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Deadline nears for military kids scholarships

FORT LEE, Va. (AFNS) - The Feb. 17 deadline for students to apply for the 2010 Scholarships for Military Children Program is fast approaching. All students interested and eligible to apply are encouraged to gather their materials and submit their applications as soon as possible. One of the materials needed includes an

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Nominations now open for public service award

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) - Awards and decorations officials at the Air Force Personnel Center here are seeking nominations for the 61st Annual William A. Jump Memorial Award. The annual award recognizes a federal employee for his or her outstanding service in administration and notable contributions to the efficiency

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CA governor boosts support to combat veterans

WASHINGTON (AFNS) - California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced a new state initiative to better help returning combat veterans land jobs and get whatever assistance they need to secure housing, health care and other veterans' services. The governor unveiled the Operation Welcome Home outreach campaign during his State of the State


Army letting soldiers go early, Air Force cutting airmen

(Army News Service & AFNS) — Soldiers who don't agree to extend their enlistments in units slated to deploy on or after Jan. 1 may be involuntarily separated up to three months early.  While on the Air Force side,  officials here announced Nov. 16 measures to meet the fiscal 2010


Air Force unveils new fitness plan

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Maintaining peak combat readiness begins and ends with healthy, motivated and well-trained Airmen. On Nov. 19, the Air Force's deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel announced the new Air Force fitness standards will officially begin July 1, 2010. Lt. Gen. Richard Y. Newton III said the service's

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