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Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault

Posted July 26, 2013 by Maj. Gen. Margaret Woodward

It’s not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who’ve been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that. The harm in this crime is not just physical; it is…

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Iron Man stars in 15th Free Exchange-Exclusive Marvel Comic Book

Posted September 20, 2013 by Connor Hammett

Iron Man, the world-famous Armored Avenger, joins the U.S. Military to defend America from the dastardly dragon Fin Fang Foom in Marvel Comics’ fifteenth free, military-exclusive comic book, available only at Army & Air Force Exchange Service locations worldwide. In the all-new 36-page comic, an evil energy conglomerate awakens the ancient beast while illegally drilling…

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F-35A conducts first live fire with AMRAAM

Posted November 8, 2013 by

The F-35 Lightning II executed its first live-fire launch of a guided air-to-air missile over a military test range off the California coast on Oct. 30.

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Air Force updates uniform policy

Posted January 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen.

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Exchange pricing parity ensures consistency worldwide

Posted April 4, 2014 by Jusika Martinez

Whether stationed here at Edwards Air Force Base or abroad, service members can expect to find the same, or very similar, prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. Known as pricing parity, this practice ensures Exchange prices are established centrally. “While there may be some slight price differentiations that occur with items…

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F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrates air-to-air combat capability

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Lockheed Martin photograph by Paul Weatherman An F-35 from Edwards flies off the coast of California, Feb. 6, 2013. In the Point Mugu Sea Test Range airspace off the Central California coast, an F-35B demonstrated the jet’s air-to-air combat capability when it sequentially engaged two aerial targets with two AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles…

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New heritage for 95th ABW, same tradition of excellence

Posted July 13, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

The 95th Air Base Wing, active at Edwards since 1994, transitioned to the 412th Test Wing July 13 during a ceremony officiated by Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander.

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‘Vortex surfing’ could be revolutionary

Posted October 19, 2012 by by Roger Drinnon

Flight tests with C-17s "vortex surfing" at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 6 and Oct. 2, have demonstrated potentially large savings of fuel and money by doing what geese do naturally.

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Owners bringing pets into Germany will pay new fee starting Feb. 1

Posted February 1, 2013 by

Members of the U.S. forces community who bring their pets along when they arrive in Germany for assignment will be charged a fee by German authorities beginning Feb. 1. The fee will be charged during arrivals at Ramstein Air Base and Frankfurt International Airport. At Ramstein an examination fee of €55 per pet owner will…

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Bunch adds second star

Posted April 12, 2013 by

As of April 4, Arnold “Arnie” Bunch Jr. is now a major general. The Air Force Test Center is coordinating a promotion ceremony and reception for the general, which will be announced as details are finalized. Bunch was commissioned in 1984 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed undergraduate pilot training…

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