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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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Students study Earth from NASA flying lab

Thirty-two undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth science research.

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn't know how it got there, but sometimes it served as a pleasant escape from the surrounding chaos.

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OG Immersion program brings flight test within sight

The 412th Operations Group is creating the "OG Immersion" program to directly involve organizations on base with the main flight mission.

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations.


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Edwards Drug Take Back Day gets unwanted/unused drugs out of house

Posted  June 21, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From left: Staff Sgt. Ryan Ball and Senior Airman Kenneth Gordon, 412th Security Forces Squadron; Deputy Brandon Routh, Kern County Sheriffís Department; Master Sgt. Shawna Wesley and Maj. Vanthy Pham, 412th Medical Group; and Lola Becerra, civilian pharmacy technician. at The 412th Medical Group, 412th Security Forces Squadron and…

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31st TES assigns squadron’s first F-35 dedicated crew chiefs

Posted  June 21, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron recently honored 16 dedicated crew chiefs during a recognition ceremony in Hangar 1810 June 14. The ceremony marked a milestone that coincided with the squadronís recent acquisition of its first F-35 Lightning II aircraft specifically assigned for operational test and evaluation. Since the…

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Combating stress

Posted  June 21, 2013

Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many of us are feeling…

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Scholarship program helps students pay for college

Posted  June 21, 2013

More than $1 million in financial assistance will go to 670 students, considered to be among the nation’s best and brightest, thanks to this year’s Scholarships for Military Children program. Since its start in 2001, the Scholarships for Military Children program has awarded $1,500 scholarships to 7,412 children of active duty, Guard and Reserve, and…

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No butts about it, smoking can be deadly to environment too

Posted  June 21, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A small but potentially disastrous fire was extinguished by the Edwards AFB Fire Department June 17 in front of the 412th Medical Group’s Main Clinic. The cause of the fire is blamed on an improperly extinguished cigarette butt. Everyone knows that smoking can be hazardous to one’s health, but…

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Coming soon!

Posted  June 21, 2013

The new Army and Air Force Exchange†is†nearing completion. The Edwards AFB Exchange had their groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 4, 2013†for the new service station. This project started†almost three†years ago after the need to upgrade existing facilities was recognized. The†current gas station has been around for 20-plus years. The new station will keep in compliance with California…

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461st FLTS gets new boss

Posted  June 21, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Col. Christopher Azzano, former 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 461st Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Andrew Allen during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2013. Allen assumed command of the squadron, which conducts developmental testing for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Lt. Col. George Schwartz,…

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Blanket authorization waiver letter extended to July 2

Posted  June 21, 2013

United Healthcare Military & Veterans began serving the TRICARE West region April 1, 2013. Since then, some beneficiaries and providers have experienced service problems related to processing medical referral authorizations. To mitigate delays in patient care, TRICARE Management Activity made an exception to policy and issued a blanket authorization waiver letter allowing TRICARE west region…

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News Briefs June 21, 2013

Posted  June 21, 2013

Airman passing The commander regrets to announce the passing of Senior Airman Patience M. Allen, 412th Medical Support Squadron. Allen passed away June 10, 2013. To settle the estate of the deceased, 2nd Lt. Jose Pagan, assigned to Edwards AFB, Calif., has been appointed as Summary Courts officer.†Any persons having a claim for or against…

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Welsh: Sequestration continues to drain crucial capabilities from America’s Air Force

Posted  June 21, 2013

The Air Force's top officer reported on the growing strain sequestration has put on readiness, personnel and modernization to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., June 17.

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