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Vandalism costs school district $12,000

Several base schools have been vandalized since Aug. 25 incurring over $12,000 in damages to the Muroc Joint Unified School District. The majority of the destruction has occurred at Bailey Elementary School where windows, ceiling tiles and equipment such as phones, light panels, display cases, over-head projectors and clocks have been broken. “We have a…

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C-17 treads into new territory

U.S. Air Force photo by Ethan Wagner Since Dunlop Tire was selected as the supplier for the C-17 as the replacement tire, the C-17 Global Reach Integrated Test Team at Edwards AFB has been putting the C-17’s new Dunlop tires through a collection of vibration, skid, stability, structural and wet-and-dry runway takeoff and landing performance…

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412th CE leads way in water conservation

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber Xeriscaping can take on many forms, ranging from decomposed granite that looks like dirt, to rocks with desert shrubs and low-water-use trees. Edwards has chosen to stick with a low-maintenance, decorative rock. According to Gerald Boetsch, 412th Civil Engineering Group energy manager, Edwards has always been very proactive…

hydrocodone Health & Safety

Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.


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Wingmen in action across AFMC

Posted  March 14, 2014

For many, “wingman” is just a buzzword or something discussed at stand-down days. However, Airmen across Air Force Materiel Command are putting the wingman concept into action. “As AFMC continues to emphasize a culture of respect and resiliency, it is important to remember that we all have a responsibility to be accountable for ourselves and…

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Distracted driving: ‘I never thought it could happen to me’

Posted  March 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Alexis Siekert The wreckage of one Airman’s vehicle rests on the access road near the Spangdahlem Main Gate after a distracted driving accident Feb. 19. SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – We all think, “That’ll never happen to me.” We’ve all read the statistics and heard the slogan, “Distracted…

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Scorpion Robotics ‘Scoops’ up another win, advances into super regionals

Posted  March 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Scorpions Robotics team named their robot, Scoop Da Whoop, after the scooping mechanism attached to the top of the robot, which helps the team achieve one of the game objectives to move small square pieces from the playing field to a series of baskets attached to a pendulum….

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Announcements – March 14, 2014

Posted  March 14, 2014

Force Support Squadron Air Force wide events. The 2014 Air Force Hoops program has begun. You can pick up your games pieces by visiting the Strike Zone at the High Desert Lanes Bowling Center, Muroc Lake Gold Course, Oasis Community Center, Arts and Crafts, and Outdoor Recreation. You can also enter the contest by visiting…

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Edwards celebrates Black History Month with luncheon

Posted  March 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Force Support Squadron and Team Edwards celebrated Black History Month Feb. 27 with a luncheon in the Alliance Room at Club Muroc Feb. 27. The 412th Force Support Squadron put on Team Edwards’ Black History Month Luncheon Feb. 27†at Club Muroc. The meal included baked or grilled…

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Think before you act: It only takes a second for your actions to go viral

Posted  March 7, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Have you ever done something you wish you could take back? Said something mean … wrote something inappropriate … behaved in a way that was disrespectful? I’m sure you have or you wouldn’t be human. However, in today’s society some of these behaviors never go away, even if you…

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Savings blossom for Exchange shoppers with Spring 2014 Catalog

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier for shoppers to chase away the winter blues with a fresh selection of name brand merchandise in the Spring 2014 catalog. The 36-page catalog is blooming with fashion-forward apparel and accessories from Calvin Klein, Lucky Brand, Levi’s, Michael Kors and Coach. Shoppers can find…

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Air Force presents fiscal 2015 budget request

Posted  March 7, 2014

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2015 Presidents Budget request March 4, following similar briefings by the Department of Defense and its sister services. The fiscal 20 15 budget request repositions the force to focus on future challenges and opportunities, while continuing to recover readiness lost during sequestration in fiscal 2013, said Maj. Gen….

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Keeping family bond throughout deployment

Posted  March 7, 2014

SOUTHWEST ASIA †-†Deployments are different after you have a child. I just never realized how different deployments would be once I became a parent. This deployment I am a mother. Sometimes I wonder how a mother could leave her 1-year-old baby like I have done, as if I am abandoning my child in some way,…

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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  March 7, 2014

Name: Amy Pringle Duty Title: NCOIC, Aircrew Training Organization: 412th Operations Support Squadron Years of service: 13.5 years Hometown: Collettsville, N.C. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: I realized that being in or associated with the military often means our primary support systems are located very far away from us. Being a victim…

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