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AFMC command chief reflects on 30-year career

Air Force Materiel Command's top enlisted member will end his military career May 6, 2016, closing out what he calls a "wonderful journey" around the world.

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Marine Osprey flies in to fuel up F-35B

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to link up with a Marine F-35B Joint Strike Fighter April 28. Both aircraft are assigned to Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22) out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona.

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Eagle project defines cooperation

The Air Force's F-15 Eagle fleet is scheduled to receive a wheel and brake upgrade after completion of flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Aggressive bobcat attacks family pets in Edwards housing area

An aggressive bobcat has attacked several small dogs in base housing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., over the last few weeks.

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Local STEM clubs receive grants courtesy of ITEA

Desert High School's Scorpion Robotics club was joined by names like the Science Jets, Cyberpatriots and Team 399 Eagles Robotics, for the 2016 Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association Grants Luncheon held April 21.

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News Briefs – January 8, 2016

Posted  January 8, 2016

Road work Phase II of pavement repair on Rosamond Boulevard began began Jan. 5 and will continue through Jan. 15. Once again, traffic will be reduced to one lane each way for a stretch of two miles for approximately two weeks. The speed limit around the construction will be reduced to 45 mph. Drivers should…

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A puzzle called ‘me’

Posted  January 8, 2016

U.S. Air Force graphic by Senior Airman Shane Mitchell MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho–It was early October when I entered the waiting room, and I wasn’t in the best of moods. The past two months had been the worst of my life; I made some very poor decisions and my personal, financial and professional…

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AF officials announce civilian reduction in force

Posted  January 8, 2016

In a continuing effort to meet Defense Department funding targets and rebalance the civilian workforce, some Air Force installations will implement civilian reduction in force authorities effective through April 4. Following a major command needs assessment in early August, more than 1,000 civilian overages were identified across 48 Air Force installations going into fiscal year…

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100 children at Edwards get new rides for Christmas

Posted  January 8, 2016

A truck filled with brand new bicycles arrived at the Base Exchange parking lot Dec. 21 where 100 children and their parents were patiently waiting to receive them.

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Air Force photograph by Senior Airman William O’Brien
Health & Safety

Base optometry access for active duty dependents, retirees, retiree dependents

Posted  January 8, 2016

Air Force photograph by Senior Airman William O’Brien Base optometry access for active duty dependents, retirees and retiree dependents available Jan. 11. Beginning Jan. 11, the Optometry Clinic located within 412th Aerospace Medicine in Bldg. 3925, will be opening access to care for active duty dependents, retirees and retiree dependents for routine eye exams.  The Optometry…

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