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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted May 3, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Servicmembers Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were automatically enrolled in FSGLI, and automatically incurred…

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AFMC embraces ‘Every Dollar Counts’ initiative, new culture of savings

Posted April 26, 2013 by

Air Force Materiel Command leaders are pledging their support for a new money-saving Air Force initiative dubbed Every Dollar Counts. In the wake of sequestration and reduced budgets, the initiative calls on Airmen to submit their money-saving ideas as part of a new culture of savings. “This is an opportunity to respond to a tough…

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Airmen powered by innovation

Posted April 26, 2013 by Chief Master Sgt. James A. Cody

Fellow Airmen, As you know, our Nation and our Air Force continue to face challenges due to sequestration. As I talk about this with Airmen like you, I’m not surprised to hear solid ideas for cutting costs and doing things more efficiently. We have been capturing those ideas for improving our organization. I believe most…

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2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey

Posted April 26, 2013 by

Those Airman selected to participate in the 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey are highly encouraged to complete it. Airmen participation in this survey is completely anonymous. The survey is used to inform senior leaders of strengths and needs within each Air Force community and develop action plans to make them better places to live…

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SecAF discusses Airmen morale

Posted April 25, 2013 by Jim Garamone

Courtesy Photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley Deployed airmen are ready and motivated, but those based in the United States face fiscal challenges that sap morale, Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley said April 22. “The Airmen that we send downrange are well-trained – they are pumped,” Donley told the Defense Writers…

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AFNET migration update

Posted April 19, 2013 by Keith Whitman

Edwards will soon become the next base to migrate its computer users into a central Air Force Network. Over a six-week period beginning May 28, technicians will begin migrating base workstations, network users, and e-mail into the AFNET. The goal of this project is to collapse all individual or stand-alone Air Force, Air Force Reserve,…

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Housing Privatization meeting set for April 24

Posted April 19, 2013 by

Housing Privatization meetings will be held April 24 at the Base Theater. There will be two meetings, the first being 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the next from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All Base Housing residents of Edwards are highly encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Base leadership wants all of the…

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Air Force officials announce civilian Reduction in Force

Posted April 19, 2013 by

In a continuing effort to meet the Department of Defense funding targets in the Fiscal Year 2012 President’s Budget and re-balance the civilian workforce, approximately 60 Air Force installations will implement civilian Reduction in Force authorities effective through about Aug. 23, to assist in the placement of employees not assigned against funded positions (termed “surplus…

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Housing privatization comes out of hibernation

Posted April 12, 2013 by Jeanette J. White

Some of you may remember the excitement and anticipation a couple of years ago when housing privatization was announced here at Edwards. The installation commander held a couple of town hall meetings and we talked about changes coming. Residents were eager to sign leases to live in our homes on the base. Then, suddenly, the…

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Bunch adds second star

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As of April 4, Arnold “Arnie” Bunch Jr. is now a major general. The Air Force Test Center is coordinating a promotion ceremony and reception for the general, which will be announced as details are finalized. Bunch was commissioned in 1984 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed undergraduate pilot training…

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