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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted September 27, 2013 by

Aug. 14, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued today. After a review of the departmentís benefit policies following the Supreme Courtís ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act…

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Exchange offers $3,000 in prizes to those ‘still serving’

Posted September 27, 2013 by Connor Hammett

While all members of the military community make tremendous sacrifices in service to the United States, it takes a special breed to volunteer while off-duty or after retirement. From Sept. 20 to Oct. 18, authorized Army & Air Force Exchange shoppers can submit an essay of 200 words or less nominating any authorized shopper embodying…

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Team Edwards honors POW/MIA

Posted September 27, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Tech. Sgt. Donald Martinez, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, runs with the POW/MIA flag to show his support. The flag was passed between members of his unit throughout the run. Team Edwards hosted a series of events in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Friday, Sept 20. The first was…

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Setting the standard consistently, every day

Posted September 27, 2013 by Master Sgt. David A. Kolcun

Air Force photograph by Abner Guzman Senior Airman Angela Duff, 62nd Aerial Port Squadron, runs on a pathway along Heritage Hill April 19, 2010, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. as part of her daily routine. Cutting corners on daily routines and physical training requirements can set a poor example and lead subordinates to mirror bad…

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News Briefs September 20th, 2013

Posted September 20, 2013 by

Blood Drive All members of the Edwards AFB community are welcome to donate blood 10 a.m.-4 pm., Oct. 2 at the Chapel 1 Annex located at 2700 South Muroc Drive. To schedule an appointment, contact Staff Sgt. Kyle Lareza at (405) 496-2996 or got to www.redcrossblood.org sponsor code: Chapel1. If you cannot donate at this…

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Outdoor Recreation offers ‘something for everyone’

Posted September 20, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais Ski equipment waits at the bottom of a run at Mountain High winter resort in Wrightwood, Calif. Team Edwards members without equipment can take advantage of Outdoor Recreationís ski and snowboard winter rental deals. Items for rent include complete ski and snowboard packages, helmets, jackets, pants and gloves in…

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Level I and II acquisition certification now automated

Posted September 20, 2013 by Linda Moore & Tim Frey

As of August 2013 the acquisition certification system will review personnel records daily to determine if an individual meets Level I or II acquisition certification standards. If a personnel record shows that an individual meets all required standards, he or she will automatically be granted certification without having to request it. For now, Level III…

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Hot dog!

Posted September 20, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile rolled up to the Edwards commissary,†Sept. 13†and made a stand – a hot dog stand – in front of the store. Wienermobile staff, known as Hotdoggers, spent the day “chillin’ and grillin’” as they handed out free hot dogs and stickers.† There are six Wienermobiles…

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Edwards T-38 aircrew prep for new ejection seat upgrade

Posted September 20, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Courtesy photograph Edwards is working to install new ejection seats in its T-38 fleet in order to increase the overall safety of the training aircraft. For test pilots at Edwards, their long-time trainer airframe, the T-38 Talon, is receiving an upgrade that is set to ensure the safety of T-38 aircrew now and well into…

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Commissary gift cards help spread holiday ‘cheer’

Posted September 20, 2013 by Jessica Rouse

The holiday season is right around the corner, and the Commissary Gift Card is a quick and easy way to help give the gift of groceries to military service members and their families around the world. “The Commissary Gift Card is a great way for non-authorized shoppers to help spread a little extra holiday cheer,”…

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