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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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Commissaries collect nearly 740,000 pounds

Posted  October 11, 2013

Commissary customers and employees came together to donate nearly 740,000 pounds of needed items to local food banks and other charitable organizations during the annual Feds Feed Families campaign. The accomplishment, a 10 percent increase over last year’s effort, was done as commissaries again served as collection points on their installations. “Commissary customers and employees…

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News Briefs October 11, 2013

Posted  October 11, 2013

Civilian Pay Call Center In order to better answer questions about pay and personnel issues related to the recent furlough, the 412th Test Wing has established a call center staffed by civilian personnel, entitlement and financial management specialists. The center is manned 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and the number for the call center is (661) 277-3756….

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AAFES supports service members during shutdown

Posted  October 11, 2013

Although many services on military installations have closed or curtailed operations, as a result of the federal government shutdown that began Oct. 1, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service remains open to support service members, retirees and their family members. “Some of our military installations are located in rural areas, with a few located…

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Enlisted promotions, military testing – Government shutdown/furlough limiting factors

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military Personnel Sections across the Air Force want to notify personnel of the following limiting factors for Enlisted Promotions during the government shutdown/furlough. * Chief Master Sergeant (13E9) Evaluation Board will be delayed and has been tentatively rescheduled to convene Oct.15 to 25 instead of Oct. 7 to 18. The original file freeze date of…

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Soaring Academy supports wounded service members

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Southern California Soaring Academy, located at Crystal Airport in the Antelope Valley, is open to the public four days a week, Friday through Monday.

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Edwards Commissary returns to normal hours

Posted  October 11, 2013

Military commissaries worldwide are returning to normal operating schedules effective Oct. 7, said the director and CEO of the Defense Commissary Agency. “This is certainly good news for our patrons and our employees,” said Joseph H. Jeu. “All our stateside stores are now returning to their regular schedules as of Oct. 7.” The DeCA announcement…

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Exchange helping Wounded Warriors back on their feet

Posted  October 11, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, in conjunction with New Balance, is helping wounded service members take a step forward in their recovery process with free athletic shoes through the Wounded Care program. Since 2007, the Exchange and New Balance have provided complimentary footwear to service members who have been injured in action. More…

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Life scout gives TLC to AFFT Museum T-38

Posted  October 11, 2013

Jacob Huck, a 10th grade student at Desert Junior Senior High School, is a Life Scout working his way towards Eagle Scout.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 11, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Is the church a fortress to protect its people or refuge for all those who would come to find peace and rest?  Maybe it should do both.  Regardless, we should reflect on how we treat people who walk through the…

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Wounded warrior to speak at Wingman Day Nov. 4

Posted  October 11, 2013

Photograph courtesy of Andrew Revelos Norberto “Norbie” Lara, a wounded warrior who takes his inspiring story around the country as a spokesman for Warriors Speak, will speak Nov. 4 at the Base Theater as part of Team Edwards’ Wingman Day activities. As part of the events to be held on Wingman Day Nov. 4, Norberto…

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