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772nd innovation team creates mobile, reconfigurable cockpit

There's an old saying, "Necessity is the mother of invention." In flight test, needs are everywhere. Parts, scheduling, the need for maintainers; need for computers, the need for spectrum to transmit data, etc.

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Join 412th TW on its ‘innovation journey’

One theme the Department of Defense is emphasizing is getting warfighters what they need, when they need it. Now and in the future.

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Security clearance investigations to include social media activity

People who use social media are constantly reminded to be careful when posting and sharing information because it's almost impossible to know who might be monitoring their activity.

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AFMC’s new command chief focused on airmen and their families

Family and fellow airmen have been the keys to success in CMSgt. Jason France's Air Force career of 26 years and counting. As the new command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, France plans to keep them a priority.

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Edwards employee recognized nationally for contributions to mission

A member of the 412th Civil Engineer Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was recognized for his contributions to the Edwards mission, and to American Indians in government service.


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Announcements – February 19, 2016

Posted  February 19, 2016

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000! Second Annual Run with History Half Marathon/10K/5K May 14, runs begin at 7 am Early Registration: Half — $50, 10K — $35, 5K — $25 Registration after April 1: Half — $60, 10K — $45, 5K — $35 Come out and run where history is made…

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News Briefs – February 12, 2016

Posted  February 12, 2016

Stop the violence, remember the victims! In observance of Teen Dating Violence Prevention Month, 412th Medical Group Family Advocacy is hosting a Sunset Walk Feb. 17 at 5 p.m. The walk will begin at the fitness center. Teens, parents and the Edwards community are invited to participate. A Teen and Parent Night will also be…

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My oath of enlistment

Posted  February 12, 2016

McCONNELL AIR FORCE BASE, Kan.–I have been asked many times throughout my career why I joined the military. I typically answer, “For fortune and glory, isn’t that why everyone joined?” My response usually gets a little chuckle, which lasts long enough for me to change the subject. I change the subject because I don’t believe…

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Air Force presents fiscal year 2017 budget

Posted  February 12, 2016

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2017 president’s budget request Feb. 9 following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, presented the service’s budget request and said the fiscal 2017 budget request supports the defense strategy, resources combatant commander requirements, continues readiness recovery from…

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

Posted  February 12, 2016

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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