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AFIMSC headquarters site announced

Posted January 23, 2015 by

Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas,†was selected as the host base for the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center Headquarters. Air Force officials chose the installation after analyzing operational considerations, installation attributes, economic and environmental factors at four candidate locations. “Following site surveys at the four candidate locations, we ultimately selected JBSA because almost 50…

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Health & Safety

Air Force Fitness Management System II up, accessible

Posted January 23, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The new Air Force Fitness Management System ñ AFFMS II ñ is now up and accessible via the Air Force Personnel Center Secure Application, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. AFFMS II enables Airmen to review their fitness history and records through July 2010. The previous system was taken off line Dec. 31 to enable…

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AFRL researcher teams with Nobel Laureate to enable new breed of rocket component materials

Posted January 23, 2015 by Holly Jordan

Courtesy photograph Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert Grubbs (left), and Dr. Rusty Blanski collaborated to develop a new technology that could reduce erosion in metallic rocket components, reduce production costs, and open the door for the use of new, environmentally-friendly propellants. Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Rusty Blanski recently teamed with Dr. Robert Grubbs, a…

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Local

New Exchange Extra app puts savings, more at shoppers’ fingertips

Posted January 23, 2015 by

With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at…

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Commentary

My journey as a victim advocate

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman

When I was a teenager, I saw a movie about a college student who was raped by her brother’s fraternity brother at a party. I remember being saddened by what happened to her; not only by the act of sexual assault, but by how the school’s administrators and students treated her when she decided to…

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Lessons learned in protecting social media accounts

Posted January 23, 2015 by Brig. Gen. Kathleen Cook

On a Saturday afternoon in late November, I was informed about a political remark that appeared on my Director of Public Affairs Twitter feed. A staff member called to ask if I was aware of the re-tweet. At the time, I was on leave, out of the state, tending to my daughter who had had…

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News briefs January 16, 2015

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Expanded dinner hours Effective Jan. 12, Maryís Place in Bldg. 1600 will be open their normal hours: 6 a.m.-2 p.m., and then 5-8 p.m. for dinner. Regular menu will be served plus a nightly dinner special.For more information, call 661-258-1078. Scholarships for military children deadline The Scholarships for Military Children Program can help with a…

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MLK Day Hours

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Commissary: Closed All 412th Force Support Squadron facilities will be closed Jan. 19 with the following exceptions: Aero Club: Flying permitted from sunrise to sunset. The office will be closed. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Sandbagger Grill will operate from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m….

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Joshua Tree National Park will offer “Fee Free” day to honor Dr. Martin Luther King

Posted January 16, 2015 by

On Jan. 19, Joshua Tree National Park will join the other 400-plus units of the National Park Service in commemorating Dr. Martin L. King and his contribution to civil rights in the U.S., by waiving entrance fees to the park. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded that the weather in January can be…

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Maintenance versus repair … of our Airmen

Posted January 16, 2015 by Maj. Cameron Richardson

This commentary is not about aircraft, vehicles, or even any mechanical components. It’s about our Airmen and how we manage their care and development throughout their careers. The maintenance versus†repair concept is borrowed from the maintenance community and speaks to how maintenance managers plan, coordinate and execute scheduled maintenance events. The goal is to maximize…

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