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  • Goldfein outlines risks of budget uncertainties

    Funding for the entire U.S. government expires Nov. 22 at 12:01 a.m. unless Congress acts. While progress on forging a budget agreement has been slow, congressional aides say there is movement toward approving a short-term spending plan that keeps the government running into December.
  • Government Shutdown: Frequently Asked Questions

    Below are frequently asked questions about the current government shutdown (Updated: Oct. 17, 2013). If you don’t find the answer to a question you have about the government shutdown and its impact on the Air Force, post your question as a comment below. We will research and try to find the answer(s) for you and respond to your post(s) here.
  • Unemployment benefits may help some furloughed DOD civilians

    On the 10th day of the partial government shutdown, DOD civilians excluded by law from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's Oct. 7 recall to work of thousands of fellow employees still await an end to the political standoff that sent them home and stopped their paychecks Oct. 1.
  • AF releases government shutdown-related pay and leave impacts

    Air Force officials just released the following furlough-related questions and answers to inform military and civilians about pay impacts as a result of the government shutdown.
  • Hale calls shutdown ‘a tragedy,’ urges Congress to end it

    The lapse in appropriations that triggered the government shutdown "is a tragedy," and a "colossal waste of time" DOD's comptroller told the House Armed Services Committee today.
  • Fisher House steps forward to aid DOD in paying death benefits

    The Fisher House Foundation has stepped in to aid the Defense Department so families of fallen service members can receive the full set of benefits they have been promised, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said here today.
  • Communication key in protecting security clearance during financial hardships

    As the government shutdown continues, Air Force leadership wants their civilian workforce to communicate well and often as possible financial challenges arise -- something that could impact one’s security clearance. With such a large number of civilians possessing security clearances, including many workers in the space and cyber theaters, leaders want the civilian force to know the steps to take if financial hardships are incurred during the current furloughs.
  • AF releases furlough-related pay information

    Air Force officials released Oct. 8, the following furlough-related questions and answers to aid service civilians with processing time and attendance. This information was coordinated with manpower and personnel, financial management, and general counsel office experts.
  • Hagel receives update on shutdown from service leaders

    The Defense Department's top leadership, including the service secretaries and service chiefs, updated Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel yesterday on the impact of the ongoing government shutdown, Pentagon officials reported.
  • Stateside commissaries return to normal operations

    Stateside commissaries that closed due to the government shutdown will resume normal operations Oct. 7, the Defense Commissary Agency announced on their website today.
  • Most AF civilians to return to work

    In accordance with a memo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel released Oct. 5, the Air Force will recall most of the nearly 104,000 Air Force civilian Airmen placed on emergency furlough due to government shutdown. However, a significant number will not yet be able to return.
  • SecDEF: Most furloughed DOD civilians to return to work next week

    Today I am announcing that most DOD civilians placed on emergency furlough during the government shutdown will be asked to return to work beginning next week.
  • PCS orders on hold until shutdown ends

    Permanent change of station orders processing is on hold until fiscal 2014 funds are available, but Airmen who already have their orders in hand are authorized to move, Air Force Personnel Center officials said.
  • TSP to continue operations during shutdown

    As the closure of government offices and activities continues, the Thrift Savings Plan, the retirement savings program for federal employees and members of the uniformed services, will carry on operations.
  • Shutdown endangers reserve component readiness

    Reserve component personnel continue to be affected by the government shutdown, and officials are concerned about readiness. Within DOD, the reserve components are the Army National Guard, the Air National Guard, the Army Reserve, the Air Force Reserve, the Navy Reserve and the Marine Corps Reserve. The Coast Guard Reserve comes under the Department of Homeland Security.
  • CMSAF releases latest Roll Call, calls for Airmen to come together

    Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody released his second Roll Call to Airmen titled “People … Our greatest source of strength” -- a call for Airmen to come together, look to each other for support and to reach out to their teammates during the government shutdown.
  • Air Force Aid Society provides services during government shutdown

    Due to the government shut down we are being told many Airman & Family Readiness Centers to include their Air Force Aid sections will be closed. We have compiled a list of FAQs to help you understand what we can do and how you can request assistance if needed.
  • Continuing family support through government shutdown

    The government shutdown is affecting quality of life, family support, and child and youth programs that service members and families value. The purpose of this blog post is to provide guidance as to what to expect regarding the operating status of these programs while the government is shut down.
  • No FY14 budget, tuition assistance suspended

    With the U.S. government failing to pass a fiscal 2014 budget, all tuition assistance for classes starting on or after Oct. 1 will be suspended until further notice.
  • Paychecks still coming for military, but budgets impacted by commissary closures

    Though Airmen are still receiving their normal pay checks, their bank accounts may still be impacted as their grocery bills take a hit.
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