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Edwards receives ‘Excellent’ on CCR

Posted February 6, 2015 by 2nd Lt. Jeffrey Guion

Cyberspace may not be tangible, but it is a critical warfighting domain as evidenced by its inclusion in the Air Force mission to "Fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace."

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ASMC awards season in progress

Posted February 6, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The American Society of Military Comptrollers awards season has begun and the deadlines to submit applications are quickly approaching. ASMC is a non-profit educational and professional organization for military and civilian personnel involved in the overall field of military comptrollership. The national achievement award submissions were due Feb. 2, but there is still time to…

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412th MXG collects four MAJCOM awards

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Four team members from the 412th Maintenance Group received the Air Force Materiel Command Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award. Marquez was a retired deputy chief of staff for logistics and engineering for the Air Force. The eponymous award is intended to recognize officials in the Air Force who excel in technological maintenance. The award recognizes…

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February promotions

Posted February 6, 2015 by

Air Force photograph Team Edwards held its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Jan. 30 at the base theater. Team Edwards wants to congratulate all the enlisted promotes who pinned on their next ranks during a ceremony Jan. 30 in the base theater. Congratulations to the Airmen who made the next step in their Air Force careers!…

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F-22 pilot reaches 1,000 flight hours

Posted January 30, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Four-year-old Steve Rainey sat on the hood of his father's car at a local airshow watching the small airplanes and helicopters at the airport. When the Thunderbirds in their F-100s sped by, Rainey fell off the car, looked up at the sky and thought, "I've got to do that."

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AAFES earns 2015 Diversity Leader Award

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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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