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Policy changes allow Airmen to retrain into special operations

In a move to meet the high-demand signal for the Air Force’s Battlefield Airmen, the service announced changes to retraining and cross-flow, outlined in a policy memorandum dated April 25, 2016.

NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes Local

Kids learn about mom, dad’s work at NASA Armstrong

Izadel “Izzy” Rosas sits in the cockpit of the F/A-18, grabs a hold of the control stick and smiles.

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Technology

NASA Armstrong previews worldwide atmospheric mission

NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., hosted media representatives July 7, giving them an overview of the upcoming Atmospheric Tomography (ATom) airborne science mission that will use the center's DC-8 airplane.

Air Force photograph by SrA. Hailey Haux Air Force

Goldfein hosts first town hall with CMSAF

The Air Force’s top officer and enlisted leader hosted a town hall forum in the Boyd Auditorium at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., July 20, 2016.

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Technology

RASCAL pod innovation enhances test capabilities

Innovation is the introduction of something new, an improved product or method. One innovation that’s not necessarily new but continues to demonstrate innovation is the RASCAL pod program at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Introducing your new 412th TW command chief

Posted  June 17, 2016

Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons is the new 412th Test Wing command chief at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Simmons hails from Hardeeville, S.C., and is a 21-year security forces defender. He will serve as the top enlisted adviser to Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, on matters regarding the Edwards enlisted force….

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AFMC’s new command chief focused on airmen and their families

Posted  June 17, 2016

Family and fellow airmen have been the keys to success in CMSgt. Jason France's Air Force career of 26 years and counting. As the new command chief of Air Force Materiel Command, France plans to keep them a priority.

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Middleton assumes command of 419th FLTS

Posted  June 17, 2016

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Col. Scott Cain (left), 412th Operations Group commander, passes the 419th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Miles Middleton during a change of command ceremony June 10, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Middleton assumed command of the 419th FLTS, which encompasses the Global Power Bomber Combined…

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Pavement projects coming to golf course, lodging

Posted  June 17, 2016

An upcoming pavement project will repair the parking lot for the golf course, the parking lot for Lodging (Bldg. 5601), and Crossfield Road at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The project will start June 20 and will last approximately three weeks. Access and parking for the golf course will remain open although will be limited to half…

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Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball
Salutes & Awards

Edwards employee recognized nationally for contributions to mission

Posted  June 15, 2016

A member of the 412th Civil Engineer Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was recognized for his contributions to the Edwards mission, and to American Indians in government service.

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