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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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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone at lightning speed

Lockheed Martin photograph During the month of July, the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force flew 76 sorties, making it a first for the ITF involving a new monthly flying record. The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test…

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Youth programs underway for new school year

The 2015-2016 school year is here and, after another successful summer, the Youth Programs are well under way! The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for children, but can also cause stress and anxiety for many parents and children. There are many ways to reduce this stress for your family, including…

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Air Force adopts new dragon

Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, the Air Force chief information officer, and Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, the Air Force director of future operations, have partnered to increase awareness of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity to protect the Air Force mission, personnel and their families.

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412th SFS teaches first back to school lesson

The 412th Security Forces Squadron took education from the classroom to the parking lot on the first day of school Aug. 17.


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New Exchange Extra app puts savings, more at shoppers’ fingertips

Posted  January 23, 2015

With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at…

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My journey as a victim advocate

Posted  January 23, 2015

When I was a teenager, I saw a movie about a college student who was raped by her brother’s fraternity brother at a party. I remember being saddened by what happened to her; not only by the act of sexual assault, but by how the school’s administrators and students treated her when she decided to…

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Lessons learned in protecting social media accounts

Posted  January 23, 2015

On a Saturday afternoon in late November, I was informed about a political remark that appeared on my Director of Public Affairs Twitter feed. A staff member called to ask if I was aware of the re-tweet. At the time, I was on leave, out of the state, tending to my daughter who had had…

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Dutch F-35s touch down at Edwards

Posted  January 23, 2015

Two F-35 Lightning IIs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force landed at Edwards Jan. 16, after a five-hour flight from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Joint Strike Fighters arrived for an operational test and evaluation phase here in the High Desert.

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2015 Tax Center update

Posted  January 23, 2015

The Edwards Air Force Base 2015 Tax Center is scheduled to open Feb. 9 and remain open through April 15. Due to a severe shortage of manpower, as a result of Force Shaping, this year’s Tax Center will be limited in its size and scope. The center will only be able to accommodate active duty…

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412th SFS trains with ‘warrior mentality’

Posted  January 23, 2015

During a training exercise Jan. 14, the 412th Security Forces Squadron reviewed their procedures for an active shooter situation.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  January 23, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – This past year the Atlantic Monthly ran an article contrasting two sets of virtues: “resume virtues” and “eulogy virtues.” The article explained that resume virtues are oriented toward “accumulating power, wealth, and professional achievements.” Eulogy virtues on the other hand…

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Announcements – January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Edwards Gives Back The 412th FSS would like to say thank you for all the hard work the men and women of Edwards AFB perform every day!! To express our gratitude for your patronage of our MWR facilities, FSS is giving $8 of “Coyote Cash” to…

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News briefs January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 2015

Expanded dinner hours Effective Jan. 12, Maryís Place in Bldg. 1600 will be open their normal hours: 6 a.m.-2 p.m., and then 5-8 p.m. for dinner. Regular menu will be served plus a nightly dinner special.For more information, call 661-258-1078. Scholarships for military children deadline The Scholarships for Military Children Program can help with a…

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SAPR summit tackles tough issues

Posted  January 16, 2015

Top Air Force leaders kicked off a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response summit Jan. 12, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., to tackle tough issues and get honest and open dialogue from Airmen.

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