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Chari takes over JSF test squadron

Posted July 10, 2015 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay Lt. Col. Raja Chari (right) accepts the 461st Flight Test Squadron guidon from former 412th Operations Group commander, Col. Rodney Todaro, during the squadron’s change of command ceremony June 26. Chari assumed command from Lt. Col. Andrew Allen. The 461st FLTS†conducts developmental testing for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter….

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Nineteen Airmen graduate from leadership school

Posted July 10, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Senior Airman Kenneth Monteiro (center), 412th Operations Support Squadron, is presented the John L. Levitow Award by Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th TW command chief. The award is presented to the top Airman of their ALS class. The Edwards Airman Leadership School…

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Keeping Airmen healthy and informed through Operation Supplement Safety

Posted July 10, 2015 by

For peak performance, Airmen should eat healthy and exercise regularly. But in the quest to gain an “edge,” many Airmen resort to dietary supplements. Enter Operation Supplement Safety, or OPSS. This Defense Department educational campaign, accessible at www.hprc-online.org/opss, educates the warfighter and healthcare provider on responsible dietary supplement use. While some supplements, such as multivitamins,…

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Who am I? Who are you? Who are we?

Posted July 10, 2015 by Master Sgt. Loren Cossette

What’s your job? Over the years, I’ve been asked this question countless times whether it be while in-processing new units, deploying, attending professional military education, or while participating in various panels. The answers are as numerous and varied as the titles in the Air Force. For most of us, the answer is easy. I am…

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AF revolutionizes study material delivery for FY16

Posted July 10, 2015 by

Airmen studying for career development and promotion opportunities will begin to receive study materials solely online by Oct. 1, 2017. Electronic delivery of Career Development Course volumes and Weighted Airman Promotion System study references have been in place for several years with a majority of the materials accessible on Air Education and Training Command websites….

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Civilian Health Promotion Services seeks to ensure healthy, productive workforce

Posted July 10, 2015 by Patric Lovato

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Air Force Materiel Command’s Civilian Health Promotion Services offers a wide range of health and fitness tools from health screenings to fitness classes. Edwards CHPS is located next to the base gym. A program created with the Air Force Materiel Command DOD civilian in mind, Civilian Health Promotion Services…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted July 10, 2015 by

July 13-16 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Beef stroganoff over egg boodles Garlic bread Tuesday Chicken cordon bleu Mashed potatoes with gravy Vegetables Wednesday Taco salad Beef or turkey Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage, $1.99; large, $2.09 Subject to change

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Let’s Talk

Posted July 10, 2015 by Master Sgt. Demetrius Best

Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Throughout my years in the Air Force I’ve learned many great lessons about effective communication. By my own admission, I never considered myself to be a great communicator. Everyone who knows me knows…

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News Briefs June 12, 2015

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Dorm Dinner The Edwards First Sergeants Council and Edwards Top III Association invites you to attend a free Dorm Dinner in appreciation of your daily contributions to the 412th Test Wing June 16. Dinner will begin at 5 p.m. at the Higher Grounds Dorm Complex. To R.S.V.P., call 661-277-9797. Home buyers seminar The Housing Management…

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Raptor change of command

Posted June 12, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Left to right: Col. Rod Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander, along with Lt. Col. Randel Gordon, pose for a photo after he accepted the 411th Flight Test Squadron guidon, signifying the assumption of command June 5, 2015. Gordon takes over from Lt. Col. Devin Traynor. The 411th FLTS oversees…

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