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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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Specialized training, specialized equipment, specialized personnel – The Big Three

Posted  May 16, 2014

PALMDALE, Calif.-When you think of the firefighting profession the first thing that comes to most minds is fire, but what you may not know is that today, more than ever, the fire service provides a large spectrum of other services the average person does not even realize. Air Force Plant 42 Fire and Emergency Services…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 16, 2014

- Questions have a way of revealing our motives, and motives are what drive our lives.  Try asking yourself these questions from a professor in Pennsylvania.  “What are you seeking? What are you loving? What are you fearing? What are you trusting? What voices are you listening to? Where are you setting your hopes?” Change…

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Events

Announcements – May 16, 2014

Posted  May 16, 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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News Briefs May 9, 2014

Posted  May 9, 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. Fun run/walk The Health and Wellness Center is celebrating May as National Physical Fitness and Sports month with a fun run/walk May…

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Veterans

A half century of federal service

Posted  May 9, 2014

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Russell Koche (right), poses for a photo with James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering director, following Koche’s retirement ceremony May 1 at Chapel 1. Koche received his retirement certificate for more than 50 years of federal service, all at Edwards AFB. Russell Kochie, an engineer technician for the 412th Civil…

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SARC briefing sheds light on police process

Posted  May 9, 2014

The Edwards AFB Sexual Assault Response Coordinator office closed out Sexual Assault Awareness Month by hosting a briefing on a local sexual assault case April 30 at Club Muroc.

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Fiscal 2015 RIF board to convene Oct. 1

Posted  May 9, 2014

The Air Force will convene a fiscal year 2015 Force Management Reduction in Force Board Oct. 1, 2014 to evaluate some captains and majors for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The RIF, combined with Voluntary Separation Pay Program and Temporary Early Retirement Authority options, is designed to reduce overages in Air…

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Salutes & Awards

Above and beyond – 400 plus volunteers donate 55,000 hours

Posted  May 9, 2014

The annual Edwards Air Force Base Volunteer Appreciation Ceremony honored Edwards AFB's volunteers April 29.

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Salutes & Awards

April enlisted promotions

Posted  May 9, 2014

Seventeen Airmen pinned on their next ranks during the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony. Congratulations to all promotees! To airman Cameron Joseph Fuller, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron To senior airman Estefania Gonzalez, 412th Comptroller Squadron Justin Lawrence Parenteau, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Christian Joel Arocho Babilonia, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron David Henin Rios Arauz, 412 Operations…

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Memorial service for Lee Travis

Posted  May 9, 2014

It is with many heavy hearts that the 416th Flight Test Squadron has to announce the passing of Lee Travis. Travis was well known and well-loved in the aviation community here at Edwards AFB. Marion “Lee” Travis was employed by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company and worked supporting F-16 flight test for more than 25 years….

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