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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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EAFB Civil Air Patrol Cadets field train

Posted  March 30, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base Composite Squadron 84 of California Wing, Civil Air Patrol, spent March 10, 11 conducting a field training exercise. The cadets received classroom instruction Saturday morning and in the afternoon the cadets set up camp at Branch Park for hands-on training. The classroom…

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Health & Safety

Virtual wingman makes smart choices easy

Posted  April 13, 2012

Air Education and Training Command unveiled a new mobile phone application that is designed to provide resiliency and safety information to Airmen. The app was shown at the Air Force Community Action Information Board meeting March 29. Among the highlights of the app are features such as a local taxi finder and information on high-risk…

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Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

Posted  April 13, 2012

Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen. Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary Early Retirement Authority application window will be open April 10-30 in order to…

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AEDC engineers support ‘airstart’ testing at Edwards Air Force Base

Posted  April 13, 2012

Test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., have successfully performed “airstarts” on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter over the last few weeks, an important milestone in opening up the aircraft’s test syllabus, according to a…

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Edwards AFB continues to maximize energy efficiency with opening of E85 gas point

Posted  April 13, 2012

Edwards took another step towards energy efficiency April 6 with a ribbon cutting signifying the grand opening of a new E85 gas tank at the Government Vehicle Gas Station. E85…

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards recognized for outstanding CFC contributions

Posted  April 13, 2012

Team Edwards keyworkers were all presented with a Letter of Appreciation April 3 at the Conference Center from Col. Gregory Schwab, 95th Air Base Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Bill Thomaston, 95th ABW command chief, for…

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TPS students analyze C-12 Huron rudder forces

Posted  April 13, 2012

Karl Major, a civilian test pilot at the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, has been studying and flying the C-12 Huron for years. Over the years, he noticed an interesting phenomenon with the aircraft while experiencing sideslip.

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News Briefs April 13, 2012

Posted  April 13, 2012

Awareness month April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. With the help of the 95th Security Forces Squadron team, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office is having Self-Defense classes 11 a.m.-1 p.m., April 12 and 26 in the grassy area of the roundabout at the Health and Wellness Center and Oasis Community Center. All participants should…

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Team Edwards provides feedback during 2012 Caring for People forum

Posted  April 13, 2012

With a platform that encourages its participants to speak their mind, the 2012 Caring for People forum, held at Chapel 2 April 5, allowed multiple Team Edwards members to voice their concerns regarding the base. As part of the forum, CFP…

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Hold the line: Truth is hard to hear, but can set you free

Posted  April 13, 2012

As a master sergeant and the newly appointed squadron superintendent, I felt it was important to provide our unit’s Airmen with an honest assessment of their performance. Seizing an opportunity, I asked a staff sergeant to come by my office for a chat. The staff sergeant was one of our hardest working NCOs and the…

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