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The beauty of unity

How about eating a juicy burger, listening to classic rock while watching your favorite sports team? That's what I call a good time.

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Bunch encourages one enterprise mindset at commanders call

Maj. Gen. Arnie Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander, discussed his six strategic goals for the test center at a commander's call Oct. 14 in the base theater. His first goal is continuing to work towards a single enterprise team within the test center.

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AFTC major awarded two Air Medals

Family members and fellow Air Force Test Center staff watched as Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., AFTC commander, pinned on the U.S. Armed Forces Air Medal to Maj. Todd Abshire's flight suit in front of Bldg. 1, Oct. 14.

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Edwards raises awareness of domestic violence, prevention

In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, Edwards welcomed founder, CEO and director of the Two-Lifestyles Women Empowerment Program, La Toyia Conway-Hampton, to host a unique and interactive workshop Oct. 9 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

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VMX-22 receives first F-35B aircraft

Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014.


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Health & Safety

TRICARE Dental Program changes

Posted  April 20, 2012

The TRICARE Dental Program is a voluntary dental insurance program that is offered to family members of active duty as well as Reserve Component personnel and their families that has historically been administered by United Concordia Companies, Inc. Metropolitan Life Insurance Company will begin administering the program May1. UCCI and MetLife have been working together…

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Commissaries announce coupon policy changes

Posted  April 20, 2012

Changes are on the way in how commissaries handle coupons and product returns without receipts, among other things, as the Defense Commissary Agency enacts customer service policy changes to protect the commissary benefit. “The average coupon user might not notice the policy changes because they are aimed at preventing possible misuse of the commissary benefit…

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Edwards’ first Drug Take Back Day

Posted  April 20, 2012

The 95th Medical Group will team up the 95th Security Forces Squadron to give the public an opportunity to turn in expired, unused, and unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications 10 a.m.-2 p.m., April 28. This service is free and anonymous, with no questions asked. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and health issue. Medicines…

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DJHS students to compete at Odyssey of the Mind World Finals

Posted  April 20, 2012

In their first year of competing, five students from Desert Junior High School will compete at the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Tournament May 23 at Iowa State University, joining hundreds of other students from all over the world. Daniel Fernandez, Calvin Weaver, Garron Ireton, Austin Sandwich…

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95th MDG opens up to aspiring cadet

Posted  April 20, 2012

It’s the time of year where the weather gets better and students all over get that annual week off from their studies – spring break. While most college students go home, visit resorts, or just plain sleep, one Air Force Academy junior booked a round-trip ticket to here, the Southern California High Desert. Not to…

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Edwards parachute testers jump at chance to test

Posted  April 20, 2012

In an environment where flight test is synonymous with the words Edwards Air Force Base, aircraft aren’t the only components being tested on a continued basis. Thanks to a team under the 418th Flight Test Squadron, the Parachute Test Team at Edwards continues to provide peace of mind…

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Fuels testing laboratory dedicated at Plant 42

Posted  April 20, 2012

A ribbon cutting ceremony was held April 13 to commemorate an historic event – the Petroleum Oil and Lubricants was officially dedicated April 13 at the Palmdale facility. Timothy Hughes, Aeronautical Systems Center Detachment 1 acting director of Air Force Plant 42, welcomed Lt. Col. Tam…

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Air Force names new AFMC command chief

Posted  April 20, 2012

Air Force officials announced April 12, 2012, that Chief Master Sgt. Michael J. Warner will become Air Force Materiel Command’s new command chief. Warner comes to AFMC from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, where he has...

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News Briefs April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 2012

Spring Clean-Up Week Col. Gregory Schwab, 95th Air Base Wing commander, has announced that April 30 through May 4, is Edwards AFB Spring Clean-Up Week. As part of compliance with base standards, facility managers are encouraged to use this week for general interior and exterior housekeeping and to perform self-improvement projects, such as painting or…

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Blackbird Airpark offers inside look at spy planes 50 years after Cuban Missile Crisis

Posted  April 20, 2012

n 1962, after unsuccessful attempts were made by U.S.-backed Cuban exiles to overthrow the Cuban government, Soviet Union leader Nikita Khrushchev made Cuba an offer they couldn’t resist – an agreement to defend against an...

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