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AFMC command chief reflects on 30-year career

Air Force Materiel Command's top enlisted member will end his military career May 6, 2016, closing out what he calls a "wonderful journey" around the world.

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Local

Marine Osprey flies in to fuel up F-35B

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to link up with a Marine F-35B Joint Strike Fighter April 28. Both aircraft are assigned to Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22) out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona.

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Local

Eagle project defines cooperation

The Air Force's F-15 Eagle fleet is scheduled to receive a wheel and brake upgrade after completion of flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Aggressive bobcat attacks family pets in Edwards housing area

An aggressive bobcat has attacked several small dogs in base housing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., over the last few weeks.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Local STEM clubs receive grants courtesy of ITEA

Desert High School's Scorpion Robotics club was joined by names like the Science Jets, Cyberpatriots and Team 399 Eagles Robotics, for the 2016 Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association Grants Luncheon held April 21.


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This week in Edwards Flight Test History

Posted  April 1, 2016

Air Force photograph March 29, 1951 — The first successful flight of the Regulus I Navy tactical cruise missile took place. The test missile, the FTV-2, took off from the lakebed under its internal power and was guided in flight by radio signals from a Lockheed TV-2D director aircraft. After performing various maneuvers, the missile…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  April 1, 2016

Downtown, you may see signs at local churches proclaiming today, April 1, as “National Atheists’ Day.” These are based on a scriptural text from the Judeo/Christian tradition that states, “The fool says in heart, ‘there is no God …’” They think it is “funny.” Your Wing Chaplain thinks it is disrespectful. As Airmen we come…

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Announcements – April 1, 2016

Posted  April 1, 2016

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000! Second Annual Run with History Half Marathon/10K/5K May 14, runs begin at 7 am Early Registration: Half — $50, 10K — $35, 5K — $25 Registration after April 1: Half — $60, 10K — $45, 5K — $35 Come out and run where history is made…

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News Briefs – March 25, 2016

Posted  March 25, 2016

X-ray services availability Effective March 28, X-ray services at the 412th Medical Group will be temporarily unavailable for approximately eight weeks due to a scheduled equipment upgrade. Patients requiring X-ray imaging will be referred off base. Ultrasound services will remain available during this time. The Medical Group apologizes for the inconvenience and look forward to…

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Commentary

Empowerment: More than just a word

Posted  March 25, 2016

I am a first-term Airman at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota. I am approaching one year time on station and getting close to achieving the next skill level in my job. At this stage in my career, my number one focus is on training and mastering my job. All Airmen are expected to…

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