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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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418th FLTS does prerequisite testing for KC-46 program

The 418th Flight Test Squadron is setting the stage for the arrival of the new KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueler with legacy tanker fuel surge testing conducted July 26 through Aug. 9.


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Assistance fund campaign kicks off in February

Posted  January 16, 2015

The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan 12. The campaign, in its 42nd year, will be conducted for six-week periods through May 1, said Bill D’Avanzo, the Air Force voting action officer and fundraising chief. Most…

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Thunderbird lands in Lancaster

Posted  January 16, 2015

With a wind turbine-adorned mountain backdrop, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird #8 touched down in the Antelope Valley Jan. 9.

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Are unpaid debts a military career-killer?

Posted  January 16, 2015

Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. And, over time, the lingering burden of debt can add stress to their personal relationships and damage their credit profile. But does that debt have to be a career-killer? Service members,…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  January 16, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community “Now I say to you in conclusion, life is hard, at times as hard as crucible steel. It has its bleak and difficult moments. Like the ever-flowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of…

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Announcements – January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 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 9, 2015

Posted  January 9, 2015

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration Join the Chapel Staff Jan. 12 to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. The theme designated by the Department of Defense is “Remember! Celebrate! Act! A Day On, Not A Day Off!!” Everyone is welcome to attend and participate in the following events: 1-1:30 p.m. – Commemorative March….

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Command Cyber Readiness Inspection coming Jan. 26

Posted  January 9, 2015

From Jan. 26 to 30, Edwards AFB will undergo a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection directed by United States Cyber Command.

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It’s 1700 somewhere

Posted  January 9, 2015

Its side effects can range from confusion to induced sprinting for cover, to feelings of pride. It has the power to stop people in their tracks and causes self-induced paralysis for nearly two minutes at a time. Reveille and Retreat ceremonies occur on most military installations across the U.S. at the beginning and the end…

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Back in the Saddle 2015 stresses test safety through lessons learned, reporting hazards

Posted  January 9, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Ryan Hefron, 419th Flight Test Squadron, talked about the B-52 test programs during this new year’s Back in the Saddle briefing in the base theater Jan. 5. Back in the Saddle is an annual event that officially kicks off the new year for Edwards and sets the tone…

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2015 Edwards AFB Tax Center volunteer opportunities, dates, eligibility

Posted  January 9, 2015

The 412th Test Wing Tax Center is still looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season, which officially starts early next month and ends on April 15. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program depends on the support of volunteers who can commit their time and effort to preparing and filing tax returns.  During…

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