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2014 second quarter award winners unveiled

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, poses with the Team of the Quarter, the 412th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section. The 412th Test Wing honored second quarter award winners during a ceremony Sept. 11 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all! Airman of the…

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Hispanics – a future of success

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber After lunch, Senior Airman Joe Hernandez, 31st TES Bomber weapons load crew member and Carolina Catares, military spouse, demonstrated a salsa dance influenced by merengue dance which is native to the Caribbean and Central American regions. Each year from, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage…

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NASA’s shuttle carrier aircraft settles down in Palmdale

Retired NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911, one of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA's space shuttles for decades, moved to its new home at Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Sept.12.

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South Base landmark torn-down, replaced

The South Base water tower that once stood as a 160-foot red and white landmark found itself torn down and dried out in the desert Sept. 16.

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Wolfenbarger notified of Order of the Sword induction

Air Force photograph by J.C. Snediker Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, expresses her surprise and gratitude to Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, AFMC command chief (left) – and all the command’s enlisted Airmen – at being selected for induction into the Order of the Sword. In an emotional ceremony Sep. 3, Gen….


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Salutes & Awards

2014 second quarter award winners unveiled

Posted  September 19, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, poses with the Team of the Quarter, the 412th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section. The 412th Test Wing honored second quarter award winners during a ceremony Sept. 11 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all! Airman of the…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  September 19, 2014

- Have you ever wanted to be part of something bigger than yourself-to make a difference in this world?  Will you be ready when the time comes?  Winston Churchill put it this way: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance…

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Hispanics – a future of success

Posted  September 19, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber After lunch, Senior Airman Joe Hernandez, 31st TES Bomber weapons load crew member and Carolina Catares, military spouse, demonstrated a salsa dance influenced by merengue dance which is native to the Caribbean and Central American regions. Each year from, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage…

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NASA’s shuttle carrier aircraft settles down in Palmdale

Posted  September 19, 2014

Retired NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911, one of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA's space shuttles for decades, moved to its new home at Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Sept.12.

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South Base landmark torn-down, replaced

Posted  September 19, 2014

The South Base water tower that once stood as a 160-foot red and white landmark found itself torn down and dried out in the desert Sept. 16.

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It is my honor and privilege

Posted  September 19, 2014

How do you respond when someone says thank you? Do you smile and nod your head? Do you say, “No problem.”? How about, “I am just doing my job.” Perhaps a thank you catches you off guard and you fail to provide a response at all? I understand all of these reactions. It is easy…

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Wolfenbarger notified of Order of the Sword induction

Posted  September 19, 2014

Air Force photograph by J.C. Snediker Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, expresses her surprise and gratitude to Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, AFMC command chief (left) – and all the command’s enlisted Airmen – at being selected for induction into the Order of the Sword. In an emotional ceremony Sep. 3, Gen….

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JROTC honor guard remembers 9/11

Posted  September 19, 2014

Desert High School Junior ROTC Honor Guard cadets gathered at the school’s†flag pole early Sept. 11, to remember the individuals who lost their lives in the World Trade Center and Pentagon†attacks in 2001. As the bugler played “Taps,” the flag was raised and lowered to half-staff. Cadets saluted the flag as the student body and…

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Look past 1947 for Air Force roots

Posted  September 19, 2014

The Air Force officially turns 67 this month, but my uncle Gino thinks it’s older. He’s 90, and the lone surviving brother of my father. Both of them served in World War II, as did two of their siblings. My father was in the Navy, as was his eldest brother, Europeo (his real name, I…

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Exchange debuts Military-Brat approved toys in time for holiday shopping

Posted  September 19, 2014

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is stocking its shelves with Military-Brat Approved toys, a kid-tested collection of the hottest dolls, actions figures, play sets and more. More than 150 Military-Brat Approved toys will be featured in special Toyland sections, opening Sept. 17 at Exchanges worldwide….

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