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Losing sleep: CSAF shares what keeps him up at night

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks with 501st Combat Support Wing Airmen during an all call at Royal Air Force Croughton, England, July 16. Welsh explained the importance of reaching out and taking care of Air Force members and their families….

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Wright-Patt hosts rapid improvement event for Air Force civilian hiring initiative

Participants in this initiative include Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, installation civilian personnel offices, and Directorate of Personnel employees within AFMC.

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Golf camp gets kids back into the ‘swing’ of things

Every summer at Edwards, Muroc Lake Golf Course attempts to solve the proverbial question of what kids can do during their summer break by giving children ages five to 17 the opportunity to either learn or improve their golf game during their annual summer golf camp.

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Joint Strike Fighter ITF ground testing F-35 gun

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is in the process of testing the F-35A's newest munitions asset - the GAU-22/A. The gun is a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 millimeter rounds.

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Outdoor Rec provides excursions, arsenal for summer activities

Outdoor Recreation provides tools and excursions for every season of the year, from camping, snowboarding and surfing, to parasailing, indoor skydiving and much more.  As a resource to the base, ODR provides coolers, tents, chairs, fishing poles and other camping equipment.


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Robotics teams recognized with flags

Posted  February 20, 2015

The Scorpion Robotics teams at Desert Jr.-Sr. High School were recognized Feb. 12 with several flag presentations.

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Range Commanders Council meets at Edwards

Posted  February 20, 2015

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner The 85th Executive Committee of the Range Commanders Council gathered at Edwards Feb. 10 for a two-day conference that ended with a tour of the range. The 85th Executive Committee of the Range Commanders Council gathered at Edwards Feb. 10 for a two-day conference. The conference allows members of…

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Edwards announces new webpage for local STEM needs, support

Posted  February 20, 2015

Air Force graphic In line with Air Force STEM efforts, Team Edwards has created a new webpage for those seeking local STEM programs and support. The new webpage, located at www.edwards.af.mil/stem, which officially went live Feb. 18 and can now be accessed via the Edwards Air Force Base homepage under the “Edwards AFB STEM” tab….

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Kidde recalls disposable plastic fire extinguishers due to failure to discharge

Posted  February 20, 2015

The Edwards AFB Fire Department has announced an important recall of Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers. The recall applies to both notify base residents and the local community. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed…

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Limited services coming to Edwards AFB’s Veterinary Clinic

Posted  February 20, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Left to right: Lisa Lage, veterinary technician, assists U.S. Army Capt. Kevin McKenna with Kekoa’s routine nail trim. The boxer’s owner, Jeanette Lovell, stood by to comfort Kekoa during his pedicure. Edwards AFB’s Veterinary Treatment Facility will offer limited services beginning in May until a new Army veterinarian arrives…

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Air Force announces nomination of new AFMC commander

Posted  February 20, 2015

Air Force photographs Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowsi and Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger Air Force officials announced Feb. 13 the President’s nomination of Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowsi to the rank of general with assignment as the commander of Air Force Materiel Command. Officials also announced the retirement of current AFMC Commander Gen. Janet C….

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Everyone can be great

Posted  February 20, 2015

A few weeks ago, a football player for the Dallas Cowboys was asked what he’d like from the playoff game home crowd. The player, J.J. Wilcox, responded, “Just be great.” For some reason, that phrase stuck in my mind, and it continued to nag me. Then, I realized why.  One of my foundational beliefs is…

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Priorities of AF acquisition outlined at symposium

Posted  February 20, 2015

Dr. William A. LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, outlined the Air Force's top acquisition priorities during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, in Orlando, Fla.

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Salutes & Awards

412th TW unveils annual award winners at banquet

Posted  February 20, 2015

The 412th Test Wing held their 2014 Annual Awards banquet Feb. 13 honoring 17 individuals and one team.

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75 day leave carryover ends Sept. 30

Posted  February 20, 2015

Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, Regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve – or AGR – members who have more…

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