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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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Exchange scares up chance at $3,000 in winnings in Halloween

Posted  October 4, 2013

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is forgoing the tricks and going right for the treats in its latest contest as it gives away four $500 and ten $100 Exchange gift cards. The “Halloween Mystery of the Shadows Sweepstakes will send Exchange patrons on a frightfully fun scavenger hunt throughout the store. Using a…

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Leadership lesson: My biggest mistake as an NCO

Posted  October 4, 2013

GRAND FORKS AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. – What was the most important leadership lesson you learned during your career? This question has been asked of me quite a few times as I get the awesome opportunity to speak with our Airmen around base. I have been asked this question from such groups as the First-Term…

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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 4, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Do you ever wonder why God didn’t make things easier and run everything himself?  Here is one person’s take on the issue.  “The royal and priestly vocation of all human beings, it seems, consists in this: to stand at the…

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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel briefs the press Oct. 1 in Seoul, South Korea. Hagel answered question regarding the government shutdown and how the Defense Department would structure the department through the furlough. Seoul, South Korea – The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will…

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Team Edwards celebrates AF birthday

Posted  October 4, 2013

Members of the Edwards community gathered at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 27 to celebrate the 66th Air Force Birthday.

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Air Force Men win big at Armed Forces Golf Tournament

Posted  October 4, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. John-Paul Hansen, a C-130J and C-17 test loadmaster with the 418th Flight Test Squadron, tees off for the first time at Muroc Lake Golf Course at Edwards on Sep. 23. Before arriving to Edwards, Hansen recently competed at the Armed Forces Golf Championships at Parris Island, S.C.,…

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Exchange operations to continue in event of government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

Following the government shutdown Oct. 1, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will continue operations The Exchange will be largely unaffected by the shutdown as it is a non-appropriated instrumentality. Nearly 97 percent of its funding is generated by sales and less than three percent of its budget comes from tax dollar support. “Some…

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Squadron Officer School: Tax dollars well spent?

Posted  October 4, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – †At a time when every dollar counts, the Air Force continues to spend scarce resources to send thousands of captains every year to Squadron Officer School. With flying hours slashed, we are prioritizing eight-week TDYs to Maxwell instead of converting JP-8 into thrust, lift and airpower. Can SOS really…

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Announcements – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

Columbus Day – Oct. 14 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., Midnight Meal 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day Muroc Lake Golf Course:…

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