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Edwards First Sergeants council wraps up Christmas programs

Posted December 19, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The annual Angel Tree program will provide gifts for around 300 Edwards children this year. The Edwards First Sergeants Council puts on the event to help Airmen unable to buy their children Christmas presents. The undecorated Christmas tree in the Base Exchange is a symbol of generosity to many…

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W.A.S.P., 90 years well-lived

Posted December 19, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Photograph by Rebecca Amber Women Airforce Service Pilot Flora Belle (Smith) Reece spoke at the WASP memorial dedication at Lancaster Cemetery in 2011. Antelope Valley residents said ìgood-byeî to World War II-era Women Airforce Service Pilot and Congressional Gold Medal recipient Flora Belle (Smith) Reece Dec. 1 at the age of 90. Reece died peacefully…

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TPS graduates 24 students

Posted December 12, 2014 by

Twenty-four students of Class 14A will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School during a ceremony at the schoolhouse Dec. 12 where each student will be awarded a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering from the Air Force’s Air University. TPS graduation is the culmination of an intense, 48-week program that includes…

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November enlisted promotions

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Several of this month’s enlisted promotees pose for a photo at the base theater Dec. 1. Congratulations to all the Airmen who made the next grade in their careers.   Team Edwards hosted its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Dec. 1 in the base theater. Nineteen Airmen took the next…

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Master sergeant evaluation board, SNCO promotion changes coming in spring 2015

Posted December 5, 2014 by

The Air Force continues the phased implementation of its Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes with the convening of a master sergeant evaluation board scheduled for May 2015. Evaluation and promotion system changes, scheduled for implementation over the next 16 months for active-duty Airmen, are focused on ensuring job performance is the…

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Third quarter award winners announced

Posted December 5, 2014 by

Team Edwards gathered to recognize the third quarter award winners at the base theater Nov. 20. Congratulations the following third quarter award winners

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October enlisted promotions

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Team Edwards held its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony in the base theater Oct. 31. Congratulations to all the Airmen who soared to the next rank!   To airman first class Joshua S. Kelly, 412th Communications Squadron   To senior airman Jonathan D. Marcum, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Ronelson A. Perdomo, 412th AMXS Joseph C. Dillon, 412th…

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412th CS, CE win AFMC awards

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The 412th Communications Squadron and 412th Civil Engineering Group received Air Force Materiel Command awards. The winners will compete at the Air Force level now in their perspective categories. Winners Maj. Gen. Harold M. McClelland Award – 412th Communications Squadron. The award is an annual Air Force Communications and Information Award that recognizes a communications…

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Local area Airman named 2014 Dickies American Hero Of The Year

Posted November 7, 2014 by

Global workwear maker Dickies and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced the 2014 Dickies American Hero of the Year, Air Force Senior Airman Veronica Lemus. A mother of seven children, Lemus’ 12-year career spans humanitarianism, volunteerism and an unmatched work-life balance. On Saturday, November 8, Lemus will be honored and named the winner…

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Up-and-coming awards

Posted October 17, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

2015 Cooke award nominations sought JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 11th Annual Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award. This award was created to promote, perpetuate and recognize the type of exceptional contributions David O. Cooke made to the federal service. He…

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