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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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Rosie the Riveter and me

Posted  March 20, 2015

As we recognize Women's History Month this March, I am struck by the thought that heroes and role models do not have to be one single person but, in fact, can be several people. For me, this truth is especially relevant.

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Exchange rewards academic excellence with You Made the Grade Program

Posted  March 20, 2015

Besides handling daily schoolwork, studying and tests, military students face unique challenges, including coping with separation from parents during deployments and multiple moves. In fact, according to the Military Child Education Coalition, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, with many making multiple moves during high school….

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Celebrating the work that social workers do

Posted  March 20, 2015

March is nationally recognized as Social Work Month. According to the National Association of Social Workers, since the first social work class was offered in the summer of 1898 at Columbia University, social workers have led the way developing private and charitable organizations to serve people in need. And now, social workers continue to address…

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AFAF campaign taking off at Edwards

Posted  March 20, 2015

This year's Air Force Assistance Fund campaign officially kicks off March 23 at Edwards, and the secretary of the Air Force approved a $5.97 million goal for this year's campaign.

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Events

Holy Week Schedule

Posted  March 20, 2015

Catholic April 2 – Holy Thursday, 7 p.m. (Chapel 2) April 3 – Good Friday, 5 p.m. (Chapel 2) April 4 – Holy Saturday, 8 p.m. (Chapel 2) April 5 – Easter, 9 a.m. (Chapel 2) Protestant April 3 – Good Friday, 11:30 a.m., service and fellowship (Chapel 1) April 5 – Easter Services Gospel…

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Health & Safety

Want to spring clean safely?

Posted  March 20, 2015

The origins of spring cleaning has yet to be determined and although spring cleaning involving fire safety may not include household mopping, consolidating clothing or removing old unused items from the garage, there are several fire-related tips that can be practiced to ensure the safety of you and your family. Here are several fire safety issues…

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Salutes & Awards

AFMC announces, honors annual award winners

Posted  March 20, 2015

Air Force Materiel Command hosted its top Airmen of 2014 during the command's Annual Excellence Awards event March 10 and 11, 2015.

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Naming the ‘unnamed conspirator’

Posted  March 20, 2015

Have you ever questioned the verdict of a sexual assault trial and wondered what evidence was presented before the court? Did you find the story, or facts as related by the media, believable or unbelievable? According to attorney Anne Munch, societal attitudes play a major role in how we judge and perceive victims of sexual…

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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ physical activity challenge

Posted  March 20, 2015

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape physical activity challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the AFMC workforce. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the “Quick Start Walking” DVD at the official check-in. Civilian Health Promotion Services will conduct…

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Thunderbirds to headline air show

Posted  March 20, 2015

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds will headline the L.A. County Air Show March 21-22, in Lancaster, Calif. The flying unit is officially known as the U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron. The Thunderbirds perform in front of millions of people every year in communities like the Antelope Valley. The team was formed in 1953 and…

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