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Veterans

412th CS analyst retires after 40 years

Posted January 16, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Sheree Springer retired after 40 years of federal service Jan. 14, 2015. Springer was joined by her husband, Michael at the ceremony. The 412th Communications Squadron celebrated the 40-year career of Sheree Springer at her retirement ceremony Jan. 14 at Club Muroc. Springer began her career at Edwards AFB…

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Commentary

To innovate, we can’t be afraid to fail

Posted January 16, 2015 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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Air Force

Assistance fund campaign kicks off in February

Posted January 16, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan 12. The campaign, in its 42nd year, will be conducted for six-week periods through May 1, said Bill D’Avanzo, the Air Force voting action officer and fundraising chief. Most…

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Are unpaid debts a military career-killer?

Posted January 16, 2015 by Holly Petraeus

Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. And, over time, the lingering burden of debt can add stress to their personal relationships and damage their credit profile. But does that debt have to be a career-killer? Service members,…

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Local

News Briefs January 9, 2015

Posted January 9, 2015 by

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Join the Chapel Staff Jan. 12 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The theme designated by the Department of Defense is “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!!” Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the following events: 1-1:30 p.m. – Commemorative March….

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Commentary

It’s 1700 somewhere

Posted January 9, 2015 by Capt. David Liapis

Its side effects can range from confusion to induced sprinting for cover, to feelings of pride. It has the power to stop people in their tracks and causes self-induced paralysis for nearly two minutes at a time. Reveille and Retreat ceremonies occur on most military installations across the U.S. at the beginning and the end…

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Back in the Saddle 2015 stresses test safety through lessons learned, reporting hazards

Posted January 9, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Ryan Hefron, 419th Flight Test Squadron, talked about the B-52 test programs during this new year’s Back in the Saddle briefing in the base theater Jan. 5. Back in the Saddle is an annual event that officially kicks off the new year for Edwards and sets the tone…

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AF seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

Posted January 9, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27, to get career field functional manager approval and submit an” intent to apply” email to the Air Force Personnel Center, officials said Dec. 17. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s…

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DoD

DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted January 9, 2015 by DOD News

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and the cost of living allowance (COLA) rates for…

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Health & Safety

Safe personal disposal of sharps

Posted January 9, 2015 by

At the 412th Medical Group, we recognize proper management and disposal of sharps safely reduces pollution, prevents injury, and averts disease transmission. A sharp is generally any hypodermic needle, pen needle, intravenous needle, lancet, or other device used to penetrate the skin to assist in assessment or treatment of a condition or delivery of medication….

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