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AFMC command chief reflects on 30-year career

Air Force Materiel Command's top enlisted member will end his military career May 6, 2016, closing out what he calls a "wonderful journey" around the world.

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Local

Marine Osprey flies in to fuel up F-35B

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to link up with a Marine F-35B Joint Strike Fighter April 28. Both aircraft are assigned to Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22) out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona.

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Eagle project defines cooperation

The Air Force's F-15 Eagle fleet is scheduled to receive a wheel and brake upgrade after completion of flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Aggressive bobcat attacks family pets in Edwards housing area

An aggressive bobcat has attacked several small dogs in base housing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., over the last few weeks.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Local STEM clubs receive grants courtesy of ITEA

Desert High School's Scorpion Robotics club was joined by names like the Science Jets, Cyberpatriots and Team 399 Eagles Robotics, for the 2016 Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association Grants Luncheon held April 21.

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The devil inside: deployment, divorce, attempted suicide

Posted  January 29, 2016

Any service member who signed up after 9/11 did so knowing that they would likely deploy to a hostile environment. We all do so willing and eager to serve our country with honor. We read the stories of our courageous brothers and sisters standing up for what they think is right and just, and we…

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Upcoming African American History Month activities

Posted  January 29, 2016

February is African American History Month. The festivities will begin Feb. 2 with the opening ceremony at the Base Exchange and will end with a luncheon at Club Muroc Feb. 25. In 1925, the first Negro History Week was announced by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and…

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Health & Safety

Keep your family safe from carbon monoxide

Posted  January 29, 2016

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can kill you and your family. Each year 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning, there are more than 20,000 visits to the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. We’re here to help you keep your family safe! What exactly is carbon…

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Bradley Hartnett

Posted  January 29, 2016

Unit:  812th Civil Engineer Squadron Job title:  Driver/Operator Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  Fire apparatus driver/operator, charged with safely transporting firefighting crews to and from the scene of the emergencies and supplying water for firefighting actions. Time in the military: Three years Time at Edwards AFB: One year will be March…

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See what the new vision center has to offer

Posted  January 29, 2016

Members of the Exchange staff and Vista Optical pose for a photo before cutting the grand opening cake Jan. 15. The shop is available to anyone with access to the base. Vista Optical officially opened Jan. 15 in the Edwards AFB Exchange Mall area. The optical center celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting…

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