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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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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards welcomes 2015 Honorary Commanders

Posted  March 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner The 412th Test Wing hosted its annual Honorary Commanders Induction Ceremony at Club Muroc March 4, 2015. The objective of the Honorary Commanders Program is to provide Edwards commanders with the capability to develop, promote and maintain a continuous working partnership with the surrounding communities. It helps to familiarize…

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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted  March 13, 2015

Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average of $20 dollars each month per…

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Events

Edwards AFB 2015 Pageant March 21

Posted  March 13, 2015

The 2015 Edwards Pageant contestants invites everyone to come out and cheer them on as they vie for the titles of Miss, Junior Miss, Little Miss, Teen Miss and Tiny Miss Edwards Air Force Base. The pageant will be held at the Oasis Community Center in The Hangar (formerly Stripes Lounge) March 21, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is…

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Health & Safety

ROCK all your health-related goals with AFMC’s FY15 incentive program!

Posted  March 13, 2015

Receive the latest health information by attending one of Air Force Materiel Command’s newest Civilian Health Promotion Services health education classes: – Exercise and Arthritis – Warning Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke – Exercise Across the Lifespan – Health and Happiness Online logins – Complete at least five logins at AFMCwellness.com Complete your Health Risk Assessment at AFMCwellness.com…

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Special Program emerges to combat cyber insider threats

Posted  March 13, 2015

It's not often that the public gets to hear about the Air Force's inner workings when pertaining to highly-classified networks. However, a Special Programs team from Hanscom AFB's Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate has recently emerged and made its presence known.

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Time to apply for summer jobs

Posted  March 13, 2015

The Air Force Summer Employment Program is a great opportunity to mentor or coach future federal employees. Edwards AFB has summer job opportunities in the clerical, lifeguard, engineer technician and general laborer fields. For job postings and application information, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov. Resumes will not be accepted at the Edwards Civilian Personnel Section. Summer hire appointments…

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Commentary

Cybercrime: How it affects you

Posted  March 13, 2015

Cybercrime is the fastest growing and most dynamic area of crime. Ever-increasing reliance on cyber technology is allowing criminals to operate with virtual impunity across a range of criminal activities and jurisdictions. Although the types of crimes are not necessarily new (theft, fraud, extortion, drug proliferation and sex-based exploitation), the technology provides criminals an unprecedented…

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The whole family can join for chance to win $3,000 in prizes

Posted  March 13, 2015

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is encouraging shoppers worldwide to hop to it and take a crack at $3,000 in prizes. With the Patriot Family Easter Egg Hunt Contest, shoppers can search for clues at the Edwards Exchange and post the correct answers on the Exchange’s Facebook page contest tab at www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX. Shoppers…

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Local

TPS students ‘stay classy’ during test management project

Posted  March 13, 2015

It's Test Management Project season at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. In order to earn a master's degree in flight test, each student must successfully complete a TMP, the school's equivalent of a thesis, and present the results in June.

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90-year-old Holocaust survivor tells resilient story

Posted  March 13, 2015

Albert Rosa is 90 years old today. He is happy and energetic and boldly proclaims, "God bless America, it's the best land in the world."

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