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Presidential order excuses federal employees from duty Dec. 26

Posted December 19, 2014 by

President Obama signed an Executive Order excusing federal employees from duty on Dec. 26. For civilian personnel: This order falls within the scope of laws regulating the observance of holidays. Dec. 26 will be considered a holiday for purposes of pay and leave documentation. Timecards should be marked by using the code “LH.” For appropriated…

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Federal employees must adhere to federal laws prohibiting marijuana use

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Recently, several states have decriminalized the use of marijuana, allowing the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes or for limited recreational use. These changes to state law resulted in inquiries from a number of individuals about the impact to adjudications of persons proposed for eligibility for access to classified information or eligibility to hold a…

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Scholarships for Military Children applications available Dec. 15

Posted November 26, 2014 by Cherie Huntington

As the Scholarships for Military Children Program enters its 15th year, more than 8,000 students have shared nearly $13 million in scholarships. Applications for the 2015-2016 school-year awards become available starting Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org . As one of last year’s recipients said, the scholarship will help her…

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Fall back Nov. 2

Posted October 31, 2014 by

U.S. Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber At 2 a.m., Nov. 2, Daylight Saving Time ends for 2014. “Fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour. When you adjust your clocks, those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime, comp time…

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Contribution Factors – AcqDemo needs your feedback

Posted October 3, 2014 by

As the AcqDemo project design is prepared for permanency, AcqDemo is interested in getting your feedback on a number of design initiatives under consideration. To solicit this feedback, every couple of weeks information will be posted to the AcqDemo site along with questions about a different design idea or feature, both to inform you about…

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National Preparedness Month Tip

Posted September 19, 2014 by

Eat the food in your freezer after the food in your refrigerator. Why? Even though prepared Americans typically will have a well-stocked supply of emergency preparedness food and water, it is advisable to eat and drink what you have in your home BEFORE you break into these supplies. Eat and drink what is available in…

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Congressional staffers get a taste of test

Posted August 8, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Congressional staffers were given the opportunity to visit the boom pod and receive a tutorial from the boom operator, giving them an up-close look at aerial refueling aboard a KC-135 Stratotanker.Ten staffers from the U.S. House of Representatives visited Edwards Aug. 4-5 to familiarize themselves with the Edwards mission….

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Pride luncheon honors LGBT service members past, present

Posted July 3, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Team Edwards was invited to attend a pride luncheon for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community during LGBT Awareness Month June 26 at Club Muroc. Members of Team Edwards were invited to show a little pride for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community at an awareness month…

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LGBT Pride Month: Turning back discrimination, prejudice everywhere

Posted June 13, 2014 by Dawn Altmaier

Air Force photo illustration by Senior Airman Michael Smith President Barack H. Obama issued a proclamation declaring June as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Pride Month. This June marks the sixth year recognizing Pride month. In 2009, President Barack Obama proclaimed June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month. Many people mistakenly assume Pride…

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ECARS emails coming Feb. 11

Posted February 7, 2014 by

The Employee-vehicle Certification and Reporting System is scheduled to be activated Feb. 11. Shortly after system activation, all Air Force employees, both civilian (contractors are exempt) and military, can expect to receive an email from the following sender: no-reply@apims.af.mil. The email subject line will read, “Action Required: personal vehicle emissions testing self-certification is due within…

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