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Airmen Powered by Innovation program launches new site

Posted November 21, 2014 by Gen. Larry O. Spencer

WASHINGTON – Fellow Airmen, Your enthusiasm and ingenuity continues to be our Air Forceís number one weapon system! In April of this year we launched the Airmen Powered by Innovation program aimed at turning your ideas into real cost savings for our Air Force. Since coming online API has received and reviewed more than 2,400…

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AF to implement DOD TDY policy changes

Posted November 21, 2014 by

The Defense Department recently implemented two TDY policy changes impacting travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change took effect Oct. 1, and made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and takes effect Nov. 1. Referencing the new policy…

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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

Posted November 21, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Jim Yungel The Thurston Island calving front off of western Antarctica as seen from the window of NASA’s DC-8 flying observatory Nov. 5, 2014. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory has two weeks of support remaining in the agency’s sixth Operation IceBridge mission to study parts of the West Antarctica ice sheet and ice…

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Exchange kicks off shopping season with Thanksgiving deals

Posted November 21, 2014 by

According to the First Command Financial Behaviors Index, 82 percent of military families indicated the economy is impacting their Thanksgiving plans. To improve their economic outlook, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is serving up a host of Thanksgiving weekend sales. The feast of savings on “Black Friday” include Sharp 70-inch LED TVs for…

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STEM: Necessary but not sufficient

Posted November 21, 2014 by Dr. Jim Solti Chief Scientist

I was an active-duty Airman for 15 years before realizing my gut was as valuable as my mind; my intuition as useful as scientific analyses; and my agility, creativity and innovation honed the decision-making necessary to function in complex environments. A scientist by nature and education, I failed to realize the importance of humanities in…

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Airmen Against Drunk Driving volunteer opportunities

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Would you like to be a good wingman over the month of December? Assist in helping the Airman Against Drunk DrivingProgram accomplish the goal of having ZERO DUIs for Edwards AFB. AADD is extending abase-wide invitationfor volunteers to be a designated driver. Your name will be put on a mass list for the month and…

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News Briefs November 14, 2014

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Federal benefits open season This year, Edwards is hosting the annual Benefit Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 20 in Bldg. 3000 for both Edwards and NASA federal employees. The event will be in the main conference room (123) and lobby. Several health and dental plan representatives will be available to answer questions. During open…

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AAFES, Dickies present big check to local Airman

Posted November 14, 2014 by

AAFES photograph by Jusika Martinez Air National Guard Senior Airman Veronica Lemus (right), 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard,†poses for a photo with a large check and Chief Master Sgt. Bonnie Balthrop, 146th Airlift Wing supply superintendent, Nov. 8 at the Exchange food court. Air National Guard Senior Airman Veronica Lemus, 146th Airlift Wing,…

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Edwards flight test community prepares for federal spectrum auction

Posted November 14, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Air Force graphic As flight vehicles increase in complexity, so does their data requirements. This graphic of a typical aircraft displays the integrated sensors and avionics system with major components showing how each component has its own data requirements. This data is transmitted to a control room where it is received, processed and monitored. The…

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Volunteer groups raise funds while helping service members wrap up the perfect present

Posted November 14, 2014 by Jusika Martinez

Edwards Air Force Base – Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading some holiday cheer as the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “In order to make the holidays a little easier, we partner with…

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