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Sequestration impact predictionsSequestration impact predictions
Sequestration impact predictions

WASHINGTON, April 15, 2014 – Defense Department officials today released a report that documents the cuts to military forces, modernization and readiness that will be required if defense budgets are held at sequester-levels in the years beyond fiscal year 2015.
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Posted: 4/16/2014

Dempsey Compares Sexual Assault to Insider AttacksDempsey Compares Sexual Assault to Insider Attacks
Dempsey Compares Sexual Assault to Insider Attacks

Sexual assault in the military is what commanders would call in tactical terms "an insider attack," Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey said during a session with bloggers April 10.
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Posted: 4/11/2014

Quality Troops Key to Smaller Services, Officials SayQuality Troops Key to Smaller Services, Officials Say
Quality Troops Key to Smaller Services, Officials Say

WASHINGTON, April 9, 2014 – As the services face reductions to their force strength and overall budgets, they remain focused on retaining and attracting the highest quality troops and civilian workers, military personnel chiefs told Congress today.
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Posted: 4/10/2014

PULSE ON AF FORCE MANAGEMENTPULSE ON AF FORCE MANAGEMENT
PULSE ON AF FORCE MANAGEMENT

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- A limited number of Airmen who received notice that their previously approved applications for early retirement had been declined will be given the option to retire if they still desire to do so, officials announced April 8.
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Posted: 4/9/2014

Operation Palmetto EmploymentOperation Palmetto Employment
Operation Palmetto Employment

A new statewide initiative called Operation Palmetto Employment was created to help reduce the unemployment rate among South Carolina’s military community and to educate South Carolina employers on the value of military hires.
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Posted: 4/3/2014

Additional FY14 civilian workforce shaping now parallel with military programsAdditional FY14 civilian workforce shaping now parallel with military programs
Additional FY14 civilian workforce shaping now parallel with military programs

Additional FY14 civilian workforce shaping now parallel with military programs
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Posted: 3/26/2014

Social Security Launches Expedited Veteran Disability ProcessSocial Security Launches Expedited Veteran Disability Process
Social Security Launches Expedited Veteran Disability Process

Social Security claims from veterans with a Veterans Affairs Department disability compensation rating of 100 percent permanent and total have a new process that will treat their applications as high priority and issue expedited decisions.
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Posted: 3/19/2014

‘Systemic Problems’‘Systemic Problems’
‘Systemic Problems’

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12, 2014 – Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James today shared her observations from her visit with airmen across the ICBM community following revelations of a proficiency-test cheating scandal at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., last month. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
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Posted: 2/13/2014

Back to normal againBack to normal again
Back to normal again

Operations have returned to normal at Joint Base Charleston and the 315th Airlift Wing after a winter storm brought as much as a half inch of ice in some outlying areas of the Lowcountry. (U.S. Air Force Reserve graphic)
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Posted: 2/13/2014

Winter Weather UPDATEWinter Weather UPDATE
Winter Weather UPDATE

The 315th Airlift Wing commander has authorized a delayed report time Wednesday Feb. 12 at 10 a.m. for non essential personnel. Base leadership will determine if further closing is necessary early tomorrow morning. If the decision is made to cancel non-essential operations for the remainder of the day, wing personnel will be notified via phone through their chain of command. Lastly Col. Fontanella asked that everyone use common sense: if the roads in your neighborhood seem to dangerous to drive on, call your supervisor to let them know. - Be safe
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Posted: 2/11/2014

Direction leads to motivationDirection leads to motivation
Direction leads to motivation

Commentary: Direction leads to motivation - I once heard a man say a person who lacks direction in life is a person who gets unmotivated about it. (U.S. Air Force Reserve graphic by Michael Dukes)
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Posted: 1/30/2014

Winter alertWinter alert
Winter alert

Due to winter weather forecasts, Joint Base Charleston will implement “mission essential personnel” status as of midnight Monday, 27 Jan 14. This means that unless you have mission-essential status, you should not report for duty Tuesday, 28 Jan 14, in order to keep the roads clear and safe. (U.S. Air Force graphic by Michael Dukes)
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Posted: 1/27/2014

Pentagon praises bipartisan spending billPentagon praises bipartisan spending bill
Pentagon praises bipartisan spending bill

A Pentagon spokesman has praised a budget bill that won final Congressional approval Jan. 16 which would fund the government through September, but cautions tough spending decisions remain.
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Posted: 1/17/2014

Four 315 AW officer selected for 0-6Four 315 AW officer selected for 0-6
Four 315 AW officer selected for 0-6

Four 315 AW officer selected for 0-6 (U.S. Air Force Reserve graphic by Michael Dukes)
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Posted: 1/16/2014

Military OneSource Offers Free Tax ServicesMilitary OneSource Offers Free Tax Services
Military OneSource Offers Free Tax Services

Military OneSource Offers Free Tax Services
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Posted: 1/16/2014

Looking ahead to 2014Looking ahead to 2014
Looking ahead to 2014

Looking ahead to 2014 - commentary by Col. James Fontanella, 315th Airlift Wing commander.
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Posted: 1/7/2014

New 315AW mission videoNew 315AW mission video
New 315AW mission video

Officials at the 315th Airlift Wing recently updated the wing’s new mission video “Why We Fly,” replaces a previous video that was about 4 years old. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
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Posted: 12/31/2013

Reserve HolidaysReserve Holidays
Reserve Holidays

It’s six days before Christmas and the last place I thought I would end up this week would be Scotland and Turkey. Welcome to being an Air Force reservist. (U.S. Air Force Reserve graphic by Michael Dukes)
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Posted: 12/23/2013

Wing completes AFRC's first inspection under new systemWing completes AFRC's first inspection under new system
Wing completes AFRC's first inspection under new system

The 315th Airlift Wing successfully completed its first ever unit effectiveness inspection here Dec. 11 with an overall rating of "effective" after receiving two "effective" and two "highly effective" assessments in the inspection's four major graded areas. (U.S. Air Force Reserve graphic by Michael Dukes)
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Posted: 12/17/2013

Civilian force shapingCivilian force shaping
Civilian force shaping

The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
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Posted: 12/12/2013

Force reductionForce reduction
Force reduction

Air Force leaders announced force management programs Dec. 11 designed to reduce the force by thousands of Airmen over the next five years as a result of sequestration. (U.S. Air Force graphic)
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Posted: 12/11/2013

HRDC reinventedHRDC reinvented
HRDC reinvented

Members from the 315th Airlift Wing here are set to meet in February to continue work on the Human Resources Development Council. (Air Force Reserve graphic)
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Posted: 12/10/2013

Veteran scamVeteran scam
Veteran scam

A marketing company has purchased telephone numbers that differ by one digit from the VA’s national call center and the GI Bill call center. Callers who misdial and reach the fraudulent numbers will be offered a gift card in exchange for personal and financial information -- including credit card information. (U.S. Air Force Reserve graphic)
Veteran scam


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Posted: 12/6/2013

Reserve Components’ Yellow Ribbon Program Remains VitalReserve Components’ Yellow Ribbon Program Remains Vital
Reserve Components’ Yellow Ribbon Program Remains Vital

A program that has helped ease the post-deployment process for thousands of Guard and reserve members and their families in recent years will remain vital even after combat operations wind down in Afghanistan, a senior defense official who helped establish it told American Forces Press Service. (U.S. Air Force Reserve graphic by Michael Dukes)
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Posted: 12/3/2013

    

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