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F-15 marks 40 years of flight

Posted August 3, 2012 by by 412th Test Wing Public Affairs

uly 27, marked the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the F-15 Eagle. The first F-15A flight was made in July 1972 here at Edwards Air Force Base, and the first flight of the two-seat F-15B (formerly TF-15A)...

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New seminar helps military transition to civilian jobs

Posted November 9, 2012 by Jet Fabara

For those soon-to-be separating or retiring Airmen at Edwards, the Transition Assistance Program has always been there to aid those transitioning from the military work environment to the civilian sector, and as of Nov. 5, new military members in the process of transitioning will now have a completely revamped TAP experience. The revamped program, now…

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445th FLTS commander leads by example

Posted February 15, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Chris A. Neill Lt. Col. Christopher Spinelli, 445th Flight Test Squadron commander, pilots F-16, Tail# 87-386 on his first flight as the Test Operations commander on June 27, 2012. In the Air Force, there’s a saying: Lead by example. For one squadron commander, he took that saying literally. As of January…

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AFMC embraces ‘Every Dollar Counts’ initiative, new culture of savings

Posted April 26, 2013 by

Air Force Materiel Command leaders are pledging their support for a new money-saving Air Force initiative dubbed Every Dollar Counts. In the wake of sequestration and reduced budgets, the initiative calls on Airmen to submit their money-saving ideas as part of a new culture of savings. “This is an opportunity to respond to a tough…

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Welsh: Sequestration continues to drain crucial capabilities from America’s Air Force

Posted June 21, 2013 by Master Sgt. Angelita Colón-Francia

The Air Force's top officer reported on the growing strain sequestration has put on readiness, personnel and modernization to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., June 17.

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AF announces PT test enhancements to start Oct. 1

Posted August 30, 2013 by Staff Sgt. David Salinitri

U.S. Air Force photo by Lawrence Crespo Air Force senior leadership announced enhancements to the Air Force’s Physical Fitness Assessment program, to be implemented Oct. 1. In a letter to Airmen Aug. 20, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III explained the results of the comprehensive review, highlighting the strength of the…

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Edwards Civ-Mil aids in growing Higher Grounds

Posted October 18, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Higher Grounds was reopened May 20, 2011 in Bldg. 2511 – a more centralized location for Airmen living in the dorms. Chaplain (Capt.) Graham Baily, 412th Test Wing, attributes the success of Higher Grounds, the Airmen ministry center, to the partnership formed between the base chapels and the Edwards…

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AF Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Program

Posted December 6, 2013 by

The Air Force continues to strive at being a good steward of the environment. Clean air is an important natural asset to preserve for future generations. Beginning Feb. 11, 2014, Edwards AFB federal employees, both military and civilian, will be receiving emails from “no-reply@apims.af.mil titled ‘Action Required: vehicle emission testing self-certification is due within 30…

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Next-generation mobility solutions beginning

Posted February 21, 2014 by Air Force Space Command Public Affairs

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The initial rollout of modernized commercial mobile technologies, or CMT, has begun across the Air Force. The rollout will focus on BlackBerry replacement and executive users while the distribution process will be focused on enabling approximately 5,000 iOS devices. Major commands will be allowed to provision an accelerated amount…

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Exchange making it easier to get, and stay, connected

Posted May 25, 2012 by by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

Are you on the move? Planning for a PCS? Maybe you just want to find a better deal on your Internet, mobile/cellular, TV or phone service? The Army & Air Force Exchange Service can help out through www.shopmyexchange.com/GETCONNECTED, a new online telecommunications resource designed to help military shoppers get connected and stay connected – wherever…

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