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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone at lightning speed

Lockheed Martin photograph During the month of July, the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force flew 76 sorties, making it a first for the ITF involving a new monthly flying record. The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test…

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Youth programs underway for new school year

The 2015-2016 school year is here and, after another successful summer, the Youth Programs are well under way! The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for children, but can also cause stress and anxiety for many parents and children. There are many ways to reduce this stress for your family, including…

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Air Force adopts new dragon

Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, the Air Force chief information officer, and Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, the Air Force director of future operations, have partnered to increase awareness of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity to protect the Air Force mission, personnel and their families.

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412th SFS teaches first back to school lesson

The 412th Security Forces Squadron took education from the classroom to the parking lot on the first day of school Aug. 17.

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418th FLTS does prerequisite testing for KC-46 program

The 418th Flight Test Squadron is setting the stage for the arrival of the new KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueler with legacy tanker fuel surge testing conducted July 26 through Aug. 9.


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Bob White Drive dedicated to historic test, fighter pilot

Posted  August 14, 2015

On Aug. 7, at the intersection of Wolfe Ave. and South Muroc Dr., a street dedication ceremony was held in honor of X-51 pilot, Maj. Gen. Robert M. White.

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 14, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Have you ever disagreed with anyone?  It is easy for the disagreement to spire out of control when emotions get involved.  Resolving difference is never easy (if it was, they wouldn’t be disagreements!). But there are some things we can do….

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Announcements – August 14, 2015

Posted  August 14, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards Services is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to show support of our military members through the AF Commercial Sponsorship Program. From 4th of July’s Freedom Fest to the annual Children’s Holiday Party held in…

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News Briefs August 7, 2015

Posted  August 7, 2015

Resilience class The next Resilience class is 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Aug. 19 in Bldg. 2460, Room A. Those interested in attending should contact Nancy Koch-Castillo 661- 277-6711 or email nancy.kochcastillo.1@us.af.mil. Through this course you will learn eleven life skills through PowerPoint presentations addressing resilience, which is the ability to withstand, recover and grow in the…

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Edwards Civ-Mil holds 26th annual barbecue

Posted  August 7, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 26th Annual Edwards Air Force Base Civilian Military Support Group Barbecue was held July 30 at Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, California. Edwards Civ-Mil was first established in 1989 in response to the Base Realignment Closure Commissionís determination to close bases all over the country and world. Today,…

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Base library goes on pirate adventure

Posted  August 7, 2015

Photograph by Rebecca Amber Princess Rachel searches for her dog before she is captured by pirate Jack Cannonball. Franklin Haynes Marionettes was featured as a part of the library’s summer reading program July 31. A show featuring more than eight different puppets called “The Princess & the Pirates” took the audience at the base library…

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Back to school safety, classes start Aug. 17

Posted  August 7, 2015

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Edwards Air Force Base school students return to the classroom Aug. 17. Base officials want to remind Team Edwards to obey posted speed limits and watch out for children walking to and from school. Traffic enforcement measures have been increased for this school year to include speed indicator signs…

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Davis takes charge of 412th Electronic Warfare Group

Posted  August 7, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, hands Col. Leland Davis the 412th Electronic Warfare Group guidon as Davis assumes command of the group. Outgoing commander, Col. Kevin Muckerheide (right) is set to retire Aug. 5, 2015. Davis assumed command of the 412th Electronic Warfare Group†Aug. 3†during…

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Team Edwards says goodbye to Airman’s best friend

Posted  August 7, 2015

Born Oct. 18, 2005, Rex, 412th Security Forces Squadron, military working dog, served at Edwards Air Force Base from Feb. 1, 2008, until June 5, 2015, when he died of cancer.

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AF implements restricted endorsement, stratification with July 31 SMSgt EPRs

Posted  August 7, 2015

Restricted senior rater endorsement and stratification for senior noncommissioned officer enlisted performance reports will be implemented in conjunction with the July 31 senior master sergeant EPR closeout date. Endorsement and stratification restrictions for senior NCOs are part of ongoing Air Force enlisted evaluation and promotion system changes underway since July 2014. Announced in June, restrictions…

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