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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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Changes to academic degree, developmental education expectations

Posted  August 22, 2014

Air Force officials announced actions designed to set clear expectations, restore Airmen’s time and refocus officer promotions on job performance. The Air Force has addressed long-standing perceptions that to be promoted, officers must complete an advanced academic degree, and those officers selected by a promotion board to attend developmental education in-residence, are expected to first…

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Air Combat Command loans Global Hawk to GVCTF

Posted  August 22, 2014

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

Posted  August 22, 2014

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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ALS graduates 12 Airmen

Posted  August 22, 2014

Air Force graphic by Mark Wyatt The Edwards Education Center hosted the latest graduating class from Airman Leadership School Aug. 22. Class 14-F saw 12 Airmen take the next step towards more responsibility. Senior Airman Stephen M. Levy, 412th AMXS, received the John Levitow Award; Staff Sgt. Robert E. Torres, 412th Maintenance Group, received the…

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Range safety engineer named CAFA Civilian of the Year

Posted  August 22, 2014

The California Air Force Association held their annual awards banquet Aug. 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Service members receiving RAND Military Workplace Survey

Posted  August 22, 2014

About 580,000 service members have begun receiving e-mails or letters inviting them to participate in the first RAND Military Workplace Study, Defense Department officials said. Active and reserve component members in all military branches and the Coast Guard are being invited to participate. “The survey is unprecedented in its scale and will influence policies that…

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Robotics team needs volunteers

Posted  August 22, 2014

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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Honorary commanders tour 412th Maintenance Group

Posted  August 22, 2014

A group of honorary commanders toured the 412th Maintenance Group August 15 along with their pertinent squadron commander and base leaders.

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Prizes, pizza, close out summer reading program

Posted  August 22, 2014

With Edwards’ schools beginning Aug. 18, the Edwards Base Library ended this year's Base Library Summer Reading Program with a grand finale Aug. 15.

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Leadership Lessons: Do you know our Air Force Heritage?

Posted  August 22, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Luis Loza Gutierrez The United States Air Force was founded by the aviators who learned their tradecraft in World War I, like Capt. Frederick Libby who became the first American ace. America’s first aviation hero was Maj. Eddie Rickenbacker who, with 26 kills, was the most successful American…

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