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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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AF implements new personnel policies as it prepares to get smaller

Posted  December 6, 2013

WASHINGTON The Air Force will implement new personnel policies to posture for future force management programs as it prepares to become smaller, officials announced today. In the absence of Congressional direction to mitigate the impact of sequestration, the Air Force must proceed with changes to personnel policies and force management programs to meet reduced end-strength…

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Hill selected to receive first operational F-35A aircraft

Posted  December 6, 2013

Hill Air Force Base, Utah, was selected as the new home for the Air Force's first operational F-35A Lightning IIs.

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Develop a study plan that works for you

Posted  December 6, 2013

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – The weighted airman promotion season is back; chief master sergeant promotion testing period has just ended while senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant cycles are fast approaching. My message, if you don’t read any further, is to study for promotion – I mean really study…

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Have fun, be safe during winter recreation

Posted  December 6, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais Ski equipment waits at the bottom of a run at Mountain High winter resort in Wrightwood, Calif. Enthusiasts of winter sports – both outdoor and indoor – are getting ready for skiing, snowboarding, ice fishing, basketball, ice hockey, etc. There are many activities and just as many chances for…

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Air Force Specialties affected by retraining reduction

Posted  December 6, 2013

As many as 1,000 Airmen may be affected by a recently identified decrease in fiscal year 2014 retraining objectives, with 35 or more Air Force specialty codes removed from the retraining-in list, Air Force officials said Nov. 26. Retraining is used to shape and balance the force by offering Airmen in overmanned specialties opportunities to…

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Single Airmen get taste of home

Posted  December 6, 2013

The Airmen and Family Readiness Center teamed with the Edwards First Sergeants Council to bring unaccompanied Airmen living in the dorms, a "taste of home" for the holidays with their annual Cookie Drop.

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45 AFSCs removed from SRB list as AF gets leaner, smaller

Posted  December 6, 2013

Forty-five AFSCs will no longer be eligible for the selective reenlistment bonus effective Dec. 5 with the advent of the new selective reenlistment bonus list, Air Force officials announced today. SRB eligibility changes posture the Air Force for a smaller force driven by sequestration, said Brig. Gen. Gina Grosso, Air Force director of force management…

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Passing of Vickie B. Sellnow

Posted  December 6, 2013

It is with great sorrow that we announce the recent passing of Vickie B. Sellnow, an aircraft engine mechanic supervisor with the 412th Maintenance Squadron, Propulsion Flight.  Sellnow was a valuable civil servant at Edwards AFB for more than 33 years.  She passed away Nov. 25 at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in…

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Real-world foam test makes for good training opportunity

Posted  December 6, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The interior of Hangar 1210 was the site of the baseís most recent emergency scenario exercise that occurred Nov. 26. The hangar, which has 10 large capacity and 2 small capacity foam generators, released approximately 110 gallons of two percent Ansul Jet-Ex foam concentrate that is part of the…

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Team Edwards celebrates 22 enlisted promotions before the holiday

Posted  December 6, 2013

Team Edwards gathered at the Base Theater Nov. 27 to witness 22 Airmen pin on the next stripe. Congratulations!   To senior master sergeant Carlos Labrador, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron   To master sergeant Jason Carlson, 412th Maintenance Squadron Abel Lugo, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron   To technical sergeant Jason McCormack, 412th Medical Support Squadron…

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