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Edwards says goodbye to Weavers

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Outgoing commander of the 412th Maintenance Group, Col. Robby Weaver (right) receives his retirement pin from his wife Susan during Weaverís retirement ceremony July 10. Weaver and his wife are retiring after a 25-year career in the Air Force; the last three of which were spent as the 412th…

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Got a ticket? What now?

Many drivers have experienced the sinking feeling that accompanies the flashing lights and siren of a police vehicle pulling them over. But, for drivers who are cited on Edwards AFB, there may be harsher penalties.

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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference July 15.

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Scars of DUI: It ends with me

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, “more important” things to worry about; like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world. Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky,…

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Can you tell me how to get to ‘Sesame Street?’

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Military ID card holders and guests are invited to attend the “Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families” July 27 at the Oasis Community Center. The Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families will drop by the Oasis Community Center for two shows July 28. The event is open…


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AFMC to eliminate flu shots for some civilians due to budget

Posted  September 13, 2013

As command officials make tough budget decisions with fewer dollars to spend, Air Force Materiel Command civilian employees who are not beneficiaries of the TRICARE health program will no longer receive AFMC-provided flu shots in advance of the upcoming flu season. Civilian health is a top priority in AFMC. However, vaccine purchases had to be…

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Does it really matter if I wear my uniform properly, with pride?

Posted  September 13, 2013

I have been asked countless times throughout my career and may have even asked the question myself as a young Airman sitting inside a storage area at McConnell Air Force Base. Why does it really matter if Airmen wear their uniform properly and why do the senior NCOs talk about Air Force Instruction 35-10 all…

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Exchange offers resources, assistance for PCSing service members

Posted  September 13, 2013

To men and women serving in the United States Military, a permanent change of station can be costly and stressful. On average, service members PCSing spend $1,725 on non-reimbursable expenses. However, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making the transition more affordable for those who protect American freedoms at home and abroad. The…

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Edwards to post new online base helping agencies directory

Posted  September 13, 2013

To compliment the webpage dedicated to all the base helping agencies, Team Edwards has implemented an online directory listing all those agencies for personnel off-base and on-base. For off-base personnel, the directory is located via the Edwards Air Force Base home page under the Base Helping Agencies Directory tab. For on-base personnel, the directory appears…

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Commissaries offer extra savings in September

Posted  September 13, 2013

Commissaries continue to offer special savings such as sidewalk events and door buster sales with discounts up to 50 percent on certain items to help fill the void from cancelled case lot sales. Although we arenít offering worldwide case lot sales in September, our customers will still find plenty of savings in their local commissary,…

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Base housing residents to pay Corvias automatically with BAH – Take home pay for Airmen will not change

Posted  September 13, 2013

Edwards AFB base residents will soon see a change on their Leave and Earnings Statement due to housing privatization. However, each Airman’s monthly take-home pay will remain the same. Prior to privatization, base housing residents forfeited their BAH in exchange for living in government-managed housing. To activate the BAH for privatized housing, base residents must…

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2013 Fishing Derby

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph Capt. Robby Gallegos, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron shows off his catch at Branch Pond during the 2013 Branch Pond Family Fishing Derby Aug. 31. On Aug. 31, the 75 anglers attended the 2013 Branch Pond Family Fishing Derby organized and hosted by 50 volunteers from the Edwards AFB community. The Fregoso Outdoor…

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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted  September 13, 2013

Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic personnel folder which contains civilian personnel…

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Edwards employee volunteers to teach children how to breed, raise rabbits

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph Young Michael Kasperson handles a rabbit with the guidance of Laura Blank, Air Force Test Center management analyst. Blank volunteers her time to teach children about breeding and raising rabbits. Laura Blank spends her days working for the Air Force Test Center as a management analyst, but her nights are spent on volunteer…

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Virtual fitness kiosks set up at 66 locations

Posted  September 13, 2013

To help improve total force fitness levels, the Air Force is installing “Fitness on Request” kiosks at 66 locations by the end of September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Part of the Operational Fitness Program, the kiosks are available to all Airmen, including retirees and family members, at base fitness and sports centers. “The…

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