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AF acquisition chief nominee testifies

Posted January 24, 2014 by Ed Gulick

U.S. Air Force photo Dr. William A. LaPlante is the principal deputy, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Acquisition), Washington, D.C. WASHINGTON – Dr. Bill LaPlante testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee Jan. 16 during his nomination hearing to be the next assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition. Ive spent over 28…

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Spiritual Fitness: Finding your ‘happy place’

Posted January 24, 2014 by 1st Lt. Scott T. Engman

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska†-†Spiritual fitness is a component of CAF that is often overlooked by the average Airman. Why? Because it isn’t as up front and easy to understand or exercise as the other pillars. Physical fitness is simple, hit the gym and eat healthily. Social fitness is all about developing healthy relationships with others….

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CHIEFchat: CMSAF talks about force management, EPRs

Posted January 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Devon Suits

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jette Carr Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody holds his 2nd worldwide CHIEFchat Jan. 9 at Defense Media Activity, Fort Meade, Md. Cody received questions via video, social media outlets and from members of a studio audience, about changes to enlisted performance reports and…

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Life is a journey

Posted January 24, 2014 by Master Sgt. Cecil L. Tonguet

OSAN AIR BASE, Republic of Korea-Air Combat Command defines the spiritual pillar as strengthening a set of beliefs, principles or values that sustain an individual’s sense of well-being and purpose. The Air Force initially fueled my sense of purpose and gave me a foundation. For many years the simple act of wearing the uniform and…

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DOD releases new religious accommodation instruction

Posted January 24, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department released a new instruction Jan. 22 that details its updated policy on making religious accommodations requested by service members, Pentagon spokesman Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nathan J. Christensen said. A DOD instruction implements a policy or prescribes the manner or plan of action used to carry out a policy, operate a program or…

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U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler
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Tax Center opens Feb. 3

Posted January 24, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Airman 1st Class Thomas Spangler The Nellis Tax Center will open Jan. 30 at the Desert Oasis Lounge at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Free tax advice and assistance will be provided to active-duty service members, retirees and families possessing a valid military identification card. The tax center will…

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News Briefs January 24, 2014

Posted January 24, 2014 by

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards will be 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Feb. 5 in the Chapel 1 Annex. †Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment, contact Staff Sgt. Kyle Lareza at kyle.lareza@us.af.mil or register online at the American Red Cross website at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation†using sponsor code badgesocal. For…

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Building a caring community

Posted January 17, 2014 by Nancy Koch-Castillo and Edwards Helping Agencies

As we sat there in the Justin Room on Dec. 30 at 1 p.m., preparing to brief the last Community Action Information Board for 2013 to base leaders, Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th Test Wing vice commander, began the discussion by asking a question, “What do you like about Edwards?” One individual answered the beautiful sunsets,…

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Exchange brings hit TV shows to shoppers worldwide with exclusive Hulu Plus offer

Posted January 17, 2014 by Army Staff Sgt. Mark Matthews

Service members can now enjoy instant access to current hit TV shows like Modern Family, Sleepy Hollow, Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and more with an exclusive discounted subscription to Hulu Plus through the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. “Through this new offering, troops and their families in CONUS and at select OCONUS locations (Afghanistan,…

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New SecAF to Airmen: With change comes opportunity

Posted January 17, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James talks to a gathering of uniformed and civilian Airmen during her first town hall meeting as the Air Force’s senior most civilian leader Jan. 9, 2014, in the Pentagon auditorium, Washington, D.C. President Barack Obama nominated James to be the top…

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