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Tis the season to drink responsibly

Posted December 12, 2014 by Col. Maureen Harback

It’s that time of year when holiday parties and late night celebrations begin to fill our calendars and we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate our own special reasons for the season. Every Christmas Eve, I celebrate my life and I give thanks for being able to share the holiday…

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Air Force

Air Force looks at innovative acquisition processes

Posted December 12, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

With new technologies rapidly coming to the forefront of the global stage, remaining the world’s greatest air force comes at an escalating cost, making responsible spending and cost-cutting initiatives high priorities for Air Force leadership. The Air Force Office of Acquisitions is partnering with industry to realize some of these initiatives and help propel the…

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Finding lifeís new direction after a loss

Posted December 12, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Erica Crossen

Sometimes it takes a difficult situation in your life to not only be reminded of the things you are truly grateful for, but also to serve as a catalyst for change. That moment for me came during the beginning of 2012 when my mother died suddenly at just 43 years old. We had just finished…

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Health & Safety

AADD offers safe, free, anonymous alternative to drunk driving

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Edwards cares about the safety of its Airmen both on and off duty. The Airman Against Drunk Driving program reduces drunk driving at Edwards AFB and in surrounding communities by offering people a safe, free, and anonymous alternative. Safe rides are offered to both military and†DOD civilians. Individuals can call 661-277-AADD or 661-275-AADD to request…

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News Briefs December 5, 2014

Posted December 5, 2014 by

AFTC/JT relocation The offices of Air Force Test Center Joint Program Management Office have relocated from Bldg. 2750, Room 256 to the south wing of Bldg. 2800. †The phones numbers and e-mails for the JPMO personnel remain the same. If you have any questions or need additional information, call 661-275-9442 or 661-275-9490. Reindeer Run The…

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Airman, screenwriter says follow your dreams

Posted December 5, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, consults with a patient at the Edwards AFB Dental Office. This past Veterans Day, Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, accepted a mid six-figure offer from Paramount Pictures to purchase one of his screenplays – “Matriarch,” a story that…

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Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for December rollout AF wide

Posted December 5, 2014 by

The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson, commander of 24th Air Force and…

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Palace Chase, Palace Front briefing Dec. 18

Posted December 5, 2014 by

The In-Service Air Force Guard recruiter, Tech. Sgt. Jodi Joice, and the In-Service Air Force Reserve recruiter Master Sgt. Sam Flynn, will be holding a Palace Chase/Palace Front briefing at Bldg. 2460, Room A (the building behind the Education Center) at 1 p.m., Dec. 18. The Palace Chase program allows active duty officers and Airmen…

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Salutes & Awards

Master sergeant evaluation board, SNCO promotion changes coming in spring 2015

Posted December 5, 2014 by

The Air Force continues the phased implementation of its Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes with the convening of a master sergeant evaluation board scheduled for May 2015. Evaluation and promotion system changes, scheduled for implementation over the next 16 months for active-duty Airmen, are focused on ensuring job performance is the…

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Health & Safety

AF authorizes medical benefits for some separatees

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program Oct. 31. Based on inconsistent issuance and confusion with transitional medical benefits for Airmen separating under the VSP program, the Air Force requested clarification from the Office of the Secretary of Defense General Counsel. A…

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