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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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New Express gas station open for business

Posted  August 2, 2013

Air Force photograph Edwards AFB Exchange Gas Station located on Fitz-Gerald Blvd. across from Starbucks. As of July 31, the new Army and Air Force Exchange Express service†station on Fitz-Gerald Boulevard†is now open. The station†is approximately 2,700 square feet of sales area, doubling the current station, and has 10 pumps to help facilitate a quick…

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No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

Posted  August 2, 2013

Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, “no decisions have been made at this time,” a Pentagon spokesman said July 30. More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid days are…

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News Briefs August 2, 2103

Posted  August 2, 2013

E-5 promotion celebration Join us at Club Muroc in the Alliance Ballroom to celebrate our newest staff sergeant selects 4 p.m., Aug. 2. †Uniform of the day is ABUs. †There will be refreshments provided. For more information, call (661) 275-2670 or e-mail sedric.whitaker@us.af.mil. A&FRC NCO needed The Airman and Family Readiness Center is accepting applications…

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Fifteen promoted in July

Posted  August 2, 2013

Team Edwards celebrated the promotions for 15 of its Airmen July 31 in the Base Auditorium. The Airmen represent the promotees for the month of July. Congratulations to all those who took ascended to the next step in their Air Force careers! To airman 1st class Patrick J. Booth, 412th Maintenance Squadron Breanna L. A….

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PLAYpass gives Airmen up to $1,000 in discounts

Posted  August 2, 2013

  Airmen projected to deploy or have recently returned from a deployment can participate in the PLAYpass Get out and Play Program and save $500 to $1,000 on installation programs. The PLAYpass program is based upon discount cards which provide eligible Airmen and family members the opportunity to participate in force support squadron programs for…

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Mission control center upgrades increase capability

Posted  August 2, 2013

Performing major renovations to the gold and blue rooms may sound like it's leading to the grand re-opening of a popular night club, but at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, it means an increased capability in flight operations and testing.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 2, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – It is reported that South African golfer Gary Player responded to a critic describing him as “lucky” by saying, “yes, and I’ve noticed that the harder I practice, the luckier I get.”  Our character is formed in the same way….

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After ‘nightmare,’ dream comes true for 412th CS, Desert Junior Senior High School

Posted  August 2, 2013

Desert Junior Senior High School received 17 computers July 31 through the Computers for Learning program, which lets no longer used computers and technical equipment to be handed over to schools and nonprofit organizations.

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X-56A technology demonstrator achieves first flight

Posted  August 2, 2013

The Air Force Research Laboratory, in conjunction with Lockheed Martin and NASA, recently undertook the first flight on July 26 of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed flight demonstrator, at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif.

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Announcements – August 2, 2013

Posted  August 2, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Instrument Flight Rules Refresher Course: Aug .10, 8 a.m.-noon. Practical IFR Flying Seminar with Regulations and Procedures Review. Cost is $105 and pre-registration preferred. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft….

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