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Comms program hits 100,000 hours of warfighter connectivity

A program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to ensure war fighters can stay connected despite differing networks and austere environments recently reached a significant milestone and is also on a path to keep moving forward.

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It’s Pajama Story Time at the base library

On Jan. 29 staff and volunteers at the base library held Pajama Story Time. Children five and under dressed in their pajamas, listened to bedtime stories, made pillows and then enjoyed a pancake breakfast.

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Civ-Mil welcomes foreign military, new arrivals to A.V.

LANCASTER, Calif.–The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group welcomed foreign military members and Airmen recently stationed at Edwards to the Antelope Valley Jan. 29. The University of Antelope Valley Pioneer Event Center (PEC) in Lancaster, Calif., was filled with informational booths regarding health care, education, recreation and much more. The third annual “Welcome to the AV”…

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Latest HCC tour all about electronic warfare

The Edwards AFB Honorary Commanders tour Jan. 22 was all about the 412th Electronic Warfare Group.

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KC-46A makes first contact; successfully demonstrates fuel transfer in flight

The KC-46 Tanker Program reached a major milestone Jan. 24, when it successfully demonstrated its first-ever aerial refueling contact and fuel transfer with an F-16C from Edwards Air Force Base.


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Commentary

Finding strength, resiliency through Air Force family

Posted  January 15, 2016

I joined the military to provide for my family, but I never would have expected the challenges my family would face and how we would evolve. When I enlisted in the Air Force I joined another family without intent. This family has been with me ever since, especially during my family's darkest tragedy.

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Local

First combat Raptor, Maloney’s Pony, rides into Edwards

Posted  January 15, 2016

The 411th Flight Test Squadron got a first-hand look at a legend in June and November of 2015 when F-22 tail number 09-0174 "Maloney's Pony" landed at Edwards.

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DoD

Pentagon announces changes to military decorations, awards program

Posted  January 15, 2016

The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released Jan. 7. The changes come after a long and deliberate review, a defense official told reporters in a Jan. 6 background briefing. Then-Defense Secretary Chuck…

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Salutes & Awards

Desert High student appointed to USAFA

Posted  January 15, 2016

Courtesy photograph Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., 23rd District, announced his nominations to the United States Service Academies Jan. 8. One Desert High School student, Garron Ireton, received a Presidential nomination to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was offered an appointment and accepted. Though the number of presidential nominations available…

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Events

Register now for second ‘Run With History’ Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Posted  January 15, 2016

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Two runners reach the Rogers Dry Lakebed during the 2014 Edwards Inaugural “Run with History” Half Marathon held May 17, 2014. Edwards AFB will host its second “Run with History” Half Marathon, 10K, and 5K run May 14 at 7 a.m.  This non-profit event will be open to the…

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