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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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Air Force secretary announces departure

Posted  May 3, 2013

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley has announced his plan to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve with our Air Force’s great Airmen,” Donley said. “Their accomplishments have been nothing short of impressive and I’m…

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted  May 3, 2013

A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Servicmembers Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were automatically enrolled in FSGLI, and automatically incurred…

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Banquet honors local 4.0 seniors

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photograph Col. Lawrence Hoffman, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School commandant, speaks to local high school seniors at the 11th Annual Excellence in Academics Recognition Ceremony sponsored by the Mojave Transporation Museum and the Mojave Chamber of Commerce Apr. 24. The Mojave Transportation Museum and the Mojave Chamber of Commerce held their 11th Annual…

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News Briefs May 3, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month The Health and Wellness Center is hosting an Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Run/Walk event May 8.†Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K.†The start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. The event is open to runners and walkers of…

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Time is now to donate to AFAF

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, commander, 412th Test Wing. This year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is in its final stretch and we’re learning about many of our fellow Airmen who have been helped in the past by our four affiliate charities of the AFAF or know someone who has…

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Exchange targets veterans, families for employment opportunities

Posted  April 26, 2013

While some advertise efforts to hire veterans, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service simply does what it has for more than 117 years – extend career opportunities to veterans and their families. In fact, 10 percent of the Exchange’s workforce is comprised of veterans with military spouses and family members accounting for another 24…

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Edwards officer balances great accomplishment, sadness following Boston Marathon run

Posted  April 26, 2013

“Bittersweet” is probably the best way to describe Maj. Jose Gutierrez’s experience at the Boston Marathon April 15. For Gutierrez, and most all marathoners, the Boston Marathon is the pinnacle of marathons. “Obviously, it’s a big deal. Everybody wants to run Boston. If you’re a marathoner you just want to be able to qualify for…

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Using my voice to find my strength

Posted  April 26, 2013

U.S. Air Force photo illustration by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To find an event to participate in contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. SOUTHWEST ASIA – I felt like everyone knew how stupid I was and because I made bad choices, he got away with it. I…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week of Apr 26th

Posted  April 26, 2013

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community Pray that we grow in our ability to show compassion and mercy to others Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Think and then practice the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would…

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AFMC embraces ‘Every Dollar Counts’ initiative, new culture of savings

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command leaders are pledging their support for a new money-saving Air Force initiative dubbed Every Dollar Counts. In the wake of sequestration and reduced budgets, the initiative calls on Airmen to submit their money-saving ideas as part of a new culture of savings. “This is an opportunity to respond to a tough…

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