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Comms program hits 100,000 hours of warfighter connectivity

A program managed at Hanscom Air Force Base, Mass., to ensure war fighters can stay connected despite differing networks and austere environments recently reached a significant milestone and is also on a path to keep moving forward.

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It’s Pajama Story Time at the base library

On Jan. 29 staff and volunteers at the base library held Pajama Story Time. Children five and under dressed in their pajamas, listened to bedtime stories, made pillows and then enjoyed a pancake breakfast.

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Civ-Mil welcomes foreign military, new arrivals to A.V.

LANCASTER, Calif.–The Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group welcomed foreign military members and Airmen recently stationed at Edwards to the Antelope Valley Jan. 29. The University of Antelope Valley Pioneer Event Center (PEC) in Lancaster, Calif., was filled with informational booths regarding health care, education, recreation and much more. The third annual “Welcome to the AV”…

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Latest HCC tour all about electronic warfare

The Edwards AFB Honorary Commanders tour Jan. 22 was all about the 412th Electronic Warfare Group.

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KC-46A makes first contact; successfully demonstrates fuel transfer in flight

The KC-46 Tanker Program reached a major milestone Jan. 24, when it successfully demonstrated its first-ever aerial refueling contact and fuel transfer with an F-16C from Edwards Air Force Base.


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Veterans

Air Force Sergeants Association brings holiday cheer to Lancaster veterans home

Posted  December 18, 2015

Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 and American Medical Response Antelope Valley successfully executed "Operation Bring Joy" at the William J. "Pete" Knight Veterans Home Dec. 15.

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Australian Aerial refueler connects USAF and RAAF test teams

Posted  December 11, 2015

A Royal Australian Air Force KC-30 tanker that arrived at Edwards Nov. 30 is connecting the RAAF to the U.S. Air Force in a Coalition Tanker Aerial Refueling Certification Effort.

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2016 Edwards Tax Center: dates, eligibility and volunteer information

Posted  December 11, 2015

The primary mission of the Tax Center is to provide free computerized preparation and electronic filing of Federal and California state income tax returns to military personnel and eligible dependents. The Tax Center is staffed by volunteers who are certified to prepare returns by both the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board.  This popular…

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Scholarships for Military Children — Commissaries accepting applications starting Dec. 15

Posted  December 11, 2015

Now entering its 16th year, the Scholarships for Military Children Program will be accepting applications from eligible students beginning Dec. 15 at commissaries worldwide. A total of 700 scholarship grants, each worth $2,000, will be awarded for the 2016-17 school year. Those students selected for the honor will join nearly 9,000 who’ve been awarded more…

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Leading the way: A spark to start a fire

Posted  December 11, 2015

As a leader, do not let your ego get in the way.  Stand tall, but not above everyone else.  Do not tell people what to do, show them.  Showing them is what leading is all about.  When you show them, you are creating that spark.  Much like a fire, it all starts with a small…

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