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Vandalism costs school district $12,000

Several base schools have been vandalized since Aug. 25 incurring over $12,000 in damages to the Muroc Joint Unified School District. The majority of the destruction has occurred at Bailey Elementary School where windows, ceiling tiles and equipment such as phones, light panels, display cases, over-head projectors and clocks have been broken. “We have a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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412th CE leads way in water conservation

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Xeriscaping can take on many forms, ranging from decomposed granite that looks like dirt, to rocks with desert shrubs and low-water-use trees. Edwards has chosen to stick with a low-maintenance, decorative rock. According to Gerald Boetsch, 412th Civil Engineering Group energy manager, Edwards has always been very proactive…

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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.


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Louis Zamperini, a life-long commitment to resiliency

Posted  November 21, 2012

We all have defining moments in life that make or break us and show the world what we’re made of. The going gets tough and we are forced to make decisions. They can be grand or small, but they define who we are and what we stand for. Many of us will never know what…

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Keep holiday weight off your plate

Posted  November 21, 2012

Temps are dropping, holidays are approaching, stress levels are raising and, for many us, our weight starts increasing. In fact, the average American gains approximately two to five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Is it really a problem if a person gains one to two pounds during the holidays? According to TriWest Healthcare Alliance…

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Keeping the warfighter safe: 416th FLTS continues to enhance life-saving auto collision avoidance technology

Posted  November 21, 2012

Since the beginning of the partnership between the Department of Defense, NASA and Lockheed Martin, the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System has evolved into an instrument intended to keep civilian and military aircrew members fit to fly and fight another day. More than 25 years later, team members from the 416th Flight Test Squadron continue…

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F-35 begins integration phase of weapons testing

Posted  November 21, 2012

The Joint Strike Fighter began the integration phase of weapons testing Oct. 26 when the F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) aircraft successfully completed the first in-flight test with an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile.

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Exchanges to offer Feast of Thanksgiving weekend deals

Posted  November 21, 2012

Military shoppers looking to dig in to tasty holiday shopping better bring a big appetite to the Exchange as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is cooking up a buffet of great deals and savings. The smorgasbord begins Thanksgiving Day with exclusive online-only deals including a Sharp 52″ AQUOS LED Smart TV for just…

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CSAF Letter to Airmen November 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

November is a proud month! Betty and I stood at the Tomb of the Unknown on Veterans Day as President Obama laid a wreath honoring not just our fallen, but all our nation’s veterans, for everything they (and you) have done to defend American citizens and interests for the past 236 years.

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Desert Wind 13-02 rattles Edwards

Posted  November 21, 2012

Five members of Team Edwards were injured following a major earthquake Nov.16 and transported to a local hospital for treatment. That was one of the scenarios for exercise Desert Wind 13-02, which took place in conjunction with the California Statewide Medical and Health Training Exercise Program. Team Edwards partnered with Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster…

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Announcements – November 21, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Family Fishing Derby

Posted  November 21, 2012

Photographs courtesy of Master Sgt. John McGee, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron About 200 children and volunteers descended upon Branch Pond Nov. 17 for a Family Fishing Derby. Several organizations stepped up to help support the event. The organizers would like to thank the 412th Mission Support Group, Air Force Sergeants Association, Airman Leadership School…

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412th TW Climate Assessment

Posted  November 21, 2012

Thank you in advance for participating in this assessment of the human relations climate within the 412th Test Wing. This assessment provides you an opportunity to express your thoughts, opinions and feelings regarding our organization. This assessment is being conducted by the Equal Opportunity Office and will address morale; communications between unit members and their…

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