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News Briefs – October 12, 2012

Posted October 12, 2012 by timchisham

National Disability Employment Awareness luncheon The Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Observance Committee invites you to the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon 11 a.m., Oct. 25 at Club Muroc. Keynote speaker will be Ron Govin from the California Department of Rehabilitation. The luncheon will feature a buffet style menu with spinach stuffed chicken,…

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Financial reimbursement for occupational, professional credentialing

Posted October 12, 2012 by Education and Training Office

Edwards’s civilian employees are eligible to receive financial reimbursement for the costs associated with mandatory and occupationally required professional credentials. Primary consideration will be given to those individuals with a mandatory requirement for a license/certification. Payment will be made on a reimbursement basis (employee pays first, must show proof that they passed the license/certification exam,…

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Legal Assistance Tip: Wills on the go

Posted October 12, 2012 by Capt. Thomas Colby

Eligible for legal assistance? The Edwards Air Force Base Legal Office is happy to announce an expedited process for completing a will, advance medical directive or any other type of powers of attorney. In addition to our daily walk-in hours (see below) we will now be taking wills by appointments on Fridays between 9 and…

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The Time Is Now, To Make A Difference, That Will Last A Lifetime

Posted October 12, 2012 by Kenji Thuloweit

Team Edwards leadership and Airmen came together for a breakfast at Club Muroc Oct. 3 to officially kick off this year’s Combined Federal Campaign. The theme for this year’s CFC is “The Time Is Now, To Make A Difference, That Will Last A Lifetime.” This year’s monetary goal for Edwards is $403,000. ├ČThis is based…

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Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training Program announced

Posted October 12, 2012 by Edwards AFB Education and Training Office

Applications are currently being accepted for Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training Program. Air Force civilians in the grades of GS-7 through GS-13 (and equivalents) who have 2 to 5 years continuous federal service (waivers permitted); have no prior military service; hold a bachelor’s degree (no waivers allowed) and have no prior Professional Military Education are eligible…

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Community Briefs – October 12, 2012

Posted October 12, 2012 by

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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TLF demolition on Bailey Avenue

Posted October 12, 2012 by Jet Fabara

A demolition team member with Midwest Environmental Control, Inc., begins to demolish one of 19 housing units that will be removed from the old housing area on Bailey Avenue. Demolition on the housing units began Sep. 10, 2012 and is projected to finish at the end of December 2012. Base residents and dependents are reminded…

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NASA Dryden research pilot among 11 honored by Test Pilot Society

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James W. Smolka, Director of Flight Operations at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., is among 11 persons selected to become Fellows of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Smolka and the 10 other selectees for 2012, several of whom have had direct associations with NASA, the Air Force Test Center and Edwards Air…

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U.S. Air Force Concert Band, Singing Sergeants to appear in Bakersfield

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Join the 412th Test Wing leadership at the performance of the U.S. Air Force Concert Band and Singing Sergeants in Bakersfield, Calf., Oct. 16 at the Bakersfield High School’s Harvey Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, and 412th TW vice commander, Col. Daniel Daetz, and Chief Master Sgt. Brian…

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With a chill in the air, winter is around the corner

Posted October 12, 2012 by Thomas Woods

With the recent drops in temperature, it is clear winter will soon be upon us. Now is the time to prepare for the winter ahead and know a few simple safety precautions to prevent fire from striking our homes or work places. More than 5,000 people die each year in the United States from injuries…

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