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To innovate, we can’t be afraid to fail

Posted December 5, 2014 by Col. Robert Novotny

“Throughout history, people with new ideas – who think differently and try to change things – have always been called troublemakers.” – Richelle Mead, author. The Air Force is pushing hard for us to innovate. You hear it when our senior leaders give speeches or post articles imploring us to improve. Examples include the AFSO21…

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New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

Posted November 26, 2014 by Terri Moon

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21. According to a Defense Department news release, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the change in DOD’s financial management regulation will prohibit service members from allotting…

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Exchange gift cards personalize holiday care packages

Posted November 26, 2014 by Jusika Martinez

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, gift cards will be the most requested gift this year with 62 percent preferring a gift card over any other item. For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, their gift card of choice is the one that can be redeemed at military exchanges from Okinawa to Oklahoma. The…

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AF closes FY14 force management programs

Posted November 26, 2014 by timchisham

Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate. Line of…

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Protecting your identity online

Posted November 26, 2014 by Ryan Finnegan

With the internet ever evolving, it has become a great source of communication and a convenient tool. While there are many advantages in using the internet, like online shopping or making charitable donations, there are also countless numbers of unknown, lurking threats. One of luxuries of the internet, and a great service for busy parents,…

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Health & Safety

Eagle Eyes promotes community’s involvement in security

Posted November 26, 2014 by

Security forces defend the base, but everyone can help ensure Edwards Air Force Base is safe and sound through the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Eagle Eyes program. Law enforcement officers rely on the eyes and ears of the entire community. If Airmen or citizens notice anything out of the norm or suspicious, either…

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Scholarships for Military Children applications available Dec. 15

Posted November 26, 2014 by Cherie Huntington

As the Scholarships for Military Children Program enters its 15th year, more than 8,000 students have shared nearly $13 million in scholarships. Applications for the 2015-2016 school-year awards become available starting Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org . As one of last year’s recipients said, the scholarship will help her…

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ODR has everything but snow

Posted November 26, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Outdoor Recreation employees Brian Brazelton (right) and Oscar Parra-Garcia (left) are ready to help with all the equipment needed for a day on the slopes. Outdoor Recreation is ready for all your winter adventures. With ski packages, snowboarding packages and sleds, they have everything but the snow – and…

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News Briefs November 26, 2014

Posted November 26, 2014 by timchisham

Commissary closure The Edwards Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day and then resume regular hours Nov. 28. Exchange closure The Edwards Exchange will be closed Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 27), and reopen at 4 a.m., Nov. 28 ñ Black Friday. Service members who are on the installation on Thanksgiving Day will still have access to convenience…

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News Briefs November 21, 2014

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Chapel service There will be an Ecumenical Thanksgiving Service and dessert service 6 p.m., Nov. 24 at Chapel 1. Everyone is invited to bring your favorite dessert to share. For more information, call 661-277-2110. Commissary closure The Edwards Commissary will be closed Thanksgiving Day and then resume regular hours Nov. 28. Exchange closure The Edwards…

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