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Events

African American History Month celebration begins

Posted February 5, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The opening ceremony for African American History Month was held in the Base Exchange Feb. 2. The Omega Psi Phi fraternity from Auburn University was one of the fraternities and sororities in attendance because of their history of providing mentorship and resources to African-American students. Edwards AFB’s African American History…

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Air Force

AF implements new DOD-wide changes to maternity leave

Posted February 12, 2016 by

Beginning Feb. 5, active-duty female Airmen will receive up to 12 continuous, non-transferable weeks of fully paid maternity leave in accordance with Defense Department-wide changes to the policy outlined in Defense Secretary Ash Carter’s Force of the Future announcement Jan. 28. This new policy applies to all Airmen in the active-duty component, and those Reserve…

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Local

31st TES departs for Mountain Home AFB to conduct F-35 testing

Posted February 12, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

A much anticipated and important test mission for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is underway with the "deployment" of six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, which took place Feb. 8 and 9.

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Commentary

Staying true to the new you

Posted February 12, 2016 by Senior Airman Jonathan Bass

SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C.–Grizzled gym rats who have made the gym their second home know what time of year this is: resolution season. The season when there’s never a good parking spot, all the lockers are full, and that one person who has no idea how to use the leg press machine just won’t…

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber
Local

Team Edwards aims to save lives at ‘Battle of Badges’

Posted February 12, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

Team Edwards found another way to save lives Feb. 3 at the 10th Annual Battle of the Badges blood drive. Battle of the Badges is an annual Red Cross donation competition for all law enforcement and military agencies across Southern California to see who can bring in the most blood.

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