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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.

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Students study Earth from NASA flying lab

Thirty-two undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth science research.

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn't know how it got there, but sometimes it served as a pleasant escape from the surrounding chaos.

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OG Immersion program brings flight test within sight

The 412th Operations Group is creating the "OG Immersion" program to directly involve organizations on base with the main flight mission.

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations.


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Health & Safety

TRICARE and the Affordable Care Act

Posted  January 30, 2015

With the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010, TRICARE beneficiaries may have questions about how it would affect them. The ACA and TRICARE are very different, governed by two different pieces of legislation so changes in one have no effect on the other. The intent of the Affordable Care Act,…

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Health & Safety

AFMC promotes awareness of heart attack warning signs

Posted  January 30, 2015

February is American Heart Month. The National Institutes of Health reports that more than one million people in the United States have a heart attack each year. Of the people who die from heart attacks, about half die within an hour of their first symptoms and before they reach the hospital. When a heart attack…

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Local

Scorpions to show their love of robotics on Valentine’s Day

Posted  January 30, 2015

This Valentine's Day, love is in the air. That is, love of robotics.

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Salutes & Awards

AAFES earns 2015 Diversity Leader Award

Posted  January 30, 2015

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been named a Diversity Leader Award winner from Profiles in Diversity Journal for 2015, emphasizing the exchange’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The exchange was one of only 19 large organizations-those with 3,000 associates or more-to be honored in the seventh-annual competition.  Organizations…

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Commentary

Lessons learned in protecting social media accounts

Posted  January 30, 2015

On a Saturday afternoon in late November, I was informed about a political remark that appeared on my Director of Public Affairs Twitter feed. A staff member called to ask if I was aware of the re-tweet. At the time, I was on leave, out of the state, tending to my daughter who had had…

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Deadline for 2015 scholarship applications Feb. 13

Posted  January 30, 2015

College student Jordan Cherry said winning a scholarship from the Scholarships for Military Children program was a great opportunity for her. “It definitely decreases the financial burden of school, which we all know is a big benefit with college costing so much.” The Defense Commissary Agency wants to remind you that the opportunity to apply…

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

Posted  January 30, 2015

– As stated last week, the Atlantic Monthly ran an article contrasting two sets of virtues: “resume virtues” and “eulogy virtues.” The goal of the article was to provide motivation for others in order to create a “counterculture” to our power, wealth and achievement culture. In the author’s words, we need to become people who…

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Events

Announcements – January 30, 2015

Posted  January 30, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Edwards Gives Back Have you used your Coyote Cash yet? Be sure to redeem yours at Club Muroc, High Desert Lanes’ Strike Zone Snack Bar, or Muroc Lake Golf Course’s Sandbagger Grill by Feb. 15! Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards…

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News Briefs January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

Fitz-Gerald pedestrian crossing work Through next week, road work will be taking place near the Fitz-Gerald Blvd. and Doolittle Parkway intersections, which is located in the housing area near Chapel 2. This work will result in better visibility of the pedestrian crossings and make crossing at these locations easier and safer for all. Fitz-Gerald and…

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JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

Posted  January 23, 2015

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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