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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone at lightning speed

Lockheed Martin photograph During the month of July, the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force flew 76 sorties, making it a first for the ITF involving a new monthly flying record. The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test…

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Youth programs underway for new school year

The 2015-2016 school year is here and, after another successful summer, the Youth Programs are well under way! The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for children, but can also cause stress and anxiety for many parents and children. There are many ways to reduce this stress for your family, including…

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Air Force adopts new dragon

Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, the Air Force chief information officer, and Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, the Air Force director of future operations, have partnered to increase awareness of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity to protect the Air Force mission, personnel and their families.

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412th SFS teaches first back to school lesson

The 412th Security Forces Squadron took education from the classroom to the parking lot on the first day of school Aug. 17.

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418th FLTS does prerequisite testing for KC-46 program

The 418th Flight Test Squadron is setting the stage for the arrival of the new KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueler with legacy tanker fuel surge testing conducted July 26 through Aug. 9.


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Former Air Force leader passes away

Posted  August 16, 2013

A former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who was also a chief of staff of the Air Force, passed away Aug. 10 in Falcon’s Landing military retirement community in Potomac Falls, Va.

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Second Annual Branch Pond Family Fishing Derby Aug. 31

Posted  August 16, 2013

Mark your calendars for the 2013 Family Fishing Derby at Branch Memorial Pond. The event will be held on Aug. 31 from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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Little Miss Edwards wins Little Miss A.V.

Posted  August 16, 2013

Courtesy photograph   On Aug. 10, Little Miss Edwards 2013, Floriani Escobar, daughter of Santos (412th Special Instrumentation) and Griselda Escobar, won the title of Little Miss Antelope Valley 2013. This is an honor and a title not had here at Edwards since 1999. Floriani so wisely exclaimed that it has been 14 years and…

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Enlisted Airmen may be eligible for medical prep school

Posted  August 16, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Active-duty enlisted Airmen who qualify can now apply for a new pilot program designed to prepare them for medical school, but “intent to apply” emails must be submitted no later than Sept. 6, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Aug. 12. The Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program offers…

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Base housing privatization begins with lease signings

Posted  August 16, 2013

  From left:  J.C. Calder, Corvias Military Living program manager, watches as Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander; Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th TW vice commander; and Command Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph, 412th command chief; sign the new Resident Occupancy Agreement.  The ROA is a 12-month housing lease. Corvias Military Living will assume responsibility for all family…

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Edwards Commissary returns to normal hours Aug.19

Posted  August 16, 2013

Military commissaries worldwide will return to normal operating schedules the week of Aug. 18-24, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. The DeCA announcement comes in the wake of the Department of Defense’s Aug. 6 decision to curtail furloughs of its civilian workforce from 11 to six days. The Edwards Commissary will…

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted  August 16, 2013

WASHINGTON ñ Aug. 14, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued today. After a review of the department’s benefit policies following the Supreme Court’s ruling that Section Three of the Defense of…

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Back to school tips

Posted  August 16, 2013

School is back in session at Edwards Air Force Base beginning Aug. 19 and we want this to be an exciting year for your family! Here are some helpful tips to consider as your child makes the transition from summer to school. * Get back into a school year routine – Re-establishing bedtimes and mealtimes…

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Website teaches coping skills to military community

Posted  August 16, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic Screengrab of the “Moving Forward” website, designed to help service members find ways to overcome challenges, stress and depression. WASHINGTON, D.C. -†As part of the Integrated Mental Health Strategy, the Defense Department’s National Center for Telehealth and Technology and the Veterans Affairs Department’s mental health informatics section have partnered to develop…

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AFFT Museum moves three aircraft out of storage

Posted  August 16, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Traffic is stopped as the F-16XL is transported west down Rosamond Blvd. towards its new home at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Aug. 9, 2013. The F-16XL, an experimental fighter, is a derivative of the F-16 that was used to explore the advanced cranked-arrow delta wing. The plane…

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