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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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Announcements – February 6, 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Edwards Gives Back Have you used your Coyote Cash yet? Be sure to redeem yours at Club Muroc, High Desert Lanes’ Strike Zone Snack Bar, or Muroc Lake Golf Course’s Sandbagger Grill by Feb. 15! Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards…

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News Briefs January 30, 2015

Posted  January 30, 2015

Annual awards The 412th Test Wing Annual Awards is Feb. 13 at Club Muroc. Cocktails will be served starting at 5 p.m. The theme for this year is “Back to the Future.” Limited tickets are available for nominees and commanders now. The rest of the tickets will be made available to the base Feb. 4….

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Overcoming failures

Posted  January 30, 2015

You will fail. The question is, how will you respond? This reminds me of a parable of the carrot, egg and coffee. A senior airman was distraught when he learned he did not make staff sergeant after his first time testing. His staff sergeant supervisor saw a teaching opportunity and the next day he filled…

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AFFT Museum acquires ‘up-lifting’ aircraft

Posted  January 30, 2015

Preserving the history of flight test is what the Air Force Flight Test Museum is devoted to here at Edwards.

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Love is in bloom with fresh flowers for your Valentine at the Edwards Exchange

Posted  January 30, 2015

As Valentine’s Day approaches, the Edwards Exchange is helping love blossom with fresh floral bouquets available for pickup in the Main Store and Express. Fresh flowers, including roses, will arrive Feb. 12 for Valentine’s Day weekend. “Picking up a fresh bouquet for someone special is as simple as visiting the Exchange,” said General Manager Charles…

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USAF Marathon to increase price in February

Posted  January 30, 2015

If you’re planning on running in the Air Force Marathon this September, time is running out to take advantage of current pricing. The Marathon staff notes that prices will increase on Feb. 2. “We traditionally experience a huge surge in registrations prior to a price increase,” said Robert Aguiar, marathon director. “This year, we’ve added…

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Salutes & Awards

F-22 pilot reaches 1,000 flight hours

Posted  January 30, 2015

Four-year-old Steve Rainey sat on the hood of his father's car at a local airshow watching the small airplanes and helicopters at the airport. When the Thunderbirds in their F-100s sped by, Rainey fell off the car, looked up at the sky and thought, "I've got to do that."

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The Commanders Jazz Ensemble swinging into Lancaster

Posted  January 30, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier The Commanders Jazz Ensemble plays during a concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Ariz., April 27, 2014. The ensemble is part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, the only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies….

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Don’t be a ‘no show’

Posted  January 30, 2015

The 412th Medical Group is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of you and your family by providing access to its services and the best possible medical care. No shows are a costly problem for the 412th MDG and the patients served. In order to provide the appointments needed for Edwards patients, the medical groups…

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Spaatz Avenue to close

Posted  January 30, 2015

Beginning Feb. 3 and running through Feb. 24, Spaatz Avenue will be closed at Kincheloe Ave. to support drainage system improvements in that area. Traffic, particularly housing residents accustomed to accessing the Commissary and BX through that intersection, will be required to detour using Fitz-Gerald Blvd. or Payne Ave. Detours will be posted. People should obey…

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