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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.

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Local

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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Panetta signs memo extending benefits to same-sex partners

Posted  February 15, 2013

Calling it “a matter of fundamental equity,” Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta today signed a memorandum to the service secretaries and the Pentagon’s top personnel official extending benefits to same-sex partners of service members. Here is the secretary’s announcement of the policy change: “Seventeen months ago, the United States military ended the policy of ‘Don’t…

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Health & Safety

UnitedHealthcare transition, referrals

Posted  February 15, 2013

Beginning April 1, UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans will become the West Region Managed Care Support contractor. As part of the transition, referrals written prior to April 1 will expire May 31, 2013. The 412th Medical Group urges patients to proactively book appointments to prevent delays in receiving care. If the referral does expire, call (661)…

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Events

Caring for People Forum – Let your voice be heard

Posted  February 15, 2013

Have you and a co-worker, peer or colleague talked about an issue or problem that affects the Edwards Community and all you wanted to do was get it fixed or talk to the senior leadership about it? Then you might be just the person to attend the Caring for People Forum, a means for leaders…

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Commentary

Deadline for 2013 Scholarships for Military Children fast approaching

Posted  February 15, 2013

In today’s economy, it’s hard to find the money for what many could consider the luxury of a higher education. Getting a scholarship to help pay for your investment can really help. That’s why the Defense Commissary Agency wants to remind you that the Feb. 22 deadline for students to apply for this year’s Scholarships…

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AF implements enlisted date of separation rollback

Posted  February 15, 2013

The Air Force will implement the enlisted date of separation rollback program this fiscal year, in addition to several voluntary force management programs that were announced Feb. 5, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The rollback will accelerate the date of separation for senior master sergeants and below who meet required criteria, said Lt….

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Announcements – February 15, 2013

Posted  February 15, 2013

President’s Day: Feb. 18 All 412th FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed High Desert Inn: Open 7-days a week, 24-hours a day Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.-8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 4-7 p.m.; 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m. to Sunset…

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Commentary

Setting a financial ‘tone from the top’

Posted  February 8, 2013

It has been said that no one can accurately predict where the U.S. military will need to respond next: the workload and requirements are uncertain. Nearly as unpredictable is the future of the nation’s finances. With much talk of the fiscal cliff in the news recently, how quickly can the U.S. economy recover, and what…

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Base residents play biggest role in protecting pets from predators

Posted  February 8, 2013

Courtesy photograph A coyote pauses near a sidewalk on main base. Desert predators like coyotes and bobcats can be seen all over the base, including the housing areas. Residents need to be aware of the risks these predators pose and take precautions to protect their pets. Base residents reported that a family pet – a…

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Salutes & Awards

412th TW announces 2012 annual award nominees

Posted  February 8, 2013

The 412th Test Wing will announce its annual award winners during a ceremony at Club Muroc on Feb. 8. The following are the 412th TW Annual Award nominees for 2012: Airman of the Year Airman 1st Class Devin Wyatt – 412th Operations Support Squadron Senior Airman Brandon Harris – 412th Logistics Test Squadron SrA Antawn…

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Share the love: Send Valentines to veterans

Posted  February 8, 2013

Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can show their appreciation to military service members who came before them by sending free valentines through the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange through Feb. 8. Now in its third year, “Valentines for Veterans” is an annual Exchange campaign to send greetings to local Veterans Administration hospitals, Fisher…

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