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AAFES earns 2015 Diversity Leader Award

Posted January 30, 2015 by

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been named a Diversity Leader Award winner from Profiles in Diversity Journal for 2015, emphasizing the exchange’s commitment to advancing diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The exchange was one of only 19 large organizations-those with 3,000 associates or more-to be honored in the seventh-annual competition.  Organizations…

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January promotions

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Col. Rodney Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief (far right), officiated the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Dec. 31 at the base theater.   Several enlisted members of Team Edwards started off the year on a new level…

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Desert High student nominated for Air Force Academy

Posted January 9, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Each year, high school students in the 23rd Congressional District in California compete for nominations to the United States Service Academies. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced his selections Jan. 5. Among those students is Desert Junior-Senior High School student Gabrielle Evey, 17, who was selected as a nominee for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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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

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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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