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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 December 14, 2012

Posted  December 14, 2012

Comptroller closure The 412th Comptroller Squadron will be closed for an official office function Dec. 18 beginning 11 a.m. 412th CPTS will reopen for normal business hours at 8:30 a.m., Dec. 19. For emergencies, call (661) 810-4123. Contracting closure Air Force Test Center Contracting will be minimally staffed 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Dec. 19 to attend…

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Chill out, don’t stress out, this holiday season

Posted  December 14, 2012

It’s supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year. Yet for many, it’s anything but that. “If the holidays have you overwhelmed, you are not alone,” says TriWest Healthcare Alliance Behavioral Health Educator Kristin Musch. “Expectations are high, to-do lists are long and, often, the budget is tight, which can result in sadness,…

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Holiday fire safety

Posted  December 14, 2012

Decorating homes and businesses is a long-standing tradition around the holiday season. Unfortunately, these same decorations may increase your chances of fire. Based on data from the National Fire Protection Association and the U.S. Fire Administration, an estimated 250 home fires involving Christmas trees and another 170 home fires involving holiday lights and other decorative…

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DOD prepares for potential sequestration

Posted  December 14, 2012

The Office of Management and Budget has instructed the Department of Defense to pursue internal planning to meet required budget cuts if sequestration goes into effect Jan. 3.

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Edwards lights up holiday nights

Posted  December 14, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Base residents, workers and families flocked to the annual holiday tree lighting ceremony Dec. 7, held in front of the Base Exchange. The 412th Force Support Squadron brought in nearly 30 tons of machine-made snow for this year’s annual holiday tree lighting ceremony. Units also displayed their holiday cards…

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Exchange gift cards personalize care packages for every member of family

Posted  December 14, 2012

According to a recent National Retail Federation survey, six in 10 shoppers polled said they’d like to receive gift cards this holiday season, the most in the survey’s history. Whether in Afghanistan or Alaska, service members also appreciate the value of a gift card during the holidays. Fortunately, Americans wishing to send support always hit…

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A lesson in resilience from Louis Zamperini, an exemplary Wingman

Posted  December 14, 2012

When it comes to being resilient and caring for others, there is no finer example than the 95-year-old World War II aviator and American hero, Louis Zamperini. While addressing Team Edwards during a Wingman Day resilience training event Dec. 10, he shared his personal testimony of how his life transformed from a childhood filled with…

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CUI set to begin Jan. 7

Posted  December 14, 2012

When Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer returned to Edwards and assumed command of the 412th Test Wing this past summer, one of his expectations addressed in his change of command speech was “always be inspection ready.” 2013 is right around the corner and the base that is world famous for its historical testing of the…

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412th Force Support Squadron Holiday Hours:

Posted  December 14, 2012

Christmas Eve: Monday, December 24 These 412 FSS facilities will be open with the following hours: ● Aero Club: 8 am – 4 pm ● Child Development Center: 6:15 am – 6 pm ● Family Child Care: 7:30 am – 5 pm ● Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 am – 3 pm ● Information, Tickets…

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13 future NCOs graduate last ALS class of 2012

Posted  December 14, 2012

Congratulations to all those who took their next step in their Air Force careers.

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