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Q&A with the CMSAF

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, from March 31 to April 2.

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CSAF discusses Air Force’s need to reset

The Air Force Association hosted its monthly Air Force breakfast with Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, as the key note speaker, April 2, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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Command chief shares secrets to success for enlisted

Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief hosted a mandatory enlisted all-call at the base theater April 13. Smith spent most of the hour sharing the road map to being promoted - good EPR's (Enlisted Performance Reports), education and special duties. 

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F-35 program ‘on right track,’ director says

Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines, the program’s executive officer told a House Armed Services Committee panel April 14.

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Edwards AFB’s EOD team clears UXOs in Cal City, local areas

Residents of California City may have heard a loud bang that didn't quite sound like a sonic boom recently.


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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  May 23, 2014

Name: Senior Airman Jasmine Kennedy Duty title: SARM – Aviation Resource Manager Journeyman Organization: 416th Flight Test Squadron Number of years of service: Six years Hometown: Warner Robins, Ga. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate? “Simple, I have a passion for helping people. ëDoing what you love, youëll never have to work a…

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Commentary

Know it when it counts

Posted  May 23, 2014

For the three years I’ve been in the Air Force, I’ve experienced more training then anyone would like. I’ve always questioned why the Air Force insists we be branded with the same information during training over and over. Personally, I thought Self-Aid Buddy Care was one of the least useful to me. I understood the…

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Air Force

New commander for 370th FLTS

Posted  May 23, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Col. Joshua S. Davies speaks to members of the 370th Flight Test Squadron following the squadron’s change of command May 15 in Hangar 1207. Davies takes over from Lt. Col. Patrick Dulaney. The 370th Flight Test Squadron welcomed a new commander May 15 with a change of command…

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Sports

Team Edwards makes ‘history’ with inaugural run

Posted  May 23, 2014

Making history is something Edwards has become accustomed to and May 17 the base welcomed approximately 500 runners to be a part of another milestone in the base's first-ever "Run with History" Half Marathon, 10K and 5K run.

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Health & Safety

101 Critical Days of Summer campaign encourages road safety

Posted  May 23, 2014

The Air Force’s 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign kicks off Memorial Day. Summers are packed with excitement, barbecues, vacations and endless summer fun in the sun. Despite our best intentions scheduling these activities between work, family and daily commitments leaves us feeling rushed, distracted and often irritable. When out on the road this summer,…

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Events

Announcements – May 23, 2014

Posted  May 23, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Memorial Day hours: May 26, all 412th FSS facilities will be closed, except the following: * Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed * Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.-1 p.m., brunch; 4:30-7 p.m., dinner; 11 p.m.-1 a.m., midnight meal * High Desert Inn: Open…

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Local

News Briefs May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 2014

End of Watch An End of Watch Ceremony will be held 11 a.m., May 16 in front of Bldg. 1. The ceremony will officially close out National Police Week, which runs May 12-16. AFOTEC Det. 5 Carwash Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Det. 5’s booster club will be hosting a car wash 10…

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Health & Safety

Emergency Care versus Urgent Care

Posted  May 16, 2014

In the event of a medical crisis, sometimes it’s hard to determine if you should go to the emergency department or an urgent care center. You can help make emergency care as efficient and effective as possible by knowing how to distinguish an emergency from urgent and routine health concerns. Is it an Emergency? The…

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Local

Edwards Boeing employees send five military students to STEM camp

Posted  May 16, 2014

The Boeing High Desert Employees Community Fund presented a check for $10,000 to the Tiger Woods Foundation May 6, which will help send military children to a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics summer camp in Anaheim, Calif., at the Tiger Woods Learning Center.

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DoD

STOVL testing at Edwards

Posted  May 16, 2014

A Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II is shown performing Crosswind and Wet Runway testing at Edwards AFB May 6. Pilot Dan Levin and a team from the F-35 Integrated Test Facility at Patuxent River, Md., accompanied aircraft BF-4 for the deployment April 11. Testing is expected to continue until…

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