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412th Logistics Readiness Squadron turns 5

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

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

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

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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Edwards Airmen walk through darkness to fight suicide

According to the latest report from the Department of Veterans Affairs, 6,079 veterans committed suicide in 2016. Edwards Airmen are banding together to help stem the number, to “fight for life.”


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AFMC commander visits Arnold AFB

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jackie Cowan Gen. Ellen Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, toured Arnold Air Force Base, Tennessee, Oct. 15, 2015, with members of the AFMC Community Liaison Program. Hosted by Col. Rod Todaro, commander or the Arnold Engineering Development Complex, Pawlikowski and CLP members received briefings, toured facilities and exchanged ideas….

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Local aviation legends, supporters flock together for Gathering of Eagles

Posted  October 30, 2015

The Flight Test Historical Foundation honored U-2 and SR-71 pilots during the annual Gathering of Eagles dinner at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Oct. 24.

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Edwards AFB annual ‘Pumpkin Patrol’ trick or treat event Oct. 31

Posted  October 30, 2015

Courtesy photograph For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick or treating and months of free candy. All these things are what make a traditional Halloween a fun time to be shared by both children and adults. However, just remember the creepy crawlers, ghosts and ghouls are not all you should be aware of…

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Halloween safety tips

Posted  October 30, 2015

Motorists · Be alert and drive slowly through the neighborhoods · Watch for children darting out into the road from between parked cars · Watch for children walking in the median, on the roadway and on the curbs · Enter and exit driveways and alley ways carefully · Watch for children in dark clothing, especially…

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Set your clocks back Nov. 1

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber This Sunday, Nov. 1, Daylight Saving Time will end for 2015. When local time is about to reach 2 a.m., Nov. 1, clocks will be turned backward one hour to 1 a.m. Sunrise and sunset will be about one hour earlier and there will be more light in the morning….

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