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Our Air Force – diverse in thought, word and deed

Posted March 6, 2015 by Gen. Darren W. McDew

The Air Force has a rich heritage built on the pillars of diversity and innovation. After African American History Month came to a close and we look on to honor women’s history this month, I’d like to reflect on the word diversity. Diversity is often equated to minority, but it’s more than that — diversity…

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Work to begin on Lancaster Blvd.

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Work to widen Lancaster Blvd. south of the South Gate Entry Control Point began†March 4†and will continue until late May. Speed limits will be reduced and periodic flagman controls will be enforced to approximately 1/2 mile south of the gate.††The 412th Civil Engineer Group is committed to keeping Lancaster Blvd. and the South Gate open…

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412th FSS team finishes undefeated, claims intramural title again

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Kristen Haidle The 412th Force Support Squadron team poses for a victory photo with 412th Mission Support Group leadership after claiming the 2015 Intramural Basketball Championship title March 3 at the Rosburg Fitness Center. The 412th FSS defeated the 412th Security Forces Squadron 59-54 and remained undefeated to end the season…

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Know what love is, what it’s not

Posted March 6, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Ceaira

“If you don’t leave him he’s not going to stop until you’re dead,” my mother said. With sadness in her voice my aunt replied: “I know.” I remember sitting in the backseat of the car as my mother and aunt whispered to each other. While my aunt cried, I looked at her and the fresh…

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News Briefs February 13, 2015

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Base Exchange Food Court closure Due to power issues the Base Exchange Food Court operations will be closed through Feb. 22. Unfortunately, the nature of the damage precludes the BX from providing temporary power. As a reminder, other facilities listed below are open for business with the addition of the two food trucks out front:…

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Visitor Control Center opens March 1

Posted February 13, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force image The new Visitor Control Center will officially open March 1 outside the West Gate at Century Circle. Members of Team Edwards who use the West Gate daily may have noticed the relatively new building next to Century Circle. That building will officially open up for business March 1 as the new Visitor…

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Parents, community, encouraged to get involved in improving DHS, Branch Elementary

Posted February 13, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph Irving. L. Branch Elementary School, Edwards AFB, Calif. The Muroc Joint Unified School District is inviting parents, employees and community members to attend Local Control Accountability Plan Community Meetings to see how the LCAP works and discover the importance of completing the LCAP survey. The LCAP is an important way for parents…

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AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program in order to retain critical…

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The Commanders Jazz Ensemble swinging into Lancaster

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier The Commanders Jazz Ensemble plays during a concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Ariz., April 27, 2014. The ensemble is part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, the only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. The…

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412th Test Wing fourth quarter award winners announced

Posted February 13, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon From left: Col. Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, tosses a bean bag while Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, looks on during the 412th TW’s fourth quarter award ceremony Feb. 6 in the base theater. The 412th Test Wing fourth quarter award winners were…

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