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Announcements – May 15, 2015

Posted May 15, 2015 by

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Family Down Day Hours–May 22 Hours of operation for all OPEN 412th FSS facilities: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours…

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News Briefs May 8, 2015

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Education Center Office closure The Edwards Education and Training Center will be closed for a formal function from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., May 13. The on-base college offices for Cerro Coso Community College, Webster University and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University will be open for business as normal. For more information, contact the Education and Training…

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Religious Diversity: Stew or Ambrosia?

Posted May 8, 2015 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Peter Fischer

The metaphor of the ‘Great Melting Pot’ has been used to describe U.S. culture since the early twentieth century. The idea is that people from diverse countries, languages, and religious traditions all blend together to form a new identity – Americans. Sort of like a well-cooked stew where everything is boiled-down to the point where…

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Test Ops bids farewell, consolidates into three other units

Posted May 8, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Since 2014, efforts have been underway to consolidate the 445th Flight Test Squadron into three other Combined Test Forces, and May 1, base leadership and 445th FLTS personnel were on hand to finally bid farewell to the historic squadron known as "Test Operations" during an inactivation ceremony at Club Muroc.

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Deployed Airman’s rosy return to Edwards

Posted May 8, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Araceli Martinez, a military spouse and Commissary employee, expected an ordinary day on the job May 5.

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Raptor test force enters new phase of AIM-9X testing

Posted May 8, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 411th Flight Test Squadron and F-22 Combined Test Force successfully test fired two guided AIM-9X Sidewinder missiles this year as part of the latest phase in getting the Raptor closer to using the missile operationally.

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Why I served

Posted May 8, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Gordon Drake

As my 32 year Air Force career comes to a rapid close I’ve found myself growing increasingly sentimental and reflective. I’ve spent considerable time pondering, savoring and squirreling away the memories of the places I’ve been, the people I’ve worked with and the achievements we’ve made over the past three decades. What was it that…

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412th Logistics Readiness Squadron welcomes new leader

Posted May 8, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron welcomed a new director April 29 during an appointment to leadership ceremony at the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

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Winning text could net ‘sweet’ trip in military-exclusive contest

Posted May 8, 2015 by Brittany Power

Orlando, Las Vegas or even New York City. The winner of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest contest can take their pick for an all-expense paid trip for two to Florida, Nevada or New York. The Mars M&M World Sweepstakes grand prize winner will receive airfare, lodging and spending money for one of…

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Retiree Appreciation Day set for May 16

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Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Master Sgt. Erik Robbins (right), 412th Force Support Squadron base career assistance adviser, speaks with retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas White during the 2014 Retiree Appreciation Day. Edwards AFB will host its 2015 Military Retiree Appreciation Day 8-11 a.m., May 16. The event will be held at the…

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