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  • AF accepting nominations for employees, Airmen with disabilities DOD award

    Air Force civilian employees and Airmen with disabilities have until Spring 2018 to submit nomination packages for the 2018 Outstanding Department of Defense Employee or Service Member with a Disability Award.
  • 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.
  • Blended Military Retirement System to take effect Jan. 1

    One of the most wide-reaching and significant changes to military pay and benefits over the last 70 years goes into effect Jan. 1, 2018, with the implementation of the Uniformed Services Blended Retirement System, known as BRS.
  • Air Force travelers reminded of flat rate per diem policy (update)

    Some Air Force travelers may not be aware of a flat rate per diem policy established a few years ago that focused on extended temporary duty travel. Congress instituted the flat rate in November 2014. The new policy reduced per diem from 100 percent to 75 percent for TDYs from 31 to 180 days and to 55 percent for TDYs over 180 days. What this means is for a traveler whose TDY runs 31 to 180 days in length, the entire TDY per diem is paid at 75 percent. For a traveler whose TDY runs more than 180 days, the entire TDY per diem is paid at 55 percent.
  • Columbus AFB: UAS guidance for the holiday season

    The holiday season is upon us again, and personal unmanned aircraft systems (drones, quadcopters, model aircraft, etc.) are once again popular gifts.
  • Break the silence

    Since the alleged sexual misconduct allegations surrounding movie producer Harvey Weinstein came to light, there has been an increase in sexual harassment allegations posted on social media and discussed on the news.
  • Stress, depression and the holidays: Tips for coping

    The holiday season often brings unwelcome guests: stress and depression. And it's no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands; parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few.
  • 14 OSS claims CAFB flag football title

    The 14th Operations Support Squadron flag football team defeated the 14th Student Squadron team Dec. 14 here by a score of 20-7 to clench the season title.
  • Airmen, families can expect more changes coming to CAFB

    During 2017, the 14th Mission Support Group worked to update facilities and infrastructure on the 6,013-acre Columbus Air Force Base; and there are more plans in 2018.
  • Columbus AFB shops, wraps presents for local youth

    Team BLAZE members wrapped nearly 400 presents Dec. 14 at the Columbus Club here and sent them to hundreds of children from eight schools in the local area during the annual Happy Fund Shop and Wrap.