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Congressional staffers tour Edwards

Posted August 9, 2013 by Kenji Thuloweit

Nine congressional staffers got an up close and professional look at some of the test programs Edwards AFB is working on Aug. 5. The staffers each serve congressmen and congresswomen in nine different districts and states. They work for U.S. Congressmen who serve on various committees including the House Armed Services Committee, the House Permanent…

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Gearing up for privatization: Power of Attorney needed for deployed Airmen

Posted August 9, 2013 by

Privatization of Edwards AFB’s family housing is rapidly approaching and Airmen, spouses and family members should start preparing for the initial stages of the transition. Beginning Sept.1, Corvias Military Living will assume responsibility for family housing on Edwards. As part of the transition process, all service members living in family housing are required to complete…

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TRICARE moves forward with prime service area reductions

Posted August 9, 2013 by

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Defense Department officials will reduce the number of TRICARE Prime service areas in the United States beginning Oct. 1, affecting about 171,000 retirees and their family members. Those beneficiaries, who mostly reside more than 40 miles from a military clinic or hospital, received a letter earlier this year explaining their options….

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Supervisor Resource Center offers no-cost tools for leadership development

Posted August 9, 2013 by

  The Supervisor Resource Center,¬†located on the Air Force Portal, continues to expand its offering of tools targeting the needs of emerging leaders, as well as new and experienced supervisors. The SRC¬†is an on-line clearinghouse developed to put Air Force tools and no-cost resources for supervisory and leadership development at your fingertips 24×7. Below are…

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SOFIA Observatory returns from New Zealand deployment

Posted August 9, 2013 by

NASA’s SOFIA flying observatory flares for landing at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., upon its return from its inaugural three-week southern hemisphere deployment to New Zealand Aug. 2. NASA’s SOFIA flying observatory taxis in to the Dryden Aircraft Operations Facility after landing moments earlier at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., Aug….

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Edwards ‘fuel’-ing up for new conversion

Posted August 2, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Each Edwards fuel truck, like the one shown, will be remarked with the new fuel type designator once the base converts to commercial Jet A fuel with additives within the continental U.S. All Edwards aircraft, except B-52s and RQ-4s, are projected to convert to Jet A fuel around November…

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PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

Posted August 2, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Ian Hoachlander

  Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs. The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in force support squadron programs for…

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Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault

Posted July 26, 2013 by Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward

It’s not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who’ve been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that. The harm in this crime is not just physical; it is…

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AF to convene selective Lt Col, Col early retirement board

Posted July 26, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force will convene a selective early retirement board Dec. 9 to consider eligible lieutenant colonels and colonels for retirement under the Fiscal Year 2014 Force Management Program. SERB is one of several FM programs to be implemented in fiscal 2014 to help size and balance the force to meet authorized end strength levels,…

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Sequestration impact looms despite resumed flying operations

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Air Force leaders announced July 15 that flying training would resume at numerous units, bringing an end to the three-month halt that resulted from the budget sequestration reductions. Congress approved a $1.8 billion reprogramming request that transferred money from several programs to pay for near-term shortfalls in war funding, which allowed flight training to resume….

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