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Final phase of C-17 drag reduction testing underway

When it comes to aviation fuel, the C-17 Globemaster III utilization rate makes it stand out as the largest consumer in the U.S. Air Force.

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U.S. service members mark Thanksgiving serving on global missions

While the vast majority of Americans will be sitting down with family for a Thanksgiving feast, hundreds of thousands of U.S. service members will be on guard around the world, ensuring their fellow citizens enjoy a day of peace. 

Navy photograph by Lt. j.g. Maideline Sanchez Defense

F-35 helmet: An advance in flight technology

When the Department of Defense launched the acquisition process for the revolutionary F-35 Lightning II, they envisioned a common platform across three variants that ultimately invigorated the defense industry worldwide, creating an influx of new technologies -- notably the F-35 helmet.

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Goldfein discusses changing face of war

New technologies, new tactics, new threats, limited budgets -- all these have combined to change the face of warfare in the 21st century, and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein is among the leaders sorting out just what that will mean.

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Native-American vets to bring fresh produce, healing to LA food desert

Once upon a time, the oak-tree-lined Los Angeles River meandered for 48 miles from Simi Hills to the Pacific Ocean. Native Tongva people collected acorns along the banks, fished for chinook and salmon and drank the water.


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Civ-Mil welcomes new officials

Posted  October 16, 2015

The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group held its annual installation of officers dinner Oct. 8 at the University of Antelope Valley Ballroom.

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Airman Spotlight

Posted  October 16, 2015

Senior Airman Ronald X. Jones Aviation Resource Management journeyman 412th Operations Support Squadron Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  My job description is to input, audit and validate all flying hours and training. I also maintain control and accountability of all flight and parachutist records. Our squadron and host Aviation Resource Management offices here at…

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Health & Safety

AFMC offers professional logistics certification programs

Posted  October 16, 2015

Air Force Materiel Command has developed the Logistics Professional Development Program for civilian and military employees, working in a logistics career field, who are looking to formulate a career plan, determine job-related continuous learning objectives and enhance their professional credentials. LPDP currently consists of three certification programs targeting specific workforce categories within logistics: * Professional…

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Hispanic Heritage Month committee hosts luncheon

Posted  October 16, 2015

The 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month festivities came to a close Oct. 14 with a luncheon at Club Muroc. Eddie Zavala, NASA SOFIA program manager, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. He spoke about his career with SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. He also shared why Hispanic Heritage Month is meaningful to him…

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NASA’S American Eatery

Posted  October 16, 2015

Bldg. 4825 Oct. 19-23 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Chicken cordon bleu Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Pork shanks Bake beans and vegetables or potato salad Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Robin…

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