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Losing sleep: CSAF shares what keeps him up at night

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks with 501st Combat Support Wing Airmen during an all call at Royal Air Force Croughton, England, July 16. Welsh explained the importance of reaching out and taking care of Air Force members and their families….

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Wright-Patt hosts rapid improvement event for Air Force civilian hiring initiative

Participants in this initiative include Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, installation civilian personnel offices, and Directorate of Personnel employees within AFMC.

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Golf camp gets kids back into the ‘swing’ of things

Every summer at Edwards, Muroc Lake Golf Course attempts to solve the proverbial question of what kids can do during their summer break by giving children ages five to 17 the opportunity to either learn or improve their golf game during their annual summer golf camp.

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Joint Strike Fighter ITF ground testing F-35 gun

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is in the process of testing the F-35A's newest munitions asset - the GAU-22/A. The gun is a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 millimeter rounds.

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Outdoor Rec provides excursions, arsenal for summer activities

Outdoor Recreation provides tools and excursions for every season of the year, from camping, snowboarding and surfing, to parasailing, indoor skydiving and much more.  As a resource to the base, ODR provides coolers, tents, chairs, fishing poles and other camping equipment.


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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month: Embracing cultural values, inclusion

Posted  May 17, 2013

The theme to this year’s Asian Pacific American Heritage event is “Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural Values and Inclusion.” America is truly multicultural, a “mosaic” instead of a “melting pot” with a mixture of various ingredients that keep their individual characteristics instead of being blended together. I was born and raised in the Philippines and am…

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A dream of two generations: Edwards Airman selected to attend USAFA

Posted  May 17, 2013

When Senior Airmen Shujie Yan immigrated to the United States from China in 2006, she was a freshman in high school. One year later, she had big dreams of life in the Air Force.

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Announcements – May 17, 2013

Posted  May 17, 2013

Upcoming Holiday Hours: Family Down Day – May 24 FSS facilities that will be opened with the following hours: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.–6 p.m. CAC/ID Issuance: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Club Muroc: 10:30 a.m.-midnight Education Office: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m….

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News Briefs May 10, 2013

Posted  May 10, 2013

AFAF campaign extended Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer has extended the Air Force Assistance Fund campaign. It will now end May 17. Please postpone all fundraisers until after this date. If you have not had a chance to donate, contact your Unit Project Officer. There will also be a “Last Hoorah” Burger Burn 11 a.m.-1…

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Salutes & Awards

AFMC recognizes first quarter “Graduates”

Posted  May 10, 2013

The Air Force Materiel Command team wants to congratulate Edwards Airmen on completing a degree or certificate program during the first quarter of 2013, AFMC’s “Year of the Graduate.” The goal of YoGrad is to inspire those considering or currently working on an education plan to start, continue or complete that plan.   Master Sgt. Willis…

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412th TW honors first quarter award winners

Posted  May 10, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Airman 1st Class Stephanie L. Grebe, 412th Security Forces Squadron (center), receives the 412th Test Wing’s Airman of the Quarter Award from Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th TW commander; as 412th TW Command Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph looks on. The 412th Test Wing announced its 2013 1st…

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Leveraging credit cards to strengthen your credit score

Posted  May 10, 2013

A strong credit score can be an integral part of staying financially secure, whatever the economic climate. But for many U.S. servicemembers, determining exactly what has an impact on their score can be a daunting task. One thing is for sure: credit cards can and do impact your credit score – positively or negatively –…

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Attention Desert Junior Senior High School students

Posted  May 10, 2013

The deadline to apply for the The Clay Lacy Scholarship Program and the Charles “Pete” Conrad, Jr., Scholarship Program is May 25. The scholarships are $5,000 and $2,000 respectively, and will be presented to the most qualified applicants. The award may be used for payment of tuition, books, fees, pilot ground and flight training, and…

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UnitedHealthcare, TRICARE take steps to expedite authorizations

Posted  May 10, 2013

TRICARE Management Activity is temporarily waiving the requirement for authorization of care in order to expedite service in its West Region, served by UnitedHealthcare. The waiver applies to any referrals obtained, or care received, from April 1 to May 18, 2013. Referrals are typically entered electronically, generating an authorization from the managed care support contractor….

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Exchange caters for less on Mother’s Day

Posted  May 10, 2013

Diners can spend a little more on Mom by dining and saving at an Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurant this Mother’s Day as food orders made with a MILITARY STAR® Card on May 12 will be discounted 20 percent. “According to retail estimates, the average shopper will spend more than $150 on Mother’s…

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