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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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AF Life Cycle Management Center Det 1 changes leadership

Posted  August 3, 2012

Lt. Col. Gene F. Cummins (right) assumed leadership responsibilities of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 1 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., July 31. The ceremony was presided over by Col. William W. Gideon…

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Annual Civ-Mil Barbecue raises funds for Edwards projects

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Edwards Air Force Base Civlian-Military Support Group held their annual barbecue July 26 at the Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, Calif.

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USO brings ‘Sesame Street’ to Edwards Aug. 10

Posted  August 3, 2012

Military ID holders and their guests are invited to attend the “Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families” Aug. 10. Two shows will be held in the Oasis Community Center’s Stripes Lounge at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The show is free to all military ID…

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Why your referral matters

Posted  August 3, 2012

You went to your primary care manager and she suggested you go see a specialist. Maybe it’s for an evaluation; maybe it’s for a specific treatment. You just know you need to make another appointment and you want to make it quickly. Whether this is your first referral or your fiftieth, having all your information…

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Troops’ investment in Edwards Exchange pays off for entire community

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Edwards AFB Exchange is paying dividends in more ways than one as Airmen exercising their benefit by dining and shopping on base last year generated a dividend of $48,5204.66. These funds are critical to Air Force Service’s ability to enhance local programs and facilities including the Oasis Community Center, High Desert Lanes Bowling Center,…

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Announcements August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 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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What’s your story?

Posted  August 3, 2012

I remember the phone call three years ago like it happened an hour ago. My sister called to tell me our dad had died unexpectedly in his sleep. Among the many emotions I encountered shortly thereafter, I distinctly remember reflecting on my dad’s Air Force service as I watched his flag being folded by sharp…

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AFTC Commander’s Welcome

Posted  July 27, 2012

Team, On the 18th of July we celebrated the beginning of an exciting journey as a unified team in the newly designated Air Force Test Center. The realignment of the 96th Test Wing to the Air Force Test Center...

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F-35B model testing at Edwards

Posted  July 27, 2012

BF-2 takes off for an orientation flight July 25 after arriving at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., July 23, 2012, in order to begin airstart testing at the 461st Flight Test Squadron. Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col...

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Small businesses showcase capabilities during Edwards Vendor Fair

Posted  July 27, 2012

As part of the base’s ongoing commitment to enhance the partnership between small businesses and base contracting and acquisition personnel, the Air Force Test Center Small Business Programs...

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