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New Exchange Extra app puts savings, more at shoppers’ fingertips

Posted January 23, 2015 by

With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at…

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My journey as a victim advocate

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman

When I was a teenager, I saw a movie about a college student who was raped by her brother’s fraternity brother at a party. I remember being saddened by what happened to her; not only by the act of sexual assault, but by how the school’s administrators and students treated her when she decided to…

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Lessons learned in protecting social media accounts

Posted January 23, 2015 by Brig. Gen. Kathleen Cook

On a Saturday afternoon in late November, I was informed about a political remark that appeared on my Director of Public Affairs Twitter feed. A staff member called to ask if I was aware of the re-tweet. At the time, I was on leave, out of the state, tending to my daughter who had had…

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News briefs January 16, 2015

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Expanded dinner hours Effective Jan. 12, Maryís Place in Bldg. 1600 will be open their normal hours: 6 a.m.-2 p.m., and then 5-8 p.m. for dinner. Regular menu will be served plus a nightly dinner special.For more information, call 661-258-1078. Scholarships for military children deadline The Scholarships for Military Children Program can help with a…

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MLK Day Hours

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Commissary: Closed All 412th Force Support Squadron facilities will be closed Jan. 19 with the following exceptions: Aero Club: Flying permitted from sunrise to sunset. The office will be closed. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Sandbagger Grill will operate from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m….

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Joshua Tree National Park will offer “Fee Free” day to honor Dr. Martin Luther King

Posted January 16, 2015 by

On Jan. 19, Joshua Tree National Park will join the other 400-plus units of the National Park Service in commemorating Dr. Martin L. King and his contribution to civil rights in the U.S., by waiving entrance fees to the park. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded that the weather in January can be…

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Maintenance versus repair … of our Airmen

Posted January 16, 2015 by Maj. Cameron Richardson

This commentary is not about aircraft, vehicles, or even any mechanical components. It’s about our Airmen and how we manage their care and development throughout their careers. The maintenance versus†repair concept is borrowed from the maintenance community and speaks to how maintenance managers plan, coordinate and execute scheduled maintenance events. The goal is to maximize…

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New DOD website launched to assist with housing

Posted January 16, 2015 by

A new official DOD website, HOMES.mil was launched†Dec. 15†to provide service members, their families and DOD Civilians access to non-discriminatory rental listings. The website, www.HOMES.mil , will provide public access to landlords, owners and property managers for use in marketing rental properties to service members, families and DOD civilians who are seeking housing at their…

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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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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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