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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Local

Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Technology

NASA Armstrong previews worldwide atmospheric mission

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., hosted media representatives July 7, giving them an overview of the upcoming Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) airborne science mission that will use the center's DC-8 airplane.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux Air Force

Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Technology

RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Innovation is the introduction of something new, an improved product or method. One innovation that’s not necessarily new but continues to demonstrate innovation is the RASCAL pod program at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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Exchange ‘You Made the Grade’ program rewards military students

Posted  February 12, 2016

For military students, making multiple moves with their active-duty parents is just a part of life. In fact, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, according to the Military Child Education Coalition. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service appreciates the sacrifices military students make and is…

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber
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AFAF campaign in full swing

Posted  February 12, 2016

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander; Col. David Radomski (center), 412th TW vice commander; and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith (right), 412th TW command chief, sign their Air Force Assistance Fund donation slips Feb. 5. The 412th Test Wing leadership got together to sign their Air Force…

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Health & Safety

Zika Virus

Posted  February 12, 2016

Mosquitoes may not be a huge topic discussed when stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, however, that may not be the case this year. Though the Mojave Desert gets as hot as 100 plus degrees during the summer time, there is still a good chance that mosquitoes may find areas that have potential for breeding.

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  February 12, 2016

Feb. 15–19 Monday Closed Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Chicken parmesan Side salad and garlic bread Thursday Orange chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Chicken enchilada Spanish rice and refried beans All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Robin Hood and Anthony’s Pizza Food Facilities Available Menu…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 12, 2016

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community George Washington once said, “I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.” Maintaining that character takes both firmness and virtue to make the…

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