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With a chill in the air, winter is around the corner

Posted October 12, 2012 by Thomas Woods

With the recent drops in temperature, it is clear winter will soon be upon us. Now is the time to prepare for the winter ahead and know a few simple safety precautions to prevent fire from striking our homes or work places. More than 5,000 people die each year in the United States from injuries…

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Tracking systems for Red Bull Stratos project tested at Edwards

Posted October 12, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Photograph by Dan Owen of FlightLine Films FlightLine Films tested their ground tracking system at Edwards Sept. 20 when Space Shuttle Endeavour landed for the final time at Edwards. The test was in preparation for the final jump of the Red Bull Stratos project, during which Felix Baumgartner will attempt to set four world records….

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Team Edwards says goodbye to Cunningham

Posted October 12, 2012 by

Lockheed Martin photograph by David Henry Men and women of the 912th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, the 416th Aircraft Maintenance Unit and the Global Powers Fighter Combined Test Force, bid farewell to Ed Cunningham who passed away last month. As a WG-6652-11 Aircraft Ordnance Systems Mechanic, Cunningham literally has touched every aircraft and supported every test…

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News Briefs – October 4, 2012

Posted October 5, 2012 by

Cerro Coso Community College Cerro Coso Community College is currently announcing the eight-week course “Elements of Speech” beginning Oct. 15 to Dec. 6 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The course will be held in the on-base classroom “D” at the base Education and Training Complex, 140 Methusa Ave. The course is a general education course which can…

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Salutes & Awards

Photographer recognized for innovation

Posted October 5, 2012 by Kevin North

Air Force photograph by Ron Fair From left: Theaphlias Terrell, Bionetics Photo Services operations manager; Ray Dyakon, Bionetics Photo Services/Media Fusion; and Col. Michael Platt, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 commander; pose for a photo after Dyakon was awarded a certificate from Bionetics Photo Services/Media Fusion for developing a climate controlled box designed to…

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Team AFMC, Revisited

Posted October 5, 2012 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign kicked off on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 14 12. The CFC, along with the Air Force Assistance Fund, is one of only two charitable fund-raising drives officially sanctioned by the Air Force. Many national and local relief agencies depend on the CFC to help finance their operations. Recent…

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Events

The history of Fire Prevention Week

Posted October 5, 2012 by Thomas Woods

The history of National Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred Oct. 8, 1871. This tragic conflagration killed some 300 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 structures. The origin of the fire has generated speculation since its occurrence, with fact and fiction becoming blurred over the…

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Desert Wind 13-01 tests incident response capabilities, modernized medical training

Posted October 5, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry First responders demonstrate their emergency response capabilities during the Desert Wind 13-01 exercise, which tested Edwards’ response to a major aircraft incident Oct. 1. Medical personnel trained for the first time using a METIman mannequin, adding a new dimension of realism to the exercise, better preparing them for real-world…

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Exchange now accepting Medagate worldwide

Posted October 5, 2012 by Chris Ward

As of Sept. 8, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is officially the first retailer to accept the Medagate Over the Counter benefits card on a worldwide basis. Medagate is a card-based program provided by Medicare and Medicaid Services that enables merchants to accept payment at the register for medicine and medical supplies covered…

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Commentary

Team AFMC

Posted October 5, 2012 by Gen. Wolfenbarger

I’m pleased to declare today [Oct. 1] that AFMC has achieved Initial Operating Capability of the new 5-Center Construct for the command. After 18 months of planning and preparation, today all AFMC units are formally aligned under the 5 centers: Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, both headquartered at Wright-Patterson…

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