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Obama Signs Defense Bill, But Blasts Part of It

Obama Signs Defense Bill, But Blasts Part of It

 

Air Force Times
Written by Rick Maze

President Obama has signed into law a $633.3 billion defense policy bill but said he is not happy the measure blocks proposed increases in Tricare health insurance fees.

The result, he said, could be deeper cuts in the number of military personnel.

Software Upgrades on the Way for Many F-16s

Software Upgrades on the Way for Many F-16s

Air Force Times

by Brian Everstine

It’s time for a software upgrade to the Air Force’s Block 40 and Block 50 F-16s, and for the first time, the two flying tech support teams are stationed at the same base.

It also marks the first time that the software is made in-house in the Air Force.

Previous versions were developed by the lead civilian contractor, with the developmental and operational tests occurring at separate bases.

Here’s what’s important about the F-16’s system upgrade:

What is the software? The operational flight program is the software in the Block 40 and Block 50 Vipers that controls all avionics and weapons for the jet. Earlier versions were created by Lockheed Martin, but this iteration is all Air Force, created by the 309th Software Maintenance Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.

The players.

Flag at Half-Staff for Senator Daniel Inouye

Flag at Half-Staff for Senator Daniel Inouye

In honor of the memory and longstanding service of Hawaii Senator Daniel K. Inouye, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff through sunset on the day of Senator Inouye's internment, anticipated to be Dec. 23.

Georgia National Guard Observes 376th Birthday

Georgia National Guard Observes 376th Birthday

 

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.- The Georgia National Guard will mark the 376th anniversary of the birth of the National Guard during a ceremony today attended by the Governor of Georgia and members of the Georgia congressional delegation.

The ceremony will be held at the Clay National Guard Center on Dobbins Air Reserve Base, Ga.

On December 13, 1636, the Massachusetts legislature authorized the organization of militia companies in the vicinity of Boston. This charter marked the creation of the Citizen Soldier that is the hallmark of the National Guard.

The National Guard is the oldest service component of the United States Armed Forces and predates the creation of the United States Army by nearly 150 years.

Job Openings in Warner Robins

Job Openings in Warner Robins

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.

 

Job Title:    Occupational Medicine Nurse Case Manager
Location:    Warner Robins GA
Pay:          Depends On Experience
Education:  Bachelor Degree
Job Number: GA8066318
Bachelors in Nursing; 24 months experience as an RN; current RN license; current CPR & BLS.

Job Title:    Facilities Engineer
Location:    Warner Robins GA
Pay:          $20.00 per Hour
Education:  Assoc Degree
Job Number: GA8067281
Associates degree; 2 years experience in facility maintenance and repair; experience in scoping, estimating, presenting and executing facilities projects required; valid driver's license.

Time Running Out for Veterans' Fertility Bill

Time Running Out for Veterans' Fertility Bill

 

Air Force Times by Rick Maze

The clock is running on a $568 million Senate bill that would expand infertility treatment for veterans, including vitro fertilization treatments at an estimated cost of $15,000 per user.

If the bill doesn’t pass the Senate and House by year’s end, it will vanish on Jan. 3 when a new session of Congress convenes. Legislation left hanging from a previous Congress dies when the new session begins.

Senate Passes Revised Stolen Valor Act

Senate Passes Revised Stolen Valor Act

Air Force Times by Rick Maze 

 

The Senate moved Monday to make sure nobody profits from lying about being a military hero.

The Stolen Valor Act of 2012, sponsored by decorated Vietnam War veteran Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., passed the Senate as an amendment to the 2013 defense authorization bill.

Webb’s proposal makes it a federal crime to make a false claim about having served in the military or having received a military decoration if the object of the lie is personal gain.