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Civil Air Patrol recruiting new members

Today, Civil Air Patrol is more than 72 years old and growing stronger each and every day.

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Air Combat Command loans Global Hawk to GVCTF

The 412th Test Wing's Global Vigilance Combined Test Force received a Global Hawk Block 40 Aug. 6, on loan from Air Combat Command.

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Danger: Electronic cigarettes can blow more than smoke

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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Range safety engineer named CAFA Civilian of the Year

The California Air Force Association held their annual awards banquet Aug. 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Robotics team needs volunteers

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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News Briefs May 17, 2013

Posted  May 17, 2013

Freeway closures Caltrans will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Rd.) to Palmdale Blvd. as part of a pavement rehabilitation project. Closures are as follows and subject to change: May 20-24 Northbound SR-14 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. – Up to three lanes between Soledad Canyon Rd. and Palmdale Boulevard…

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When did you learn your core values?

Posted  May 17, 2013

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla.†-†Next month will mark my 24th year in the Air Force and this has given me reason to pause and reflect on my time in uniform. Many things have changed since I graduated college and took my oath to support and defend. Uniforms have gone through several iterations during that time….

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Safety saves lives for military motorcyclists

Posted  May 17, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service knows that safety is no accident; that’s why the Exchange is committed to providing a wide selection of Personal Protective Equipment, which could make the difference between life and death for military motorcyclists. According to Army and Air Force safety centers, 65 Soldiers and Airmen lost their lives…

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Defense Acquisition University registration to open in May

Posted  May 17, 2013

Defense Acquisition University registration will open online May 16, 2013, and students should apply as soon as possible since classes fill quickly. Members’ applications will be processed by priority, supervisor approval date and class start date, with Priority 1 students taking precedence. Acquisition workforce members should regularly monitor the ACQ Now website for the most…

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Never walk past a problem

Posted  May 17, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash.†-†Sometimes the lessons we learn as children prove helpful to our careers. My dad worked for a Fortune 100 company for many years. One day he told me how dozens of the company’s leadership had been fired because a low level employee sent a personal email using a company computer. His…

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DEERS locks down access to some information updates

Posted  May 17, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -†Base identification card issuing offices will no longer be able to manually correct or update certain types of personnel information in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System, Air Force Personnel Center officials said May 9. DEERS is the system used to enroll Airmen and their eligible family members for an…

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Pray that we would remain humble and thankful with our successes and blessings.

Posted  May 17, 2013

It has been noticed that success destroys more lives than failure. Perhaps it is because success often blinds us to what is truly important, and failure is a tool that shapes us into something greater.

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Security processes accelerate adoption of commercial devices

Posted  May 17, 2013

FORT MEADE, Md. -Approval of recently of security technical implementation guides for BlackBerry and Samsung Knox devices means that Defense Department organizations will be able to use those devices in conjunction with a secure enterprise mobility environment. The May 2 release of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Samsung Knox STIG provisionally allows DOD to use…

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Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser testing begins at NASA Dryden, Langley

Posted  May 17, 2013

EDWARDS, Calif. — Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems Dream Chaser flight vehicle arrived at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., May 15 to begin tests of its flight and runway landing systems. The tests are part of pre-negotiated, paid-for-performance milestones with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which is facilitating U.S.-led companies’ development of spacecraft…

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TEAM EWG claims base dodgeball title

Posted  May 17, 2013

The 412th Electronic Warfare Group team poses for a photo after claiming the 2013 dodgeball tournament championship held at the Rosburg Fitness Center May 10, 2013. During the double-elimination tournament, there were a total of six teams that signed up and played for a chance at the base dodgeball title. The final game was between…

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