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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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A safe, spooktacular Halloween

Posted  October 25, 2013

For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick-or-treating and months of free candy. All these things are what make a traditional Halloween a fun time to be shared by both children and adults. Just remember the creepy crawlers, ghosts, and ghouls are not all you should be aware of on this fright filled night….

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NASA Dryden awards facilities maintenance contract to Helix Management Services

Posted  October 25, 2013

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., has awarded a contract to Helix Management Services, of Lanham, Md., to provide facility operations and maintenance services at the center’s campuses at Edwards Air Force Base and Palmdale, Calif. The firm fixed-price contract could be worth as much as $29.4 million over the five-year life of the…

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New rank band structure for Edwards on-base neighborhoods

Posted  October 25, 2013

A new rank band structure is in operation for the Edwards AFB on-base housing community, which aligns the base with the U.S. Air Force directed Housing Requirements and Marketing Analysis. U.S. Air Force officials oversaw the Edwards HRMA in 2009 and determined the appropriate number of homes for each rank band to best support the…

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Team Edwards hits ‘grand slam’ with space optimization efforts

Posted  October 25, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, swings a ceremonial sledge hammer Oct. 22 to officially begin the demolition of Building 2650A, the former home of the Edwards AFB Environmental Management Branch. Of those in attendance, James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineer Division director, Dick Burr of BURR-MZT…

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Shopping the Exchange pays $224 million in dividends

Posted  October 25, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service Board of Directors announced that the Exchange paid a dividend of $224 million in 2012. These funds are critical to Army, Air Force, National Guard, Marine Corps and Navy morale, welfare and recreation efforts. “Historically, roughly two-thirds of Exchange earnings are paid to the services’ morale, welfare and…

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AFMC 5-center construct reaches full operational capability

Posted  October 25, 2013

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, announced Oct. 22, 2013,†the full operational capability of the command’s 5-center construct, a major milestone in AFMC history. “The 80,000-plus men and women of AFMC have repeatedly raised their own bar for success. This world-class workforce continues to display the dedication and innovation that are hallmarks…

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Note to breast cancer: ‘I am not your victim’

Posted  October 25, 2013

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Russ Scalf Capt. Candice Adams and her fiance Maj. Ryan Ismirle say their goodbyes before Adams is taken to surgery for a bilateral mastectomy on May 5, 2011. I’m sure by now most people don’t need to be reminded that October is breast cancer awareness month. How could you…

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Announcements – November 1, 2013

Posted  November 1, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airmanship Class for Contractors: Nov. 4-9, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. An introductory class for private pilot primary training. Includes 35 hours ground school, five hours flight instruction, and ground school kit. $2,500 pre-registration is required. Full Time Flight Instructor Needed: The Edwards AFB Aero Club…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 1, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Change for the better is something most people desire (but without much effort).  What does real change look like?  One person stated that the evidence for changed hearts in people is that they then become instruments of heart-change in others….

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Wingman day

Posted  November 1, 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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