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RUfit? Thriving outside the biodome

Staying fit, sharpening our knowledge about suicide and building resiliency are all hot topics in today's Air Force. As all of these elements are crucial, resiliency encompasses almost everything that weighs heavy in our day-to-day missions.

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Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs.

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Robotics teams recognized with flags

The Scorpion Robotics teams at Desert Jr.-Sr. High School were recognized Feb. 12 with several flag presentations.

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Priorities of AF acquisition outlined at symposium

Dr. William A. LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, outlined the Air Force's top acquisition priorities during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, in Orlando, Fla.

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Visitor Control Center opens March 1

Air Force image The new Visitor Control Center will officially open March 1 outside the West Gate at Century Circle. Members of Team Edwards who use the West Gate daily may have noticed the relatively new building next to Century Circle. That building will officially open up for business March 1 as the new Visitor…


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412th MXS improves its AGE’d facilities

Posted  March 30, 2012

It’s often said that a workplace environment is only as good as the way its employees make it. In this case, a request made by members of the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight allowed for the latest addition of new and improved aerospace ground equipment to the Edwards…

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USAF TPS dedicates control room in memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci

Posted  March 30, 2012

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School honored the memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci, the first female flight test engineer to lose her life either as a student or graduate of the four formal test pilot schools, during a dedication ceremony…

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Senate confirms AF’s first female 4-star general as AFMC commander, new AFLCMC leader

Posted  March 30, 2012

The Senate confirmed March 27, 2012, the nominations of two Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders. Air Force officials announced the confirmation of Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of general with assignment to the position of…

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33 Team Edwards captains make grade

Posted  March 30, 2012

Team Edwards congratulates the following captains on their selection for major: Schaeffer, Gregory Joseph – Air Force Flight Test Center Baker, Michael B. – 445th Flight Test Sq. Hines, Jennifer P. – 461st Flight Test Sq. Lamping, Logan Joseph – 445th Flight Test Sq. Laplant, Nicholas P. – 445th Flight Test Sq. Maramba, Ernest M….

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F-35A completes first night refueling mission

Posted  March 30, 2012

The first night refueling in the history of the Lockheed Martin F-35 program was completed March 26 at Edwards Air Force Base. Piloted by Lt. Col. Peter Vitt, 461st Flight Test Squadron director of operations, AF-4, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, rendezvoused with an Air Force KC-135…

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Briefs March 30, 2012

Posted  March 30, 2012

Museum closed The Air Force Flight Test Center Museum will be closed March 31 for a special museum project.   Graduate school Webster University, an ACBSP regionally accredited university, is accepting applications for graduate school. Come get your degree in Management and Leadership, Human Resource, or MBA here at Edwards AFB or Online. Webster is…

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SECAF visits Edwards

Posted  March 30, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley is greeted by (from left) Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander; Col. R.J. Smith, 412th Test Wing vice commander; Col. Amy V. Arwood, 95th Air Base Wing vice commander and Chief Master Sgt. Bill Thomaston, 95th ABW command chief. The SECAF…

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Hold the line on timeless leadership

Posted  March 30, 2012

Before I transferred from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., I had an incentive ride in an F-16. At 15,000 feet, the view of Rogers Dry Lake Bed was surreal. The moment made me reflect on history, and I considered the many changes since the birth of the Air Force in 1947: the advent of personal…

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Announcements March 30, 2012

Posted  March 30, 2012

Play day in the Park! The CDC, Youth Programs, A&FRC and more will be joining Family Advocacy 1-5 p.m., April 6 at the Community Park (across from the CDC). Come enjoy face painting, bouncy castles, little tyke area, entertainment, food and more. This day of fun is completely FREE!!! The PLAYpass deadline has been extended…

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Play Day in the Park kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month, April 6

Posted  March 30, 2012

Team Edwards is invited to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child with the 95th Medical Group’s annual Play Day in the Park event April 6 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.at the Community Park located across the…

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