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AFMC commander talks resilience, future of command

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, emphasized her expectations and the command's priorities in a commander's call at the base theater June 19.

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Seminar provides expert advice for smart home buying

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or looking to purchase an investment property, the Housing Management Office is here to help. June 17, they brought subject matter experts to the Airman and Family Readiness Center for a free Home Buyer's Seminar.

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Summertime fire safety

Summer is upon us! This means lots of fun with family and friends. At the Edwards AFB Fire Department we want your summer to be fun, memorable and safe. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer.

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Minors confess to causing $22,000 in damage during vandalism spree

After weeks of investigative work, two minors confessed June 8 to committing vandalism at Desert High School and nearby school district maintenance buildings.

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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.


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Health & Safety

Check what’s in your food, supplements

Posted  August 23, 2013

While in Florida, a military member recently purchased a yogurt cup that included hemp seeds as one of its ingredients. Luckily she looked at all the ingredients before ingesting the snack. Air Force Instruction 44-121 states: “3.2.2. Studies have shown that products made with hemp seed and hemp seed oil may contain varying levels of…

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Exchange among the ‘Best of the Best,’ according to U.S. Veterans Magazine

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service has been recognized by U.S. Veterans Magazine for its part in putting those who have helped protect American freedoms back to work. The Exchange is among the organizations named to the publication’s 2013 Best of the Best list, making the cut in the “Top Veteran-Friendly Companies,” “Top Supplier…

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Mercury Boulevard closed

Posted  August 23, 2013

Due to the recent heavy rains a portion of Mercury Blvd., between Rich Road and 140th Street East, is closed until further notice. †Edwards Civil Engineers are evaluating the damage and preparing the plan for repairs. Further details will be announced as they become available.

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News Briefs: August 23, 2013

Posted  August 23, 2013

Channel Six Due to budget constraints the Commander’s Access Channel, Channel 6, ceased operation Aug. 16. Announcements normally viewed on Channel 6 will be available in the Desert Wings or on the Edwards Facebook and Twitter pages at www.facebook.com/EdwardsAirForceBase and www.twitter.com/EdwardsAFB. Pinning ceremony Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, cordially invites you…

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Retired NASA astronaut, research test pilot Gordon Fullerton dies

Posted  August 23, 2013

C. Gordon Fullerton, who compiled a distinguished career as a NASA astronaut, research pilot and Air Force test pilot spanning almost 50 years, died Aug. 21. He was 76.

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FSS Labor Day hours

Posted  August 23, 2013

Over the Labor Day weekend Family Day and holiday, 412th Force Support Squadron holiday hours will be:   Family Day, Aug. 30 These FSS facilities will be CLOSED: * 412th FSS front office * Airman & Family Readiness Center * Civilian Personnel * Education Office * Family Child Care * Military Personnel Section * NAF…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 23, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community   – Have you ever learned another language only to forget it after a few years of neglect?  Speaking another language fluently takes constant practice. The language of “character” is similar.  Neglect it and your life will be dominated by confusion…

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DOD facilities gear up to issue ID cards to same-sex couples

Posted  August 23, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. – DOD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said Aug. 20. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than September 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. The Supreme Court decision to overturn portions of…

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Vacancy for school board trustee

Posted  August 23, 2013

Governing Board member Susan Platz has resigned from her seat on the Board (Office B), effective August 12, creating a vacancy on the Muroc Joint Unified School District Board of Trustees. At their Regular Board Meeting Aug. 14, the Board decided to fill this vacancy by making a provisional appointment. Applications are now being accepted…

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Base Library wraps up summer reading program

Posted  August 23, 2013

The Base Library's summer reading program came to a close Aug. 16. The excitement is continuing as they start planning for next year's summer program themed "Paws to Read."

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