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Maj. Gen. Stayce Harris has been nominated by the president for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general and assignment as the assistant vice chief of staff and director of the Air Staff, U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. Harris nominated for third star, AF assistant vice chief of staff position
Major General Stayce Harris was nominated by President Barack Obama to be promoted to Lieutenant General and become the Assistant Vice Chief of Staff and Director of the Air Staff for the United States Air Force.The general is currently serving as the commander of the Air Force Reserve’s 22nd Air Force at Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia. She
0 6/08
2016
Default Air Force Logo Senate confirms Miller's promotion to Lt. General
The Senate confirmed the following general officers for appointment to the grade of lieutenant general May 27, with assignment as indicated: Lt. Gen. Charles Q. Brown, Jr., from Commander, United States Air Forces Central Command, Air Combat Command, Al Udeid, Qatar, to Deputy Commander, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base,
0 5/31
2016
Maj. Gen. Ronald B. "Bruce" Miller Miller named new AF Reserve deputy chief
Miller & Miller sounds like the name of a law firm, but, actually, it’s going to be the Air Force Reserve’s new senior leadership team at the Pentagon.On Friday the Reserve announced that Maj. Gen. Ronald B. "Bruce" Miller has been selected to be the next deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.He
0 4/19
2016
Celebrating the Air Force Reserve's 68th birthday during a April 14, 2016, Pentagon ceremony are, from left, Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James, Master Sgt. Kandi Costa, Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson, Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, radio personality Delilah, and Brian Ford.  Delilah and Ford are civic leaders for Air Force Reserve Command.  (U.S/ Air Force photo/Scott M. Ash) AF leaders celebrate AF Reserve Birthday

0 4/15
2016
Default Air Force Logo 94th AES Airman wins AFRC aeromedical evacuation award
Air Force Reserve Command has announced the winners of the 2015 aeromedical evacuation awards.Technical Sgt. Steven R. Fields, 94th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Georgia won the AE Operations Support NCO of the Year.All AFRC award winners:-- 315th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina:
0 4/11
2016
Maj. Gen. Mary Anne Miller's official photo. Miller nominated as next Chief of Air Force Reserve
President Barack Obama has nominated Maj. Gen. Maryanne Miller for a third star and assignment as Chief of Air Force Reserve and Commander, Air Force Reserve Command, replacing Lt. Gen. James F. Jackson.Miller is currently deputy to the chief of the Air Force Reserve, Headquarters, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She assists the chief of the Air
0 4/06
2016
This 2006 photograph depicts a female Aedes aegypti mosquito, the species of mosquito primarily responsible for the spread of the Zika virus disease to people. The most common symptoms of Zika are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis, or red eyes. The illness is usually mild, with symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Centers for Disease Control photo Air Force actively monitoring ongoing Zika virus infection
The Air Force is closely monitoring the emergence of Zika virus infection in the Americas, Oceania, and Africa to help inform and protect Airmen and their families.The Department of Health and Human Services, with its Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is leading the U.S. response to the worldwide Zika outbreak with support from
0 3/24
2016
(U.S. Air Force courtesy graphic) Celebrating Women’s History Month
On a daily basis, women of the 432nd Wing/432nd Air Expeditionary Wing provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support; maintain both the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper; safeguard control centers; administer medications; file records and maintain secured communications capability. They also command squadrons; fly aircraft and tell the Air Force story.
0 3/01
2016
Default Air Force Logo AF implements new DOD-wide changes to maternity leave
Beginning Feb. 5, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, non-transferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28.
0 2/09
2016
The Fiscal Year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) contains a new retirement system (“blended military retirement system”). This system combines a reduced defined benefit, like the current retirement system, with a defined contribution component (automatic plus matching contributions to a member’s Thrift Savings Plan account) and continuation pay. The blended retirement system uses a 2.0 percent rather than 2.5 percent multiplier in calculating military retired pay. Thus, a member who served 20 years would receive 40 percent of the average of the highest 36 months of basic pay, a Thrift Savings Plan account that contained government and optional member contributions, as well as continuation pay at the 12th year of service. Blended Retirement Talking Points
Blended Retirement Talking Points• There is no need to be anxious about the blended retirement system in the current FY2016 NDAA. Everyone who is currently serving as well as those who enter the force on or before December 31, 2017 is grandfathered under the current military retirement system. Additionally, the FY2016 NDAA repeals the COLA-1%
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