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USNORTHCOM brings exercise ARDENT SENTRY to Edwards

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber An Army Sentinel Mobile Command Center provides power and satellite communications during an exercise or real-world natural disaster. Edwards AFB was treated as a simulated basic-staging area May 13 during U.S. Northern Command’s annual Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise. The scenario for Exercise Ardent Sentry 15 was a…

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412th SFS celebrates National Police Week

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Security Forces Squadron takes on the Fire Department in tug-o-war during a First Responders Cookout May 7 at Arnold Park. The barbecue was held in honor of National Police Week. With military bases†in Force Protection Condition Bravo, the 412th Security Forces Squadron is working tirelessly to ensure…

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Team Edwards members humble themselves, pray on National Day of Prayer

Men and women at Edwards gathered around the flag pole in front of Bldg. 1 early May 7 to bow their heads in prayer. For the last 64 years, the first Thursday in May has been dedicated as the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme, “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” is aimed at “emphasizing the…

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160-plus Edwards Airmen earn their degrees

Team Edwards held its annual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony May 13 at Club Muroc. CCAF is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force. The college partners with more than 106 affiliated Air Force schools, 82 Education Service Offices located worldwide and more than 1,500…

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Flight tests conclude for shape changing aircraft flap

Courtesy photograph The modified Gulfstream III flight research aircraft with an adaptive compliant wing trailing edge is shown with 25 degrees of trailing edge deflection. A team of researchers from Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA and FlexSys, Inc., accomplished a long sought goal in aviation research April 22 with the last flight of the Adaptive…


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AF seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

Posted  January 9, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27, to get career field functional manager approval and submit an” intent to apply” email to the Air Force Personnel Center, officials said Dec. 17. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s…

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Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 Program

Posted  January 9, 2015

The KC-46 development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28.  

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and the cost of living allowance (COLA) rates for…

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Salutes & Awards

Desert High student nominated for Air Force Academy

Posted  January 9, 2015

Each year, high school students in the 23rd Congressional District in California compete for nominations to the United States Service Academies. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced his selections Jan. 5. Among those students is Desert Junior-Senior High School student Gabrielle Evey, 17, who was selected as a nominee for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Events

Battle of the Badges coming Feb. 4

Posted  January 9, 2015

Each year in February, the Edwards community is invited to participate in the Battle of the Badges, a blood drive competition between the military, the police department and fire department. The goal is simple, collect the most blood.

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Health & Safety

Safe personal disposal of sharps

Posted  January 9, 2015

At the 412th Medical Group, we recognize proper management and disposal of sharps safely reduces pollution, prevents injury, and averts disease transmission. A sharp is generally any hypodermic needle, pen needle, intravenous needle, lancet, or other device used to penetrate the skin to assist in assessment or treatment of a condition or delivery of medication….

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The Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

Posted  January 9, 2015

While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force – and one is still too young to accept an adult beverage. Let’s be honest: As children…

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Winter weather season at Edwards

Posted  January 9, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Edwards received five inches of snow Dec. 17., 2009. Various organizations and facilities closed during and after the snow storm. Edwards AFB averages 1.4 inches of snow per year. Edwards AFB is located on a desert plateau, at an average of 2,400 feet above sea level bounded on three…

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Former Flight Test Center historian passes

Posted  January 9, 2015

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Dr. James Young stands in front of a wall of memorabilia in his office. Young retired July 28, 2011, after 30 years at Edwards – 26 of them as the Air Force Flight Test Center’s Chief Historian. Young passed away Dec. 19, 2014. Former Air Force Flight Test Center…

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AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

Posted  January 9, 2015

Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance the security and convenience of government travel and pay systems. The…

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