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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 asĀ "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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Exchange to reward military pets with $900 in shopping sprees

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The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is “throwing a bone” to military pets and their owners in the Patriot Pet contest. Through May 29, authorized Exchange shoppers can submit a photo of their pet along with a short description of their four-legged friend. “Pets are a very important part of our lives,” said Air…

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Honorary commanders learn how to ‘build a test pilot’

Posted May 8, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 2015 honorary commanders and their guests joined their respective Edwards AFB commanders for their first tour of the base May 1.

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On-the-job falls affect work productivity

Posted May 8, 2015 by Claudio Espinoza

It is a fact that more than 16 percent of all falls on the job result in injuries affecting the productive environment of the workplace. It becomes essential to implement a means to prevent falls while at the workplace. There are basically two kinds of falls: those that happen in single-story structure and those that…

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