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Exchange offers resources, assistance for PCSing service members

Posted September 13, 2013 by Conner Hammett

To men and women serving in the United States Military, a permanent change of station can be costly and stressful. On average, service members PCSing spend $1,725 on non-reimbursable expenses. However, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making the transition more affordable for those who protect American freedoms at home and abroad. The…

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Commissaries offer extra savings in September

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Commissaries continue to offer special savings such as sidewalk events and door buster sales with discounts up to 50 percent on certain items to help fill the void from cancelled case lot sales. Although we arenít offering worldwide case lot sales in September, our customers will still find plenty of savings in their local commissary,…

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Base housing residents to pay Corvias automatically with BAH – Take home pay for Airmen will not change

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Edwards AFB base residents will soon see a change on their Leave and Earnings Statement due to housing privatization. However, each Airman’s monthly take-home pay will remain the same. Prior to privatization, base housing residents forfeited their BAH in exchange for living in government-managed housing. To activate the BAH for privatized housing, base residents must…

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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted September 13, 2013 by Gloria Kwizera

Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic personnel folder which contains civilian personnel…

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Edwards employee volunteers to teach children how to breed, raise rabbits

Posted September 13, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Courtesy photograph Young Michael Kasperson handles a rabbit with the guidance of Laura Blank, Air Force Test Center management analyst. Blank volunteers her time to teach children about breeding and raising rabbits. Laura Blank spends her days working for the Air Force Test Center as a management analyst, but her nights are spent on volunteer…

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News Briefs September 13, 2013

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Correction In the Sept. 6 issue of the Desert Wings there was an error in the “Edwards celebrates women’s equality” article, Retired Air Force Col. Mary Parker is assigned to the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and serves as deputy for logistics for the F-35 Integrated Test Force. Air Force birthday Team Edwards will celebrate the…

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Corvias Military Living launches enhanced website for residents

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Corvias Military Living has launched an enhanced version of its website to coincide with the transition to privatized housing at Edwards AFB.

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Changes in sick call hours

Posted September 13, 2013 by Jet Fabara

  Attention to all active duty members on FLY status: Effective Sept. 1, the 412th Medical Group Flight Medicine Clinic no longer has sick call hours. Instead, the clinic has created same day appointments for those active duty members on FLY status that require acute care or return to fly/controller status. The 412th MDG says…

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Timing is everything: Ammo specialists unearth time capsule

Posted September 13, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Nearly 20 years later, on Sept. 9, a couple of military specialists, now civilians, with the attendance of 412th Maintenance Squadron munitions personnel, were on hand to unearth a time capsule...

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Exchange shoppers can rest easy thanks to the Sleep 2013 Catalog

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Exchange shoppers can get a good night’s savings on a full line of quality mattresses, pillows and sleeping accessories in the new Sleep 2013 catalog http://www.flickr.com/photos/aafespa/9666943268/sizes/l/in/photostream/. The 36-page catalog includes top brands such as Serta, Sealy, Beautyrest and Tempur-Pedic. “This is one catalog Exchange shoppers are definitely going to want to curl up with,” said…

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