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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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Health & Safety

Flu shots now available

Posted  October 17, 2014

The 412th Medical Group Immunization Clinic is now providing flu vaccines to all military members and pediatric patients between 6 months to 23 months of age.   The clinic will start vaccinating all “High Risk” patients between 2-49 years of age and all patients ages 50 or older beginning Oct. 14.  All other Tricare beneficiaries to include spouses,…

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Salutes & Awards

AFTC major awarded two Air Medals

Posted  October 17, 2014

Family members and fellow Air Force Test Center staff watched as Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., AFTC commander, pinned on the U.S. Armed Forces Air Medal to Maj. Todd Abshire's flight suit in front of Bldg. 1, Oct. 14.

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Edwards raises awareness of domestic violence, prevention

Posted  October 17, 2014

In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, Edwards welcomed founder, CEO and director of the Two-Lifestyles Women Empowerment Program, La Toyia Conway-Hampton, to host a unique and interactive workshop Oct. 9 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

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Events

Registration underway for ‘Workout for the Wounded Warriors’

Posted  October 17, 2014

The Edward AFB Middle Tier Association is sponsoring the first ever “Workout for the Wounded Warriors” at the Rosburg Fitness Center Oct. 25. Registration is currently open and will continue through Oct. 22. The cost to participate is $30 and includes a t-shirt with the Workout for the Wounded Warriors graphic, handouts and lunch as…

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412th TW command chief retires

Posted  October 17, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph stands next to a wooden tool box presented to him during his retirement ceremony Oct. 15 at Club Muroc. The tool box was presented by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. Randolph has served the Air Force for 30 years, the last…

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Local

VMX-22 receives first F-35B aircraft

Posted  October 17, 2014

Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014.

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Commentary

Keeping Airmen safe in the social media world

Posted  October 17, 2014

Langley AFB, Va. – Airmen today use the social media world to keep in touch with family, friends, prior co-workers and a multitude of others. Unfortunately, for all of the positive uses of social media, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital world to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and minimize…

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Sports

DHS volleyball rollin’

Posted  October 17, 2014

  Tesheara Nelson, #2, Desert Junior Senior High School girls’ volleyball team captain, sets up Devyn Cross, #24, for the kill against a Mammoth High School blocker Oct. 3 at DJSHS.The volleyball team finished their season as Desert Mountain League Tri-Champions last season. The team is currently 15-1 overall. They play Mojave Oct. 16 and…

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Local

DEAM Team brings opportunity to Edwards

Posted  October 17, 2014

The Disability Employment Awareness Committee held its first annual abilities expo at the Oasis Community Center Oct. 9.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 17, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – By now you have heard of the plight of American pastor Saeed Abedini who is being held in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith.  He recently wrote a letter to his daughter for her eighth birthday.  In it he…

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