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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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Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month

Posted  March 7, 2014

What you can do to protect your teen As Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month concludes, it is important that we understand a few startling statistics. According to loveisrespect.org, a website created by Break the Cycle and the National Dating Abuse Helpline partnership: * 33 percent of female teens in dating relationships have feared for their…

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Lockdown! Exercise prepares base for active shooter incident

Posted  March 7, 2014

Early Tuesday morning, 412th Test Wing Headquarters was surprised by an exercise involving an active shooter. The shooter, armed with an ammo-less paintball gun, was facing a lay-off. He first targeted his supervisor then "opened fire" on rooms full of unsuspecting people.

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New storage facility near BX

Posted  March 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The new Lock and Leave storage facility, located outside of the Base Exchange, is now open for business. Anyone with base access and a lock can rent a storage unit. The main office is located in the Enterprise Rental Car office and is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m….

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Military Saves encourages financial responsibility

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Edwards community participated in an Air Force-wide effort to encourage financial responsibility the week of Feb. 25-28, known as Military Saves Week.

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Local Cub Scouts make leap into Boy Scouting

Posted  March 7, 2014

On March 1, four Cub Scouts from Edwards AFB Pack 741 crossed over into Boy Scouting. Cub Scouts are a family-oriented program for boys in the first grade through fifth grade. Adult led, the Scouts participate with their parents in all of the activities. The jump to Boy Scouts is a significant one, especially for…

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News Briefs March 7, 2014

Posted  March 7, 2014

Black History Month Open Mic Night rescheduled Due to the weather conditions, the First Four Airmen’s Council was unable to hold the Black History Month Open Mic Night Feb. 28. The event has been rescheduled for 6-9 p.m., March at the Oasis Stripes Lounge. If you still want to perform, contact the event POCs and…

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Dark colors are so slimming

Posted  March 7, 2014

Basic black is such a slimming color. However, at night, black along with blue and red – are too dark for drivers to see and stop in time. If you are wearing black or dark blue, even a car going only 20 mph would not see you in time to stop. Wear bright colors and…

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NASA honors Astronaut Neil Armstrong with center renaming

Posted  March 7, 2014

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas This aerial photo depicts the original hangars and administrative buildings that were built in 1954 as they appeared in 2001 at what now will be known as the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, redesignated in honor of the late Neil A. Armstrong. Two generations of aerospace engineering excellence came together…

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  March 7, 2014

Name: Amy Pringle Duty Title: NCOIC, Aircrew Training Organization: 412th Operations Support Squadron Years of service: 13.5 years Hometown: Collettsville, N.C. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: I realized that being in or associated with the military often means our primary support systems are located very far away from us. Being a victim…

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Keeping family bond throughout deployment

Posted  March 7, 2014

SOUTHWEST ASIA †-†Deployments are different after you have a child. I just never realized how different deployments would be once I became a parent. This deployment I am a mother. Sometimes I wonder how a mother could leave her 1-year-old baby like I have done, as if I am abandoning my child in some way,…

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