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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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Hagel announces fewer furlough days for DOD employees

Posted  May 17, 2013

After weeks of review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department’s civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July, but that because of other efforts to deal with the shortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisioned as temporary layoffs will now be necessary. During a town…

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Be aware of motorcyclists

Posted  May 17, 2013

May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month. While the weather in Southern California remains fairly nice year-round for riding, mid-to-late spring brings sunny days, warmer temperatures outside and more riders preparing their bikes for the open road. The campaign is to remind car and truck drivers to be alert for motorcyclists and share the road. According…

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AtHoc info needs to be updated to stay alert, alive

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic The AtHoc icon should be located in the bottom right of your workstation desktop. If it’s not there, and needs to be installed, call the 412th Communications Squadron at (661) 277-3444. Team Edwards members are urged to ensure that their AtHoc personal information is updated on their workstations. AtHoc is a…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted  May 17, 2013

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. Hagel directed the retraining, re-credentialing and rescreening to address the broader concerns that have arisen out of recent events. WASHINGTON, D.C. -Amid a spate of allegations…

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Indian test pilot students land at Edwards

Posted  May 17, 2013

The senior class from India’s Test Pilot School pose for a photo in front of the YF-22 at the Air Force Flight Test Museum. The YF-22 was the prototype built that would later lead to the development of the F-22 Raptor. Some test pilot students traveled more than 8,000 miles to come visit the capital…

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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted  May 17, 2013

Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members.

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EDWARDS INTERMEDIATE SPACE CHALLENGE

Posted  May 17, 2013

Rocket Launch Contest for Branch Elementary Students Grades 4, 5, and 6 Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 from Branch Elementary will participate, and each class will be a team that builds a rocket. Each class will have the responsibility of naming their rocket, creating a banner and slogan, design, and construct a rocket…

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True love discovered, returns to Edwards

Posted  May 17, 2013

There's probably no better place to propose to the love of your life than the place where you first met.

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Edwards defender surprises daughter at event after year-long deployment

Posted  May 17, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Kristie Jarmusz looks on as Maj. Gregory Jarmusz, 412th Security Forces Squadron former operations officer, surprises his daughter during an AWANA (Approved Workman Are Not Ashamed) awards presentation event held at Chapel 2 May 9, 2013. The major returned from a one-year deployment in time to surprise his daughter…

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31st TES changes command

Posted  May 17, 2013

Col. Robert Novotny (left), 53rd Test and Evaluation Group commander, and Lt. Col. Steven Tittel (right), applaud after Lt. Col. Brian O’Neill assumes command of the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron during a change of command ceremony in Bldg. 1810, May 10.  Tittel, who is headed towards an assignment overseas, relinquished command to O’Neill who…

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