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412th Logistics Readiness Squadron turns 5

Two days ago, Oct. 10, the 412th LRS celebrates its 5th birthday. The 412th LRS officially became a squadron Oct. 10, 2013 with a signed unit designation. The squadron was formerly called the 412th Logistics Readiness Division of the 412th Mission Support Group.

F35B News

After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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Edwards’ squadron completes 10-year support of NASA Orion parachute tests

For a decade, the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has supported NASA by supplying C-17 Globemaster IIIs and personnel to assist with the testing and qualifying of the Orion spacecraft’s parachute system.

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Edwards Airmen walk through darkness to fight suicide

According to the latest report from the Department of Veterans Affairs, 6,079 veterans committed suicide in 2016. Edwards Airmen are banding together to help stem the number, to “fight for life.”


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Events

New victim advocates start training

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The new Sexual Assault Prevention and Response victim advocates are (back row, left to right) Michael Olson, Kyle Mehlhoff, Tracey Granger, Brandon King (Front Row, left to right) Teslin Turley, Chase Hacault, Arreonnio Jackson and Veronica Calhoun. The decorated t-shirts in the background were created by various individuals as…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE Young Adult premiums to increase Jan. 1, 2016

Posted  October 30, 2015

Premiums for the Military Health System’s benefit plan for adult children between 23 and 26 years old have been announced. The premiums for TRICARE Young Adult program will increase on Jan. 1, 2016 to $306 per month for TYA Prime, and $228 per month for TYA Standard. “Offering the option to have young adults covered…

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Sports

412th MDG grabs flag football, soccer championships

Posted  October 30, 2015

Courtesy photograph The 412th Medical Group took the Intramural Soccer Championship. The number one seed in Intramural Flag Football, the 412th Medical Group, and the number two seeded 412th Security Forces Squadron, met in the championship game Oct. 21. 412th MDG, led by coaches Staff Sgt. Milo Otis and Senior Airman Andrew Travis, took an…

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Air Force awards LRS-B contract

Posted  October 30, 2015

The Air Force announced today the contract award of Engineering and Manufacturing Development and early production for the Long Range Strike Bomber to Northrop Grumman Corporation. “The LRS-B is critical to national defense and is a top priority for the Air Force,” said Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James. “We face a complex…

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AFMC commander visits Arnold AFB

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jackie Cowan Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, toured Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, Oct. 15, 2015, with members of the AFMC Community Liaison Program. Hosted by Col. Rod Todaro, commander or the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Pawlikowski and CLP members received briefings, toured facilities and exchanged ideas….

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