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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.

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Students study Earth from NASA flying lab

Thirty-two undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth science research.

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn't know how it got there, but sometimes it served as a pleasant escape from the surrounding chaos.

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OG Immersion program brings flight test within sight

The 412th Operations Group is creating the "OG Immersion" program to directly involve organizations on base with the main flight mission.

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations.


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Fall back Nov. 2

Posted  October 31, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber At 2 a.m., Nov. 2, Daylight Saving Time ends for 2014. “Fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour. When you adjust your clocks, those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime, comp time…

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Taking a stand: Help win the fight against sexual assault

Posted  October 31, 2014

WASHINGTON – Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force. Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, Americaís Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year,…

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Lakebed creature re-surfaces in time for Halloween

Posted  October 31, 2014

Many at Edwards can remember a time when the sunny skies of the High Desert would turn dark with rain. The Rosamond Dry Lakebed would fill with water, and legend has it, that the waters have been inhabited by powerful sea creatures.

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Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring*

Posted  October 31, 2014

When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should be safe, respectful and positive. October…

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Solar eclipse

Posted  October 31, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Philip Harvey, 412th Operations Support Squadron flight chief and staff meteorologist, adjusts a precision spectral pyranometer in order to plot data he collects from the beginning to the end of the partial solar eclipse that occurred Oct. 23 near the Base Operations building. The data recorded is used to…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 31, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – It is estimated that Halloween will bring in approximately $10 billion this year to the U.S. economy.  It has officially become a major holiday for Americans.  Of course everyone knows of the costumes and candy but many of us forget…

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Announcements – October 31, 2014

Posted  October 31, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

M4/M9 Firing Range closure The Edwards AFB Combat Arms Firing Range is closed for M4 and M9 firing until further notice. Any required firing for PCS or deployments will temporarily be accomplished at March ARB, Calif. To schedule training, contact the Combat Arms section at 661-277-2103. It is strongly recommended that all firing be scheduled as soon…

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Edwards community holds town hall meeting

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Edwards community gathered at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Oct. 15 for a town hall meeting.

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Online vigilance helps reduce risk

Posted  October 24, 2014

I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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