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Q&A with the CMSAF

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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Coming to Edwards: Verizon Cellular 4G LTE upgrade

Posted  April 26, 2013

On April 24 Verizon technicians began upgrading the Verizon Cellular 3G here at Edwards to support new 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) cellular capabilities.

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Announcements – April 26, 2013

Posted  April 26, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Month of the Edwards Child: In celebration of the Edwards Child, your Aero Club invites you to introduce your children to aviation! Have fun while learning aerodynamics using math and science skills. Cost is $165 for one hour introduction flight for up to two…

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SecAF discusses Airmen morale

Posted  April 25, 2013

Courtesy Photo Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley Deployed airmen are ready and motivated, but those based in the United States face fiscal challenges that sap morale, Air Force Secretary Michael B. Donley said April 22. “The Airmen that we send downrange are well-trained – they are pumped,” Donley told the Defense Writers…

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Museum closure

Posted  April 19, 2013

The Air Force Flight Test Museum at Edwards Air Force Base will be closed on April 24 and will reopen with its regular hours April 25. For more information, call (661) 277-8050.

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Traffic delays

Posted  April 19, 2013

Base motorists may encounter minor delays on Rickenbacker Drive April 23 due to a reduction of traffic from two-lane to one-lane for a short distance to accommodate construction activities. The work, to improve drainage in the Housing Area, will take place between the Conference Center and FitzGerald Blvd. Flagmen will be present to direct traffic…

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Edwards competes in Inaugural Nellis Cup

Posted  April 19, 2013

Air Force photograph by Maj. Peter Gbelia Edwards AFB battles Davis-Monthan AFB, Ariz., during the Inaugural Nellis Cup April 13 to 14. The Edwards Football Club finished in 3rd Place during the tournament. Varsity soccer teams from various Air Force bases converged at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., for the “Inaugural Nellis Cup” April 13…

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Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month Run/Walk event

Posted  April 19, 2013

The Health and Wellness Center is hosting an Asian Pacific Islander American Heritage Month Run/Walk event, that will be held May 8. Due to popular demand, there will be three distances: 5K, 7.5K and 10K. The start time is 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot. The event is open to runners and…

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A chance encounter

Posted  April 19, 2013

As a leader, you must always be observant of what is going on around you. Literally you need to observe, listen and sense in a 360-degree circle in real time. To truly be effective, you need to have your radar up and running at all times because you never know when you can make a…

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AFNET migration update

Posted  April 19, 2013

Edwards will soon become the next base to migrate its computer users into a central Air Force Network. Over a six-week period beginning May 28, technicians will begin migrating base workstations, network users, and e-mail into the AFNET. The goal of this project is to collapse all individual or stand-alone Air Force, Air Force Reserve,…

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Former Airman now NBA pro

Posted  April 19, 2013

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Dallas Mavericks forward Bernard James warms up before a contest with the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena, April 5, 2013. James served in the Air Force for six years and began playing basketball at the Harris Fitness Center on Beale Air Force Base, Calif….

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