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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.

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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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Commissary to offer in-store Wi-Fi

Posted  April 10, 2015

The Edwards AFB Commissary will offer in-store Wi-Fi access for patrons beginning May 6. Through its Commissary Patron Internet Mobile System, or CPIMS, the Defense Commissary Agency seeks to open customer Wi-Fi access initially to all stateside commissaries. “Many of our patrons come to the commissary with their smart phones and tablets, and store Wi-Fi…

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AAFEWS doubles gas savings April 10-12

Posted  April 10, 2015

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up the savings on gas by doubling the discount for MILITARY STAR cardholders. April 10-12, drivers fueling up with their MILITARY STAR card at an Exchange gas station will receive 10 cents off per gallon instead of the everyday 5-cents-per-gallon discount. “As shoppers catch spring fever, we…

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Travis C-5M flies into aviation record books

Posted  April 10, 2015

In the early morning hours of April 3, a C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., put the aircraft's capabilities to the test.

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AFTC enterprise foundation set as Bunch prepares to depart

Posted  April 10, 2015

Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, stood before members of the Edwards workforce and gave his last commander's calls at two separate times April 7 in the base theater.

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Health & Safety

No emergency services, but help available at Edwards

Posted  April 10, 2015

There are no emergency services at Edwards Air Force Base, but emergencies will arise.

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USO Show Troupe dances through Edwards

Posted  April 10, 2015

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Bob Hope USO brought out the USO Show Troupe to Edwards AFB April 6. They performed as the main entertainment at the 412th Maintenance Group’s award banquet earlier in the day and here at the Oasis Community Center for the base public. The troupe mainly performed Top 40…

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Salutes & Awards

Maintenance Group recognizes its star performers

Posted  April 10, 2015

Edwards' top performers in the maintenance career field were recognized amongst peers during the 412th Maintenance Group Maintenance Professional of the Year banquet held April 6 at Hangar 1600.

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Events

Next town hall meeting April 22

Posted  April 10, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jena Romo Col. Eric Leshinksy, 412th Mission Support Group commander, addresses an audience at a town hall meeting last year at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center. The next town hall meeting is slated for April 22 at the AFRC. The next semi-annual Edwards Air Force Base Town Hall meeting will be…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  April 10, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Can you guess who said the following?  “In my soul, I feel just the terrible pain of loss, of God not wanting me, of God not being God, of God not really existing.”  This person felt God’s absence more than…

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Things are hopping at the base library

Posted  April 10, 2015

During story time at the base library April 3, the children all got a big surprise when the Easter bunny hopped to the party. The bunny greeted everyone and then joined them for an Easter egg hunt outside. After going inside, the bunny handed out goodie bags and posed for pictures.

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