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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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Exchange to celebrate troops with military appreciation day at Popeyes

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Popeyes restaurants will thank veterans and active duty troops on Wednesday, Nov. 12 with its third annual Military Appreciation Day Event by offering eight pieces of BONAFIDER Chicken or Handcrafted Tenders for only $5.99. “Just one day after the nation honors its veterans, the Exchange and Popeyes…

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Exchange wants to hear your favorite holiday memory

Posted  November 7, 2014

The holidays evoke fond memories of family gatherings, delicious food and fun. Those memories could be worth $1,000 in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Sweet Holiday Story” contest. From Oct. 31 – Dec. 25, authorized shoppers 18 years old or older can submit an essay of 500 words or less about one of…

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Exchange shoppers can save 5 percent with MILITARY STARR card

Posted  November 7, 2014

Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can save money on holiday gifts by using a MILITARY STARR card. From Nov. 7 through Nov. 9, cardholders save an extra 5 percent on MILITARY STARR card purchases at Army and Air Force Exchange stores. “MILITARY STARR cardholders will want to take advantage of this discount,” said…

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Salutes & Awards

412th CS, CE win AFMC awards

Posted  November 7, 2014

The 412th Communications Squadron and 412th Civil Engineering Group received Air Force Materiel Command awards. The winners will compete at the Air Force level now in their perspective categories. Winners Maj. Gen. Harold M. McClelland Award – 412th Communications Squadron. The award is an annual Air Force Communications and Information Award that recognizes a communications…

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Local area Airman named 2014 Dickies American Hero Of The Year

Posted  November 7, 2014

Global workwear maker Dickies and the Army & Air Force Exchange Service announced the 2014 Dickies American Hero of the Year, Air Force Senior Airman Veronica Lemus. A mother of seven children, Lemus’ 12-year career spans humanitarianism, volunteerism and an unmatched work-life balance. On Saturday, November 8, Lemus will be honored and named the winner…

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Events

Edwards welcomes, celebrates National American Indian Heritage Month

Posted  November 7, 2014

Every November, the Department of Defense celebrates National American Indian and Alaska Native Heritage Month in order to recognize native cultures and educate the public about the heritage, history, art, traditions and the contributions of American Indians and Alaska Natives.

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Veterans

Joshua Tree to honor Veterans Day with Fee Free Day

Posted  November 7, 2014

Enjoy Joshua Tree National Park and many other public lands at no charge on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11. To honor all Americans who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces, there will be free entrance to the park for all visitors for that day. Many National Park Service employees served in the military. Joshua…

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Wingman Day invites Airmen to gain new perception on resilience

Posted  November 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Guest speaker, retired judge Dana LaMon, spoke to more than 413 Airmen who were in attendance during the Wingman Day event held at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Nov. 3. The event was used as a day to refocus on resiliency, building a culture of caring throughout the…

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Bent Prop brings home MIAs

Posted  November 7, 2014

The United States Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office lists 83,165 service members missing in action, and of those, 73,520 are from World War II alone.

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Commentary

Do you ‘really’ know who you are talking to?

Posted  November 7, 2014

When you’re young, you don’t think much about online safety. At 19, I didn’t have a care in the world; I just wanted to meet new people. Little did I know my care-free attitude online would change my life forever. In January 2013, I made an account on a social media site my friends recommended….

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