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412th MXG to host annual Load Crew of the Year Competition for 2015

The ability to safely and rapidly load weapons on an aircraft is critical in combat situations. The specific function of a weapons load crew is to load their aircraft in the most expeditious and safest method possible while ensuring the reliability of the munitions.

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Team Edwards aims to save lives at ‘Battle of Badges’

Team Edwards found another way to save lives Feb. 3 at the 10th Annual Battle of the Badges blood drive. Battle of the Badges is an annual Red Cross donation competition for all law enforcement and military agencies across Southern California to see who can bring in the most blood.

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31st TES departs for Mountain Home AFB to conduct F-35 testing

A much anticipated and important test mission for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is underway with the "deployment" of six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, which took place Feb. 8 and 9.

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Range Safety officer to discover if base trails lead to Olympics

Sergio Reyes, 412th Test Wing Range Safety officer, has been running since he was a young boy. This Feb. 13, he'll run for a spot on the 2016 Summer Olympic Marathon Team at the trials in Los Angeles.

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412th LRS executes F-35 ‘deployment’ plan

The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron "deployed" 81 personnel from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 9.


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News Briefs – November 20, 2015

Posted  November 20, 2015

Varsity basketball The Edwards AFB’s Varsity Basketball Team will play two games against Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., at the Rosburg Fitness Center 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., Nov. 21. For more information, call 661-275-GYM1. Edwards Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony The annual tree lighting ceremony, along with the judging of the holiday card contest, is…

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Holiday survival: weathering the financial blizzard

Posted  November 20, 2015

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.–It’s that time of year again. As the holiday season approaches, we will be bombarded with alluring advertisements, extensive winter holiday shopping lists from family members and store holiday sales enticing us to spend big. Are you prepared to spend money during the holiday season? Are you nervous because you’re still…

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2016 FEHB open season effective through Dec. 14*

Posted  November 20, 2015

The 2016 Open Season for the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts Program runs through Dec. 14. During open season employees and retirees will have the chance to review their current plans and make any changes they desire. For the first time,…

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Invest time to help Airmen

Posted  November 20, 2015

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.–Think back to when you joined the Air Force.  Did you know everything about your AFSC, how the promotion system works, assignments, performance evaluations, deployments and the list goes on?  I would have to say no, however, I would bet that at multiple points and times throughout your service someone took…

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Knight visits Hearts Apart

Posted  November 20, 2015

U.S. Congressman Steve Knight stopped by the Airman and Family Readiness Center Nov. 12 to express his thanks to family members of deployed service members from Edwards AFB.

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