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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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Line officer accessions impacted by personnel policy changes

Posted  December 19, 2013

Air Force Recruiting Service officials announced today they are implementing changes that impact line officer accessions, as part of Air Force’s recent release about posturing for future force management initiatives. Impacts of this change affect selected candidates and new applicants. Currently, a number of selected candidates with previously assigned Basic Officer Training class dates were…

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News Briefs December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

EOOC closure The 412th Test Wing Equal Opportunity Office will be close at noon Dec. 18 for an official office function. Regular Office hours will resume Dec. 19. In the event of an emergency, call Al Wilson at (661) 209-4471. Retirement Michael E. Frye: The director of the 412th Force Support Squadron cordially invites you…

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Boom! JROTC visits EOD

Posted  December 13, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A Junior ROTC student from Lancaster High School volunteered to try on a bomb suit to experience the weight of the protective outerwear. The Junior ROTC cadets were being given a tour of Edwards AFB with one of the tour stops being the EOD compound. Lancaster High School Air…

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SLAP your Airmen daily

Posted  December 13, 2013

LAJES FIELD, Azores – Have you ever wanted to SLAP your Airmen? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them in hopes of teaching them a lesson? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them, but feared going to jail? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, here is a way to accomplish…

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Exchange’s Online Mall, specialty stores expand to offer greater selection for military shoppers

Posted  December 13, 2013

The addition of several new stores in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Online Mall is adding up to greater selection and savings for military shoppers. Hat Club, World of Powersports and Candy Crush candy boxes have all recently joined more than 40 third party sites offering exclusive discounts and promotions to military families…

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AF officials announce fiscal 2014 civilian workforce shaping

Posted  December 13, 2013

The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced. Specific reductions by location have not been determined. The Air Force will implement civilian workforce shaping initiatives, along…

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Develop a study plan that works for you

Posted  December 13, 2013

OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea – The weighted airman promotion season is back; chief master sergeant promotion testing period has just ended while senior master sergeant, master sergeant, technical sergeant, and staff sergeant cycles are fast approaching. My message, if you don’t read any further, is to study for promotion – I mean really study…

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New storage facility near BX

Posted  December 13, 2013

The new Lock and Leave storage facility, located outside of the Base Exchange, is now open for business. Anyone with base access and a lock can rent a storage unit. The main office is located in the Enterprise Rental Car office and is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday‚Ćto Friday. The storage units come in four…

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AF announces additional force management programs to reduce force size

Posted  December 13, 2013

Air Force leadership announced force management programs today designed to reduce the force by thousands of Airmen over the next five years as a result of sequestration. Fiscal year 2014 force management initiatives are in addition to the announcement made in July, stating the Air Force will implement several force management programs to meet budget…

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New TRICARE.mil I want to feature offers easy access to popular customer service options

Posted  December 13, 2013

TRICARE beneficiaries now have an easy way to access customer service features. The TRICARE.mil home page has a new I want to section offering beneficiaries a gateway to links that help them manage their health care from prescriptions to enrollments and much more. The I want to section of TRICARE.mil launched Dec. 1, 2013. The…

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