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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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AF officials announce fiscal 2014 civilian workforce shaping

Posted  December 13, 2013

The Air Force will reduce the size of its civilian workforce by about 900 positions in addition to maintaining approximately 7,000 vacancies across the force to meet the demands of a constrained fiscal 2014 budget, officials announced. Specific reductions by location have not been determined. The Air Force will implement civilian workforce shaping initiatives, along…

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Exchange’s Online Mall, specialty stores expand to offer greater selection for military shoppers

Posted  December 13, 2013

The addition of several new stores in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Online Mall is adding up to greater selection and savings for military shoppers. Hat Club, World of Powersports and Candy Crush candy boxes have all recently joined more than 40 third party sites offering exclusive discounts and promotions to military families…

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Commentary

SLAP your Airmen daily

Posted  December 13, 2013

LAJES FIELD, Azores – Have you ever wanted to SLAP your Airmen? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them in hopes of teaching them a lesson? Have you ever wanted to SLAP them, but feared going to jail? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions, here is a way to accomplish…

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Boom! JROTC visits EOD

Posted  December 13, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A Junior ROTC student from Lancaster High School volunteered to try on a bomb suit to experience the weight of the protective outerwear. The Junior ROTC cadets were being given a tour of Edwards AFB with one of the tour stops being the EOD compound. Lancaster High School Air…

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News Briefs December 13, 2013

Posted  December 13, 2013

EOOC closure The 412th Test Wing Equal Opportunity Office will be close at noon Dec. 18 for an official office function. Regular Office hours will resume Dec. 19. In the event of an emergency, call Al Wilson at (661) 209-4471. Retirement Michael E. Frye: The director of the 412th Force Support Squadron cordially invites you…

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Line officer accessions impacted by personnel policy changes

Posted  December 19, 2013

Air Force Recruiting Service officials announced today they are implementing changes that impact line officer accessions, as part of Air Force’s recent release about posturing for future force management initiatives. Impacts of this change affect selected candidates and new applicants. Currently, a number of selected candidates with previously assigned Basic Officer Training class dates were…

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Announcements – December 20, 2013

Posted  December 20, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Polish Your IFR Skills: Dec. 28, 8 a.m.-noon Cost is $125 and pre-registration is required. Practical IFR flying seminar regulation and procedures review. Flying Companion Seminar: Jan. 11, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $125. A class for non-pilots – be an informed passenger! Learn about…

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CV-22 Osprey arrives at National Museum of the U.S. Air Force

Posted  December 20, 2013

One of the U.S. Air Force's more unique aircraft landed at the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force Dec. 12.

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Salutes & Awards

Two Edwards NCOs finish off 2013 on top

Posted  December 20, 2013

Team Edwards offers their congratulations to Master Sgt. Jeremy Page, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7, Ground Safety NCO, and Tech. Sgt. Michael Campbell, 412th Security Forces Squadron, Physical Security NCOIC, on their recent STEP promotions. The Stripes for Exceptional Performers promotion program offers commanders a limited opportunity to immediately promote enlisted members to staff sergeant, technical sergeant or…

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  December 20, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Do you know what took place every year from 1910 to 1950 at the department store Wanamaker’s in Philadelphia this time of year?  More than 14,000 would walk through huge double doors and take their seats as an organist led…

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