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Website teaches coping skills to military community

Posted August 16, 2013 by Claudette Roulo

U.S. Air Force graphic Screengrab of the “Moving Forward” website, designed to help service members find ways to overcome challenges, stress and depression. WASHINGTON, D.C. -†As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop…

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Back to school tips

Posted August 16, 2013 by Christy McCoy

School is back in session at Edwards Air Force Base beginning Aug. 19 and we want this to be an exciting year for your family! Here are some helpful tips to consider as your child makes the transition from summer to school. * Get back into a school year routine – Re-establishing bedtimes and mealtimes…

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted August 16, 2013 by American Forces Press Service

WASHINGTON ñ 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 department’s benefit policies following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Section Three of the Defense of…

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Edwards Commissary returns to normal hours Aug.19

Posted August 16, 2013 by

Military commissaries worldwide will return to normal operating schedules the week of Aug. 18-24, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The DeCA announcement comes in the wake of the Department of Defense’s Aug. 6 decision to curtail furloughs of its civilian workforce from 11 to six days. The Edwards Commissary will…

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News Briefs August 9, 2013

Posted August 9, 2013 by

Change in MilTA approval date Pending final DOD approval and release of the Air Force Fiscal Year 2914 Military Tuition Assistance program, Airmen will not be able to apply for fiscal 2014 courses until further notice. Once approved, Airmen may submit MilTA requests for fiscal 2014 using the Air Force Virtual Education Center. The Air…

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Deadline nears for completing SNCOA course

Posted August 9, 2013 by Phil Berube

Students enrolled in Senior Noncommissioned Officer Academy Course 14 Version 5 have until the end of September to complete the course or they will be automatically disenrolled and will have to complete the new version of the course. Airmen who havenít completed version 5 by Sept. 30 will not receive credit for the coursework in…

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Congressional staffers tour Edwards

Posted August 9, 2013 by Kenji Thuloweit

Nine congressional staffers got an up close and professional look at some of the test programs Edwards AFB is working on Aug. 5. The staffers each serve congressmen and congresswomen in nine different districts and states. They work for U.S. Congressmen who serve on various committees including the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent…

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Gearing up for privatization: Power of Attorney needed for deployed Airmen

Posted August 9, 2013 by

Privatization of Edwards AFB’s family housing is rapidly approaching and Airmen, spouses and family members should start preparing for the initial stages of the transition. Beginning Sept.1, Corvias Military Living will assume responsibility for family housing on Edwards. As part of the transition process, all service members living in family housing are required to complete…

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted August 9, 2013 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Defense Department officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year explaining their options….

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Hagel announces reduction in civilian furlough days

Posted August 9, 2013 by

Hundreds of thousands of Defense Department civilian employees who have had to take a weekly unpaid day off from work since July 8 are getting some relief, as the total number of furlough days has been reduced from 11 to six, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today. Here is the complete text of the secretary’s…

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