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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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Solid rocket boosters arrive at Dryden for storage

Posted  September 7, 2012

NASA photograph Mounted on special lowboy trailer dollies, one of the two space shuttle solid rocket boosters is hauled up the ramp from Rogers Dry Lake after arrival at NASA Dryden. Two space shuttle solid rocket booster casings arrived at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 29 after a transcontinental trip from the Kennedy Space…

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Losing your future to sexual assault

Posted  September 7, 2012

“I knew the minute our eyes met that she was the ‘one.’ We exchanged numbers and set up a date. It was planned to perfection. She was the ‘one.’ And then she Googled me. . .and told me never to contact her again. That’s life as a registered sex offender. My face, my name, my…

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Commissary Rewards Card

Posted  September 7, 2012

Tired of clipping coupons? Your commissary has a great new option for you: the Commissary Rewards Card. Get your card today! Coupons have been pre-loaded for a limited time, and you can load more by going to www.commissaries.com The Commissary Rewards Card saves you time and money! Your Commissary … It’s Worth the Trip!

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F-35B completes first airborne engine start tests

Posted  September 7, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by Michael Jackson Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Canin flies BF-2 during air start testing over Edwards Air Force Base Aug. 8. Air starts test the ability of the F-35’s propulsion system to restart during flight. Verifying the restart capability of the propulsion system is part of the initial flight test program…

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Edwards breaks ground for new service station

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From left: Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander; Alexis Baiza, Miss Edwards; Mike Wiles, Edwards Exchange general manager; and Albert Giacomazzi, AMG and Associates Inc. president; conduct the official ceremonial groundbreaking of the new service station on Fitzgerald Blvd. The station is scheduled to open July…

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Golf tournament raises funds for 65th Air Force Ball

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Seventy-two golfers attended a golf tournament held at Muroc Lake Golf Course Aug. 30 to raise funds for the 65th Annual Air Force Ball. Participants enjoyed a tri-tip steak lunch and had the chance to win incredible prizes such as a trip to Pebble Beach, Calif., valued at $7,500….

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Majority Whip McCarthy tours Edwards

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Congressman Kevin McCarthy (left), is given a tour of Hangar 1600 by Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, during the congressman’s visit to Edwards Sept. 4. Congressman McCarthy had an opportunity to meet various military and civilian maintainers assigned to the 412th MXG and tour other units at…

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Edwards aircrew take virtual jump into parachute training

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. Martin Ruemenapp (right), 412th Operations Support Squadron SERE specialist, undergoes a new virtual reality hanging harness parachute training scenario called the Parasim. For years, aircrew personnel at Edwards have had the opportunity to train in virtual simulators that mimic real-life scenarios that occur during flight. Now, thanks…

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TRICARE Prime fees changing

Posted  September 14, 2012

For most retirees enrolled in TRICARE Prime, the annual enrollment fee is rising. It’s that time of year again. TRICARE Prime billing statements have gone out in the West Region. This year, enrollees will be seeing some new numbers in their statements. The individual and family annual enrollment fee rates are increasing.   Are my…

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Why we wear reflective belts

Posted  September 14, 2012

Approximately 4000 pedestrians are killed in the United States every year and half of those are during the hours of darkness. Also, almost 50 percent of pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. occur between the hours of 6 p.m. and midnight according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Studies show a motorist driving 55 mph…

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