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Shorts #5

National Guard Bureau

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 1997 –  

DFAS Announces W-2 Problems

About 50,000 erroneous W-2 forms were sent to DoD civilian employees. However, Defense Accounting and Finance Service officials said contractors printed and mailed reissued W-2 packets Feb. 6.

DFAS learned Feb. 3 that W-2s for some DoD civilian employees were misprinted because of equipment failure at a contract facility. As a result, some DoD civilians will find their W-2 package contains information relating to other DoD employees.

After finding the cause of the error, DFAS-Denver ordered the contractor to reissue about 50,000 W-2s. There were 2.5 million statements printed, including W-2s and annuitant account statements.

Some employees may receive reissued W-2s even though their original W-2 was correct. However, an employee who receives the updated W-2 should destroy the erroneous W-2 and use the updated form. (Courtesy of Air Force News Service)

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Intrinsic Action Exercise Begins

WASHINGTON -- About 1,200 U.S. troops are heading to Kuwait for exercise Intrinsic Action.

Soldiers from Fort Hood's 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, and a small headquarters from Fort McPherson, Ga., will spend 120 days in the Middle East, said Pentagon spokesman Ken Bacon. The U.S. forces will exercise with Kuwaiti forces.

The deployment is part of a continuing program, Bacon said. The last Intrinsic Action deployment was from August to December 1996. (AFPS)

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Air Force to Airlift African Peacekeepers

WASHINGTON -- Five U.S. C-130s from the 86th Airlift Wing at Ramstein are slated to airlift about 1,200 members of an African peacekeeping force from Mali to Liberia.

DoD officials said Operation Assured Lift will help move the force of the Economic Community of West African States to monitor a cease-fire agreed to by Liberia, DoD officials said. (AFPS)

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