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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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Local school meetings open to public

Posted  March 6, 2015

The Muroc Joint Unified School District†is holding meetings open to the public. Below is a list of meetings in March. For more information, or any questions, call the Edwards AFB school liaison officer at 661-277-2456. March 11 Muroc Joint Unified School District Local†Control Accountability Plan Meeting Location: District Office, 17100 Foothill Ave., North Edwards 10-11…

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Vince Vaughn treats troops at Edwards to advance USO screening of new film ‘Unfinished Business’

Posted  March 6, 2015

Actor Vince Vaughn treated Team Edwards to an advance USO movie screening of his upcoming film "Unfinished Business."

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Our Air Force – diverse in thought, word and deed

Posted  March 6, 2015

The Air Force has a rich heritage built on the pillars of diversity and innovation. After African American History Month came to a close and we look on to honor women’s history this month, I’d like to reflect on the word diversity. Diversity is often equated to minority, but it’s more than that — diversity…

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Work to begin on Lancaster Blvd.

Posted  March 6, 2015

Work to widen Lancaster Blvd. south of the South Gate Entry Control Point began†March 4†and will continue until late May. Speed limits will be reduced and periodic flagman controls will be enforced to approximately 1/2 mile south of the gate.††The 412th Civil Engineer Group is committed to keeping Lancaster Blvd. and the South Gate open…

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412th FSS team finishes undefeated, claims intramural title again

Posted  March 6, 2015

Air Force photograph by Kristen Haidle The 412th Force Support Squadron team poses for a victory photo with 412th Mission Support Group leadership after claiming the 2015 Intramural Basketball Championship title March 3 at the Rosburg Fitness Center. The 412th FSS defeated the 412th Security Forces Squadron 59-54 and remained undefeated to end the season…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  March 6, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – If you could purchase anything what would it be?  A new car or maybe the Harley you have dreamed of riding?  Maybe it is something as simple as a new kitchen appliance or as elaborate as the latest home theater…

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Know what love is, what it’s not

Posted  March 6, 2015

“If you don’t leave him he’s not going to stop until you’re dead,” my mother said. With sadness in her voice my aunt replied: “I know.” I remember sitting in the backseat of the car as my mother and aunt whispered to each other. While my aunt cried, I looked at her and the fresh…

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Announcements – March 6, 2015

Posted  March 6, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards Services is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to show support of our military members through the AF Commercial Sponsorship Program. From 4th of July’s Freedom Fest to the annual Children’s Holiday Party held in…

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News Briefs February 27, 2015

Posted  February 27, 2015

Library closure The Base Library will be closing early Feb. 28 for an official function. Hours of operation will be 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. For more information, call 661-275-2665. Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 4 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both…

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Just American: A century of Black life

Posted  February 27, 2015

Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in U.S. history. The event grew out of “Negro History Week,” the brainchild of noted Harvard-trained historian Carter Woodson. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially…

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