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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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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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Exchange’s return policy gives shoppers what they want

Posted December 20, 2013 by Lisa Neidinger

According to ABC News, recipients of gifts returned as many as 37 percent of holiday purchases last year. But shoppers at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service can rest easy knowing the Exchange makes holiday returns as easy as possible. “We know it’s hard to please everyone on your list,” said the Exchange’s Chief…

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AF officials announce fiscal 2014 civilian workforce shaping

Posted December 20, 2013 by

The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced. Specific reductions by location have not been determined. The Air Force will implement civilian workforce shaping initiatives, along…

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Holiday message from 412th TW CC

Posted December 20, 2013 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

Team, The holidays are finally upon us and I’d like to take this time to express my deepest gratitude and commend all of you for your hard work, successes and patience. 2013 was busy and challenging for the 412th Test Wing and I am amazed at all the accomplishments we have made through all the…

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