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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.

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Students study Earth from NASA flying lab

Thirty-two undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth science research.

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn't know how it got there, but sometimes it served as a pleasant escape from the surrounding chaos.

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OG Immersion program brings flight test within sight

The 412th Operations Group is creating the "OG Immersion" program to directly involve organizations on base with the main flight mission.

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations.


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Don’t underestimate the importance of sacrifices

Posted  February 27, 2015

As I was reviewing some enlisted performance reports and decorations today, I started contemplating a huge event in my life that occurred almost 20 years ago. In April of 1995, I asked my then girlfriend Tiffani, a fellow Airman at the time, to be my wife, for better or worse. We were married later that…

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Base gym hosts star-studded basketball event

Posted  February 27, 2015

The Rosburg Fitness Center recently hosted a two-day All-Star Basketball Showcase Feb. 17 and 18, which included players from multiple squadrons and units currently playing in the intramural basketball season.

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Pave Hawk team gives test at Edwards a shot

Posted  February 27, 2015

The Gun Harmonizing Range is one of the base's many unique test assets and landmarks that always causes flightline drivers to do a double-take due to its Aztec pyramid-looking shape.

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Bowling for Black History Month

Posted  February 27, 2015

Joe Hendrix, 412th Maintenance Squadron, shows off his bowling skills during the “Beat the Board” 9-Pin, No-Tap Bowling Tournament, sponsored by the 412th Test Wing, Electronic Warfare Booster Club Feb. 23. The three-day tournament was held in honor of Black History Month. Each team paid an entry fee of $30 with proceeds going to off-set…

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Pay dates increase for civilians in 2015

Posted  February 27, 2015

Civilian employees will have 27 pay dates in 2015 compared to the usual 26, so some employees might need to adjust their Thrift Savings Plan contribution elections to receive the maximum agency matching contributions for 2015. The Internal Revenue Code imposes a limit each year on the amount that an employee can contribute annually to…

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Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

Posted  February 27, 2015

Family Advocacy joined teens and parents at Desert Jr.-Sr. High School Feb. 18 to talk about the elephant in the room - teen dating violence.

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Salutes & Awards

DARPA nomination packages due March 16

Posted  February 27, 2015

Commander-endorsed nomination packages for officers interested in the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency fiscal year 2016 Service Chiefs Fellows Program are due to the Air Force Personnel Center March 16, officials announced. Nominees must be active duty major-selects, majors, lieutenant colonel-selects or lieutenant colonels who have a minimum secret security clearance and who are considered…

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A fun and unique volunteer opportunity awaits you!

Posted  February 27, 2015

Are you interested in providing children and adults with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills and camaraderie through physical fitness? Our Special Olympics team is supporting Special Olympics Southern California, Boeing and the local community to host the 2015 Antelope Valley Area Special Olympics…

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Airmen missing from World War II accounted for

Posted  February 27, 2015

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency announced Feb. 23 that the remains of U.S. servicemen, missing in action from World War II, have been accounted for and are being returned to their families for burial with full military honors. Army Air Forces 1st Lieutenants William D. Bernier of Augusta, Mont.; Bryant E. Poulsen of Salt Lake…

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Holocaust survivor to speak at AFFT Museum

Posted  February 27, 2015

Air Force photo by Jennifer R. Correa Holocaust survivor Albert Rosa talks about his life during the Nazi Germany occupation of his native Greece and being transported to a concentration camp in Poland during a previous visit to Edwards. Rosa will speak at the Air Force Flight Test Museum 10:30 a.m., March 6. Albert Rosa…

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