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New allotment rule protects troops from lending scams

Posted November 26, 2014 by Terri Moon

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has directed a policy change in new paycheck allotments to prevent unscrupulous commercial lenders from taking advantage of troops and their families, Pentagon officials said Nov. 21. According to a Defense Department news release, effective Jan. 1, 2015, the change in DOD’s financial management regulation will prohibit service members from allotting…

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AF closes FY14 force management programs

Posted November 26, 2014 by timchisham

Airmen who met the service’s reduction in force board were notified of the board’s results Nov. 19, bringing the fiscal year 2014 force management programs to an end. The RIF board selected 354 captains and majors across the Air Force for non-retention, half of the number the service previously projected it would separate. Line of…

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AF to implement DOD TDY policy changes

Posted November 21, 2014 by

The Defense Department recently implemented two TDY policy changes impacting travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change took effect Oct. 1, and made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and takes effect Nov. 1. Referencing the new policy…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.

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Airmen Against Drunk Driving volunteer opportunities

Posted November 21, 2014 by

Would you like to be a good wingman over the month of December? Assist in helping the Airman Against Drunk DrivingProgram accomplish the goal of having ZERO DUIs for Edwards AFB. AADD is extending abase-wide invitationfor volunteers to be a designated driver. Your name will be put on a mass list for the month and…

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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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Corvias Military Living has scholarships, grants for military dependents at Edwards

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Military spouses and children at Edwards Air Force Base can apply for $50,000 scholarships or $5000 grants from Corvias Foundation. High school seniors with plans to attend a four-year university or college can apply for the scholarship. The scholarships are in the amount of up to $50,000 per person. Corvias Foundation will select 10 children…

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Wingman Day invites Airmen to gain new perception on resilience

Posted November 7, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Guest speaker, retired judge Dana LaMon, spoke to more than 413 Airmen who were in attendance during the Wingman Day event held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Nov. 3. The event was used as a day to refocus on resiliency, building a culture of caring throughout the…

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Air Force seeks 2015 First Sergeant of the Year nominees

Posted November 7, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

Air Force officials are soliciting nominations for the 2015 First Sergeant of the Year award. The award recognizes the important contributions and leadership qualities exhibited by Air Force members in the first sergeant special duty career field. Nominations must include examples of leadership and job performance in the nominee’s primary duty, significant self-improvement and base…

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412th SFS Police Services Tip of the Week

Posted October 31, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Stephen K. Robinson Motorcycle riders on base must comply with all safety regulations while on Edwards AFB. This means using a DOT-approved helmet, full-fingered gloves, long sleeves, long pants and sturdy, over-the-ankle footwear as a minimum. “Lane sharing” or “lane splitting” is illegal on base, even if California allows you test…

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