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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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Contemporary jazz saxophonist, recording artist visits Edwards

Posted  September 21, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Lt. Col. Steven Tittel (right), 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron commander, gives contemporary jazz saxophonist and recording artist, Michael Lington, an overview of an F-16 cockpit. Lington toured a variety of locations at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 13. Lington has produced several jazz albums since 1997 and…

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C-130 completes first flight with enhanced Rolls-Royce Engine

Posted  September 21, 2012

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, and the U.S. Air Force are conducting flight tests for an enhancement for the T56 turboprop engine, which powers the C-130H transport aircraft.

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DeCA begins rollout of Commissary Rewards Card

Posted  September 21, 2012

The Defense Commissary Agency is making progress in its rollout of the Commissary Rewards Card that will soon allow customers to access and redeem digital coupons at all of its stores. Testing began Aug. 8 at the Fort Lee Commissary, Va., eventually moving to 30 stores by the end of the month. DeCA then began…

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Leaders issue Air Force birthday message

Posted  September 21, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: “As we celebrate the United States Air Force’s 65th birthday, we salute all of the…

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Community Briefs – September 21, 2012

Posted  September 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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DeCA begins rollout of Commissary Rewards Card

Posted  September 21, 2012

The Defense Commissary Agency is making progress in its rollout of the Commissary Rewards Card that will soon allow customers to access and redeem digital coupons at all of its stores. Testing began Aug. 8 at the Fort Lee Commissary, Va., eventually moving to 30 stores by the end of the month. DeCA then began…

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412th MXG Announces Professional Maintenance Certification Program expansion to FWS employees

Posted  September 14, 2012

The 412th Maintenance Group, in conjunction with Air Force Materiel Command Headquarters/A4D, recently implemented the Professional Maintenance Certificate Program for AcqDemo and GS personnel.

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News briefs – September 14, 2012

Posted  September 14, 2012

Town hall meeting   The 412th Mission Support Group commander will host a Town Hall Meeting 5:30 p.m., Sept. 20 Conference Center Galaxy Room. All base personnel and their families are invited to this interactive, information-sharing event. Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, and guests will discuss current issues with base personnel and…

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Edwards defender donates supplies, helps local school start year off right

Posted  September 14, 2012

It was a year ago when Staff Sgt. Devon Sumter, a Pass and Identification clerk with the 412th Security Forces Squadron, sought to bestow Irving L. Branch elementary school students and teachers who were starting off the school year with a generous amount of school supplies that were donated to him

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412th TW CC picks Airman to attend 65th Air Force Anniversary function in Newport Beach

Posted  September 14, 2012

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, selected Tech. Sgt. Diana Mosier to attend an Air Force 65th Anniversary event Sept. 15.

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