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412th Logistics Readiness Squadron turns 5

Two days ago, Oct. 10, the 412th LRS celebrates its 5th birthday. The 412th LRS officially became a squadron Oct. 10, 2013 with a signed unit designation. The squadron was formerly called the 412th Logistics Readiness Division of the 412th Mission Support Group.

F35B News

After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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Edwards’ squadron completes 10-year support of NASA Orion parachute tests

For a decade, the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has supported NASA by supplying C-17 Globemaster IIIs and personnel to assist with the testing and qualifying of the Orion spacecraft’s parachute system.

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Edwards Airmen walk through darkness to fight suicide

According to the latest report from the Department of Veterans Affairs, 6,079 veterans committed suicide in 2016. Edwards Airmen are banding together to help stem the number, to “fight for life.”


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DoD

October is cybersecurity awareness month

Posted  October 16, 2015

President Obama has designated October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Local

Team Edwards show career paths to local students at Salute to Youth

Posted  October 16, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Test Engineering Group Instrumentation Division wowed students with their F-16 simulator at the 2015 Salute to Youth Event. LANCASTER, Calif.–The 24th Annual Salute to Youth, “The Career Connection,” was held Oct. 13 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. The event gives 8- and 9th-grade students in the Antelope Valley…

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AFMC wingmen continue to take action

Posted  October 16, 2015

Air Force Materiel Command’s culture of respect and resiliency is still going strong, and Airmen across the command continue to prove their dedication to that culture through their actions as wingmen. “In AFMC, and across the Air Force, we accomplish our mission as a dedicated team committed to our core values and to each other,”…

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An open letter to my peers – ‘The in-house recruiter’

Posted  October 16, 2015

HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M.–I’ll never forget the first time my Air Force pride shot through the roof of my heart. It wasn’t upon graduating basic training; that was more of a weight lifted relief. It wasn’t the first time I saw an F-22 Raptor take off, and it wasn’t when I, as a young…

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Former loadmaster, tester to be inducted into hall of fame

Posted  October 16, 2015

Retired Master Sgt. Theodore Venturini will be inducted into the Airlift Tanker Association Hall of Fame Oct. 31. He is one of six C-17A Pathfinder Loadmasters that will be honored at an Air Mobility Command and ATA Symposium at the Orlando World Center Marriot in Florida.

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