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AF releases criteria for new service medal

Posted October 17, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs Office

Courtesy graphic Graphic of the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal. WASHINGTON - Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ May 27, 2014, authorization. The medal will be awarded to individuals for their direct support of nuclear deterrence operations. “This service…

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Undergrad flying training applications due in December

Posted October 17, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2015 undergraduate flying training selection board originally scheduled for Jan. 20-23 will now convene Feb. 17-20 and associated application suspenses have shifted by approximately a month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Oct. 10. Eligible active duty officers interested in undergraduate flying training must apply by Dec. 19…

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Local

Bunch encourages one enterprise mindset at commanders call

Posted October 17, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Maj. Gen. Arnie Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander, discussed his six strategic goals for the test center at a commander's call Oct. 14 in the base theater. His first goal is continuing to work towards a single enterprise team within the test center.

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Health & Safety

Flu shots now available

Posted October 17, 2014 by

The 412th Medical Group Immunization Clinic is now providing flu vaccines to all military members and pediatric patients between 6 months to 23 months of age.   The clinic will start vaccinating all “High Risk” patients between 2-49 years of age and all patients ages 50 or older beginning Oct. 14.  All other Tricare beneficiaries to include spouses,…

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Salutes & Awards

AFTC major awarded two Air Medals

Posted October 17, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Family members and fellow Air Force Test Center staff watched as Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., AFTC commander, pinned on the U.S. Armed Forces Air Medal to Maj. Todd Abshire's flight suit in front of Bldg. 1, Oct. 14.

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Local

Edwards raises awareness of domestic violence, prevention

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jet Fabara

In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, Edwards welcomed founder, CEO and director of the Two-Lifestyles Women Empowerment Program, La Toyia Conway-Hampton, to host a unique and interactive workshop Oct. 9 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

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Events

Registration underway for ‘Workout for the Wounded Warriors’

Posted October 17, 2014 by

The Edward AFB Middle Tier Association is sponsoring the first ever “Workout for the Wounded Warriors” at the Rosburg Fitness Center Oct. 25. Registration is currently open and will continue through Oct. 22. The cost to participate is $30 and includes a t-shirt with the Workout for the Wounded Warriors graphic, handouts and lunch as…

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Local

412th TW command chief retires

Posted October 17, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph stands next to a wooden tool box presented to him during his retirement ceremony Oct. 15 at Club Muroc. The tool box was presented by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. Randolph has served the Air Force for 30 years, the last…

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VMX-22 receives first F-35B aircraft

Posted October 17, 2014 by Cpl. Kathy Nunez

Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014.

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Commentary

Keeping Airmen safe in the social media world

Posted October 17, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Steve Stanley

Langley AFB, Va. - Airmen today use the social media world to keep in touch with family, friends, prior co-workers and a multitude of others. Unfortunately, for all of the positive uses of social media, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital world to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and minimize…

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