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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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Air Force presents FY 16 budget request

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request Feb. 2, following the Defense Department and sister services budget briefings. The Air Force fiscal year 2016 budget request supports the defense strategy and combatant commander requirements. It continues readiness recovery, reduces the short-term capacity risk assumed in the fiscal year 2015 budget while…

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Air Force names 2-star to lead F-35 Integration Office

Posted  February 6, 2015

With the initial operating capability date of the F-35 Lightning II quickly approaching, the Air Force appointed Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian as the director of a larger Air Force F-35 Integration Office, Feb. 1. In addition to gaining new leadership, the F-35 Integration Office will also grow from a staff of four to 12 and…

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Health & Safety

Measles: Don’t wait, vaccinate

Posted  February 6, 2015

Air Force photograph The 412th Medical Group is urging individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children if they are not immunized. Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus and is easily spread through droplets in the air from an infected person’s cough, sneeze, or any direct contact with an infected person’s secretions…

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Project84: Keep those cost saving ideas coming for 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

As Team Edwards begins 2015, the 412th Test Wing is leading a new drive for Project84 ideas. The wing had outstanding Project 84 participation from the base populace in 2014. Every submitted idea was reviewed and given careful consideration by base leadership. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, first introduced Project84 after determining that if…

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I really shouldn’t be here

Posted  February 6, 2015

A couple of feet and a half a second. These may seem like insignificant measurements; but when combined with fatigue, a couple of feet almost cost me my career, and that half a second almost ended my life. There was a time when I was an enlisted aircraft electrical and environmental systems specialist and was…

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AF seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

Posted  February 6, 2015

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 today. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an…

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Events

Base chapel hosts Move the Food event

Posted  February 6, 2015

From the Edwards Chapel's food pantry, 87 bags of groceries were donated to the base community during a Move the Food event Jan. 28.

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Preparing for a post-AF career with certifications, licenses

Posted  February 6, 2015

Active duty service members have a shelf-life when it comes to their careers. The shelf-life time is different for every individual; it could be the length of a single four-year enlistment or a distinguished 30-year career. That is why looking at life after the military when it comes to your career is so important. The…

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Salutes & Awards

February promotions

Posted  February 6, 2015

Air Force photograph Team Edwards held its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Jan. 30 at the base theater. Team Edwards wants to congratulate all the enlisted promotes who pinned on their next ranks during a ceremony Jan. 30 in the base theater. Congratulations to the Airmen who made the next step in their Air Force careers!…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  February 6, 2015

– What does it look like to be a “deep” person who changes a culture? In 2009, Jason Brown signed a five-year deal with the St. Louis Rams worth $37.5 million. He then did the unthinkable and walked away from football to become a farmer.  His agent of course thought he was making a huge mistake…

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