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Sexual assault everyone’s business

Posted December 5, 2014 by Anonymous

I walked in the bathroom and blood was everywhere. It looked like a murder scene. I looked up and there she was sitting on the toilet hunched over and crying. When I asked what happened she didn’t respond. She couldn’t talk. I was terrified and confused as to what happened. Why was she bleeding so…

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Edwards MTA hosts Adopt an Airman for the holidays

Posted December 5, 2014 by

The Edwards Middle Tier Association will be hosting an Adopt-A-Service Member program to support those who are unable to be with their families this year. For those families who are available, we ask that you open your homes to these Airmen and bring them in for the holiday. Adopting families and Airmen will be joined…

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Thrift Savings Plan limits increase for 2015

Posted December 5, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

The Internal Revenue Service has announced increased limits for 2015 Thrift Savings Plan contributions. ìThe maximum contribution amount for traditional and/or Roth TSP will be $18,000; this is an increase from the elective deferral limits of 2013 and 2014, which was $17,500,î said Erica Cathro, AFPC Human Resources Specialist. ìAdditionally, the maximum amount of 2015…

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To innovate, we can’t be afraid to fail

Posted December 5, 2014 by Col. Robert Novotny

“Throughout history, people with new ideas – who think differently and try to change things – have always been called troublemakers.” – Richelle Mead, author. The Air Force is pushing hard for us to innovate. You hear it when our senior leaders give speeches or post articles imploring us to improve. Examples include the AFSO21…

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New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

Posted November 26, 2014 by Terri Moon

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21. According to a Defense Department news release, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the change in DOD’s financial management regulation will prohibit service members from allotting…

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Exchange gift cards personalize holiday care packages

Posted November 26, 2014 by Jusika Martinez

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, gift cards will be the most requested gift this year with 62 percent preferring a gift card over any other item. For Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines, their gift card of choice is the one that can be redeemed at military exchanges from Okinawa to Oklahoma. The…

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AF closes FY14 force management programs

Posted November 26, 2014 by timchisham

Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate. Line of…

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Protecting your identity online

Posted November 26, 2014 by Ryan Finnegan

With the internet ever evolving, it has become a great source of communication and a convenient tool. While there are many advantages in using the internet, like online shopping or making charitable donations, there are also countless numbers of unknown, lurking threats. One of luxuries of the internet, and a great service for busy parents,…

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Eagle Eyes promotes community’s involvement in security

Posted November 26, 2014 by

Security forces defend the base, but everyone can help ensure Edwards Air Force Base is safe and sound through the Air Force Office of Special Investigations Eagle Eyes program. Law enforcement officers rely on the eyes and ears of the entire community. If Airmen or citizens notice anything out of the norm or suspicious, either…

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Scholarships for Military Children applications available Dec. 15

Posted November 26, 2014 by Cherie Huntington

As the Scholarships for Military Children Program enters its 15th year, more than 8,000 students have shared nearly $13 million in scholarships. Applications for the 2015-2016 school-year awards become available starting Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org . As one of last year’s recipients said, the scholarship will help her…

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