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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone at lightning speed

Lockheed Martin photograph During the month of July, the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force flew 76 sorties, making it a first for the ITF involving a new monthly flying record. The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test…

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Youth programs underway for new school year

The 2015-2016 school year is here and, after another successful summer, the Youth Programs are well under way! The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for children, but can also cause stress and anxiety for many parents and children. There are many ways to reduce this stress for your family, including…

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Air Force adopts new dragon

Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, the Air Force chief information officer, and Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, the Air Force director of future operations, have partnered to increase awareness of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity to protect the Air Force mission, personnel and their families.

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412th SFS teaches first back to school lesson

The 412th Security Forces Squadron took education from the classroom to the parking lot on the first day of school Aug. 17.

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418th FLTS does prerequisite testing for KC-46 program

The 418th Flight Test Squadron is setting the stage for the arrival of the new KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueler with legacy tanker fuel surge testing conducted July 26 through Aug. 9.


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Fiscal 2015 RIF board to convene Oct. 1

Posted  May 9, 2014

The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2015 Force Management Reduction in Force Board Oct. 1, 2014 to evaluate some captains and majors for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The RIF, combined with Voluntary Separation Pay Program and Temporary Early Retirement Authority options, is designed to reduce overages in Air…

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SARC briefing sheds light on police process

Posted  May 9, 2014

The Edwards AFB Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office closed out Sexual Assault Awareness Month by hosting a briefing on a local sexual assault case April 30 at Club Muroc.

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A half century of federal service

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Russell Koche (right), poses for a photo with James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering director, following Koche’s retirement ceremony May 1 at Chapel 1. Koche received his retirement certificate for more than 50 years of federal service, all at Edwards AFB. Russell Kochie, an engineer technician for the 412th Civil…

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News Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 2014

End of Watch An End of Watch Ceremony will be held 11 a.m., May 16 in front of Bldg. 1. The ceremony will officially close out National Police Week, which runs May 12-16. Fun run/walk The Health and Wellness Center is celebrating May as National Physical Fitness and Sports month with a fun run/walk May…

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Announcements – May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Memorial Day hours: May 26, all 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.-1 p.m., brunch; 4:30-7 p.m., dinner; 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight meal * High Desert Inn: Open…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 16, 2014

– Questions have a way of revealing our motives, and motives are what drive our lives.  Try asking yourself these questions from a professor in Pennsylvania.  “What are you seeking? What are you loving? What are you fearing? What are you trusting? What voices are you listening to? Where are you setting your hopes?” Change…

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Specialized training, specialized equipment, specialized personnel – The Big Three

Posted  May 16, 2014

PALMDALE, Calif.-When you think of the firefighting profession the first thing that comes to most minds is fire, but what you may not know is that today, more than ever, the fire service provides a large spectrum of other services the average person does not even realize. Air Force Plant 42 Fire and Emergency Services…

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NASA celebrates new name for Flight Research Center

Posted  May 16, 2014

NASA celebrated the lives and legacies of Hugh Dryden and Neil Armstrong as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center was dedicated May 13.

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Edwards Exchange offers variety of protection for bikers

Posted  May 16, 2014

According to NBC 4 in Washington, 20 percent of Soldiers and six percent of Airmen ride motorcycles. The Department of Defense states motorcycle deaths among military members are expected to rise 20 percent in 2014. As a partner in readiness, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to providing a wide selection of…

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Edwards AFB’s fire safety guide to spring cleaning

Posted  May 16, 2014

A good spring housecleaning can significantly help promote fire safety in your home. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning, it’s the ideal time to check our homes and yards for dangerous materials and unsafe conditions and spend the time to protect our families and our properties. Start by taking a few minutes to plan…

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