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U.S. Airman recognized as ‘hero’ in Paris

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (right), Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler pose for a photo in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their…

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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Local

Edwards AFB Express drives for value at the pump

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Exchange Express Gas Station. According to gasbuddy.com, gas prices could dip to below $2 a gallon by Thanksgiving. As the cost of gas continues to plummet, the Exchange wants to ensure drivers are aware of the procedures in place to determine pump prices at Edwards and…

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Local

Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Local

A-4 Skyhawks support F-35 operational testing

A-4 Skyhawks have taken to the skies over Edwards in support of operational test of the F-35A for the Royal Netherlands Air Force.


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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 13, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Last year, long longtime partners Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie married.  For years they pointed out that their relationship didn’t need to be solemnized in a ceremony.  Yet once married they made the following statements: “It does feel different. It…

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Announcements – February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 President’s Day Holiday Hours All 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: brunch, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; dinner, 4:30-7 p.m.; midnight meal, 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn: Open seven days a week,…

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News Briefs February 6, 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

Med Group renovations The 412th Medical Group is working to improve the appearance of the Family Health Clinic’s patient check-in counter. There will be a renovation project spanning over a two-week period from Feb. 17 to 27. During that time, all FHC patients will be asked to check in at the TRICARE Operations and Patient…

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Department of Defense recently announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members, with most service members receiving a one percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing, basic allowance for subsistence, and the cost of living allowance rates for the contiguous United States will…

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Edwards receives ‘Excellent’ on CCR

Posted  February 6, 2015

Cyberspace may not be tangible, but it is a critical warfighting domain as evidenced by its inclusion in the Air Force mission to "Fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace."

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Pre-inspection survey

Posted  February 6, 2015

As you all know by now, Air Force Materiel Command Inspector Generalwill be conducting a Unit Effectiveness Inspection on our wing this March. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase all the amazing things you do on a daily basis! It is also a way to find out where we can improve as a wing…

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Students invited to predict when Mojave Maxine will make her 2015 debut

Posted  February 6, 2015

The East Coast has Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day to let them know when they can expect spring. California has Mojave Maxine, the desert tortoise, to signify that warmer weather is on the way. Sometime in the coming weeks, Mojave Maxine will awaken from her long winter’s slumber and emerge from her subterranean burrow at…

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Health & Safety

Small increase to TRICARE pharmacy copays began Feb. 1

Posted  February 6, 2015

New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE went into effect Feb. 1. The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase most pharmacy copays by $3. Drugs from military pharmacies and generic drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery still cost beneficiaries $0. TRICARE pharmacy copays vary based on the class of…

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Salutes & Awards

ASMC awards season in progress

Posted  February 6, 2015

The American Society of Military Comptrollers awards season has begun and the deadlines to submit applications are quickly approaching. ASMC is a non-profit educational and professional organization for military and civilian personnel involved in the overall field of military comptrollership. The national achievement award submissions were due Feb. 2, but there is still time to…

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412th MXG collects four MAJCOM awards

Posted  February 6, 2015

Four team members from the 412th Maintenance Group received the Air Force Materiel Command Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award. Marquez was a retired deputy chief of staff for logistics and engineering for the Air Force. The eponymous award is intended to recognize officials in the Air Force who excel in technological maintenance. The award recognizes…

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