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Leaders issue Air Force birthday message

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy issued the following message to the Airmen of the United States Air Force: “As we celebrate the United States Air Force’s 65th birthday, we salute all of the…

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DeCA begins rollout of Commissary Rewards Card

Posted September 21, 2012 by by Courtney Rogers

The Defense Commissary Agency is making progress in its rollout of the Commissary Rewards Card that will soon allow customers to access and redeem digital coupons at all of its stores. Testing began Aug. 8 at the Fort Lee Commissary, Va., eventually moving to 30 stores by the end of the month. DeCA then began…

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Edwards aircrew take virtual jump into parachute training

Posted September 7, 2012 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. Martin Ruemenapp (right), 412th Operations Support Squadron SERE specialist, undergoes a new virtual reality hanging harness parachute training scenario called the Parasim. For years, aircrew personnel at Edwards have had the opportunity to train in virtual simulators that mimic real-life scenarios that occur during flight. Now, thanks…

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Majority Whip McCarthy tours Edwards

Posted September 7, 2012 by 412th TW Public Affairs

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Congressman Kevin McCarthy (left), is given a tour of Hangar 1600 by Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, during the congressman’s visit to Edwards Sept. 4. Congressman McCarthy had an opportunity to meet various military and civilian maintainers assigned to the 412th MXG and tour other units at…

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Golf tournament raises funds for 65th Air Force Ball

Posted September 7, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Seventy-two golfers attended a golf tournament held at Muroc Lake Golf Course Aug. 30 to raise funds for the 65th Annual Air Force Ball. Participants enjoyed a tri-tip steak lunch and had the chance to win incredible prizes such as a trip to Pebble Beach, Calif., valued at $7,500….

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F-35B completes first airborne engine start tests

Posted September 7, 2012 by F-35 Integrated Test Force Public Affairs

Lockheed Martin photograph by Michael Jackson Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Canin flies BF-2 during air start testing over Edwards Air Force Base Aug. 8. Air starts test the ability of the F-35′s propulsion system to restart during flight. Verifying the restart capability of the propulsion system is part of the initial flight test program…

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News Briefs – August 31st, 2012

Posted August 31, 2012 by

Club Muroc closure Club Muroc will be closed through Sept. 9 for kitchen renovations. Congressman hosts academy information night Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon is hosting a Service Academy Information Night 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at the College of the Canyons University Center. Anyone aged 17-21 who is interested in attending one of the service academies…

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Neil Armstrong: ‘Dedicated enough to dare greatly’

Posted August 31, 2012 by

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon during the 1969 Apollo 11 mission, has died, following complications resulting from cardiovascular procedures. He was 82.

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Exchange ‘Takes a Bite Out of Crime’

Posted August 31, 2012 by by Chris Ward

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, losses due to thefts from retail stores alone amount to more than 35 million a day. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which has contributed more than $2.4 billion to morale, welfare and recreation programs in the past 10 years, continues to focus its efforts on…

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Kick your reading into OverDrive

Posted August 24, 2012 by by Debbie Gildea

If you love to read but can’t make it to the library, the Air Force will bring the library to you. OverDrive, one of several Air Force library online resources, features nearly 10,000 electronic books, audio books, videos and music available for checkout to eligible customers, said Melinda Mosley, USAF Library Program administrative librarian. All…

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