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Schaefer talks people, mission, innovation at commander’s call

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.,, held his first commander’s calls of 2018 in the base theater March 13, sharing his personal priorities of faith, family, Air Force and the mission. He also shared his professional priorities of safety, security and mission.

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AFMC Excellence Award winners recognized

The Annual Excellence Award Banquet on March 7, 2018, served as the venue to honor Air Force Materiel Command’s top Airmen for 2017. Four airmen from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., were honored as part of the evenings festivities.

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Wing commander talks leadership at annual business conference

The Antelope Valley Board of Trade held its 46th Annual Business Outlook Conference at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif., Mar. 2. This year’s theme, “Small Business, Big Results,” highlighted the plight of small businesses and how they and larger employers impact the Antelope Valley.

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Heads up: 418th FLTS wraps up new pilot display tests

The 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is finishing up tests on a new head-up display for the C-17 Globemaster III this week.

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First command-wide exercise of 2018 ends, identifies key lessons

Teamwork, the commitment of Airmen, and ongoing observations of command processes were among the highlights of the week-long exercise that concluded throughout Air Force Materiel Command Feb. 2, 2018.

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Around the Air Force: Aug. 2

Posted  August 3, 2017

On this look around the Air Force B-1B Lancers fly by the Korean peninsula in a show of force, F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots and maintainers finish a training deployment to Royal Air Force Lakenheath, and a Cold War POW is laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery.

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AF offers high year of tenure extensions to retain experienced Airmen

Posted  July 31, 2017

The Air Force is offering high year of tenure extensions to active-duty Airmen in certain shortage Air Force specialty codes and grades effective Aug. 1, 2017. High year of tenure, or HYT, refers to the maximum number of years enlisted Airmen in each grade may remain on active duty. This voluntary extension opportunity focuses on…

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AF opens retraining to second term, career Airmen

Posted  July 31, 2017

The Air Force has announced the Noncommissioned Officer Retraining Program for fiscal year 2018 and will update the number of slots available on the retraining advisory on or about Aug. 2, 2017.    Designed to balance and sustain the enlisted force as the Air Force continues to grow, the program allows Airmen on their second…

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Cleared for takeoff: Area designated for personal sUAS use

Posted  July 28, 2017

Whether you call them drones, quadcopters or the official government term – small unmanned aircraft system – there’s now a place at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for hobbyists to fly their personal sUASs.

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CSAF describes future of conflict

Posted  July 28, 2017

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein addressed the future of the Total Force, operations in space and the importance of a multi-domain, networked approach to warfare during an Air Force Association breakfast at the Mitchel Institute in Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017.

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