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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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AFIT’s SYS 253 Early T&E Influence in Acquisition Course

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Air Force Institute of Technology’s School of Systems and Logistics is pleased to announce AFIT’s upcoming offering of SYS 253 at Edwards AFB, June 11 to 13. The course will be held in Bldg. 2453 Rm. 110. This comprehension-level course will prepare Air Force personnel engaged in T&E management or execution to be effective…

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Announcements – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Practical G1000 Class: April 13, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $105. Hands-on G1000 operation to increase safety and situational awareness for every flight. Pre-registration requested. Month of the Edwards Child: In celebration of the Edwards Child, your Aero Club invites you to introduce your children…

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News Briefs April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month April is National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Mental Health Clinic and Family Advocacy Office have several activities scheduled: Informational Booth at the Exchange – April 10, 17 and 24. Story & Craft time at the Children’s Library April 5 to 19 Youth Center Activity April 10 from…

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Commentary

‘Core Values Spotlight': Integrity

Posted  April 5, 2013

As members of the U.S. Air Force, we have all heard the standard definition of integrity, “doing the right thing even when no one is looking.” Another way to think of integrity, as the famous humorist Will Rogers said, is to “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your…

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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Health & Safety

Spring cleaning is vital for fire safety

Posted  April 5, 2013

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. Just as the first crocus of spring ushers in a new beginning for nature, our spring cleaning habits signify a fresh start for us after the long winter months. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning. It’s the ideal time to check our homes and yards…

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Salutes & Awards

Air Force Test Center announces inaugural annual awards winners

Posted  April 5, 2013

Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, announced the winners of the first AFTC Annual Awards March 18. The AFTC oversees testing across the Air Force, which primarily includes Edwards, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Arnold AFB, Tenn., “For the first AFTC Annual Awards, the competition was extremely tough,” said…

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Learning while leading

Posted  April 5, 2013

Anger, embarrassment, shame, disgust, disappointment…how do you feel when one of your Airmen makes a mistake? All of these are plausible self-expressions that many of us encounter while admitting to making a mistake. While we all are going to make a mistake either in our personal or professional life, the fix action in many cases…

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Team Edwards concludes Women’s History Month with social panel

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Master Sgt. Destiny Clawson, 412th Medical Support Squadron, recognizes all the guest speakers during the 2013 Women’s History Month Social held at the Air Force Flight Test Museum March 28, 2013. During the event, the panel gave insight about their progression in their particular career field. Guest speakers included…

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AFMC promotes Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative

Posted  April 5, 2013

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its ‘Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative. The Be Active initiative is designed to be progressive with frequency of physical activity. If someone has not been active for some time, this initiative allows him or her to start at a comfortable level and add a…

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