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Pentagon to Recommend One Percent Pay Raise in 2014

Pentagon to Recommend One Percent Pay Raise in 2014

 

Air Force Times
By Andrew Tilghman

The Pentagon will formally recommend that troops next year should receive a 1 percent increase in basic pay, which would be the smallest pay bump in the 40-year history of the all-volunteer force.

A defense official said the proposed raise is intended as a cost-cutting measure, the latest sign that the considerable budget pressures facing the Pentagon will trickle down to troops across the force.

Lawmaker: Ban Sex Between Recruits, Instructors

Lawmaker: Ban Sex Between Recruits, Instructors

Air Force Times
By Rick Maze

A California congresswoman wants to protect military recruits during training by barring sexual advances from instructors.

The Protect Our Military Trainees Act would prohibit an instructor from engaging in sex with a trainee during the time of instruction and for up to 30 days after the training has ended.

Two Lanes Close on Robins for Water Line Repair

Two Lanes Close on Robins for Water Line Repair

First Street in front of Bldgs. 140 and 169 will be closed – two lanes at a time – beginning Monday to replace a water line. 
 

Traffic flow will be maintained in the northern two lanes while work is done in the southern two lanes and vice versa. The northern two lanes will close Monday through Feb. 3, and the southern lanes will close Feb. 4-11.

400-Plus Selected for Squadron, Group Command

400-Plus Selected for Squadron, Group Command

 

Air Force Times

More than 400 officers from various Air Force career fields have been selected for mission support, training, recruiting, air base squadron and deputy maintenance group command, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced today.

Civilian Workers First in Line for Budget Cuts

Civilian Workers First in Line for Budget Cuts

 

Air Force Times by Sean Reilly

Civilian employees will be among the first to feel the belt-tightening as the Defense Department prepares for the likelihood of severe budget reductions this year.

The Air Force, Army and Navy are freezing civilian hiring, laying off temporary workers and considering furloughs for hundreds of thousands of civilian employees, according to memos from leaders of all three branches of the service.

Job Openings at Robins AFB

Job Openings at Robins AFB

Call the Department of Labor Career Center at (478) 751-6164 and give them the job number of the position that interests you. 

You can see more jobs available in Central Georgia on 13WMAZ's Job Market Thursday page.

 

JSTARS Airman to Receive Purple Heart

JSTARS Airman to Receive Purple Heart

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. – An Air National Guard Airman will be presented the Purple Heart medal at Robins Air Force Base Monday at 3:30pm, by Gen. Michael Hostage III, Air Combat Command commander.

In a unique ceremony held by the ACC commander, Tech. Sgt. Barry Duffield, 116th Air Control Wing explosive ordinance disposal technician, will receive the medal prior to an All Call with Hostage and the troops.

While deployed to Afghanistan in 2011, Duffield sustained injuries from a massive Improvised Explosive Device emplaced under a road.  Upon detonation of the IED, the violent motion of the blast caused head pain and several injuries to areas of his body. 

 During the same deployment, Duffield earned the Bronze Star and Air Force Combat Action Medal.