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Campaign extends to allow key workers more contact time November 17, 2006 — The Department of Defense Combined Federal Campaign has been extended until Dec. 8. This gives "key workers additional time to visit those personnel that have expressed a desire to participate," said Mary Lou Bogden, the Air Force's National Capital Area Campaign manager. All agencies reporting under the National Capital Area DoD campaign are MORE

Airmen visit Collington Life Care Center for Veterans Day November 17, 2006 — A Veterans Day luncheon was held at the Collington Life Care Center Nov. 9, hosted by Air Force Maj. (ret.) IlaDeane Filer, former Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing Administrative director. More than 40 veterans were visited by 14 Active Duty servicemembers from the 316th Wing, 79th Medical Wing and 11th Wing at Bolling Air Force Base in honor MORE

DoD converts to National Security Personnel System in January November 13, 2006 — Federal civilian employees assigned to Andrews may have more money to spend after the Department of Defense converts to the new National Security Personnel System in January. The NSPS is a management system, which will replace the 15-grade General Schedule pay system with pay increases based on each DoD employee's annual performance evaluation, MORE

Consultants provide Andrews Airmen with important information on identity theft prevention, precautions November 13, 2006 — An Identity Theft workshop was held by human resource consultants from Ceridian at the Air National Guard Readiness Center Headquarters Nov. 1. ''Identity theft is the number one consumer complaint," said Earl Gould, Ceridian consultant on identity theft and prevention. The work group was held to teach, inform and provide resources to MORE

Wingman day reminds Airmen to get personal November 6, 2006 — Airmen base-wide will participate in the Air Force-wide endeavor to reduce the residual effects of stress and anxiety on Airmen, and to rejuvenate Airmen in the fight against suicide and other detrimental behavior will happen Thursday here. The day, which is designated as Wingman Focus Day, will be launched with a unit commander's call. However, MORE

Environmental unit helps maintain natural resources at Andrews November 3, 2006 — Department of Defense civilian employees and contractors assigned to the 316th Civil Engineer Squadron Environmental Flight work behind the scenes to maintain the natural resource infrastructure at Andrews. The natural resource infrastructure consists of the air, water and land, said John A. Franz, 316 CES Environmental Flight chief. "The flight MORE

Andrews honors local youth as Pilot for a Day November 3, 2006 — Team Andrews fulfilled the dream of a 10-year-old Washington, D.C., boy stricken with multiple illnesses to experience a day in the life of a pilot Oct. 27. Michael Ogunjimi was the guest of the 459th Air Refueling Wing, which hosted the Pilot for a Day program here. His parents, Stephen and Florence Ogunjimi, and other guests including family MORE

Andrews tops AMC bases in college degrees November 1, 2006 — Active Duty members assigned to An-drews received more college degrees than their counterparts at other bases under the Air Mobility Command during fiscal year 2006, which ended Sept. 30. The Andrews Education and Training Services reports 530 college degrees were awarded to Active Duty members here in FY 2006. The 530 college degrees also exceeds MORE

Speed eaters risk medical conditions, even death in competitions November 1, 2006 — People who compete in speed eating competitions may face medical risks if they aren't careful. Some of the medical risks include nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, heartburn, painful abdominal gas and food getting stuck in the esophagus, said Maj. (Dr.) Sean P. Hurley, 79th Medical Operations Squadron Medicine Service Flight gastroenterologist. "I'm MORE

Andrews gears up for 2006 flu season November 1, 2006 — The 2006 Andrews Active Duty and Department of Defense employee Flu Drive will be held from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday to Thursday at the 79th Medical Group Conference Center in building 1075. During this time, members will also receive all other required vaccinations. Members are requested to bring their old shot records if they have them. The MORE