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Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, from March 31 to April 2.

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CSAF discusses Air Force’s need to reset

The Air Force Association hosted its monthly Air Force breakfast with Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, as the key note speaker, April 2, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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Command chief shares secrets to success for enlisted

Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief hosted a mandatory enlisted all-call at the base theater April 13. Smith spent most of the hour sharing the road map to being promoted - good EPR's (Enlisted Performance Reports), education and special duties. 

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F-35 program ‘on right track,’ director says

Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines, the program’s executive officer told a House Armed Services Committee panel April 14.

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Edwards AFB’s EOD team clears UXOs in Cal City, local areas

Residents of California City may have heard a loud bang that didn't quite sound like a sonic boom recently.


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It’s so hard to say goodbye …

Posted  April 27, 2012

The U.S. Air Force’s first C-17 Globemaster III, known as T-1, takes off Runway 22L April 23, for the final time as it departs Edwards Air Force Base en route to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. T-1, tail...

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News Briefs April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Spring Clean-Up Week Col. Gregory Schwab, 95th Air Base Wing commander, has announced that April 30 through May 4, is Edwards AFB Spring Clean-Up Week. As part of compliance with base standards, facility managers are encouraged to use this week for general interior and exterior housekeeping and to perform self-improvement projects, such as painting or…

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Spring season is spring clean-up at Edwards

Posted  April 27, 2012

Winter is finally over and spring has arrived officially as of March 21. Not unlike the same things we do at home every year such as clearing the winter weather debris blown into our yards; removing dead plants and weeds; here at Edwards we have an official event known as the annual Spring Clean-Up Week….

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AFMC Commander’s Log – Drunk Driving

Posted  May 4, 2012

AFMC Warriors, The number of drunk driving incidents within our command has doubled what it was at this time for each of the past three years. Already at too high of a rate, this number of DUIs/OVIs is very alarming. I expect each member of AFMC to make the responsible decision to not drink and…

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Announcements May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 31, 2012! If your spouse is deployed or you are a single airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Commissaries celebrate Military Appreciation Month

Posted  May 4, 2012

Honoring service members and their families in observance of Military Appreciation Month highlights the promotions offering extra discounts in commissaries during May. “You could also call this the ‘Month of the Super Coupon,’ ” said Chris Burns, the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales…

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Cooking fire safety

Posted  May 4, 2012

Many families gather in the kitchen to spend time together, but it can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house if you don’t practice safe cooking behaviors. Cooking equipment, most often a range or stovetop, is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Safe…

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Edwards’ Adopt-A-Pet gives animals new hope

Posted  May 4, 2012

Throughout her 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Shelley Thurman always took the time to volunteer. While in San Diego, she took the...

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May 1 kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted  May 4, 2012

The first of May marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrating the cultures of the Asian continent and the Pacific island groups of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. Originally decreed by a congressional bill in 1977, it became a Heritage Month by law...

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Air Force Specialty Code changes take effect in May

Posted  May 4, 2012

Various officer and enlisted Air Force Specialty Code changes will take effect this month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Updated Air Force officer and enlisted classification directories have been posted on the Air Force Personnel Services website. These updates include AFSC change summary and conversion guides reflecting the April 30 cycle and the latest…

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