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News Briefs February 13, 2015

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Base Exchange Food Court closure Due to power issues the Base Exchange Food Court operations will be closed through Feb. 22. Unfortunately, the nature of the damage precludes the BX from providing temporary power. As a reminder, other facilities listed below are open for business with the addition of the two food trucks out front:…

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Visitor Control Center opens March 1

Posted February 13, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force image The new Visitor Control Center will officially open March 1 outside the West Gate at Century Circle. Members of Team Edwards who use the West Gate daily may have noticed the relatively new building next to Century Circle. That building will officially open up for business March 1 as the new Visitor…

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Parents, community, encouraged to get involved in improving DHS, Branch Elementary

Posted February 13, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph Irving. L. Branch Elementary School, Edwards AFB, Calif. The Muroc Joint Unified School District is inviting parents, employees and community members to attend Local Control Accountability Plan Community Meetings to see how the LCAP works and discover the importance of completing the LCAP survey. The LCAP is an important way for parents…

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AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes

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Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program in order to retain critical…

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The Commanders Jazz Ensemble swinging into Lancaster

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Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier The Commanders Jazz Ensemble plays during a concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Ariz., April 27, 2014. The ensemble is part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, the only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. The…

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412th Test Wing fourth quarter award winners announced

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Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon From left: Col. Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, tosses a bean bag while Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, looks on during the 412th TW’s fourth quarter award ceremony Feb. 6 in the base theater. The 412th Test Wing fourth quarter award winners were…

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Military shoppers have chance at $10,000 grand prize

Posted February 13, 2015 by Julie Mitchell

A $10,000 grand prize is up for grabs in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest “Because of You” contest. And, for authorized shoppers, entering is as easy as visiting www.shopmyexchange.com. With the Spend Free Spree contest, military shoppers have a chance to win a $10,000 Exchange gift card, or a $2,000 gift card…

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Air Force medicine: A vision for future

Posted February 13, 2015 by Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis

The United States Air Force’s core missions are air and space superiority, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control. These are almost identical (but in different terms) to the missions the U.S. Air Force had in 1947. But we now do these missions in three domains: Air, Space and…

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News Briefs February 6, 2015

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Med Group renovations The 412th Medical Group is working to improve the appearance of the Family Health Clinic’s patient check-in counter. There will be a renovation project spanning over a two-week period from Feb. 17 to 27. During that time, all FHC patients will be asked to check in at the TRICARE Operations and Patient…

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted February 6, 2015 by timchisham

The Department of Defense recently announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members, with most service members receiving a one percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost of living allowance rates for the contiguous United States will…

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