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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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C-130 Hercules still going strong at 60

Posted  August 22, 2014

Aug. 23 will mark the 60th anniversary of the C-130 Hercules’ first flight in 1954, from Burbank, Calif., to Edwards AFB.

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Women’s Equality Day 5K run/walk Aug. 26

Posted  August 22, 2014

Here’s a Women’s Equality fact: Did you know, 51 years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law to combat gender-based wage discrimination? Also, did you know, at that time, the U.S. workforce included nearly 25 million women, which was 1/3†of all U.S. workers? Yet, women earned an average of 59…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  August 22, 2014

- In the late 1920s, in a Supreme Court decision, Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes justified sterilizing a young girl.  He stated, “It is better for all the world, if instead of waiting to execute degenerate offspring for crime, or to let them starve for their imbecility, society can prevent those who are manifestly unfit from…

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Announcements – August 22, 2014

Posted  August 22, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Family Day Hours: Aug. 29 The following facilities will be closed: Airman & Family Readiness Center, CAC/DEERS Office, Education Office, Human Resources, Library, and Military Personnel Section. The following facilities will be open with the listed adjusted hours: Club Muroc: 4-8 p.m. Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4…

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News Briefs August 15, 2014

Posted  August 15, 2014

Fitness Center open Effective Aug. 16, the Rosburg Fitness Center will be open 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturdays. For more information, call 661-275-GYM1. CHP, LAPD entrance exam There will be law enforcement opportunity briefs by the California Highway Patrol and entrance exam testing with the Los Angeles Police Department Sept. 9 at the Airman & Family…

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Tobacco cessation in-person group classes

Posted  August 15, 2014

Quitting tobacco use can be an uphill battle, but fortunately there are resources to help you overcome this battle. The Health and Wellness Center at Edwards AFB offers confidential small group cessation classes based on the American Cancer Society’s “Freshstart” program. The program runs for three consecutive weeks and is facilitated by a former tobacco…

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Edwards Air Force Base schools

Posted  August 15, 2014

Edwards Air Force Base school students return to the classroom Aug. 18. Base officials want to remind Team Edwards to obey posted speed limits and watch out for children walking to and from school.

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Victim Advocate of the month

Posted  August 15, 2014

Name: Staff Sgt. Eli Rodriguez Duty title: Project “Speckled Trout” crew chief Organization: 412th Flight Test Squadron Years in the Air Force: Seven Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate? I volunteered to be a victim advocate to become part of something that helps the entire community and helps foster a…

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Education Center hosts 2014 annual education fair

Posted  August 15, 2014

Representatives from 59 colleges and universities gathered at Club Muroc in the Alliance Ballroom Aug. 13, for the base's annual Education Fair. The fair is open to all military, dependents, retirees and DOD civilians interested in furthering their education.

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New AF Inspection System changes inspection culture

Posted  August 15, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Kimberly Strong, 412th Test Wing Inspector General Wing Inspection Team lead, works in the new Management Inspection Communication Tool. Strong is instrumental in organizing Wing Inspection Teams, planning inspections, scheduling and uploading and tracking reports. The Air Force has a new inspection system and the 412th Test Wing Inspector…

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