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RUfit? Thriving outside the biodome

Staying fit, sharpening our knowledge about suicide and building resiliency are all hot topics in today's Air Force. As all of these elements are crucial, resiliency encompasses almost everything that weighs heavy in our day-to-day missions.

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Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs.

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Robotics teams recognized with flags

The Scorpion Robotics teams at Desert Jr.-Sr. High School were recognized Feb. 12 with several flag presentations.

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Priorities of AF acquisition outlined at symposium

Dr. William A. LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, outlined the Air Force's top acquisition priorities during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, in Orlando, Fla.

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Visitor Control Center opens March 1

Air Force image The new Visitor Control Center will officially open March 1 outside the West Gate at Century Circle. Members of Team Edwards who use the West Gate daily may have noticed the relatively new building next to Century Circle. That building will officially open up for business March 1 as the new Visitor…


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Photographer recognized for innovation

Posted  October 5, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ron Fair From left: Theaphlias Terrell, Bionetics Photo Services operations manager; Ray Dyakon, Bionetics Photo Services/Media Fusion; and Col. Michael Platt, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 commander; pose for a photo after Dyakon was awarded a certificate from Bionetics Photo Services/Media Fusion for developing a climate controlled box designed to…

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Team AFMC, Revisited

Posted  October 5, 2012

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign kicked off on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 14 12. The CFC, along with the Air Force Assistance Fund, is one of only two charitable fund-raising drives officially sanctioned by the Air Force. Many national and local relief agencies depend on the CFC to help finance their operations. Recent…

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The #1 way to survive breast cancer

Posted  October 5, 2012

One woman is diagnosed with breast cancer every three minutes.* And every 13 minutes, a woman will die from this disease. Yet, more than 2 million survivors of breast cancer are living in the U.S. today.* Do you know what that means? Even if you’ve been diagnosed, there is still hope.   Mammograms Save Lives;…

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The history of Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 5, 2012

The history of National Fire Prevention Week has its roots in the Great Chicago Fire, which occurred Oct. 8, 1871. This tragic conflagration killed some 300 people, left 100,000 homeless and destroyed more than 17,000 structures. The origin of the fire has generated speculation since its occurrence, with fact and fiction becoming blurred over the…

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Desert Wind 13-01 tests incident response capabilities, modernized medical training

Posted  October 5, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry First responders demonstrate their emergency response capabilities during the Desert Wind 13-01 exercise, which tested Edwards’ response to a major aircraft incident Oct. 1. Medical personnel trained for the first time using a METIman mannequin, adding a new dimension of realism to the exercise, better preparing them for real-world…

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Team Edwards observes National Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted  October 5, 2012

Each year the nation observes National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sept. 15 to Oct. 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures and contributions of Hispanic-American citizens.

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Exchange now accepting Medagate worldwide

Posted  October 5, 2012

As of Sept. 8, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is officially the first retailer to accept the Medagate Over the Counter benefits card on a worldwide basis. Medagate is a card-based program provided by Medicare and Medicaid Services that enables merchants to accept payment at the register for medicine and medical supplies covered…

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Team AFMC

Posted  October 5, 2012

I’m pleased to declare today [Oct. 1] that AFMC has achieved Initial Operating Capability of the new 5-Center Construct for the command. After 18 months of planning and preparation, today all AFMC units are formally aligned under the 5 centers: Air Force Research Laboratory and Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, both headquartered at Wright-Patterson…

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Myths, facts about people with disabilities

Posted  October 5, 2012

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. This national campaign is intended to raise awareness about disability employment issues and celebrate the many and varied contributions of America’s workers with disabilities. This year’s theme is “A Strong Workforce is an Inclusive Workforce: What Can YOU Do?” As employers strive to create an inclusive workforce, it…

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Community Briefs – October 5, 2012

Posted  October 5, 2012

Upcoming Holiday Hours:   Columbus Day – Oct. 8   All 412 FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course & Pro Shop: 7 a.m.–sunset Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.– 2 p.m.   The PLAYpass deadline has…

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