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December 6, 2013

News Briefs December 6, 2013

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Technical Research Library Open House

Checkout the latest changes and offerings at the Technical Research Library during their Open House 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Dec. 12. Drop by and browse you never know what you might discover. Refreshments and door prizes will be offered. The library is in Bldg. 1400. Parking is in the rear of the building.

For more information, call (661) 277-3606.

Open Season is here!

Want to check the quality ratings of your health plan? Examine your dental coverage for those pearly whites? Learn more about flexible spending accounts?

Visit www.opm.gov/healthcare-insurance/open-season to compare plan options and make sure you and your family have the right coverage for your needs.

Enroll or make changes to your benefits by Dec. 9 to ensure a healthy start to 2014!
For the latest information on Federal Benefits Open Season, follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

Retirement

The director of the 412th Force Support Squadron cordially invites you to attend a retirement ceremony for Michael E. Frye, Force Development Flight chief. The ceremony is 3:30 p.m., Dec. 13 in the Airman and Family Readiness Center (former Conference Center) Galaxy Room. RSVP by Dec. 11. Uniform of the day for military, business casual for civilians.

For more information, call Master Sgt. Erik Robbins at (661) 277-1984.

AF seeks DOD civilian award nominations

Nominations for the 59th Annual Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Service Award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Feb. 25.

The award is the highest presented to DOD career civilian employees whose careers reflect exceptional devotion to duty and significant contributions of broad scope to DOD operational efficiency, economy or other improvements.

Each major command, combatant command, field operating agency and direct reporting unit may submit one nomination in each category. Organizations and base-level personnel must contact their MAJCOM, COCOM, FOA, or DRU for applicable suspense dates and nomination procedures.

For more information on Air Force recognition programs and other personnel issues, visit the myPers website at https://mypers.af.mil.

Holiday Fun Run/Walk

The Edwards Health and Wellness Center is hosting its Holiday Health Fun Run/Walk event Dec. 11. Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K. The event begins at 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. It is FREE and open to runners and walkers of all levels.†Signup is morning of the event.

For more information, call Capt. Eva Aklamati-Darko at (661) 277-8392.

Holiday bazaar vendors

The Exchange is looking for Vendors for the Exchange Holiday Bazaar 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Dec. 12 and 13. For more information, contact Michele Kleinat

(661) 258-1078, Ext. 203 or email schaferm@aafes.com.




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ALS graduates 12 Airmen

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