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October 11, 2013

News Briefs October 11, 2013

Civilian Pay Call Center

In order to better answer questions about pay and personnel issues related to the recent furlough, the 412th Test Wing has established a call center staffed by civilian personnel, entitlement and financial management specialists. The center is manned 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the number for the call center is (661) 277-3756. There are five lines available, so if you call and the line keeps ringing, remain on the line and you will be helped as soon as a specialist becomes available.†If the line becomes busy, call back at a later time.

Health Fair

The 412th Medical Group “Desert Medic” Health Fair will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Oct. 17 in the Main Clinic, Bldg. 5525.

The Desert Medic Health Fair will offer free health information on a variety of health topics including high cholesterol, back pain relief, weight loss, high blood pressure and screening tools for skin, breast and prostate cancer.

A variety of health professionals including Civilian Health Promotions Services, the dental clinic, Disease Management, Family Advocacy, MiCare secure messaging, physical therapy, women’s health, local hospitals, urgent care centers, imaging centers and specialty providers are expected to be present to answer questions.

Finally, attendees will have a chance to enter a raffle to win door prizes and light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, call (661) 277-8109.

Retirement

Lt. Col. Michael P. Davis, 412th Flight Test Squadron commander, cordially invites you and your guest to a retirement ceremony for Lt. Col. Daneil Wright 10 a.m., Nov. 1 at 10 at the Conference Center.

For more information, call (661) 277-7785.

Wounded Warriors

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with New Balance, is helping wounded service members take a step forward in their recovery process with free athletic shoes through the Wounded Care program.

Since 2007, the Exchange and New Balance have provided complimentary footwear to service members who have been injured in action. More than 400 free pairs have been provided to Wounded Warriors this year alone.

“These warriors have already sacrificed so much that the very least we can do is make sure they’ve got a good pair of shoes for their road to recovery,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Tom Ockenfels.

Members of any branch of service returning injured from Operations Iraqi, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn and Noble Eagle or any current member of a Wounded Warrior Battalion or a Warrior Transition Unit (AW2) are eligible to receive a free pair (any style) of in-stock New Balance athletic footwear. Certificates for the shoes can be obtained from the installation chaplain.




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Holiday Hours

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New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

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Exchange gift cards personalize holiday care packages

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AF closes FY14 force management programs

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Protecting your identity online

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Eagle Eyes promotes community’s involvement in security

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