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FMC Personnel Programs Division hosts first command EEO symposium

Seventy-five Air Force employees from across Air Force Materiel Command convened for the inaugural AFMC Equal Employment Opportunity Symposium held April 3-5 at the Wright Brothers Institute’s location in Dayton, Ohio.

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Remembering the F-117 Nighthawk

It’s been 10 years since the F-117 Nighthawk retired, an aircraft so secret Nevada folklore labeled it a UFO.

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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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Hybrid generator could make aircraft maintenance more efficient, effective, user friendly

You can’t have air power without ground power says Senior Master Sgt. Jason Tilley, who is the Air Force’s lead for its Aerospace Ground Support Equipment Working Group.

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F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration phase of the program. The F-35 Integrated Test Force is based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.


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News Briefs – October 23, 2015

Posted  October 23, 2015

Disability awareness luncheon The 412th Test Wing and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center invites everyone to attend the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon Oct. 28 at Club Muroc. The lunch begins at 11 a.m. Dress is uniform of the day for military and business casual for civilians. Guest speakers will be Andrew Skinner, founder…

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Commentary

Innovation: Never stop improving

Posted  October 23, 2015

CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN AIR FORCE STATION, Colo.–“Another article on innovation?” you say. I don’t have to tell you that there are more challenges across the Air Force than any time that I can recall: manning reductions, reduced budgets, infrastructure we can no longer afford, new requirements; response to advanced cyber threats, and the cherry on top,…

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KC-46 program refueler touches down at Edwards

Posted  October 23, 2015

The KC-46 program's first test aircraft, a Boeing 767-2C (EMD-1), departed from its home at Boeing Field in Seattle and touched down at Edwards for the first time Oct. 15.

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Events

Town Hall meeting Nov. 4

Posted  October 23, 2015

The next semi-annual Edwards Town Hall meeting will be 5-9 p.m., Nov. 4 in the Airman and Family Readiness Center (Bldg. 5620).   Briefers will include the 412th Force Support Squadron, 412th Security Forces Squadron, AAFES, the school liaison officer and Corvias Housing.  For questions or recommended topics, contact the 412th Mission Support Group at 661-277-0440.

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Children learn to sign for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted  October 23, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Amber Ludwig, 412th Test Wing American Sign Language interpreter, demonstrates how to sign the letter Y. The children at the School Age Annex got a chance to try their hands at American Sign Language Oct. 20. Amber Ludwig, 412th Test Wing Equal Opportunity certified American Sign Language interpreter, taught…

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