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Holidays offer a time for reflection

Posted December 20, 2013 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

As the holidays approach, it’s a fitting time to reflect on the past year. With all of the budget cuts/uncertainties and the corresponding furloughs and recent force management announcements, 2013 was a year filled with many challenges. It was also a year filled with many successes. Through the extraordinary determination and dedication of each and…

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News Briefs December 13, 2013

Posted December 13, 2013 by

EOOC closure The 412th Test Wing Equal Opportunity Office will be close at noon Dec. 18 for an official office function. Regular Office hours will resume Dec. 19. In the event of an emergency, call Al Wilson at (661) 209-4471. Retirement Michael E. Frye: The director of the 412th Force Support Squadron cordially invites you…

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I was determined to live

Posted January 10, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Samantha Saulsbury

BUCKLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.†-†I don’t mean “the parachute opened in just the knick of time as I plummeted to the Earth” kind of save. I was failing college classes and getting into trouble. I didn’t care if my decisions lead to jail or death. I was too busy recklessly living in the moment while…

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Edwards community lights Christmas tree

Posted December 13, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

The Edwards’ community may not have a white Christmas, but that didn’t stop children from playing in the snow. Families gathered for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 6, and after lighting the tree, children rushed to play in the fake snow surrounding the tree. Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer introduced family members of deployed…

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AF officials announce fiscal 2014 civilian workforce shaping

Posted December 13, 2013 by

The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced. Specific reductions by location have not been determined. The Air Force will implement civilian workforce shaping initiatives, along…

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Exchange’s Online Mall, specialty stores expand to offer greater selection for military shoppers

Posted December 13, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Mark Matthews

The addition of several new stores in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Online Mall is adding up to greater selection and savings for military shoppers. Hat Club, World of Powersports and Candy Crush candy boxes have all recently joined more than 40 third party sites offering exclusive discounts and promotions to military families…

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News Briefs November 22, 2013

Posted November 22, 2013 by

Commissary holiday hours The commissary hours for the holidays are as follows: Closed Thanksgiving, Nov. 28. The day after Thanksgiving the Commissary will be open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. On Christmas Eve, open from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Closed Christmas Day, Dec. 25. For more information, call (661) 277-9175. DANTES testing available…

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412th FSS holiday hours

Posted November 22, 2013 by

These are the 412th Force Support Squadron hours of operation during the upcoming holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m.; Midnight Meal: 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn:…

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NASA tests SLS autopilot technology on F/A-18 Jet

Posted November 22, 2013 by

NASA photograph by Jim Ross An F/A-18 research jet simulated various flight conditions that NASA’s Space Launch System may experience as it makes its way from the launch pad to space, to evaluate the rocket’s flight control system. The tests are helping engineers design a system that can autonomously adjust to unexpected conditions during flight….

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Thanksgiving Turkeys-to-Go

Posted November 22, 2013 by

Ready for the holiday season but less thrilled about doing all the cooking yourself? Your 412th Force Support Squadron takes the worries away by offering Turkeys-to-Go this Thanksgiving! Each holiday meal includes a 14-16 pound slow-cooked roasted turkey, whipped potatoes with giblet gravy, golden sweet corn on the cob and your choice of delicious fresh…

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