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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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Salutes & Awards

Edwards CCAF graduates 140-plus Airmen

Posted  May 11, 2012

Team Edwards watched more than 140 Airmen recieve their Community College of the Air Fore degrees in a ceremony at Club Muroc May 3. Additionally, several Airmen distinguished themselves further with...

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Events

Team Edwards surpasses AFAF campaign goal

Posted  May 11, 2012

With May officially marking the end of this year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign Air Force-wide, Team Edwards once again went above and beyond in terms of showing why it’s not only committed to caring, but committed to giving as well. Although this year’s AFAF campaign at Edwards ran…

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Using free, court-sponsored assistance to file California legal forms

Posted  May 11, 2012

If you are seeking assistance with identifying the proper legal forms to use, and/or need help completing legal forms that you intend to file in a California court, court-sponsored “self-help centers” are an excellent no-cost resource. Additionally, self-help centers regularly provide free legal workshops and seminars on legal topics including small claims lawsuits, probating estates,…

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Edwards shows appreciation to local military retirees

Posted  May 11, 2012

More than 100 military retirees and their families attended the Military Appreciation Day event held here May 5 at the Oasis Community Center. Of those in attendance, retirees were treated to financial and healthcare information and services in addition to guest speakers throughout the day. For any…

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Health & Safety

How does high blood pressure cause stroke?

Posted  May 11, 2012

Did you know that one in every three U.S. adults has suffered from high blood pressure, a major risk factor for stroke? And, stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. Those facts came straight from the American Stroke Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. The relationship between stroke…

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Children’s helmet protection

Posted  May 11, 2012

With the weather getting warmer, children will be out on their self-propelled form of transportation, i.e. bicycle, scooter, skateboard, in-line skates and roller skates. The Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office has noticed an increase with children not wearing an approved helmet. As a reminder, everyone is required to wear a helmet while on…

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Coyotes in housing, main base areas

Posted  May 11, 2012

This year, there has been an increase in coyote sightings and activity around base housing and main base offices. The Security Forces Wildlife section along with Environmental Management have been working together to deter or remove coyotes from base housing and areas affected by the coyotes. Do not attempt to feed or make contact with…

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Announcements May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 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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Protecting your family’s critical information

Posted  May 11, 2012

Vacation and permanent change of station time is quickly drawling upon us once again. As the weather warms up and kids are getting ready to get out of school, many of us will be leaving the area, some for good. With that being said, it is important to remember to practice good family Operational Security….

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First C-17 in AF takes last flight over skies of Edwards

Posted  May 4, 2012

Team Edwards and the C-17 Integrated Test Team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron recently bid the U.S. Air Force’s first C-17 Globemaster III (S/N 87-0025) a final farewell as it departed Edwards April 23 to...

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