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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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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  June 20, 2014

Name: Rudolph Baisa Duty title: F-22 Crew Chief Organization: 412th AMXS/MXARA Years of service: 11 years Hometown: San Francisco, Calif. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: I became a victim advocate because I believe that individuals who experience sexual assaults have had a traumatic event in their lives and need all the help…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  June 20, 2014

- Toleration seems to be at the forefront of every argument and hot topic in our culture today. We demand toleration on every issue under the sun. But toleration costs nothing to the person making the demand. It is built upon thoughts and philosophies and not relationships. And everyone knows relationships are messy and uncontrollable. However…

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Events

Announcements – June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Civilians Welcome. Training on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft maintenance. Call Aero Club for dates and availability. Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5…

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News Briefs June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Palace Chase briefing A Palace Chase Briefing will be held 2-3 p.m., June 19 at the Consolidated Support Facility, Bldg. 3000, Room 123. To reserve a seat, call Tech. Sgt. Sam Flynn at (661) 277-3582 or e-mail samuel.flynn.1@us.af.mil. The Palace Chase program allows active duty officers and Airmen to voluntarily transfer from active duty in…

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Health & Safety

Motorcycle advanced rider course

Posted  June 13, 2014

The 412th Test Wing Safety Office is offering a motorcycle Advanced Rider Course for military only.  If you have taken the basic motorcycle course, it is mandatory to take the advanced course per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1.  Although the class is geared towards the sport bike rider, it is open to all two-wheeled riders (military…

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AF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted  June 13, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2014 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene here Aug. 5-8 to consider candidates for July 2015 and January 2016 classes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications must reach Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Air, Space and Information Operations by June 23, 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time….

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Grand Opening of the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange Mobile Center

Posted  June 13, 2014

The Edwards Exchange held a grand opening for their new Mobile Center June 5. This Exchange Mobile Center is open to military and civilians personnel.

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Almost $2.4 million awarded to DHS students

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Desert High School held their 29th annual academic awards celebration May 22 during which students received more than $2,398,575 million in awarded scholarships, grants and awards. Desert Junior Senior High School’s Class of 2014 consisted of 97 seniors, 13 of which were honored as Valedictorians with a 4.0 GPA. Muroc…

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Drunk driving: What does it take?

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty Chevalier A car sits in the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons parking lot to represent a drunk driving accident at July 15, 2013, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – What will it take? What sort of cost? A monetary or personal…

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NASA begins testing of new spectrograph on agency’s airborne observatory

Posted  June 13, 2014

Astronomers are eagerly waiting to begin use of a new instrument to study celestial objects: a high-resolution, mid-infrared spectrograph mounted on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, the world's largest flying telescope.

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