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Ten seconds later and that picture still exists

There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included.

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Second X-56A MUTT makes first flight

Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., successfully conducted the agency’s first flight of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed April 9.

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An Edwards NCO’s journey to wounded warrior mentorship

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Delaney couldn't be happier to be a mentor for the introductory adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp that happened at Eglin AFB April 13-22.

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Officers’ Spouses Club grants $5,000 in scholarship money to local students

This year, the Edwards Officers' Spouses Club presented $5,000 in annual scholarship money to four local high school students.

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Q&A with the CMSAF

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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Don’t become a workplace statistic, know your exit routes

Posted  February 14, 2014

Ask yourself this question, “If an emergency were to happen at work today am I prepared to evacuate, and do it safely?” The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) defines a workplace emergency as: “An unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down your operations; or causes physical or environmental…

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DOD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

Posted  February 14, 2014

Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current…

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Civ-Mil Group builds bonds with Team Edwards

Posted  February 14, 2014

Many of you haven’t personally heard of the Civilian-Military Group or know who they are composed of, but I can attest and ensure you that hundreds of Edwards Airmen and their families have been the recipients of their generosity and unwavering support. As an Air Force First Sergeant, I’ve had the distinct pleasure and honor…

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Things you need to know to stay healthy during flu season

Posted  February 14, 2014

Influenza (Flu) season is in full swing in the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that most states are experiencing widespread influenza throughout. Flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are being reported in California and locally in Kern County. The flu seems to be hitting young and middle-aged adults the hardest this…

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SSgt promotion test rescheduled for April 1-May 16

Posted  February 14, 2014

To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up earlier this calendar year, from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 7. We have assured Airmen selected for promotion that they…

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News Briefs February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Legal office hours As of Feb. 2, the 412th Test Wing Legal Office, located at 1 South Rosamond Blvd., has the following hours: Power of Attorney, notary services: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m.-noon. However, real estate and refinance notary services are by appointment only. Legal assistance, walk in: Tuesday and…

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DOD electronic health records help VA disability claims

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department has made troops’ health records electronically available to the Veterans Affairs Department to speed up the adjudication of disability claims, a DOD health information technology official said. Now in place for service members who have separated or discharged from the military since Jan. 1, the Health Artifact and Image Management…

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Edwards AFB Exchange rewards students with You Made the Grade program

Posted  February 14, 2014

Military students can turn good grades into rewards with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. From first-graders to high school seniors, pupils who maintain a B average or higher are eligible for the program that recognizes academic excellence. The You Made the Grade program rewards military students with a…

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CSAF releases 2014 reading list

Posted  February 14, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Juan Femath WASHINGTON – The Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III published his professional reading list Feb. 6. “This year’s CSAF Reading List was designed to build understanding,” Welsh said in his message to Airmen. “There are stories of Airmen, fellow service members and leaders from many…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 14, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – This Friday we celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. Although commercialism dominates the celebration, there is a historical background to the day that can benefit us. The holiday is named after Valentinus, a third century Roman who was imprisoned for performing “illegal” weddings for…

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