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AFMC commander talks resilience, future of command

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, emphasized her expectations and the command's priorities in a commander's call at the base theater June 19.

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Seminar provides expert advice for smart home buying

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or looking to purchase an investment property, the Housing Management Office is here to help. June 17, they brought subject matter experts to the Airman and Family Readiness Center for a free Home Buyer's Seminar.

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Summertime fire safety

Summer is upon us! This means lots of fun with family and friends. At the Edwards AFB Fire Department we want your summer to be fun, memorable and safe. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer.

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Minors confess to causing $22,000 in damage during vandalism spree

After weeks of investigative work, two minors confessed June 8 to committing vandalism at Desert High School and nearby school district maintenance buildings.

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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.


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AF seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

Posted  January 9, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27, to get career field functional manager approval and submit an” intent to apply” email to the Air Force Personnel Center, officials said Dec. 17. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s…

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Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 Program

Posted  January 9, 2015

The KC-46 development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28.  

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and the cost of living allowance (COLA) rates for…

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Salutes & Awards

Desert High student nominated for Air Force Academy

Posted  January 9, 2015

Each year, high school students in the 23rd Congressional District in California compete for nominations to the United States Service Academies. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced his selections Jan. 5. Among those students is Desert Junior-Senior High School student Gabrielle Evey, 17, who was selected as a nominee for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Events

Battle of the Badges coming Feb. 4

Posted  January 9, 2015

Each year in February, the Edwards community is invited to participate in the Battle of the Badges, a blood drive competition between the military, the police department and fire department. The goal is simple, collect the most blood.

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Health & Safety

Safe personal disposal of sharps

Posted  January 9, 2015

At the 412th Medical Group, we recognize proper management and disposal of sharps safely reduces pollution, prevents injury, and averts disease transmission. A sharp is generally any hypodermic needle, pen needle, intravenous needle, lancet, or other device used to penetrate the skin to assist in assessment or treatment of a condition or delivery of medication….

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Commentary

The Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

Posted  January 9, 2015

While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force – and one is still too young to accept an adult beverage. Let’s be honest: As children…

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Winter weather season at Edwards

Posted  January 9, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Edwards received five inches of snow Dec. 17., 2009. Various organizations and facilities closed during and after the snow storm. Edwards AFB averages 1.4 inches of snow per year. Edwards AFB is located on a desert plateau, at an average of 2,400 feet above sea level bounded on three…

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Former Flight Test Center historian passes

Posted  January 9, 2015

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Dr. James Young stands in front of a wall of memorabilia in his office. Young retired July 28, 2011, after 30 years at Edwards – 26 of them as the Air Force Flight Test Center’s Chief Historian. Young passed away Dec. 19, 2014. Former Air Force Flight Test Center…

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AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

Posted  January 9, 2015

Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance the security and convenience of government travel and pay systems. The…

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