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Health & Safety

Thinking about urgent care? The Nurse Advice Line Can Help

Posted December 19, 2014 by

When an urgent health problem arises, it is hard to know whether you should try to tough it out or seek medical care. Luckily, TRICARE beneficiaries can call the Nurse Advice Line to get advice on their health care questions. Not all health problems require a visit with a medical specialist but a Registered Nurse…

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Commentary

Holiday reflection illuminates successful year

Posted December 19, 2014 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

Despite the increased activity the holiday season often brings, this time of year also presents an opportunity for reflection. I would like to thank all AFMC personnel for your exceptional dedication and professionalism in meeting our mission of equipping our Air Force for world dominant airpower. I also thank your families and loved ones for…

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U.S.

Presidential order excuses federal employees from duty Dec. 26

Posted December 19, 2014 by

President Obama signed an Executive Order excusing federal employees from duty on Dec. 26. For civilian personnel: This order falls within the scope of laws regulating the observance of holidays. Dec. 26 will be considered a holiday for purposes of pay and leave documentation. Timecards should be marked by using the code “LH.” For appropriated…

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Local

Exchange shoppers can save 10 percent with coupon

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Military shoppers can find a winter wonderland of savings at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service simply by shopping Dec. 21 and 22. When shoppers make a purchase those two days, they will receive a coupon to save 10 percent off from Dec. 26 through Jan. 5, with a maximum discount of $200. The…

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Holiday message from 412th CC

Posted December 19, 2014 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

Team, The holidays are here and Debbie and I would like to express our sincere thanks to each and every one of you who continue to make the 412th Test Wing the premier Air Force enterprise to work for and Edwards the best base to be stationed. We continue to be amazed at all your…

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U.S.

Federal employees must adhere to federal laws prohibiting marijuana use

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Recently, several states have decriminalized the use of marijuana, allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes or for limited recreational use. These changes to state law resulted in inquiries from a number of individuals about the impact to adjudications of persons proposed for eligibility for access to classified information or eligibility to hold a…

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Local

News Briefs December 12, 2014

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Commissary hours The Commissary will be closed Dec. 25 and 26. Regular hours will resume Dec. 27. The Commissary will be open regular hours Dec. 31, and closed Jan. 1, 2015. For more information, call 661-277-9175. MPF closure The Military Personnel Section in Bldg. 3000 will be closed for an official function Dec. 15 from…

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Salutes & Awards

TPS graduates 24 students

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Twenty-four students of Class 14A will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School during a ceremony at the schoolhouse Dec. 12 where each student will be awarded a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering from the Air Force’s Air University. TPS graduation is the culmination of an intense, 48-week program that includes…

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Local

Thrift Savings Plan limits increase for 2015

Posted December 12, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

The Internal Revenue Service has announced increased limits for 2015 Thrift Savings Plan contributions. “The maximum contribution amount for traditional and/or Roth TSP will be $18,000; this is an increase from the elective deferral limits of 2013 and 2014, which was $17,500,” said Erica Cathro, an AFPC Human Resources Specialist. “Additionally, the maximum amount of…

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Air Force

New personal property allotment rule implemented to protect Airmen

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed a policy change in paycheck allotments which will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property. The prohibition includes allotments for the purchase or finance of vehicles, such as automobiles, motorcycles and boats; appliances or household goods, such as washers, dryers and furniture; electronics…

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