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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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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†to 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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B.B. Wolf sues Curly Pig: Mock trial shows scouts inner workings of courthouse

Posted  December 13, 2013

Big Bad Wolf, portrayed by Capt. Nicholas Reyes (left) 412th Test Wing, Judge Advocate, and his attorney Capt. Thomas Colby, 412th TW, JA, listen as Curly Pig is questioned by his attorney during a mock trial held Dec. 9 at the Base Courthouse. The mock trial was to show local Cub Scout Wolf Den Pack…

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I just want to celebrate

Posted  December 13, 2013

It’s party time! From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, the holiday celebrations are happening everywhere. We all think of this time as one of the most joyful seasons, but it’s also the time to pay greater attention to safety. During the past two holiday campaign seasons, 75 percent of the fatalities were private motor vehicle related….

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