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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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Family Advocacy offers classes in January

Posted  January 8, 2016

Here is a list of classes provided by Edwards Air Force Base’s Family Advocacy office. For dates, view the calendar above. Parenting of Teens (Ages 13-17): This class is intended to help participants use humor, hope and empathy to build adult-teen relationships, provide boundaries and limits in a loving way, and teach consequences and healthy…

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Military spouse offers free financial guidance

Posted  January 8, 2016

Courtesy photograph Following a season of holiday shopping and giving, military spouse Ayesha Haider is helping people at Edwards create and keep financial goals for the New Year. Haider, who holds a master’s degree in corporate finance, was the recipient of a scholarship sponsored by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority to pursue the Accredited Financial…

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Green Dot to roll out across the Air Force

Posted  January 8, 2016

Airmen will take the first step of a five-year strategy to decrease interpersonal violence across the service in January when the first 1,500 trainers attend one of 22 Green Dot prep sessions worldwide. The Air Force contracted the non-profit Green Dot organization to provide these violence prevention tools to the total Air Force over the…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE, the Affordable Care Act and you

Posted  January 8, 2016

Question:  Do TRICARE beneficiaries meet health care requirements established by the Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care reform law? Answer:  In most instances, yes. The Affordable Care Act requires individuals to maintain basic health care coverage called minimum essential coverage. This is the type of coverage an individual needs to have to…

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Jessie Ralls

Posted  January 8, 2016

Courtesy photograph Senior Airman Jessie Ralls, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal. Name:  Senior Airman Jessie Ralls Unit:  812th Civil Engineering Squadron Explosive Ordnance Disposal Job title:  EOD journeyman Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  I support Air Force Test Center aircraft weapons systems as well as providing emergency response capability…

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