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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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Losing sleep: CSAF shares what keeps him up at night

Posted  July 31, 2015

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chrissy Best Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III speaks with 501st Combat Support Wing Airmen during an all call at Royal Air Force Croughton, England, July 16. Welsh explained the importance of reaching out and taking care of Air Force members and their families….

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Classes offered in August by Family Advocacy

Posted  July 31, 2015

The New Pregnancy Orientation & Dads4Dads Class 1 will take place 9:30-11:30 a.m., Aug. 6, in the Family Advocacy conference room at Bldg. 5513. This one session class will help all expectant parents to navigate their way through pregnancy. Participants will get information on the New Parent Support Program, steps to enroll their baby for…

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News Briefs July 31, 2015

Posted  July 31, 2015

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards is 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 5 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. Time slots go by very fast so please try to schedule your appointment quickly by contacting the following blood drive coordinators: Staff Sgt. Robert Torres at robert.torres.18@us.af.mil;…

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Events

Wright-Patt hosts rapid improvement event for Air Force civilian hiring initiative

Posted  July 31, 2015

Participants in this initiative include Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, installation civilian personnel offices, and Directorate of Personnel employees within AFMC.

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New CC at AFOTEC Det. 1

Posted  July 31, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Maj. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy (left), Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center commander, poses for a photo with new AFOTEC Detachment 1 commander, Col. Steven M. Ross, after Ross accepted the unit flag for his new assignment during a change of command ceremony July 24. AFOTEC Det. 1…

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Salutes & Awards

412th Test Wing names quarterly award winners

Posted  July 31, 2015

The 412th Test Wing recognized outstanding individual performances of the last three months with its quarterly award ceremony held in the base theater July 30. Congratulations to all the second quarter award winners. Airman of the Quarter Senior Airman Michael J. Pierson, 412th Maintenance Group Non Commissioned Officer of the Quarter Tech. Sgt. Latresia Pugh,…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE Online and MiCare have similarities, differences

Posted  July 31, 2015

TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries. “Both programs are endorsed by the Military Heath System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality there are a few differences,”…

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Railway company boards Edwards’ tracks

Posted  July 31, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A BNSF Railway locomotive arrives at Edwards to retrieve a baretable train that was stored on Edwards AFB’s railroad tracks.   If you travelled through the North Gate recently, you may have seen a BNSF Railway locomotive coming on base. The engine was here to pick up a baretable…

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Golf camp gets kids back into the ‘swing’ of things

Posted  July 31, 2015

Every summer at Edwards, Muroc Lake Golf Course attempts to solve the proverbial question of what kids can do during their summer break by giving children ages five to 17 the opportunity to either learn or improve their golf game during their annual summer golf camp.

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 30, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community New York Times columnist David Brooks believes that in order to be successful in life, a person must be able to respond properly to competing demands. Technology only increases the competition of the demands, yet it was supposed to make our…

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