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F-35 surges forward with record-breaking weapons tests

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently completed 25 missions comprised of 12 Weapons Delivery Accuracy and 13 weapon separation tests as part of a month-long weapons firing test surge.

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Air Force Flight Test Museum taking in more NASA history with Phantom Eye, LLRV

On June 1, 2012, Boeing's Phantom Eye prototype autonomous unmanned aircraft system made its first flight at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of a NASA Armstrong (formerly Dryden) Flight Research Center project.

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DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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F-35 prepared to undergo chemical, biological decontamination testing

After years of preparation, the 461st Flight Test Squadron and Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are ready to test the F-35 Lightning II’s ability to be decontaminated from chemical and biological weapons exposure.

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New commander for Rocket Lab

A change of command ceremony was held at the “Rocket Lab” at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Aug. 11, 2016, where Col. Patrick Davis (far right) relinquished command to Clark.


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‘Random acts’ fuels smiles courtesy of first shirts

Posted  March 4, 2016

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Master Sgt. Laura Magas (left), 412th Operations Group, surprises Senior Airman Kelli Zeitler, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, as she gets ready to pump gas at the Edwards Express gas station Feb. 26. The Edwards First Sergeants Council bought a tank of gas for about 20 Airmen E-5 and below…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  March 4, 2016

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Napoleon said, “A leader is a dealer in hope.” Hope is a most valuable commodity. In fact when someone does not have any hope they are vulnerable to thoughts of self-harm. The hope that we often need isn’t that we will…

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Announcements – March 4, 2016

Posted  March 4, 2016

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000! Second Annual Run with History Half Marathon/10K/5K May 14, runs begin at 7 am Early Registration: Half — $50, 10K — $35, 5K — $25 Registration after April 1: Half — $60, 10K — $45, 5K — $35 Come out and run where history is made…

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News Briefs – February 26, 2016

Posted  February 26, 2016

CCAF cutoff date for April graduation The Community College of the Air Force April 2016 cutoff date for graduation is Feb. 26, 2016.  To be considered for graduation in the April class, CCAF must receive all documentation (i.e. transcripts, CLEP scores, etc.) for degree candidate submissions on or before this date.  Students must also be…

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‘Under Pressure’

Posted  February 26, 2016

We saw 2016 begin with the loss of rock-n-roll legend David Bowie, and while listening to my satellite radio’s “Bowie tribute” last month I was inspired to title my article after one of his hit songs. I find it particularly relevant because everyone, whether yourself, co-worker, family member, or the person waiting next to you…

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