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The beauty of unity

How about eating a juicy burger, listening to classic rock while watching your favorite sports team? That's what I call a good time.

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Bunch encourages one enterprise mindset at commanders call

Maj. Gen. Arnie Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander, discussed his six strategic goals for the test center at a commander's call Oct. 14 in the base theater. His first goal is continuing to work towards a single enterprise team within the test center.

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AFTC major awarded two Air Medals

Family members and fellow Air Force Test Center staff watched as Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., AFTC commander, pinned on the U.S. Armed Forces Air Medal to Maj. Todd Abshire's flight suit in front of Bldg. 1, Oct. 14.

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Edwards raises awareness of domestic violence, prevention

In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, Edwards welcomed founder, CEO and director of the Two-Lifestyles Women Empowerment Program, La Toyia Conway-Hampton, to host a unique and interactive workshop Oct. 9 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

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VMX-22 receives first F-35B aircraft

Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014.


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Health & Safety

Edwards AFB Exchange ‘Takes a Bite Out of Crime’

Posted  August 10, 2012

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, losses due to thefts from retail stores alone amount to more than $35 million a day. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, which has contributed more than $2.4 billion to morale, welfare and recreation programs in the past 10 years, continues to focus its efforts on…

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Laboratory developed tests covered under TRICARE demonstration may help guide cancer treatment decisions

Posted  August 10, 2012

Some TRICARE beneficiaries will soon be able to take advantage of new technologies aimed at helping patients and healthcare providers make more informed decisions regarding treatment options for surgery, chemotherapy or radiation therapy for some types of cancer. On May 22, 2012, two laboratory developed tests were approved for coverage by TRICARE under a demonstration…

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Events

Announcements August 10, 2012

Posted  August 10, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Health & Safety

Youth programs combat negative influences

Posted  August 10, 2012

If you have children, especially teenagers, you already know the harrowing statistics that illustrate the dangers they face in the world today. Daily we see news about kids left to their own devices after school who have taken the wrong path in life. Air Force youth programs help combat potentially negative influences in our kids’…

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Sports

Air Force values guide U.S. Olympian

Posted  August 3, 2012

Photograph courtesy of JanayDeLoach.com Janay DeLoach, daughter of retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. William DeLoach and his wife Dede, practices her long jump, which earned her a place in the London 2012...

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Events

Briefs August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

Free movie advanced screening There will be a free advanced studio appreciation screening of the comedy “Hit & Run” (rated R) at the Edwards Theater 6 p.m., Aug. 4. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please arrive early.   Edwards education fair The Edwards Education and Training Center will host the Annual…

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418th FLTS takes testing new C-130 airdrop system to whole new level

Posted  August 3, 2012

What was initially known as the most commonly used airdrop method for the aerial insertion of supplies for military and contingency operations...

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F-15 marks 40 years of flight

Posted  August 3, 2012

uly 27, marked the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the F-15 Eagle. The first F-15A flight was made in July 1972 here at Edwards Air Force Base, and the first flight of the two-seat F-15B (formerly TF-15A)...

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards congratulates newest promotees

Posted  August 3, 2012

Twenty-eight Team Edwards Airmen made the grade and ascended in their Air Force careers. The promotees were honored at a ceremony at Club Muroc July 31. Congratulations to all 28 Airman: To Airman...

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New civilian pay system on the way

Posted  August 3, 2012

All Air Force civilian employees are slated to be using a new, standardized Air Force pay system by June 2013. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System will standardize the pay method across the service and will be…

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