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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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New NASA book details human factors in aerospace accidents

Posted May 18, 2012 by by Leslie Williams

The latest offering in the NASA Aeronautics Book Series, “Breaking the Mishap Chain,” debuted at the 83rd annual Aerospace Medical Association conference May 13-7, 2012, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Ga. The three authors – Peter…

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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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Budweiser Clydesdales draw crowds across USA

Posted March 27, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The West Coast team of the Budweiser Clydesdales arrived earlier in the week of the L.A. County Airshow providing ample time to visit Edwards AFB March 18. Airmen and their families came to see the Clydesdales along with groups from the youth programs on base. Since 1933 when the…

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FHFA announces short sale assistance for military

Posted July 27, 2012 by by Federal Housing Finance Agency

Federal Housing Finance Agency Acting Director Edward J. DeMarco announced June 21 changes to short sale policies that will make it easier for military homeowners with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

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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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412th MXG Announces Professional Maintenance Certification Program expansion to FWS employees

Posted September 14, 2012 by Nathan Dixon

The 412th Maintenance Group, in conjunction with Air Force Materiel Command Headquarters/A4D, recently implemented the Professional Maintenance Certificate Program for AcqDemo and GS personnel.

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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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Disability Employment Awareness Month: Wounded Service Member Initiative

Posted October 12, 2012 by TRICARE Computer/Electronic Accomodations Program

Recognizing the potential of its workforce, the Department of Defense established the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program to eliminate employment barriers for people with disabilities. Since 1990, CAP’s mission is to provide assistive technology and accommodations to ensure people with disabilities and wounded servicemembers have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the DOD and…

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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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