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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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Events

Announcements – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Practical G1000 Class: April 13, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $105. Hands-on G1000 operation to increase safety and situational awareness for every flight. Pre-registration requested. Month of the Edwards Child: In celebration of the Edwards Child, your Aero Club invites you to introduce your children…

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News Briefs April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month April is National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Mental Health Clinic and Family Advocacy Office have several activities scheduled: Informational Booth at the Exchange – April 10, 17 and 24. Story & Craft time at the Children’s Library April 5 to 19 Youth Center Activity April 10 from…

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Commentary

‘Core Values Spotlight’: Integrity

Posted  April 5, 2013

As members of the U.S. Air Force, we have all heard the standard definition of integrity, “doing the right thing even when no one is looking.” Another way to think of integrity, as the famous humorist Will Rogers said, is to “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your…

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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Health & Safety

Spring cleaning is vital for fire safety

Posted  April 5, 2013

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. Just as the first crocus of spring ushers in a new beginning for nature, our spring cleaning habits signify a fresh start for us after the long winter months. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning. It’s the ideal time to check our homes and yards…

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Salutes & Awards

Air Force Test Center announces inaugural annual awards winners

Posted  April 5, 2013

Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, announced the winners of the first AFTC Annual Awards March 18. The AFTC oversees testing across the Air Force, which primarily includes Edwards, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Arnold AFB, Tenn., “For the first AFTC Annual Awards, the competition was extremely tough,” said…

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Learning while leading

Posted  April 5, 2013

Anger, embarrassment, shame, disgust, disappointment…how do you feel when one of your Airmen makes a mistake? All of these are plausible self-expressions that many of us encounter while admitting to making a mistake. While we all are going to make a mistake either in our personal or professional life, the fix action in many cases…

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Team Edwards concludes Women’s History Month with social panel

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Master Sgt. Destiny Clawson, 412th Medical Support Squadron, recognizes all the guest speakers during the 2013 Women’s History Month Social held at the Air Force Flight Test Museum March 28, 2013. During the event, the panel gave insight about their progression in their particular career field. Guest speakers included…

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Health & Safety

AFMC promotes Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative

Posted  April 5, 2013

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its ‘Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative. The Be Active initiative is designed to be progressive with frequency of physical activity. If someone has not been active for some time, this initiative allows him or her to start at a comfortable level and add a…

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Air Force migrates civilian personnel records to OPM

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Air Force has migrated Air Force employee electronic official personnel folders to the Office of Personnel Management eOPF version, Air Force Personnel Center officials said April 2. The eOPF is a secure, digitized version of a hardcopy personnel folder that contains official human resource records for each federal employee. The system enhances portability of…

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