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AFMC unleashes $4.6 million in FY18 Squadron Innovation Funds

When Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein asked leaders to “unleash the brilliance in our Airmen,” Air Force Materiel Command answered the call, executing more than $4.6 million in Squadron Innovation Funds in fiscal year 2018.

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Team Edwards commemorates Battle of Britain

The United Kingdom Joint Strike Fighter Test and Evaluation Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., hosted the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Night at Club Muroc Nov. 9, 2018.

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Air Force Test Center gets new top NCO

Chief Master Sgt. Michael Ditore is the new command chief for the Air Force Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Ditore comes to Edwards from Kadena Air Base, Japan, where he served as the 18th Wing command chief master sergeant.

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Combined, interagency medical training enhances care for Airmen

“Train as you fight, fight as you train,” is a military mantra that every Airman can implement in their training, and the Airmen of the 412th Medical Group is training to fight for their fellow Airmen’s lives.

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AF team talks space with Edwards test experts

There’s no better way to learn about testing complex things than visiting Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. That’s why the 412th Test Wing hosted a forum to discuss space test and evaluation Oct. 29, 2018.


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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Posted  October 15, 2018

Do you know someone who is a victim of violence or in an abusive relationship?  There are ways you can help him or her…. 1) Be sure the time and place is safe to discuss concerns. 2) Be patient and listen. 3) Encourage them to seek help and support through support groups, family, and friends….

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412th Logistics Readiness Squadron turns 5

Posted  October 12, 2018

Two days ago, Oct. 10, the 412th LRS celebrates its 5th birthday. The 412th LRS officially became a squadron Oct. 10, 2013 with a signed unit designation. The squadron was formerly called the 412th Logistics Readiness Division of the 412th Mission Support Group.

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After crash, Pentagon says temporary pause in F-35 flights

Posted  October 11, 2018

The Pentagon on Oct. 11 ordered a temporary pause in all F-35 fighter jet flights in order to inspect the fleet in the wake of a crash last month in South Carolina. The decision involves a potentially bad fuel tube and affects more than 250 U.S.-owned jets, as well as nearly 100 that belong to…

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Astronaut, cosmonaut safe after abort during launch to ISS

Posted  October 11, 2018

American astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin resting comfortably in the city of Baikonur, Kazakhstan, after an anomaly shortly after their launch. The Soyuz-10 spacecraft launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan to the International Space Station at 4:40 a.m., EDT, Oct. 10 carrying Hague and Ovchinin. Shortly after launch, there was an…

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Edwards’ squadron completes 10-year support of NASA Orion parachute tests

Posted  October 10, 2018

For a decade, the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has supported NASA by supplying C-17 Globemaster IIIs and personnel to assist with the testing and qualifying of the Orion spacecraft’s parachute system.

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