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  • 2017 Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors

    The 2017 edition of the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors is available online. Produced by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the handbook's chapters cover such topics as VA pensions, home loans, medals and records, special veterans groups, and other federal benefits. It also has a listing of VA facilities, plus links to
  • 2018 Show Season Schedule

    2018 Air Force Thunderbirds Schedule
  • Active-Duty SBP Coverage

    This fact sheet provides information to help you understand the provisions of the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), but is not a contract document. The basic statutory provisions of the SBP law are in Chapter 73, Title 10, United States Code. Active-Duty SBP Coverage Some provisions do not apply to survivors of members who die while on inactive duty for
  • Address Change Procedures

    NOTE TO RETIREES AND ANNUITANTS:  Please DO NOT send change of address information to the Retiree Services Section at the Air Force Personnel Center.  The Defense Finance and Accounting Service is the agency responsible for maintaining and changing correspondence addresses for retired members and recipients of Survivor Benefit Plan annuities who
  • Afterburner Frequently Asked Questions

    Below are some frequently asked questions about the Afterburner, News for USAF Retired Personnel .Question:  What is the Afterburner? Answer:  The Afterburner is a publication designed to keep Air Force retirees and annuitants informed about laws, policies and procedures affecting them.  Authorized by Air Force Instruction 36-3106, it is published
  • Afterburner Status

    Currently, the Afterburner is produced twice a year for more than 800,000 retirees and surviving spouses.   In order to meet fiscal challenges and keep costs low, changes have been made in the distribution process.  If funding permits, the Afterburner is printed and mailed to people without email or internet capability.  People with an online myPay
  • Air Force Instruction Governing SBP

    This fact sheet provides information to help you understand the provisions of the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), but is not a contract document. The basic statutory provisions of the SBP law are in Chapter 73, Title 10, United States Code. Air Force Instruction Governing SBP Air Force Instruction 36-3006, Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) and Supplemental
  • Air Force Retiree Council

    Air Force Retiree Council The Air Force Retiree Council provides the link between members of the Air Force retiree community -- retirees, family members and surviving spouses living throughout the world -- and the Air Force chief of staff. It is comprised of two co-chairmen and 15 members representing retirees by geographical areas in the United
  • Annuity for 'Forgotten Widows'

    Annuity for Forgotten Widows
  • Annuity Payable to a Spouse or Former Spouse

    This fact sheet provides information to help you understand the provisions of the Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP), but is not a contract document. The basic statutory provisions of the SBP law are in Chapter 73, Title 10, United States Code. Annuity Payable to a Spouse or Former Spouse The annuity payable to a spouse or former spouse is 55 percent of
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This iteration of U.S. Air Forces Africa's African Partnership Flight is taking place at Laikipia Air Base, Kenya. The four-day program is designed to enhance participants understanding on personnel recovery tactics, techniques and procedures.
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Staff Sgt. Brittany Johnson spent years fighting memories of her sexual assault. By seeking care, she learned what triggered her and how to cope when memories resurfaced. @usairforce SSgt. Johnson is now sharing her story as a Victim Advocate. - @realwarriors
Any rated Air Force veterans out there missing active duty? Learn more about the Voluntary Retired Return to Active Duty (VRRAD) Program to see if you're eligible to put the uniform back on!
When our #Defenders aren't defending the base, they're preparing for it. #AlwaysReady #YearOfTheDefender #ProudToBeAMC
“Mission requirements and infrastructure readiness are intrinsically linked.” - John W. Henderson, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Energy Click link for more: https://airman.dodlive.mil/2019/08/05/building-a-power-base/
Congratulations to the 2019 Armed Forces Men’s and Women’s Softball Champions!!! MEN - U.S. AIR FORCE WOMEN - U.S. AIR FORCE Click below for all the results:
Tune in now to hear Vice President Mike Pence , NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matt Donovan speak at The National Space Council Meeting.
Imagine taking a general aviation aircraft and giving it the ability of unmanned autonomous flight. That is the power of ROBOpilot. Read more here: http://bit.ly/AFRLROBOpilot
Did you know that Northern Lighting is an Air National Guard joint training environment replicating today’s battle space with current and future weapons platforms? Read on for more on this joint exercise.
The U.S. Air Force has been a part of aviation since it was formed on September 18, 1947. The P-51 Mustang was one of the first aircraft employed at that time, by the newly formed USAF Strategic Air Command. Happy Aviation Day from the U.S. Air Force.
The #TotalForce is here and representing at #ASC19. Here's a lineup of tomorrow's events. https://t.co/vxAw3uzlVR
USAF is speaking with #Airmen attending #ASC19 and learning more about their conference experiences. Watch to hear… https://t.co/x5bYJT3oxA
#ICYMI, some of our stellar #Airmen were honored today at the #ASC19 with an awards ceremony. See them here: https://t.co/aqPYQqyiS6
#DrWillRoper: These are the things we need to trend in our #USAF. We need to make these go viral. #deftAFhttps://t.co/p4OUvVMSwi
To maintain a competitive acquisitions system we have to change as the world changes. https://t.co/r4vx6BDgS8
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.@ActingSecAF: If the entire @DeptofDefense transitioned to conditioned based mx we could save as much as $15B/yr.… https://t.co/OGFAxl94FM
.@ActingSecAF: We kicked off an initiative in the #USAF working w/ industry to install & sustain #5G networks at 10… https://t.co/rUb5MMrCFv
.@ActingSecAF: The government must spin on tech advancements from industry & the private sector. The same tech that… https://t.co/gMOSFfM2V5
.@ActingSecAF: The #DigitalAF is a transformation in the way we employ data, tech, & infrastructure to remain dominant in the 21st century.
.@ActingSecAF: Instead of relying on one specific platform for future C2, we’re developing a robust open architectu… https://t.co/JfMwoMlQu0
.@ActingSecAF: It will take true teamwork across all forces and domains to meet the difficult challenges posed by future adversaries.
.@ActingSecAF: Victory in combat will depend less on discrete warfighting platforms & more on the networks, data, a… https://t.co/KmrtRj4CRH
.@ActingSecAF: It’s time we truly harness the power of the Information Age and reclaim our significant competitive technological advantage.
.@ActingSecAF: While we need to get bigger, we must also get better. #AirForceWeNeed