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Duck blind drawing slated for Aug. 8

Waterfowl hunters can participate in the annual duck blind drawing scheduled Aug. 8 at the Rod and Gun Activity, Bldg. 210. Base hunting permits may be submitted to drawing officials from 9 a.m. until the actual drawing begins, which will be at approximately 10 a.m. Duck blind reservations are required for all base affiliated waterfowl…

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Free golf clinics with LPGA tour player

Air Force photographs by Rebecca Amber Ladies Professional Golf Association tour player Stephanie Louden demonstrates how to correctly use three golf clubs, a wedge, a 7-iron and a driver during the free golf clinic July 24. Louden shared her expertise July 24-26 at the Muroc Lake Golf Course. The free golf clinics offered Edwards ëcommunity…

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Losing sleep: CSAF shares what keeps him up at night

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

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

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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Civilian Health Promotion Services seeks to ensure healthy, productive workforce

Posted  July 10, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Air Force Materiel Command’s Civilian Health Promotion Services offers a wide range of health and fitness tools from health screenings to fitness classes. Edwards CHPS is located next to the base gym. A program created with the Air Force Materiel Command DOD civilian in mind, Civilian Health Promotion Services…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  July 10, 2015

July 13-16 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Beef stroganoff over egg boodles Garlic bread Tuesday Chicken cordon bleu Mashed potatoes with gravy Vegetables Wednesday Taco salad Beef or turkey Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium beverage, $1.99; large, $2.09 Subject to change

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Let’s Talk

Posted  July 10, 2015

Nobel Prize winning playwright George Bernard Shaw wrote “The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” Throughout my years in the Air Force I’ve learned many great lessons about effective communication. By my own admission, I never considered myself to be a great communicator. Everyone who knows me knows…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 10, 2015

Through our character — an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community You may remember the 1972 song with the lyrics, “You’re so vain, you probably think this song is about you.”  It seems Facebook and Twitter have not helped us move past this obsession with ourselves.  Author Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung writes about…

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Announcements – July 10, 2015

Posted  July 10, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000   MPS operating hours In order to stay aligned to new and existing personnel program processes, the Military Personnel Section will be changing its customer service hours beginning 1 May, 2015. The new hours will be 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Fridays, and closed the…

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News Briefs July 2, 2015

Posted  July 2, 2015

Freedom Fest Freedom Fest is 4:30-9:30 p.m., July 4 at Wings and Roberts Fields. Event highlights include fireworks, Euro Bungee, 25-foot tidal wave water slide, eight pony carousel, balloon artists, 25′ gondola ferris wheel, Rockin’ Tubs Ride, double swing chair ride, Timberland Wrecking Ball, inflatable Slip & Slide and laser tag. All rides and entertainment…

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Be proud of your role this Independence Day

Posted  July 2, 2015

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as “the most memorable epoch in the history of America” and saying he was “apt to believe that it will be celebrated by…

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Happy Fourth of July!

Posted  July 2, 2015

Team, This Independence Day weekend, we celebrate the day our great nation declared independence for the original 13 colonies and thus the birth of the United States of America. The Declaration of Independence is the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty, an ideal we continue to cherish and protect. Here the history of our country…

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AFMC commander talks resilience, future of command

Posted  July 2, 2015

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

Posted  July 2, 2015

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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