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Comms program hits 100,000 hours of warfighter connectivity

A program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to ensure war fighters can stay connected despite differing networks and austere environments recently reached a significant milestone and is also on a path to keep moving forward.

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It’s Pajama Story Time at the base library

On Jan. 29 staff and volunteers at the base library held Pajama Story Time. Children five and under dressed in their pajamas, listened to bedtime stories, made pillows and then enjoyed a pancake breakfast.

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Civ-Mil welcomes foreign military, new arrivals to A.V.

LANCASTER, Calif.–The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group welcomed foreign military members and Airmen recently stationed at Edwards to the Antelope Valley Jan. 29. The University of Antelope Valley Pioneer Event Center (PEC) in Lancaster, Calif., was filled with informational booths regarding health care, education, recreation and much more. The third annual “Welcome to the AV”…

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Latest HCC tour all about electronic warfare

The Edwards AFB Honorary Commanders tour Jan. 22 was all about the 412th Electronic Warfare Group.

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KC-46A makes first contact; successfully demonstrates fuel transfer in flight

The KC-46 Tanker Program reached a major milestone Jan. 24, when it successfully demonstrated its first-ever aerial refueling contact and fuel transfer with an F-16C from Edwards Air Force Base.


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Health & Safety

AFMC promotes National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted  January 29, 2016

During the month of February, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Cancer Prevention Awareness Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to inform the AFMC workforce on ways to reduce their risk of developing lung cancer and colorectal cancer. Among cancers that affect both men and women, lung cancer and colorectal cancer are the…

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KC-46A makes first contact; successfully demonstrates fuel transfer in flight

Posted  January 29, 2016

The KC-46 Tanker Program reached a major milestone Jan. 24, when it successfully demonstrated its first-ever aerial refueling contact and fuel transfer with an F-16C from Edwards Air Force Base.

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Commentary

The devil inside: deployment, divorce, attempted suicide

Posted  January 29, 2016

Any service member who signed up after 9/11 did so knowing that they would likely deploy to a hostile environment. We all do so willing and eager to serve our country with honor. We read the stories of our courageous brothers and sisters standing up for what they think is right and just, and we…

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Events

Upcoming African American History Month activities

Posted  January 29, 2016

February is African American History Month. The festivities will begin Feb. 2 with the opening ceremony at the Base Exchange and will end with a luncheon at Club Muroc Feb. 25. In 1925, the first Negro History Week was announced by historian Carter G. Woodson and the Association for the Study of Negro Life and…

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Health & Safety

Keep your family safe from carbon monoxide

Posted  January 29, 2016

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can kill you and your family. Each year 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning, there are more than 20,000 visits to the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. We’re here to help you keep your family safe! What exactly is carbon…

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