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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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AFMC embraces ‘Every Dollar Counts’ initiative, new culture of savings

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command leaders are pledging their support for a new money-saving Air Force initiative dubbed Every Dollar Counts. In the wake of sequestration and reduced budgets, the initiative calls on Airmen to submit their money-saving ideas as part of a new culture of savings. “This is an opportunity to respond to a tough…

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Airmen powered by innovation

Posted  April 26, 2013

Fellow Airmen, As you know, our Nation and our Air Force continue to face challenges due to sequestration. As I talk about this with Airmen like you, I’m not surprised to hear solid ideas for cutting costs and doing things more efficiently. We have been capturing those ideas for improving our organization. I believe most…

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Salutes & Awards

Honorary commanders

Posted  April 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds Cutline: Col. Roderick Cregier, Edwards AFB F-35 program director, talks to Honorary Commanders Apr 20 at the Joint Strike Fighter Combined Test Force. The Honorary Commanders event provided local civic leaders and representatives with a chance to see the JSF take off and a visit the Ridley Mission Control…

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Events

CTF celebrates Raptor’s 1,000th sortie

Posted  April 26, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by David Henry The oldest flying F-22 Raptor, tail number 4007, successfully completed its 1,000th sortie April 19. The F-22 Combined Test Force celebrated the milestone with a James Bond themed plane-side ceremony, referring to the aircraftís tail number ending in ì007.î The F-22 Combined Test Force celebrated an impressive milestone April…

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News Briefs April 26, 2013

Posted  April 26, 2013

Promotion ceremony The Enlisted Promotion Ceremony is 3 p.m., April 30 in the Base Theater. Awards ceremony The 412th Test Wing’s quarterly award ceremony is 10 a.m., May 1 in the Base Theater. Come out and show your support for our military, civilian and team award nominees and winners. For additional more information, contact Master…

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Commentary

Is your security clearance current?

Posted  April 26, 2013

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – To support the Air Force’s global mission, you must commit to maintaining your personnel readiness. So, your immunizations are current, you have a solid family care plan in place and your finances are squared away, but are you really prepared to deploy and support the global mission? Have you…

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Edwards test team extends KC-135 capabilities

Posted  April 26, 2013

Known as "The Mighty War Wagon" of the United States Air Force, the KC-135 Stratotanker has proven to be the core aerial refueling capability for the Air Force for more than 50 years.

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Health & Safety

ADAPT, Ground Safety emphasize planning, education to prevent DUIs

Posted  April 26, 2013

To get more Team Edwards members acquainted with the dangers of driving while under the influence, the 412th Test Wing Mental Health clinic and Family Advocacy office, along with the Ground Safety office, held a unique National Alcohol Awareness Month event at the Base Exchange parking lot April 18.

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2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey

Posted  April 26, 2013

Those Airman selected to participate in the 2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey are highly encouraged to complete it. Airmen participation in this survey is completely anonymous. The survey is used to inform senior leaders of strengths and needs within each Air Force community and develop action plans to make them better places to live…

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Be careful what you flush

Posted  April 26, 2013

Air Force observed Earth Day on Monday with a theme that focused on water reduction and reuse. Edwards has been reusing water from its wastewater treatment plant for well over a decade.

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