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Edwards community holds town hall meeting

The Edwards community gathered at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Oct. 15 for a town hall meeting.

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Online vigilance helps reduce risk

I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Gathering of Eagles honors 70 years of TPS

The Flight Test Historical Foundation presented the 2014 Gathering of Eagles Oct. 18 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School. The annual fundraiser included dinner, a silent auction and panel discussion with this year's honorees.

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AFMC command chief visits with Edwards Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. Michael J. Warner, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, stopped by Edwards AFB to talk to enlisted Airmen in two sessions at Club Muroc Oct. 15.

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A safe and spooktacular Halloween

For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick-or-treating and months of free candy.


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Edwards takes ‘action’ during energy-conservation month

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force graphic October is Energy Action Month throughout the federal government. In the Air Force, Energy Action Month is the centerpiece of the “I am Air Force Energy” campaign to educate Airmen on ways they can maximize their energy efficiency and mission effectiveness. With October designated as Energy Action Month throughout the federal government…

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New home for old favorites

Posted  October 10, 2014

The AFFT Museum recently acquired two remodeled historic aircraft, a YF-4E Phantom II and a Piper PA-48 Enforcer, during the end of September to add to its lineup of historic flight test aircraft.

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Salutes & Awards

412th MSG CC pins on colonel

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, has his colonel shoulder boards applied to his uniform by daughter Sophia and son, Benjamin, during his promotion ceremony Oct. 1 in Hangar 1600. Leshinsky joined Team Edwards in July after an assignment at the Pentagon. The 412th Mission Support Group provides…

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Cub scouts visit military working dogs

Posted  October 10, 2014

Courtesy photograph 412th Security Forces Squadron working dog handlers Senior Airman Adrian Mac (left) and Staff Sgt. Jesse Harris pose with GGreta, Xero and McGruff the Crime Dog after their demonstration for local cub scouts. Local Cub scouts got an introduction to military law enforcement during a base tour Sept. 27†with a†stop at the Military…

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The history of Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 10, 2014

On the 40th anniversary (1911) of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America, the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association, sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day.

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Hispanics a future of success

Posted  October 10, 2014

Each year from, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, to recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Every year’s celebration has a theme and this year’s is “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of…

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AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1. Under the…

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Disability Employment Awareness Month in full swing at Edwards

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Committee invited wounded warriors and students out to Piute Ponds for a morning of birding. Covering up to 600 acres on the base’s southwest corner, the freshwater marsh is comprised of channels, dikes and evaporation ponds with water supplied from a Los…

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Learn sign language on Deaf Day

Posted  October 10, 2014

Disability Employment Awareness Month is hosting Deaf Day events Oct. 14 and 15. The events start with a brown bag luncheon for senior leaders, supervisors, hiring managers, co-workers and deaf or hard of hearing employees. At the luncheon, participants will learn how current and future deaf employees can work as well as hearing employees when…

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Pregnant with cancer: A story of survival, resilience

Posted  October 10, 2014

On April 16, 2007, I got a call no expecting mother would dream of receiving. “We got the results from your biopsy and it came back malignant.” Did the doctor just say I had cancer? I first discovered the lump during Christmas break. It was so small that it was barely distinguishable. In March, I…

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