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Prisoner of war shares 32 worst days

Posted September 25, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

A ceremony honoring service members who are prisoners of war or missing in action was held in the Base Exchange Sept. 18 for National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The ceremony, hosted by the Air Force Sergeants Association, was attended by the American Legion and POW/MIA Patriot Guard. Guest speaker Andrew Ramirez shared the story of the…

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Community networking spotlight: Tom Weil

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in the program. As a…

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412th LRS NCOs help Army carry load

Posted September 18, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Two 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airmen assisted in transporting an Army National Guard Blackhawk helicopter from Barstow-Dagget Airport in San Bernadino County to the East Coast Aug. 28-29. The UH-60 was one of two Blackhawks being used by the 224th Aviation Battalion of the Maryland National Guard who were conducting their annual two-week…

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Community Networking Spotlight–Vicki Medina

Posted June 19, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Vicki Medina, Antelope Valley Board of Trade executive director, joined the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program in 2013. As a liaison, she meets with the 412th Test Wing commander on a quarterly basis and attends various base functions. When possible, liaisons are invited to meet with AFMC command staff at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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Never underestimate your impact

Posted August 28, 2015 by by Chief Master Sgt. Zachary Capogna

Every day I visit our great Airmen and every day I come across more than one that underestimates their impact to the mission. There’s the one-stripe maintainer, “just repaneling an aircraft,” for the next day’s flight, or the young personalist, “just issuing another identification card,” or the defender, “just guarding the gate.” The list could…

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Community networking spotlight: Dr. Leslie Uhazy

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Dr. Leslie Uhazy, Antelope Valley College dean of Mathematics and Sciences, was selected for the Air Force Material Command Community Liaison Program in the fall of 2004. He attended his first CLP meeting in San Antonio, Texas, at Brooks City-Base with then AFMC commander Gen. Gregory Martin. “I joined the Community Liaison Program because of…

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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Posted August 28, 2015 by By Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24. The first topic of discussion was about Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone’s heroic actions aboard a train in…

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National Preparedness Month Tip: Active shooter awareness

Posted September 3, 2015 by adriennek

September is National Preparedness Month and Edwards’ Emergency Management Office has as series of events lined up to create awareness and help prepare the base community for potential emergencies that can happen at any time. The second emergency EM would like to focus on is active shooter awareness.. Emergency Management will also have representatives in…

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Four F’s essential to life in military

Posted September 18, 2015 by Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Mark Fousek

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — I have had a lot of my non-military friends ask me the question, “How have you made it for 24 years in the military?”  Looking back, I realized that I already had a form of what the Air Force now calls Comprehensive Airman Fitness:  Mental, Social, Spiritual and Physical Fitness….

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Congressman Steve Knight speaks at AFSA event

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U.S. Congressman Steve Knight visited Edwards AFB to speak at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center Oct. 30. The visit was sponsored by the local AFSA Chapter 1328.

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