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412th MXG to host annual Load Crew of the Year Competition for 2015

The ability to safely and rapidly load weapons on an aircraft is critical in combat situations. The specific function of a weapons load crew is to load their aircraft in the most expeditious and safest method possible while ensuring the reliability of the munitions.

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Team Edwards aims to save lives at ‘Battle of Badges’

Team Edwards found another way to save lives Feb. 3 at the 10th Annual Battle of the Badges blood drive. Battle of the Badges is an annual Red Cross donation competition for all law enforcement and military agencies across Southern California to see who can bring in the most blood.

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31st TES departs for Mountain Home AFB to conduct F-35 testing

A much anticipated and important test mission for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is underway with the "deployment" of six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, which took place Feb. 8 and 9.

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Range Safety officer to discover if base trails lead to Olympics

Sergio Reyes, 412th Test Wing Range Safety officer, has been running since he was a young boy. This Feb. 13, he'll run for a spot on the 2016 Summer Olympic Marathon Team at the trials in Los Angeles.

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412th LRS executes F-35 ‘deployment’ plan

The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron "deployed" 81 personnel from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 9.


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Local

Family Advocacy classes provide tools for success

Posted  January 29, 2016

Family Advocacy is starting off the New Year with a new round of free classes. Offering everything from New Pregnancy Orientation and parenting classes, to stress and anger management, Family Advocacy is ready to help the base community members reach their personal goals.

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Health & Safety

Winter weather season is upon us

Posted  January 29, 2016

Edwards Air Force Base is located on a desert plateau, at an average of 2,400 feet above sea level bounded on three sides by mountain chains. These chains have a significant effect on local weather. During the winter season, Edwards can still expect its fair share of winter weather. For most of the winter season,…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE OTC coverage changes Feb. 1

Posted  January 29, 2016

Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Harry Brexel TRICARE’s over-the-counter drug coverage is here to stay. Formerly a demonstration program, the OTC benefit becomes a permanent part of the TRICARE pharmacy benefit Feb. 1, 2016. Effective that date, TRICARE is making some changes to OTC coverage to bring it in line with other TRICARE pharmacy…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  January 29, 2016

Feb. 1-5 Monday Beef stroganoff Over egg noodles Vegetables Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Meat loaf Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Thursday Chicken Teriyaki Fried rice & Egg roll Friday Baked cod Macaroni and cheese Broccoli All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Robin Hood and Anthony’s Pizza…

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  January 29, 2016

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community As I am typing this, our National Anthem is playing, and I am remembering a scene at a previous assignment when I witnessed three officers rendering the courtesies to the flag at the end of the day. These three men were…

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