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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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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  May 2, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – When you look at yourself in the mirror, what do you see?  When others take a long look at you, what do they see?  The “mirror” can lie and people are often judgmental, so we rarely have the ability to…

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Aero Camp takes off for second consecutive year

Posted  May 2, 2014

With the success of last year's Aero Camp, the Edwards Aero Club hosted its second annual Aero Camp from April 21 to 25, to prepare and introduce students to the world of aviation.

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SGLI Premium Adjustment Effective July 1, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

The Servicemembersí Group Life Insurance program will adjust its monthly premium rate from 6.5 cents per $1,000 back to the 2006 rate of seven cents per $1,000 of insurance, a modest increase to ensure the SGLI program remains in a strong financial position. The Department of Veterans Affairs continues to place the interests of service…

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Finding light through darkness

Posted  May 2, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman George Goslin Senior Airman Dennis Sloan walks on the flightline in search of a photo May 5, 2013, at Joint Base Charleston, S.C. A victim of sexual assault, Sloan says his passion for photography keeps him breathing and offers solace from his otherwise painful memories. Sloan is a…

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Asian American, Pacific Islander Heritage Month spotlights ‘leadership, opportunity’

Posted  May 2, 2014

Edwards is observing Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage during May by hosting numerous events throughout the base. Events will include a†cultural show, a†color run, and cooking demonstrations to recognize contributions by different ethnic groups. The heritage month celebrates the collective accomplishments of AAPI descendants and showcases their rich culture and history throughout the installation….

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AAFES websites unaffected by Heartbleed vulnerability

Posted  May 2, 2014

Army & Air Force Exchange Service customers and vendors have expressed concern about security of their information in light of reports about the Heartbleed security flaw. The Exchange’s online shopping site, shopmyexchange.com, and business partner site, partners.aafes.com, have not been compromised by the Heartbleed security flaw, a vulnerability found in servers that allows hackers to…

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Announcements – May 2, 2014

Posted  May 2, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5 to 105 can celebrate their birthday at the Aero Club. Take your friends flying for $185 an hour. There is a two hour minimum. For more information and reservations, call (661) 275-2376. Learn to Fly: The…

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News Briefs April 25, 2014

Posted  April 25, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., May 7 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment you may contact the blood drive coordinator Senior Airman Joe Hernandez at joe.herndandez.8@us.af.mil. You may also self book your appointment at www.redcrossblood.org/make-donation….

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  April 25, 2014

I chose to become a Uniformed Victim Advocate because I have a friend who was the victim of sexual assault.

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EOSC helps send five Desert High students to college

Posted  April 25, 2014

The Edwards Officers Spouses Club honored five Desert Junior-Senior High School seniors at their annual scholarship banquet April 16 at Club Muroc. Those students and scholarship recipients were Sabrina Belen, Miranda Brater, Bryce Benlian, Julia Segebarth and Brandon Snyder. The scholarships, presented by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, had a combined…

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