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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 August 1, 2014

Posted  August 1, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Aug. 6 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment you may contact the blood drive coordinators:†Senior Airman Joe Hernandez at joe.hernandez.8@us.af.mil or Senior Airman Sarah Bird at sarah.bird.2@us.af.mil. You may also…

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New AFTC Inspector General sworn in

Posted  August 1, 2014

Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, swore in the new Air Force Test Center Inspector General Col. Christopher Wheeler July 30.

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Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

Posted  August 1, 2014

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas Katherine Lott, the recipient of the 2014 NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship, is congratulated by NASA Armstrong center director David McBride. Flanking the pair are Katherine’s parents, Darryl and Boon Lott. The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial…

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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

Posted  August 1, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds F-35B aircraft BF-4, piloted by Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Dan Levin, starts down the runway as part of wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards AFB, Calif. In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind…

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412thTW planning 2014 Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted  August 1, 2014

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest report, "Americans with Disabilities" (2010), 56 million Americans have a disability that affects their daily life activities, making up almost 19 percent of the population. Of that number of people, nearly 60 percent are unemployed.

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Existing tools help users reduce PII breaches

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force graphic New buttons will show up on Outlook e-mails as part of the new Digital Signature Enforcement Tool roll out. DSET helps users protect personally identifiable information by flagging possible PII in e-mails and attachments.   Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old e-mail tool to help Air Force users reduce…

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Exchange offers back-to-school gas savings

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Exchange Express Gas Station. As military shoppers load up their students’ backpacks with pencils, notebooks and other back-to-school gear, MILITARY STAR card users can fill up on savings at pumps at the†Edwards Express location. From Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange…

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Life is moving, move with it

Posted  August 1, 2014

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.†-†”You can’t be neutral on a moving train” is a famous quote, and the title of a memoir and documentary about the life of author, historian and activist Howard Zinn. What this means is that things are happening all around us, and everything in life is moving in a certain direction….

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Health & Safety

West Nile Virus found in Lancaster, nothing on Edwards

Posted  August 1, 2014

The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has been informed of two dead birds that have tested positive for West Nile Virus this year.

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Webb takes over as new TPS commandant

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, left, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Col. Charles Webb Jr. with the unit guidon signifying Webb’s assumption of command as the new USAF Test Pilot School commandant July 24. In a traditional Air Force ceremony July 24, Col. Charles Webb†Jr. became†the new†commandant of the United…

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