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Never underestimate your impact

Posted August 28, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Zachary Capogna

Every day I visit our great Airmen and every day I come across more than one that underestimates their impact to the mission. There’s the one-stripe maintainer, “just repaneling an aircraft,” for the next day’s flight, or the young personalist, “just issuing another identification card,” or the defender, “just guarding the gate.” The list could…

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News Briefs August 21. 2015

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Women’s Equality Day Luncheon Be sure to reserve your seat for the upcoming Womenís Equality Day Luncheon! The guest speaker is Juliana de Beers, owner of J.B. Whitney & Associates, who also teaches communication courses at Edwards. Additionally, Jon Ghent from Lockheed Martin will present a short speech on ìWomen in STEM.î Aug. 26 has…

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Personnel Briefs August 21, 2015

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Undergrad flying training applications due in November The 2016 Air Force Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will convene Jan. 25-28 to select applicants for 2016-2017 pilot, remotely piloted aircraft, combat systems officer and air battle manager training opportunities. Eligible active duty officers must apply by Nov. 20 and selection results will be released in February…

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Seed bugs invade Edwards

Posted August 21, 2015 by

During the past weeks Edwards has once again fallen prey to Mother Nature’s hand and has been invaded by Melacoryphus lateralis — †the Seed bug. Misty Hailstone, 412th Civil Engineering Group, Environmental Management biologist, identified the species, which was confirmed by an entomologist. The Seed bug does not sting or bite and is not known…

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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone at lightning speed

Posted August 21, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Lockheed Martin photograph During the month of July, the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force flew 76 sorties, making it a first for the ITF involving a new monthly flying record. The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test…

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AFOTEC Det. 5 gets new CC

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Lt. Col. Ryan Hollman assumed command of Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5 at Edwards AFB Aug. 14. The ceremony was held at Club Muroc and was officiated by Maj. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy, AFOTEC commander. AFOTEC is headquartered†at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and has two detachments at Edwards. Hollman…

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US, Turkey finalizing details of anti-ISIL airstrikes

Posted August 21, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The U.S. and Turkey are finalizing details of Turkeys recently announced participation in the air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said Aug. 14. Col. Pat Ryder briefed reporters at the Pentagon on continuing operations in Iraq and Syria by coalition partners supporting Combined…

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Youth programs underway for new school year

Posted August 21, 2015 by Kristen Burks and Andrea Steele

The 2015-2016 school year is here and, after another successful summer, the Youth Programs are well under way! The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for children, but can also cause stress and anxiety for many parents and children. There are many ways to reduce this stress for your family, including…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Aug. 21-27 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Beef broccoli Over white rice Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Three pieces fried chicken Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Thursday Mandarin chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage, $1.99; Large, $2.09 Menu subject to change

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‘We’re all in this together’ — A senior NCO’s five constants

Posted August 21, 2015 by Senior Master Sgt. Rodney Bernard

Service in the Air Force today means different things for different people. Depending on your unique circumstances, such as family dynamics, job or upbringing, how you navigate through those dynamics can have a significant impact on your time serving and significantly help you prepare for the day you no longer will wear the uniform, whether…

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