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News Briefs June 27, 2014

Posted June 27, 2014 by

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 2 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment, contact the blood drive coordinators, Senior Airman Joe Hernandez at joe.hernandez@edwards.af.mil Senior Airman Sarah Bird at sarah.bird.2@us.af.mil. You can also self-book online at…

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Huron comes home to test

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Photograph by by Jet Fabara Larry Mergili, an L3 Communications site manager attached to the 445th Flight Test Squadron, checks the undercarriage of a C-12C Huron, tail number 31215, after arriving from its aircraft condition inspection from San Angelo, Texas, on June 20. This specific C-12C was out for more than a year due to…

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Cox-Dean assumes command of 412th MDG

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Col. Karen L. Cox-Dean gives her first salute as 412th Medical Group commander to Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, June 25. Cox-Dean assumed command from Col. Keith Donaldson (right) who is headed to his next assignment in†Washington, D.C. Cox-Dean comes to Edwards from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., where she served…

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Know your fireworks to make this July 4th safe

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Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara This year’s Freedom Fest will be held July 4th beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Roberts and Wings Fields. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. Two hundred people on average go the…

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Pilots, combat systems officers may be eligible for retention incentives

Posted June 27, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs.

WASHINGTON -†Eligible active-duty pilots and combat systems officers have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2014 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said June 25. “As we resize our force with the right balance of skills to meet Air Force mission requirements and continue to focus on retaining high-performing Airmen, ARP…

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AFROTC instructor duty applications due June 30

Posted June 27, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -†Eligible lieutenants, captains and majors interested in Summer 2015 and remaining 2014 Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor opportunities must submit their application, via the Airman Development Plan, to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 30, AFPC officials said June 20. Instructor positions will be available at dozens of educational…

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Commissaries support ‘Feds Feed Families’

Posted June 27, 2014 by Jessica Rouse

Commissary employees and customers are working together again this year to collect donations for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The campaign, which began June 1 and runs through the end of August, collects much-needed items for local food banks. Customers and employees can donate nonperishable food and personal hygiene items to the campaign using marked…

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CSAF to sponsor three captains for PhD program

Posted June 27, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas ñ The Chief of Staff of the Air Force will sponsor three eligible captains to pursue a doctorate degree through the fiscal year 2015 CSAF Captains Prestigious PhD Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced. ìIntellectual development of officers, especially in critical thinking skills, relatively early in their careers will…

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Edwards members run for ‘love, respect, joy’

Posted June 27, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Members of the Edwards AFB community participated in an LGBT 5K walk/run in honor of LGBT Pride Month. Senior Airman Brittany Rice, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, shows her spirit as she leaps across the finish line. A rainbow of color moved through the desert June 20 as the Edwards…

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What time is it? It’s Lombardi Time!

Posted June 27, 2014 by Glenn Arola

Glenn Arola here from the Clinic Patient Advisory Council. Last week, I had the pleasure of†attending our second meeting and gained a lot of valuable information. I want to share the results of this with you. I am sure you will be surprised. Having been on Edwards for about 26 years, I have seen the…

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