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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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Posted  November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving is full of traditions that are shared by many and some that are uniquely shared to each family. One tradition is watching football on Turkey Day. Week 13 in the NFL is here and things are starting to tighten up in the standings. Gamble wisely; team loyalty sometimes can come back to bite you….

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AFMC vice visits high desert

Posted  November 27, 2013

Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander (seated), is given a briefing at the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force by Col. Roderick Cregier, Edward AFB F-35 program director, Nov. 21. Busch spent the day touring Edwards receiving program briefings from various test squadrons. The general also spoke at the Air…

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Little Misses donate Thanksgiving meal to shelter pets

Posted  November 27, 2013

The Little Misses of the Antelope Valley provided Thanksgiving dinner to homeless cats and dogs at the Los Angeles County Department of Care and Control, Lancaster Animal Shelter, Nov. 22.

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AFMC makes progress despite impacts of sequestration, restructure

Posted  November 27, 2013

The vice commander of Air Force Materiel Command offered insight into recent developments and answered questions regarding the command’s restructure efforts and fiscal challenges at the Air Force Association’s 2013 Pacific Air & Space Symposium in Los Angeles Nov. 22.

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Blue Star Mothers send love overseas

Posted  November 27, 2013

The Antelope Valley Blue Star Mothers Chapter 14 visited Edwards AFB Nov. 21 to deliver care packages for deployed Airmen.

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Scholarships for Military Children program opens Dec. 3

Posted  November 27, 2013

FORT LEE, Va. – Applications for the 2014 Scholarships for Military Children Program become available Dec. 3 at commissaries worldwide or on the Internet at http://www.militaryscholar.org. Applications must be turned in to a commissary by close of business Feb. 28, 2014. Packages must be hand-delivered or shipped via U.S. Postal Service or other delivery methods,…

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First sergeants promote giving with this year’s Angel Tree

Posted  November 27, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Edwards AFB’s First Sergeants Association is kicking-off the holiday spirit with the annual Angel Tree project in the Exchange. The tree was set up Nov. 18, full of paper angels, each with the age and wish list of a child from an active-duty family in need of a little help…

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NASA Dryden celebrates 60th anniversary of first Mach 2 flight

Posted  November 27, 2013

Sixty years ago, A. Scott Crossfield, a talented young engineering research pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, became the first human to fly faster than twice the speed of sound in the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket in the skies over Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Safe winter driving

Posted  November 27, 2013

Winter driving can be hazardous and scary, especially in the northern regions where some of you may be driving over the holiday period.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 27, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Have you ever tried to write with your opposite hand?  It’s not easy and feels uncomfortable.  You wouldn’t think of switching unless you broke your dominant hand and then had no choice but to switch. The switch of course would…

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