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Vandalism costs school district $12,000

Several base schools have been vandalized since Aug. 25 incurring over $12,000 in damages to the Muroc Joint Unified School District. The majority of the destruction has occurred at Bailey Elementary School where windows, ceiling tiles and equipment such as phones, light panels, display cases, over-head projectors and clocks have been broken. “We have a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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412th CE leads way in water conservation

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Xeriscaping can take on many forms, ranging from decomposed granite that looks like dirt, to rocks with desert shrubs and low-water-use trees. Edwards has chosen to stick with a low-maintenance, decorative rock. According to Gerald Boetsch, 412th Civil Engineering Group energy manager, Edwards has always been very proactive…

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.


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Air Force announces preferred alternative for security forces regional training center consolidation

Posted  July 5, 2013

Air Force officials announced June 27 that Fort Bliss, Texas, was chosen as the preferred alternative for the Security Forces Ground Combat Training Center while Camp Guernsey, Wyo. is a reasonable alternative. If selected as the final basing choice, Fort Bliss will host a training center, offering training courses for approximately 8,500 students per year….

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Be a Wingman: Understand the signs and symptoms

Posted  July 5, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro Understanding the signs and symptoms of substance abuse is one of the many integral ways we accomplish the ìWingmanî ideology and make sure our brothers and sisters are stable. Whether it be alcohol, illegal substances, or prescription medication abuse, we must be well versed in recognizing…

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Exchange joins in Vietnam War commemoration

Posted  July 5, 2013

In recognition of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s participation in the 50th Anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Partner Program, Exchange Director/CEO Tom Shull received a certificate of proclamation and commemorative flag in a ceremony June 18 at Fort Belvoir, Va. Lt. Gen. Raymond Mason, Army Staff Lead for the Interagency Advisory Group on the…

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AF study highlights world trends, core missions

Posted  July 5, 2013

The Air Force Chief Scientist has officially concluded his last study, looking into the Air Force’s core mission of global vigilance, reach and power, in the context of how global trends will affect those missions in the next 25 years. The Global Horizons study, led by Dr. Mark Maybury, outgoing Air Force chief scientist, looked…

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AFTC Commander’s Log

Posted  July 5, 2013

Team, I hope everyone is enjoying the Fourth of July holiday and a long weekend for most. I know I am. I hope everyone celebrated responsibly the anniversary of this nation declaring its independence and freedom, a freedom that is the envy of every other nation. This time of year†provides us a great opportunity to…

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Commissaries collect items for feds feed families

Posted  July 5, 2013

The 2013 Feds Feed Families food drive campaign is in full swing as commissaries once again serve as one of the collection points on military installations. Military customers and federal employees can donate nonperishable food and personal hygiene items to the campaign using marked bins located at the entries or exits of participating commissaries. Donations…

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NASA intern Dan Frecka: Living the dream at Dryden

Posted  July 5, 2013

NASA photograph Ohio State computer science and engineering student Dan Frecka works on flight simulations in the Research Aircraft Integration Facility during his internship at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Southern California. A NASA internship is what a lot of engineering students dream of, and one from Ohio State University is living that dream…

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News Briefs July 5, 2013

Posted  July 5, 2013

Gate locked Due to security-related construction concerns, the gate leading to the Consolidation Recycling Universal Waste Facility (Bldg. 4904) will be closed and locked for several weeks. For universal waste support and other deliveries to 4904, please plan accordingly and call (661) 277-3681 for entry. †Depending on staffing and hazardous/universal waste activity, it may take…

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Referral, authorization waiver expired July 2

Posted  July 5, 2013

The temporary referral and authorization waiver for TRICARE Prime enrollees (e.g., Prime, TRICARE Prime Remote, TRICARE Young Adult Prime) expired on July 2 at midnight. Beginning July 3, 2013, providers should resume submitting referral and authorization requests for TRICARE covered benefits to UnitedHealthcare for approval in accordance with TRICARE procedures. The normal referral and authorization…

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Chilean C-130 lands at Edwards, picks up radars

Posted  July 5, 2013

Two SENTINEL radar systems are loaded onto a Chilean C-130 July 1 at Edwards Air Force Base as part of a foreign military sales case for Chile. Chile intends to use the radars to modernize its armed forces by expanding its existing air defense architecture to counter threats posed by air attack. The pick-up was…

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