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Default Air Force Logo Air Force implements Housing Early Assistance Tool to ease relocation process
The Air Force is scheduled to implement a web-based tool that will enable military members and their families to connect with installation housing offices to inquire about housing options at their upcoming duty assignment.
0 3/28
2018
Default Air Force Logo AFPC conducts test of revised Base of Preference program on seven career fields
Beginning April 2018, the Air Force’s Personnel Center will launch a test on how it delivers information to Airmen for the Base of Preference program. The test will provide increased visibility of available locations to Airmen in seven Air Force Specialty Codes, to start. If the program proves successful, AFPC will expand it.
0 3/16
2018
Default Air Force Logo Should we really “pin them where they win them”
Active duty Air Force members who have changed stations in the recent past (approximately the last ten years or so) are likely to have experienced a push to get their PCS decoration written and awarded before PCSing so that their shop, or even their commander, can present the medal prior to the member’s departure to the next assignment. The preference to do so indicates a service-wide consensus that it is more valuable for a member to receive a medal at the unit they are departing from than to be awarded the medal at their new unit.
0 3/13
2018
Default Air Force Logo Modernized Move.mil website launched
U.S. Transportation Command, in partnership with the Air Force Digital Service, recently launched a modernized version of the Move.mil website, the Department of Defense’s official portal to prepare for service members’ upcoming household goods move.
0 2/02
2018
Default Air Force Logo Government charge card required for Air Force travel
A recent change to a Defense Department travel instruction strengthens enforcement of an Air Force policy that requires travelers to use a Government Travel Charge Card, also known as an Individual Billing Account.
0 12/21
2017
Default Air Force Logo AFPC offers follow-on option to Airmen taking short tours
Airmen selected for a dependent-restricted short tour for their second or later assignments can voluntarily apply to participate in the Follow-On assignment program, providing them greater flexibility in the assignment process and greater stability for their families.
0 11/15
2017
Default Air Force Logo Household goods, vehicle shipment programs for DoD consolidated under USTRANSCOM
The U.S. Transportation Command is now the single manager of the Defense Personal Property Program, or referred to as DP3, which oversees the Defense Department’s household goods and privately-owned vehicle shipment programs.
0 10/02
2017
Finance Hurricane Claims Assistance Financial Services Center prepares to process travel vouchers for Irma evacuees
Air Force Financial Services Center officials anticipate processing approximately 8,000 travel vouchers filed by Airmen who evacuated in advance of Hurricane Irma.
0 9/22
2017
Duplex housing at Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado, features rooftop solar panels. The homes are part of the Air Force Housing Privatization program portfolio, which is managed by the Air Force Civil Engineer Center. (U.S. Air Force photo/Carole Chiles Fuller) Living on-base or off, Air Force highly recommends renters insurance
Airmen and their families leasing or renting housing on or off the installation need to be aware of the importance of renters insurance.
0 8/31
2017
Default Air Force Logo Join spouse assignment consideration keeps mil-to-mil couples together
Summertime is a busy season for permanent changes of station and military couples may be apprehensive about the possibility of being separated from their spouses during their next assignments. They have little to be concerned about, however, as the Air Force Personnel Center has an accommodation rate of more than 96 percent for mil-to-mil married couples through the assignment of military couples option, commonly known across the Air Force as a “join spouse” assignment.
0 6/02
2017
A 380th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman guides the forklift driver as he removes cargo from its pallet in southwest Asia. Airmen who volunteer for a 365-day deployment can choose between an advanced assignment or a two-year permanent change of station deferment, if eligible. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Maynelinne De La Cruz) Follow-on options available to Airmen who volunteer for extended deployment
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) -- Airmen, both officers and enlisted, who volunteer for an extended 365-day deployment can apply for one of two assignment options: either an advanced assignment or a two-year deferment from a permanent change of station, if eligible.
0 5/25
2017
Default Air Force Logo Be thankful for contributions of military spouses
In my nearly 20 years of military service, I have moved 12 times. It is more frequent than most service members, but yet not that unusual. Along the way in my career, I picked up a spouse. She has moved a total of nine times in our 13 years of marriage. Our children are just breaking into double digits and they have moved six times
0 5/12
2017
Default Air Force Logo SECAF’s top 10 themes discussed at spouse, family forum
During a spouse and family forum hosted by Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James in October, participants submitted more than 170 threads on the forum’s event page. The topics included spouse employment and child care access; Air Force programs for families with special needs; and schools, assignments, deployments and reintegration. Based on common questions and themes, below are the top 10 concerns presented by Air Force families.
0 12/09
2016
Default Air Force Logo FYI: Permanent change of station
Are you prepared to move to your next duty location?
0 5/28
2015
A new Department of Defense website, militarychildcare.com, is helping ease those moving transitions by simplifying the search and registration process for child care. Website improves, simplifies military child care search
With frequent moves, Air Force families face the challenging, and often frustrating task of making new child care arrangements every few years. A new Defense Department website is helping ease those moving transitions by simplifying the search and registration process for child care.
1 5/05
2015
Default Air Force Logo Air Force, DOD switch HOMES
Air Force members now have access to HOMES.mil, a new official Defense Department website designed to modernize the way all service members search for housing when relocating.
51 1/12
2015
Default Air Force Logo AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade
Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards (GTC) to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards.
0 1/06
2015
Default Air Force Logo Travel regulation changes affect PCS moves, travelers
Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty assignments. As of July 25, Army uniformed and civilian travelers are directed to use their government travel credit cards for PCS moves, Harvey Johnson, the director of the Defense Travel Management Office said Oct. 21.
0 10/21
2014
Default Air Force Logo Military mail changes to save $4 million annually
Changes to military postal operations will save the Defense Department $4 million annually while providing services comparable to those of any U.S. Postal Service office, a senior Military Postal Service Agency said.
0 7/24
2014
Default Air Force Logo POV shipping program undergoes changes
The Department of Defense’s privately owned vehicle shipping program will undergo several changes starting May 1. Several vehicle processing centers will relocate.
0 4/18
2014
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