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News Briefs August 22, 2014

Posted August 22, 2014 by

Pediatric flu shots The Immunizations Clinic will be vaccinating the Edwards pediatric community between the ages of 6 and 35 months.†When the adult stock is received, the dates will be released to vaccinate the remaining Tricare beneficiaries. The Immunization Clinic is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and noon-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays. The…

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Changes to academic degree, developmental education expectations

Posted August 22, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

Air Force officials announced actions designed to set clear expectations, restore Airmen’s time and refocus officer promotions on job performance. The Air Force has addressed long-standing perceptions that to be promoted, officers must complete an advanced academic degree, and those officers selected by a promotion board to attend developmental education in-residence, are expected to first…

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Danger: Electronic cigarettes can blow more than smoke

Posted August 22, 2014 by Timothy Johnson

According to a 2014 Center for Disease Control report, cigarette smoking in our nation has reportedly been the cause of nearly 480,000 deaths, with more than 41,000 of these deaths caused by secondhand smoke. In an attempt to lower or eliminate the death tolls involving cigarette use, electronic companies have invented smokeless cigarettes and vaporizers…

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Service members receiving RAND Military Workplace Survey

Posted August 22, 2014 by

About 580,000 service members have begun receiving e-mails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said. Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate. “The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will influence policies that…

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Robotics team needs volunteers

Posted August 22, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Scorpions Robotics team named their robot, Scoop Da Whoop. Anyone interested in becoming a coach, mentor or sponsor should attend a meeting 3:30-4:15 p.m., Aug. 21 in the OPS Conference Room, Bldg. 1642. Last year, the Desert High School Scorpion Robotics team was launched and the team competed…

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Leadership Lessons: Do you know our Air Force Heritage?

Posted August 22, 2014 by Lt. Col. Rudolf Kuehne

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutierrez The United States Air Force was founded by the aviators who learned their tradecraft in World War I, like Capt. Frederick Libby who became the first American ace. America’s first aviation hero was Maj. Eddie Rickenbacker who, with 26 kills, was the most successful American…

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Women’s Equality Day 5K run/walk Aug. 26

Posted August 22, 2014 by

Here’s a Women’s Equality fact: Did you know, 51 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law to combat gender-based wage discrimination? Also, did you know, at that time, the U.S. workforce included nearly 25 million women, which was 1/3†of all U.S. workers? Yet, women earned an average of 59…

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News Briefs August 15, 2014

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Fitness Center open Effective Aug. 16, the Rosburg Fitness Center will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays. For more information, call 661-275-GYM1. CHP, LAPD entrance exam There will be law enforcement opportunity briefs by the California Highway Patrol and entrance exam testing with the Los Angeles Police Department Sept. 9 at the Airman & Family…

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Edwards Air Force Base schools

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Edwards Air Force Base school students return to the classroom Aug. 18. Base officials want to remind Team Edwards to obey posted speed limits and watch out for children walking to and from school.

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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the month

Posted August 15, 2014 by

Name: Staff Sgt. Eli Rodriguez Duty title: Project “Speckled Trout” crew chief Organization: 412th Flight Test Squadron Years in the Air Force: Seven Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate? I volunteered to be a victim advocate to become part of something that helps the entire community and helps foster a…

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