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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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News Briefs February 28, 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

Veteran’s legal clinic A free legal clinic will be held March 1 in Lancaster, Calif., for veterans seeking help with a variety of legal issues, including criminal record clearance, government benefits (including VA benefits), quality of life, traffic citations, child support and small claims. Participants can meet with attorneys to discuss a wide variety of…

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These numbers may be sobering

Posted  February 28, 2014

Numbers do not lie. They can show the "truth" as an answer to a mathematical problem. They can also tell a story in the way of statistics.

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AV Board of Trade celebrates innovation at annual Outlook Conference

Posted  February 28, 2014

Air Force photographs by Rebecca Amber Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, shared an update on Edwards Air Force Base and its role in the Air Force Test Center at the Antelope Valley Board of Trade’s Outlook Conference Feb. 21. “Breaking Boundaries” was the theme of the conference. MOJAVE, Calif….

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Exchange sweepstakes hatches up $20,000 worth of prizes

Posted  February 28, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is partnering with Just Born, the maker of Peeps, to hatch up an “eggciting” sweepstakes for a chance to win one of 20 Exchange gift cards worth $1,000. “The Exchange is excited to partner with Just Born to give away $20,000 to service members and their families,” said…

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SecAF outlines top priorities during ‘State of AF’ address

Posted  February 28, 2014

After her second month in office, Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James laid out her top three priorities as part of a “state of the Air Force” address, during the final day of the 30th annual Air Force Association Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 21.

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High Desert Lanes Strike Zone Snack Bar Daily Lunch Specials

Posted  February 28, 2014

The Strike Zone Snack Bar at the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center has added daily lunch specials to their menu from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Monday: Tempura Chicken, $5.75 Tuesday: Build-a-Hot Dog, $3 Wednesday: Patty Melt, $5 Thursday: Two Fish Tacos, $4.75 Friday: Build-a-Burger, for $6 Add on a 24-ounce soda and french…

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Father, son’s love for aviation inspires one ‘talon-ted’ creation

Posted  February 28, 2014

What started as a father-and-son hobby between Rodger and Brent Hecht with the Muroc Model Masters (MMM) Radio-Controlled Club nearly 20 years ago not only paved a way for a lifetime hobby and a career in the aviation industry, but an interest to take model building to a whole new scale.

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Road, West Gate closures March 1

Posted  February 28, 2014

Various road closures will occur in order to support the movement of an aircraft trailer from South Base through the West Gate March 1. The locations where traffic is stopped will reopen once the convoy has passed. †Note the locations and times (times are approximate) and plan accordingly for delays and closures. 10 a.m. –…

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Chief Chaplain lists upcoming religious holidays

Posted  February 28, 2014

The Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Howard D. Stendahl recently released a list of upcoming religious holidays, festivals, feasts and observances. The purpose of the list is to make commanders and supervisors aware of the religious needs of their Airmen. I encourage you to approve religious accommodation requests while continuing to nurture…

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AFMC promotes chronic pain management awareness

Posted  February 28, 2014

During the month of March, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Chronic Pain Management Awareness. Chronic pain is American’s biggest health problem. It affects more individuals than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts more than three months,…

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