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  • Air Force says CBD products not ok to use, may cause positive drug test

    Cannabidiol oil, also known as CBD oil, is growing in popularity as an ingredient in health and pet products, but is it okay for service members and federal employees to use? The simple answer is no.
  • 624th RSG Commander, team feel the heat

    Things began to heat up for the 624th Regional Support Group Commander along with the 624th Civil Engineer Squadron Commander joined the 624th CES firefighting Airmen Nov. 2 at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam Field Training Area here during their unit training assembly. Col. Athanasia Shinas and Lt. Col. Reid Matsuda, 624th Civil Engineer Squadron commander, participated with the firefighters during their required annual hands-on external Aircraft Rescue Firefighting training scenario.
  • HQ ARPC builds leaders through force development

    Maj. Gen. John C. Flournoy and a team of four colonels, came together Oct. 28 through Nov. 1 as the AY20/21 Reserve Developmental Education Designation Board (RDEDB).
  • AFPC improves military retirement eligibility process with automation

    The Air Force’s Personnel Center implemented an automated process Nov. 7 that provides Airmen with an immediate determination of their retirement eligibility and prevents unnecessary application processing.
  • Share your truth: It will be okay

    NELLIS AIR FORCE BASE, Nev. -- “I’m going to die.”This was the thought that played on repeat in the mind of Master Sgt. Randi Ross, 926th Wing yellow ribbon program coordinator, as she sat on the phone with her doctor days before Christmas in 2016. She listened in disbelief as her doctor told her she had ductal carcinoma in situ.“I knew what it
  • Reservists receive more benefits with annual DoD mobilization authorities

    The United States Federal Code details mobilization authorities for Reserve Component support to Combatant Commanders. Currently, the Secretary of Defense and delegated civilian leadership utilize three authorities for Air Reserve support to Combatant Commanders, according to Air Force Reserve Force Generation Center officials.The authorities are,
  • NCO Career Status Program doesn't apply to Reserve Citizen Airmen

    The change will eliminate the need for Airmen who have 12 or more years of service to continue to reenlist by aligning their separation dates with their high year of tenure dates.
  • New financial readiness training coming in November

    Beginning Nov. 15, financial readiness training will be required for all Reserve Citizen Airmen at defined touchpoints throughout their military career.
  • Partners in life, mission

    Since arriving in Hawaii about a year ago, the Barkemeyers try to live their best Hawaii life by going on hikes, visiting the beach and exploring the other islands. Mr. and Mrs. Barkemeyer are also both C-17 pilots who work toward stability and security in the Indo-Pacific region.
  • TRICARE copayments on prescription drugs going up

    On Jan. 1, some copayments for prescription drugs will increase for the military retiree family. Beneficiaries who get prescriptions through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery or at a retail network pharmacy will pay anywhere from $2 to $7 more starting Jan. 1. Congress made this change in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018.
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