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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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Tool to safeguard PII scheduled for December rollout AF wide

Posted  December 5, 2014

The Digital Signature Enforcement Tool is scheduled for Air Force-wide integration Dec. 5, providing Microsoft Outlook email users with an interactive, automated virtual assistant to help ensure the security of personally identifiable information. “I can’t overstate the operational importance of preventing PII breaches,” said Maj. Gen. B. Edwin Wilson, commander of 24th Air Force and…

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Edwards units raise CFC funds, awareness through tours

Posted  December 5, 2014

Every year the Air Force raises awareness and encourages participation in the Combined Federal Campaign, a program that that allows federal employees to give back to local and national charities. This year, two base organizations, along with the local CFC committee, decided to initiate a new way of giving back by hosting fundraising tours of…

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Wanted: Vounteer income tax preparers!

Posted  December 5, 2014

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais Volunteer tax preparers are needed for this year’s tax season.   The 412th Test Wing Tax Center is looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season. Each year, the U.S. Air Force assists military members and their families by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The upcoming…

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Palace Chase, Palace Front briefing Dec. 18

Posted  December 5, 2014

The In-Service Air Force Guard recruiter, Tech. Sgt. Jodi Joice, and the In-Service Air Force Reserve recruiter Master Sgt. Sam Flynn, will be holding a Palace Chase/Palace Front briefing at Bldg. 2460, Room A (the building behind the Education Center) at 1 p.m., Dec. 18. The Palace Chase program allows active duty officers and Airmen…

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November enlisted promotions

Posted  December 5, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Several of this month’s enlisted promotees pose for a photo at the base theater Dec. 1. Congratulations to all the Airmen who made the next grade in their careers.   Team Edwards hosted its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Dec. 1 in the base theater. Nineteen Airmen took the next…

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Master sergeant evaluation board, SNCO promotion changes coming in spring 2015

Posted  December 5, 2014

The Air Force continues the phased implementation of its Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes with the convening of a master sergeant evaluation board scheduled for May 2015. Evaluation and promotion system changes, scheduled for implementation over the next 16 months for active-duty Airmen, are focused on ensuring job performance is the…

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AF authorizes medical benefits for some separatees

Posted  December 5, 2014

Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program Oct. 31. Based on inconsistent issuance and confusion with transitional medical benefits for Airmen separating under the VSP program, the Air Force requested clarification from the Office of the Secretary of Defense General Counsel. A…

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Created Treasures holds open house

Posted  December 5, 2014

Created Treasures Gift Store in the Desert Mall is getting into the Christmas spirit with an open house.

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Sexual assault everyone’s business

Posted  December 5, 2014

I walked in the bathroom and blood was everywhere. It looked like a murder scene. I looked up and there she was sitting on the toilet hunched over and crying. When I asked what happened she didn’t respond. She couldn’t talk. I was terrified and confused as to what happened. Why was she bleeding so…

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Edwards MTA hosts Adopt an Airman for the holidays

Posted  December 5, 2014

The Edwards Middle Tier Association will be hosting an Adopt-A-Service Member program to support those who are unable to be with their families this year. For those families who are available, we ask that you open your homes to these Airmen and bring them in for the holiday. Adopting families and Airmen will be joined…

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