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AFMC commander talks resilience, future of command

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, emphasized her expectations and the command's priorities in a commander's call at the base theater June 19.

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Seminar provides expert advice for smart home buying

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or looking to purchase an investment property, the Housing Management Office is here to help. June 17, they brought subject matter experts to the Airman and Family Readiness Center for a free Home Buyer's Seminar.

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Summertime fire safety

Summer is upon us! This means lots of fun with family and friends. At the Edwards AFB Fire Department we want your summer to be fun, memorable and safe. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer.

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Minors confess to causing $22,000 in damage during vandalism spree

After weeks of investigative work, two minors confessed June 8 to committing vandalism at Desert High School and nearby school district maintenance buildings.

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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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Global Vigilance CTF welcomes new director

Posted  June 10, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Cory Naddy (right) accepts the Global Vigilance Combined Test Force guidon from Col. Rod Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander, June 5. The Global Vigilance Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., welcomed a new director June 5. Lt. Col. Cory Naddy is joining the GVCTF…

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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted  June 10, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Northrop Grumman unveiled the NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance system June 4 at its Site 3 facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif. PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman’s family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is…

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Turning challenges into opportunities hallmark of Wolfenbarger’s tenure as AFMC commander

Posted  June 5, 2015

Air Force photograph Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger will relinquish command of Air Force Materiel Command and retire following a ceremony June 8, 2015. Wolfenbarger’s 35-year career has included several notable “firsts,” including being a part of the first class of female cadets at the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1976 and becoming the first female four-star…

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I’m not just an Airman, I’m a spouse, and I can be both

Posted  June 5, 2015

Sometimes, all of my identities get hard to handle. No, I’m not a superhero with an alter-ego, but I do wear quite a few different hats. I am an active duty Airman, I am a mom, I am a daughter, I am a sister, and I also happen to be the spouse of an active…

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In memoriam

Posted  June 5, 2015

James ‘Jim’ Thomas Doss passed away in a car accident May 19. Doss worked for the 412th Engineering Group, 412th Range Squadron, Engineering Flight, and was also retired from the U.S. Army as a sergeant first class. He served as a communications supervisor in the Army during the Desert Shield and Desert Storm campaigns, where…

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Family Advocacy hosts June classes

Posted  June 5, 2015

P.R.E.P. (Couple’s Relationship Enhancement Workshop) This six-week workshop is intended to address issues such as negotiating and resolving conflict, power struggles, communication challenges, and trust issues. Whether your relationship is need of some “fine tuning” or a major overhaul, this workshop is sure to enhance your understanding of your partner and the way you relate…

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Are you MAD or SAD?

Posted  June 5, 2015

There are two distinct types of Airmen who serve: those who are here to make a difference (MAD) and those who are selfish and distracting (SAD). Each of us was equipped to be MAD once we graduated initial military training and our various technical training schools; we had the basic skills in our respective career…

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Massaro introduced as new 412th OSS CC

Posted  June 5, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Mark Massaro speaks to his new squadron after taking command. The 412th Operations Support Squadron welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony June 1 at the Developmental Airdrop rigging shop. Lt. Col. Jeffrey Geraghty passed the 412th OSS guidon to incoming commander Lt. Col….

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Community networking spotlight – Part 3

Posted  June 5, 2015

Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in the program. As a…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  June 5, 2015

June 8-12 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Pork shank Baked potato Coleslaw Tuesday Chicken cordon bleu Mashed potatoes and gravy With vegetables Wednesday Taco salad Beef or turkey Thursday Orange chicken Fried rice & egg roll Friday Baked cod Macaroni & cheese Broccoli All Blue Plate Specials: $7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage, $1.99,…

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