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News Briefs November 14, 2014

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Federal benefits open season This year, Edwards is hosting the annual Benefit Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 20 in Bldg. 3000 for both Edwards and NASA federal employees. The event will be in the main conference room (123) and lobby. Several health and dental plan representatives will be available to answer questions. During open…

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AAFES photograph by Jusika Martinez
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AAFES, Dickies present big check to local Airman

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AAFES photograph by Jusika Martinez Air National Guard Senior Airman Veronica Lemus (right), 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard,†poses for a photo with a large check and Chief Master Sgt. Bonnie Balthrop, 146th Airlift Wing supply superintendent, Nov. 8 at the Exchange food court. Air National Guard Senior Airman Veronica Lemus, 146th Airlift Wing,…

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Edwards flight test community prepares for federal spectrum auction

Posted November 14, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Air Force graphic As flight vehicles increase in complexity, so does their data requirements. This graphic of a typical aircraft displays the integrated sensors and avionics system with major components showing how each component has its own data requirements. This data is transmitted to a control room where it is received, processed and monitored. The…

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Volunteer groups raise funds while helping service members wrap up the perfect present

Posted November 14, 2014 by Jusika Martinez

Edwards Air Force Base – Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading some holiday cheer as the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “In order to make the holidays a little easier, we partner with…

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Exchange coupons keep shoppers coming back for more savings

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As the holidays approach, Soldiers, Airmen, retirees and their families can find extra savings at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service later in November just by shopping from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16. When shoppers make a purchase during those two days, they will receive a coupon, while quantities last, to save up to…

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Enjoy the desert on your bike – responsibly

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Air Force graphic Off-road vehicle Areas 1 and 2. Fall is a great time to get out and enjoy the desert on the back of a motorbike or mountain bike. To allow for residents’ and workers’ recreational use while protecting native species and their habitat, Edwards AFB has two motorized off-road vehicle areas and one…

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Perils of being ‘not-so-innocent’ bystander

Posted November 14, 2014 by Master Sgt. Jason W. Edwards

I was accused of sexual assault. Even after 21 years, it’s still not easy to admit that. It was 1993, and I was a young airman basic at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. I was in technical school, learning how to be a U.S. Air Force photographer. My class consisted of eight male Airmen and…

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Benefits claim process for voluntary separatees

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Records for all Airmen separated or retired under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program were updated Nov. 5 to reflect eligibility for transitional medical benefits. Those separating under the fiscal year 2014/15 VSP program are authorized transition benefits, including 180 days of premium-free TRICARE coverage for the separatee and any eligible family members….

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News Briefs November 7, 2014

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Federal benefits open season This year, Edwards is hosting the annual Benefit Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 20 in Bldg. 3000 for both Edwards and NASA federal employees. The event will be in the main conference room (123) and lobby. Several health and dental plan representatives will be available to answer questions. During open…

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Guest speaker motivates at ‘DREAM’ team luncheon

Posted November 7, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Eric Lipp, founder and executive director of the Open Doors Organization, shared his story at the Edwards AFB Disability Rights Employment Awareness Luncheon at Club Muroc Oct. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber) Disability Rights Employment Awareness Month wrapped up Oct. 28 with a luncheon at Club…

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