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Air Force

NORAD to track Santa’s global journey

Posted December 20, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

Air Force photograph by Michael Kucharek Santa Claus reviews his flight plan for his annual Christmas Eve trek across the globe in the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command Current Operations Center at the NORAD and Northcom headquarters at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo. On Christmas Eve, tens of thousands of children…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE, the Affordable Care Act, and you

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Question: Do TRICARE beneficiaries meet health care requirements established by the Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law? Answer: In most instances, yes. The Affordable Care Act requires individuals to maintain basic health care coverage called minimum essential coverage. This is the type of coverage an individual needs to have to…

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Salutes & Awards

Joan Orr Spouse Award nominations due Jan. 31

Posted December 20, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

Nominations for the 2014 Air Force Association Joan Orr Air Force Spouse of the Year Award are due to the Air Force Personnel Center by Jan. 31. The award honors significant contributions made by non-military spouses of Air Force military members. The award period is Jan. 1-Dec. 31, 2013. The nominee’s spouse must be serving…

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Local

Ground Safety hosts holiday meet n’ greet

Posted December 20, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, showed his holiday spirit with a festive hat while waving to people leaving base. Weaver joined 412th Test Wing Ground Safety and other commanders in handing out safety pamphlets and candy canes, wishing Team Edwards members a happy and safe holidays. Base…

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Senate confirms James as next secretary of the Air Force

Posted December 20, 2013 by Air Force News Service

Deborah Lee James will be the next secretary of the Air Force, according to a Senate confirmation vote Dec 13.

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Do you know what took place every year from 1910 to 1950 at the department store Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia this time of year?  More than 14,000 would walk through huge double doors and take their seats as an organist led…

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Salutes & Awards

Two Edwards NCOs finish off 2013 on top

Posted December 20, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Team Edwards offers their congratulations to Master Sgt. Jeremy Page, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7, Ground Safety NCO, and Tech. Sgt. Michael Campbell, 412th Security Forces Squadron, Physical Security NCOIC, on their recent STEP promotions. The Stripes for Exceptional Performers promotion program offers commanders a limited opportunity to immediately promote enlisted members to staff sergeant, technical sergeant or…

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CV-22 Osprey arrives at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted December 20, 2013 by Sarah Swan

One of the U.S. Air Force's more unique aircraft landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Dec. 12.

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Events

Announcements – December 20, 2013

Posted December 20, 2013 by

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Polish Your IFR Skills: Dec. 28, 8 a.m.-noon Cost is $125 and pre-registration is required. Practical IFR flying seminar regulation and procedures review. Flying Companion Seminar: Jan. 11, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $125. A class for non-pilots – be an informed passenger! Learn about…

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Line officer accessions impacted by personnel policy changes

Posted December 19, 2013 by

Air Force Recruiting Service officials announced today they are implementing changes that impact line officer accessions, as part of Air Force’s recent release about posturing for future force management initiatives. Impacts of this change affect selected candidates and new applicants. Currently, a number of selected candidates with previously assigned Basic Officer Training class dates were…

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