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JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that instance of vandalism, but also other acts of misconduct committed within our community. Last November, Brig. Gen. Michael…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Driving on base could make you eligible for gas tax refund

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The state of California may refund taxes paid on gasoline to residents who use the gasoline while driving on a military installation. Claims must be submitted to the California State Controllerís office. Each time a California resident pulls up to the pump, they pay taxes for each gallon of…

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AFRL researcher teams with Nobel Laureate to enable new breed of rocket component materials

Courtesy photograph Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert Grubbs (left), and Dr. Rusty Blanski collaborated to develop a new technology that could reduce erosion in metallic rocket components, reduce production costs, and open the door for the use of new, environmentally-friendly propellants. Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Rusty Blanski recently teamed with Dr. Robert Grubbs, a…

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Edwards AFB’s Biomedical Sciences Corps team celebrates 50 years

Do you enjoy having safe drinking water available for you and your family? Are you confident that the Commissary and food vendors on base provide products that are stored, rotated and served correctly?


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Health & Safety

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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Salutes & Awards

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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