Dec. 6, 2019 (Vol 39, No. 12)(Click headline to follow link to story and photos)Home for the holidaysMembers of the 507th Air Refueling Wing return home from a deployment to Southwest Asia Nov. 22 and Nov. 25, 2019, to Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma.4th AF recognizes "Best of the Best" at Raincross Awards ceremonyFourth
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