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Events

Basketball tournament

Posted January 17, 2014 by

In recognition of Black History Month there will be a basketball tournament 4 p.m., Feb. 21. There will be no entry fees and the winning team will be presented with AAFES gift cards for their outstanding efforts. †Sign your team up at the Rosburg Fitness Center. Tournament rules: Teams will be three-on-three playing half court….

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Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi
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Air Force

New secretary testifies to commission on total force

Posted January 17, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James answers a question during a hearing of the National Commission on the Structure of the Air Force Jan. 9, 2014, in Arlington, Va. The commission is tasked to submit a report by Feb.1, 2014, to the president of the United States…

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Local

Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service as of April 1

Posted January 17, 2014 by

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers (TSCs) will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the Continental United States as of April 1. In†Edwards AFB’s†ongoing efforts to provide 412th Medical Group patients…

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Health & Safety

A Recall on recent Impact Aid Cards

Posted January 17, 2014 by Christy M. McCoy

Last year, Muroc Joint Unified School District released the Federal Impact Aid Cards a day early to their students in anticipation of and response to the looming 2013 government shutdown. Unfortunately, a large number of these Impact Aid Cards are being returned to the school sites because there is a date error that needs to…

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Local

News Briefs January 17, 2014

Posted January 17, 2014 by

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony The Airman and Family Readiness Center is preparing for the annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony in April that celebrates all the volunteers at Edwards Air Force Base and their service between Jan. 1 and Dec., 31 2013. We’re asking all agencies, organizations and units who use volunteers and those who have employees…

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Local

News Briefs January 10, 2014

Posted January 10, 2014 by

Annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony The Airman and Family Readiness Center is preparing for the annual Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony in April that celebrates all the volunteers at Edwards Air Force Base and their service between Jan. 1 and Dec., 31 2013. We’re asking all agencies, organizations and units who use volunteers and those who have employees…

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Air Force

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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Air Force

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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