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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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AFMC officials share civilian pay update after shutdown

Posted October 11, 2013 by

Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Financial Management officials outlined Oct. 8 the pay and entitlement discrepancies civilian employees should anticipate on upcoming paychecks due to the recent government shutdown. The following listing distinguishes civilian categories and what employees within each should expect for the pay dates of Oct. 11 and Oct. 25, 2013: Exempt Exempt…

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412th MXS lands new boss

Posted June 14, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Chris Neill Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Squadron guidon to Margaret Fleming in a change of leadership ceremony held in Hangar 1600 June 7. Fleming takes over for Tye Lockard who moved on to a new position in Arizona. Fleming comes to the 412th MXS…

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted April 5, 2013 by Nick Simeone

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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TPS students ready Auto ACAS for initial testing

Posted April 5, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Six students from the United States Air Force Test Pilot School recently helped the Air Force Research Laboratory and Lockheed Martin refine the Automatic Air Collision Avoidance System, which is scheduled for initial testing with the 416th Flight Test Squadron next January. Members of the United States Air Force…

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A fact about Black History Month

Posted February 15, 2013 by

Photograph courtesy of www.africanamericanhistory.gov Carter G. Woodson One of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate from Harvard was Carter G. Woodson. Born in 1875 in New Canton, Va., Woodson dedicated his career to the field of African-American history and lobbied extensively to establish Black History Month as a nationwide institution, giving him the…

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African-Americans in the military: from the American Revolution to integration

Posted February 15, 2013 by Dr. Robert Kane

Many are familiar with the Tuskegee Airmen of World War II, but they were not the first African-Americans to serve in the American armed forces. African-Americans have continuously served in the U.S. military since colonial times. After the fighting began in 1775, the British offered to free any African-American slave who served with them, leading…

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Resiliency, a way of life for World War II aviators like Zamperini

Posted December 7, 2012 by Dr. Joseph Mason & Laura Mowry

There was nothing easy about life for those in the Pacific Theater during World War II, especially for B-24 Liberator crew members like Capt. Louis Zamperini. It was risky, the quality of life was minimal at best, and crew members knew if something went wrong, there was a good chance they would never make it…

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