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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…

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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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Exchange targets veterans, families for employment opportunities

Posted  April 26, 2013

While some advertise efforts to hire veterans, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service simply does what it has for more than 117 years – extend career opportunities to veterans and their families. In fact, 10 percent of the Exchange’s workforce is comprised of veterans with military spouses and family members accounting for another 24…

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Time is now to donate to AFAF

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rick Goodfriend Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, commander, 412th Test Wing. This year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign is in its final stretch and we’re learning about many of our fellow Airmen who have been helped in the past by our four affiliate charities of the AFAF or know someone who has…

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News Briefs May 3, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month The Health and Wellness Center is hosting an Asian-Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Run/Walk event May 8.†Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K.†The start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. The event is open to runners and walkers of…

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Banquet honors local 4.0 seniors

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photograph Col. Lawrence Hoffman, U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School commandant, speaks to local high school seniors at the 11th Annual Excellence in Academics Recognition Ceremony sponsored by the Mojave Transporation Museum and the Mojave Chamber of Commerce Apr. 24. The Mojave Transportation Museum and the Mojave Chamber of Commerce held their 11th Annual…

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Public law repeals mil-to-mil automatic FSGLI enrollment

Posted  May 3, 2013

A public law that took effect in January repealed automatic enrollment in Family Servicmembers Group Life Insurance for military members married to military members, but those Airmen may still elect the additional coverage, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. In the past, military married to military were automatically enrolled in FSGLI, and automatically incurred…

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Air Force secretary announces departure

Posted  May 3, 2013

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley has announced his plan to step down June 21 as the Air Force’s top civilian after serving for nearly five years. “It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve with our Air Force’s great Airmen,” Donley said. “Their accomplishments have been nothing short of impressive and I’m…

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Salutes & Awards

April promotions

Posted  May 3, 2013

Team Edwards held there monthly promotion ceremony April 30.† Congratulations to those for taking the next step in their Air Force careers!† To senior master sergeant Arnold G. Guiao, 412th Medical Support Squadron Gregory C. Baker, 412th Flight Test†Squadron To master Sergeant Matthew R. Inman, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Jeremy L. Marmet, 412th Aircraft…

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New parachute test to provide AC-130 aircrew with the best

Posted  May 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Case Tech. Sgt. Joseph Monreal, 418th Flight Test Squadron NCOIC of the Test Parachuting Program, deploys the Low Profile parachute after exiting a SC.7 Skyvan during a LPP test April 12, 2013 over the Edwards Farm Dropzone. The Low Profile Parachute is intended to replace the BA-22 parachute…

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Hagel to make furlough decision soon, press secretary says

Posted  May 3, 2013

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will make a decision soon on the scope of civilian furloughs in response to sequestration spending cuts, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said May 2. Hagel is reviewing analysis on the budget “and he’ll reach a decision in the near future,” Little told reporters. Little acknowledged news reports that some services…

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AFMC commander visits Sustainment Center, air logistics complexes

Posted  May 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Tommie Horton Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, and Lt. Gen. Bruce Litchfield, commander, Air Force Sustainment Center, join Brig. Gen. Cedric George, Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex commander, in a rally with 572nd Commodities Maintenance Squadron F-15 ramp shop employees during a visit to Robins Air Force Base,…

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