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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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Events

Briefs, March 23, 2012

Posted  March 23, 2012

Commuter delays Commuters may experience delays at the North, South and West Gates 9 a.m.-3 p.m., March 24 due to monthly testing of the Vehicle Barrier System. Testing will be accomplished during low traffic flow times and could last up to 15 minutes. For more information, call Tom Allen at (661) 277-4894 or Bob Landolt…

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412th TW welcomes Dertien, bids farewell to Dunlop

Posted  March 23, 2012

With an F-35 Lightning II on the left and an F-22 Raptor on the right, base leadership and members of the Team Edwards workforce watched the 412th Test Wing receive a new commander during a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1600, March 19.

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Commentary

Never saw this coming: Lessons learned in trying times

Posted  March 23, 2012

I had the world by the tail: U. S. Air Force Academy graduate, Air Force pilot, six-time commander, 30-year Air Force career, and two stars; fit, healthy and strong. But subtle problems appeared out of nowhere: occasional vertigo, mild persistent headaches, cognitive challenges, having to stop during a hard run. I went to see the…

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Health & Safety

Crosswalk safety

Posted  March 23, 2012

With the numerous crosswalks and relatively high speed limits here on Edwards, the Air Force Flight Test Center Ground Safety Office would like to provide drivers and pedestrians with some valuable tips on how to remain safe. * Drivers should always stop for any pedestrian crossing at corners or other mid-street crosswalks. Make eye contact…

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DoD

Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted  March 23, 2012

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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Announcements March 23, 2012

Posted  March 23, 2012

We want to hear from YOU! Please take our surveys regarding the programs at Outdoor Recreation and having bag pipe lessons at the Community Center. Go to http://questionpro.com/t/AH7TcZMfe0 for the Outdoor Rec survey and http://questionpro.com/t/AH7TcZM2V8 for the Community Center survey.   The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 31, 2012! If your spouse is…

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Air Force

Air Force officials announce third round of VERA/VSIP

Posted  March 27, 2012

In its continuing effort to meet the Defense Department requirement to maintain civilian manning at fiscal 2010 levels, the Air Force is offering a third round of Voluntary Early Retirement Authority and Voluntary Separation Incentive Payment beginning May 1. “The Air Force recognizes the invaluable contributions of our civilian workforce, but also recognizes the fiscal…

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AF announces 2012 aviator continuation pay program

Posted  March 30, 2012

Air Force officials released the details of the fiscal year 2012 Aviator Continuation Pay program this week, with continuing focus on retaining highly-qualified manned and remotely piloted aircraft rated crew members. The ACP program gives some pilots and combat systems officers the opportunity for a financial bonus in exchange for an active duty service commitment…

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95th CS debuts videophone capability for deaf and hard of hearing

Posted  March 30, 2012

Deaf and hard-of-hearing members of Team Edwards were recently notified that they are getting new tools to enable their workplace communication. The DOD’s Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program funded the purchase of video…

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Edwards squadrons create history through heraldry

Posted  March 30, 2012

In preparation for upcoming base structural changes, three squadrons from the 95th Medical Group have begun the design process to create new heraldry, which will both represent and unite the individuals belonging to the 95th Aerospace Medical Squadron, 95th Medical Operations Squadron, and the 95th…

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