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Sexual Assault Awareness Month: ‘Blurred Lines': Is it all hype?

Posted April 4, 2014 by Kimberly Shirley

“Everybody get up, everybody get up, hey, hey, hey … hey, hey, hey … hey, hey, hey” and the lyrics go on. Many of you can hear the catchy tune and are singing the song in your head right now. Yes, it’s “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke in his chart-topping song. The chorus goes on…

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Exchange shoppers can pay with their MILITARY STAR Card to win ultimate outdoors sweepstakes

Posted April 4, 2014 by Julie Mitchell

As summer draws near, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easy for shoppers to reel in a wide selection of prizes with the MILITARY STAR Ultimate Outdoor Sweepstakes. Between April 1 and May 1, shoppers will be automatically entered in the sweepstakes each time they use their MILITARY STAR card at…

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News Briefs March 28, 2014

Posted March 28, 2014 by

In memoriam It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of David A. Peek, a retired longtime employee of the 412th Test Wing.†Peek was an Electrical Engineer in the 6510th Test Wing, 6520th Test Group and 412th Test Wing for many years, going back to the 1970s.†Peek was responsible for design and test…

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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ wellness challenge

Posted March 28, 2014 by

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape wellness challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative on how to safely lose weight and be physically active. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the Mayo Clinic Wellness Solutions for Weight Loss DVD at the official weigh-in. Civilian Health…

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Edwards Pageant to be held March 29

Posted March 28, 2014 by

Courtesy photograph This year’s contestants for the 2014 Edwards Pageant to be held March 29. Everyone is invited to come out in support of the 2014 contestants vying for the titles of Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss Edwards AFB; and Teen Miss, Young Miss and Tiny Miss Edwards AFB. The pageant will be held…

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Developmental education application windows open in March

Posted March 28, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Eligible active duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees can apply beginning in March for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials said March 24. According to Maj. Yulanda Bogany, AFPC officer developmental education chief, officer nominations with commander endorsements…

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Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted March 28, 2014 by

All area military retirees should mark their calendars to attend the upcoming Edwards Retiree Appreciation Day 8 a.m.-noon, May at the Oasis Community Center. Keep an eye out here for program information and updates as they become available.†Updates will also be posted at www.facebook.com/EdwardsAirForceBase.

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100 pounds later: The new me

Posted March 28, 2014 by Master Sgt. April Lapetoda

Courtesy photo A before and after photo of Master Sgt. April Lapetoda, who lost 100 pounds and has since completed a marathon and several half marathons. She is the superintendent of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing public affairs. SOUTHWEST ASIA – I never used to push myself physically. Even as a high school athlete, I…

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Time to donate: AFAF season kicks off at Edwards

Posted March 28, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, officially kicks off this year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign by signing the AFAF memorandum for Edwards AFB. To his right is 1st Lt. Nathan Lovette, 412th Force Support Squadron, this year’s AFAF primary program coordinator. Brig. Gen. Michael…

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ITEA celebrates 2014 grant recipients

Posted March 28, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Odyssey of the Mind teams and sponsors listen as the Scorpion Robotics Team presents the technology in their robot Scoop Da Whoop. The Antelope Valley Chapter†of the International Test and Evaluation Association celebrated their 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant recipients March 19. The group enjoyed Subway…

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