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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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Exchange Quality Assurance team last line of defense for safety, performance

Posted  April 11, 2014

In the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Quality Assurance testing facility, it is not uncommon to see a flicker of light through the blinds or to experience the faint smell of burning plastic seeping up from under the closed doors. Although the unsuspecting may assume there is an emergency, it’s business as usual at…

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The Emotionless Leader: trusted, respected by Airmen

Posted  April 11, 2014

“I don’t want to hurt her career …” “He’s the best NCO I’ve got. I don’t want to see him lose a stripe …” How many times have you heard someone in a leadership position make statements such as these when contemplating disciplinary actions when an Airman or NCO makes a terrible decision? Whether due…

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April 14 marks anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia’s first landing

Posted  April 11, 2014

Air Force photograph Space Shuttle Columbia lands April 14, 1981 on Rogers Dry Lake Bed at Edwards AFB. Monday marks 33 years since the first re-usable space vehicle successfully returned to Earth on the wings of an aircraft. This April, it has been 33 years since the first re-usable space vehicle successfully returned to Earth…

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Airmen do’s, don’ts regarding political activities

Posted  April 11, 2014

Many Airmen face one question every four years or so, “How politically active can I be? This article provides a brief description of the limitations applicable to service members when it comes to political activity. The political activities of service members are governed by DOD Directive 1344.10, and Airmen in particular are subject to the…

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TRICARE recognizes Month of the Military Child

Posted  April 11, 2014

Each April, the military community pauses to focus on its youngest members, those who don’t deploy or travel to war, but are affected by those events just the same–the military child. Military children are unique in that they face frequent moves and parental deployments, in addition to the typical childhood stressors of learning, maturing and…

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A Chaplain’s perspective on sexual assault

Posted  April 11, 2014

Have you ever had your soul torn in two? In other words, have you ever been hurt at such a deep level that you don’t think you will ever be healed again? That is what happens with a sexual assault. It cuts deep into a person so that their very being is damaged in ways…

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Exchange warns shoppers about used vehicle scams

Posted  April 11, 2014

The Army & Exchange Service is warning military shoppers about scammers posing as service members offering to broker the sale of used boats, cars and motorcycles through the Exchange. In one recent case, a scammer, who posed as a Soldier, tried to defraud a man in Tennessee out of $2,500 for the sale of a…

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Announcements – April 11, 2014

Posted  April 11, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Scholarship Program presented by Air Force Services Clubs: Your essay could be worth a $1,000 scholarship! Submit your essay online by April 15 for a chance to one of 25 $1,000 scholarships. Open to 2014 graduating seniors and eligible Air Force Club Member dependents. More information…

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News Briefs April 4, 2014

Posted  April 4, 2014

Tax center Just a reminder, The Tax Center April 9. †If you have not done so, call and make an appointment at (661) 277-4310. †If you have already filed with them and would like to pick up your documents (W2s, 1099Rs, etc), call Capt. Nicholas Reyes at (661) 277-9660. All files and documents will be…

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USAF TPS team proves how ‘a dummy’ can save money

Posted  April 4, 2014

In an Air Force setting that is locked on being financially-conscious and proactive under the current financial challenges, the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, at the request of the 418th Flight Test Squadron, is working with the squadron through the implementation of the school's Test Management Project to come up with a more cost-effective way of conducting dummy drop parachute testing for the Air Force.

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