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Same-sex spouses eligible for FMLA benefits

Posted November 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Federal employees with same-sex spouses are now provided the same Family and Medical Leave Act coverage as those with opposite-sex spouses, according to an Oct. 21 Office of Personnel Management memorandum. Following a June 26 Supreme Court decision finding Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, OPM officials implemented a review of guidance…

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‘You Got Talent’ returns to Edwards AFB

Posted November 8, 2013 by Paul La Bella

The You Got Talent Air Force Family & Teen Talent Show is back at Edwards AFB after a three-year hiatus. “UGT” shows that Edwards AFB does have talent. Fifteen different acts performed Oct. 23 in front of a nice size crowd at “The Hangar” inside the Oasis Community Club. Some of the standout performers were…

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Edwards Teen Center places third in video contest

Posted November 8, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

The Kadena Air Base Youth Programs’ Teen Council in Japan earned $5,000 with an original video focused on helping military dependents transition during permanent changes of station, announced Air Force Personnel Center officials. The grant will go toward quality improvements for the base teen program. Second place went to the Minot Air Force Base,†N.D.,†teen center,…

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SERB-eligible officers have until Nov. 15 to apply for retirement

Posted November 8, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Lieutenant colonels and colonels who are eligible to meet the Selective Early Retirement Board slated for Dec. 9 still have time to volunteer for retirement before the Nov. 15 window closes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. SERB is one of several force management programs to be implemented in FY14 to help size and balance…

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Twilight Golf

Posted November 8, 2013 by

Daily, 2:30 p.m.-sunset. Had a long day at work?† Take a little time to relax and enjoy some golf!†Our ‘Twilight Special’ is a great way to end the day, get a few holes in before dark and save money! E1-E4 – $4.50 green fees E5 and Above – $6.50 green fees Contractors and guests –…

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News Briefs November 8, 2013

Posted November 8, 2013 by

Commissary open The Edwards Commissary will be open noon-6 p.m. Veterans Day, Nov. 11. For more information, call (661)277-9175. New Air Force Technical Adviser selected An appointment ceremony for Dr. Joseph W. Nichols, new Technical Adviser for Flight Test and Evaluations, Air Force Test Center, will be 2 p.m. Nov. 15 in Club Muroc. Please…

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Corvias Military Living to host Fallapalooza

Posted November 7, 2013 by

Family housing residents are invited to fall into fun at Fallapalooza, Corvias Military Livingís first resident event at Edwards Air Force Base. The event will be held 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 16 at Arnold Park (Bldd. 5211, Coliseum Drive). At Corvias we strive to make living better for our residents and providing community events is…

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My educational journey: I signed up

Posted November 1, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Gabriel Acevedo

While I did not regard learning as my highest priority early on in my life, the pursuit of education has dominated the greater part of it. My educational journey includes training experiences as well as formal and informal education. My mother was big on higher education and I observed her putting in hard work into…

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Exchange offering $17,000 for best homecoming images

Posted November 1, 2013 by Chris Ward

A picture may be worth a thousand words but in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest contest a picture and 50 words could be worth $10,000. From Nov. 1-Dec. 31, authorized shoppers can enter the “Homeward Bound” contest by submitting a picture or video of a military welcome home experience, along with a…

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AFMC promotes Freeze the Gain to prevent diabetes

Posted November 1, 2013 by

During the holiday season, Air Force Materiel Command will promote the Freeze the Gain Challenge to help prevent type 2 diabetes. According to the American Diabetes Association, diabetes is a national epidemic and is one of the fastest growing diseases in the country. More than one in four adults has pre-diabetes and one in ten…

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