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Health & Safety

Preparing your home to be fire adapted

Posted June 20, 2014 by Timothy Hiltner

Wildfire season is in full effect with many states reporting significant wildfire activity. In California, fires have forced more than 20,000 people to be evacuated this year. In Texas, more than 75 homes were destroyed by wildfire. Fire departments nationwide are encouraging residents with wildfire risk to be actively preparing for the upcoming season with…

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Air Force

‘Workhorse’ becomes first F-35 to achieve 1,000 flight hours

Posted June 20, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds Paul Hattendorf, Lockheed Martin test pilot, flies AF-2 over Edwards during an Airframe Loads Envelope Expansion mission June 11. On this test mission, AF-2 reached 1,000 flying hours becoming the first F-35 to do so. AF-2, the second production F-35 Lightning II for the U.S. Air Force, became the…

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Local

Shopping Edwards AFB Exchange pays dividends

Posted June 20, 2014 by Jusika Martinez

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Edwards Air Force Base generated a dividend of more than $481,000 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including…

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Commentary

Is the Air Force in you?

Posted June 20, 2014 by Chief Master Sgt. Edward Edgar

OXON HILL, Md. – When I think about being a good Airman first, there are two quotes that have framed my focus. The first came from Chief Master Sgt. A.C. Smith, the command chief master sergeant for the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. It was part of his address to the…

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Events

LGBT Pride Awareness Month events

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Edwards AFB’s LGBT Pride Awareness Month committee invites Team Edwards to celebrate June with inaugural LGBT Pride Month events. Show your pride at the Rainbow 5K Run/Walk June 20 by wearing your favorite bright colors and costumes. Costume judging will begin at 7:10 a.m. with the winner announced at 7:30 a.m. The run will begin…

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Salutes & Awards

Congratulations to graduates of ALS Class 14-E

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Congratulations to those future NCOs of Airman Leadership School 14-E who graduated during a ceremony held June 12 at Club Muroc. Senior Airman Justin Fromm, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Andrew Smith, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Erika Bermudez, 302nd Airlift Wing Senior Airman Edward Cendejas, 312th Airlift Squadron Senior Airman…

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Local

In the ‘Baron’ desert

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Travis Sutphen, Edwards Aero Club certified flight instructor, steps to the Aero Club’s newest acquisition, a T-42A Baron, tail number N7073X, June 17. The T-42A was picked up from Albuquerque, N.M., June 13. The T-42A is a military version of the Baron 95-B55 for use by the United States…

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Commentary

Difficult force shaping calls made tougher by undeserved ‘Firewall 5s’

Posted June 20, 2014 by Master Sgt. Ethan Peters

LAJES FIELD, Azores -†I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, “Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this…

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NASA

NASA Aeronautics makes strides to bring back supersonic passenger travel

Posted June 20, 2014 by

NASA photograph by Jim Ross NASA F/A-18 mission support aircraft were used to create low-intensity sonic booms during a resaerch project at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. The Waveforms and Sonic boom Perception and Response, or WSPR, project gathered data from a select group of more than 100 volunteer Edwards Air…

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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted June 20, 2014 by

Name: Rudolph Baisa Duty title: F-22 Crew Chief Organization: 412th AMXS/MXARA Years of service: 11 years Hometown: San Francisco, Calif. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: I became a victim advocate because I believe that individuals who experience sexual assaults have had a traumatic event in their lives and need all the help…

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