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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.

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Students study Earth from NASA flying lab

Thirty-two undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth science research.

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn't know how it got there, but sometimes it served as a pleasant escape from the surrounding chaos.

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OG Immersion program brings flight test within sight

The 412th Operations Group is creating the "OG Immersion" program to directly involve organizations on base with the main flight mission.

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations.


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Cub scouts visit military working dogs

Posted  October 10, 2014

Courtesy photograph 412th Security Forces Squadron working dog handlers Senior Airman Adrian Mac (left) and Staff Sgt. Jesse Harris pose with GGreta, Xero and McGruff the Crime Dog after their demonstration for local cub scouts. Local Cub scouts got an introduction to military law enforcement during a base tour Sept. 27†with a†stop at the Military…

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The history of Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 10, 2014

On the 40th anniversary (1911) of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America, the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association, sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day.

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Hispanics a future of success

Posted  October 10, 2014

Each year from, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, to recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Every year’s celebration has a theme and this year’s is “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of…

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AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1. Under the…

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Disability Employment Awareness Month in full swing at Edwards

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Committee invited wounded warriors and students out to Piute Ponds for a morning of birding. Covering up to 600 acres on the base’s southwest corner, the freshwater marsh is comprised of channels, dikes and evaporation ponds with water supplied from a Los…

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Learn sign language on Deaf Day

Posted  October 10, 2014

Disability Employment Awareness Month is hosting Deaf Day events Oct. 14 and 15. The events start with a brown bag luncheon for senior leaders, supervisors, hiring managers, co-workers and deaf or hard of hearing employees. At the luncheon, participants will learn how current and future deaf employees can work as well as hearing employees when…

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Pregnant with cancer: A story of survival, resilience

Posted  October 10, 2014

On April 16, 2007, I got a call no expecting mother would dream of receiving. “We got the results from your biopsy and it came back malignant.” Did the doctor just say I had cancer? I first discovered the lump during Christmas break. It was so small that it was barely distinguishable. In March, I…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 10, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Columbus Day is more than an American holiday. In fact, numerous countries celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas because it honors the need for unity.  It is amazing that in the late 1400s, a crew brought…

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Announcements – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Columbus Day Holiday Hours, Oct. 13 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following:  Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed  Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m,; Midnight Meal, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.  High Desert Inn: open seven days…

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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Varicella vaccine available The 412th Medical Group Immunization Clinic now has the Varicella vaccine available for children 12 months and older who are TRICARE beneficiaries. The clinic is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and noon-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays. For questions or concerns, call the clinic at 661-277-3427. Wag ëní Run Health Promotion…

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