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AF seeks enlisted commissioning applicants

Posted January 10, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in pursuing a nursing commission have until Feb. 28 to submit their intent to apply, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Jan. 7. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers eligible members with an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an Air Force commission, said Sandra Bruce, of…

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Veterans

Eligible officers, enlisted members offered early retirement

Posted January 10, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

Staff through senior master sergeants and captains through lieutenant colonels in certain Air Force Specialty Codes may apply to retire with fewer than 20 years of active service under the Temporary Early Retirement Authority, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. Commonly referred to as the 15-year retirement, TERA will be implemented to help achieve manpower…

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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted January 10, 2014 by

Name: Julie Brater Duty Title: Secretary to the Air Force Test Center Chief of Safety Organization: Air Force Test Center Number of years of service: Nine Hometown: Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Why did you become a Volunteer Victim Advocate? During my years managing the front office for the Wing Chaplain, I had the opportunity to be…

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Virtual TAP curriculum available for separating service members

Posted January 10, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

Separating service members can participate in the transition assistance program online, Department of Defense officials announced. TAP – now called Transition GPS-Goals, Plans and Success – is designed to help prepare separating and retiring members for life outside of the military. It includes a variety of seminars from dressing for success to financial independence. The…

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Commentary

Resilience = optimism

Posted January 10, 2014 by Nancy Koch-Castillo

Now that we have entered a New Year what goals do you dare to achieve? What kind of attitude will you portray? Most of you have heard 90 percent of what we accomplish in life is based on our attitudes. Acknowledging your future endeavors coincides with resilience, which involves being adaptable, flexible and intelligent. Your…

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‘Operation Play and Sleigh’ a success

Posted January 10, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Security Forces Squadron Training Section held a Ruck March and Toy Drive Dec. 20 for children at the A. Miriam Jamison Childrenís Center in Kern County, Calif. Participants carried their donations down a route for 3.5 miles, beginning and ending at the Center of Excellence. The 412th…

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Edwards Exchange promotes a healthier you In 2014

Posted January 10, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Mark Matthews

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service continues to support the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Healthy Base Initiative through the Exchange’s Operation Be Fit effort. Operation Be Fit is a program that offers healthier choices to authorized shoppers in the Exchange’s Main Stores, Expresses, vending machines, food courts and school meal program. It…

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I was determined to live

Posted January 10, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.†-†I don’t mean “the parachute opened in just the knick of time as I plummeted to the Earth” kind of save. I was failing college classes and getting into trouble. I didn’t care if my decisions lead to jail or death. I was too busy recklessly living in the moment while…

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445th AMU claims quarterly weapons load competition title

Posted January 10, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Weapons load crew members with the 445th Aircraft Maintenance Unit load an F-16 Falcon during the Fourth Quarter Fighter Weapons Load Competition Jan. 6, 2014. Weapons load crew members from the 445th, 411th and 461st AMU competed in the friendly competition to showcase each crew memberís talent. Of the…

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Holidays offer a time for reflection

Posted December 20, 2013 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

As the holidays approach, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the past year. With all of the budget cuts/uncertainties and the corresponding furloughs and recent force management announcements, 2013 was a year filled with many challenges. It was also a year filled with many successes. Through the extraordinary determination and dedication of each and…

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