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Advice to Airmen from your Desert Diamonds: 101 Critical Days of Summer

Posted May 30, 2014 by Master Sgt. Eric Jackson

It is your Airman…Big “A” As leaders, we need to take responsibility for everything that happens or fails to happen in our organization; set the tone. Let your personnel know that risk management is needed not just on the job, but in each of our everyday lives, especially during summer when many of us participate…

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CSAF provides ëinitial feedbackí to all commanders

Posted May 30, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

WASHINGTON – All supervisors are required to provide subordinates with an initial feedback, outlining expectations, standards and goals they can both work together to achieve. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III led the way by introducing the new Air Force Instruction 1-2 “Commander’s Responsibilities” May 8 for commanders Air Force-wide. AFI…

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Branch students fired up for rocket launch

Posted May 30, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The volunteer launch crew fires up a rocket as the students reach the end of their countdown at the second annual Branch Elementary Rocket Challenge May 28. Branch Elementary School students watched from the playground as their rockets soared in the school’s second annual Rocket Challenge May 28. Each…

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News Briefs May 23, 2014

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Resilience training The next Resilience class is 7:30 a.m., June 18 in Bldg 2560, Room A. Those attending should call Nancy Koch-Castillo at (661)277-6711 or email nancy.kochcastillo.1@us.af.mil. Resilience information as well as the Wingman Day “Falling In Love” videos are posted on the Edwards Portal in the middle of the page. If you click on…

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SecAF, VCSAF outline top priority in memo to Airmen

Posted May 23, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON – In a memo sent to Airmen across the service today, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Larry Spencer challenged Airmen to take responsibility for creating cost saving initiatives within their areas of expertise. The memo reemphasizes one of James’ top priorities since taking office in December, and…

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Take ‘FIVE’ to get free money for your TSP account

Posted May 23, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas-The Thrift Savings Plan has launched the “Take FIVE for Your Future” educational campaign encouraging civilian employees to take advantage of free government TSP matching contributions by putting at least 5 percent from each paycheck into their account. “Employees who fail to do this are losing out on thousands of dollars…

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Project84 update: Time to save money, now, more than ever

Posted May 23, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Courtesy Photo A Project84 icon was approved at the Air Force-level and is now a part of the standard desktop taskbar on all computers connected to the Edwards Air Force Base network. In a memo sent to Airmen across the service last week, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James and Vice Chief of Staff Gen….

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Health & Safety

Fire and emergency reporting tips

Posted May 23, 2014 by Timothy Johnson

Knowing when and how to call for HELP is important to minimize the destruction of property, to prevent serious injury, or the saving of a life. Being informed with the correct emergency reporting number is critical in alerting emergency response personnel and allowing them to provide prompt service as quickly as possible. An emergency is…

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AF senior leader: more Air Force needed

Posted May 23, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Courtesy photograph Eric Fanning was sworn in April 29, 2013, as the next undersecretary of the Air Force during a Pentagon ceremony. WASHINGTON – The one thing everyone wants, and needs, is more Air Force, Undersecretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning told Airmen during a town-hall meeting and members of the Fifth Annual National…

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Salutes & Awards

Former DHS student to graduate from AF Academy

Posted May 23, 2014 by

Last week, U.S. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, 23rd District of California, congratulated service academy cadets†from his district that will be graduating from their respective schools. McCarthy†nominated each cadet for attendance. Second Lt. Alexis “Alex” Wilson is graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo., May 28, with a Bachelor of Science in…

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