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Sequestration impact looms despite resumed flying operations

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Air Force leaders announced July 15 that flying training would resume at numerous units, bringing an end to the three-month halt that resulted from the budget sequestration reductions. Congress approved a $1.8 billion reprogramming request that transferred money from several programs to pay for near-term shortfalls in war funding, which allowed flight training to resume….

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Annual duck blind drawing slated Aug. 10

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Waterfowl hunters can participate in the annual duck blind drawing scheduled Aug. 10, at the Rod and Gun Activity, Bldg. 210. Base hunting permits may be submitted to drawing officials from 9 a.m. until the actual drawing begins, which will be at approximately 10 a.m. Duck blind reservations are required for all base affiliated waterfowl…

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Edwards AFB partners with DU, D14 to improve Piute Ponds

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Edwards AFB held a dedication ceremony at Piute Ponds July 12 to commemorate the partnership that helped develop parts of the area for recreation during a 2012 improvement project. Edwards Environmental Management along with Ducks Unlimited and District 14 in Lancaster, Calif., joined forces to construct new water control structures, culverts and dikes that will…

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NASA’S SOFIA investigates the southern sky from New Zealand

Posted July 19, 2013 by

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas The SOFIA flying observatory is operating from Christchurch, New Zealand. Scientists are observing celestial objects from the Southern Hemisphere including the center of our Milky Way Galaxy, young stars, star forming regions, supernova remnants in the southern Milky Way, and the Magellanic Clouds. NASA’s SOFIA airborne observatory will be based…

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News Briefs July 19, 2013

Posted July 19, 2013 by

Fitness center closure The Rosburg Fitness Center will be closed Saturdays due to the furlough. The new Fitness Center hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. Anticipated normal hours of operation will resume after Sept. 28, 2013. For more information, call Peter Smith, Fitness Center director, at (661)…

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Edwards F.C. visits Nellis AFB for friendly match

Posted July 12, 2013 by Maj. Oscar Corredor

Photograph courtesy of Julie Clark Edwards Football Club team members, Senior Airmen Nazar SantillanMondaca (left) and Airman 1st Class Evan Montgomery, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, head to the sideline for a break during a friendly soccer match between Edwards Football Club and the Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., Football Club June 29. The Edwards Football…

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Leading change

Posted July 12, 2013 by Lt. Colonel Rodney Jorstad

How many times have you been waiting in a line for service wondering why something takes so long when it seems like it should be an easy process? Or worse, you waited in line and finally get to the customer service representative and find out you are missing a document and must come back later?…

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Car wash gets upgrade

Posted July 12, 2013 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Edwards Automated Car Wash, located on Fitz-Gerald Blvd. near Lancaster Blvd., has been upgraded with new equipment. The anticipated reopening is July 10.†For more information, call†the 412th†Force†Support Squadron†at (661) 277-4240.

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AF leaders stand behind civilians during tough furlough times

Posted July 12, 2013 by Air Force News Service

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Acting Secretary of the Air Force Eric Fanning and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III send the following furlough message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: As you all know, Department of Defense civilian furloughs begin this week. With few exceptions, our civilian Airmen face involuntary…

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Freedom Fest dazzles Edwards community, patriots

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The fireworks extravaganza, which was accompanied by patriotic music, culminated the 2013 Freedom Fest at Edwards July 4. Undaunted by the summer heat, more than 3,000 Edwards members came out for this year’s Freedom Fest activities July 4 at Wings and Roberts Fields. Hosted by the 412th Force Support…

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