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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.

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Students study Earth from NASA flying lab

Thirty-two undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth science research.

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn't know how it got there, but sometimes it served as a pleasant escape from the surrounding chaos.

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OG Immersion program brings flight test within sight

The 412th Operations Group is creating the "OG Immersion" program to directly involve organizations on base with the main flight mission.

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Commissaries serve as Feds Feed Families collection sites

Commissaries are serving as collection points for the Feds Feed Families campaign, which began June 1 and ends Aug. 31 at participating stateside military installations.


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Volunteers needed for Branch Elementary Science Carnival

Posted  May 3, 2013

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Thomas Allen, 412th Civil Engineering Division, educates Branch Elementary School students about where plastic comes from and the importance of recycling, during the fourth annual science carnival last year. Allen’s presentation was one of five that students had the opportunity to learn from. Volunteers are needed for this year’s…

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Across the AF, registered nurses, medical technicians saluted

Posted  May 3, 2013

Courtesy photograph National Nurse/Technician Week runs from May 6 to 12. On May 6 the 412th Medical Group is celebrating National Nurses Week, which is held May 6 to 12 every year. The purpose of the weeklong celebration is to raise awareness of the value of nursing and help educate the public about the role…

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Military pets can fetch $300 in ‘Just Say Treat’ Contest

Posted  May 3, 2013

It may be a dog eat dog world, but the latest Exchange contest is focusing on the cuddlier side of these furry, feathered and sometimes finicky companions. With the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Patriot Family “Just Say Treat” contest, a pet picture and 50 words could be worth $300. The Patriot Pet “Just…

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Leadership not defined by shapes, sizes

Posted  May 3, 2013

Short in stature at 5 feet 4 inches, not particularly handsome, a bookworm and not exactly the life of the party, James Madison does not fit some perceptions of a leader. In today’s world, he probably would have been perceived as a nerd. But, his brilliant mind and leadership skills now have historians re-embracing Madison’s…

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Announcements – May 3, 2013

Posted  May 3, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Mother’s Day Special: May 12, time based on your reservation request. Take your mother for an aerial tour of the Antelope Valley. Cost is $165 for a one-hour flight for two adults or one adult and two children. Contact the Aero Club for advanced…

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Announcements – May 10, 2013

Posted  May 10, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Mother’s Day Special: May 12, time based on your reservation request. Take your mother for an aerial tour of the Antelope Valley. Cost is $165 for a one-hour flight for two adults or one adult and two children. Contact the Aero Club for advanced…

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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month events officially announced

Posted  May 10, 2013

Team Edwards members in traditional Asian and Pacific American clothes officially announced the beginning to Asian Pacific American Heritage Month here on Edwards May 7.

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Getting back to basics; Following standards on base

Posted  May 10, 2013

I was in the office and a staff sergeant I work with noticed someone walking across a parking lot to the flight kitchen with no hat and no blouse on. I was shocked at what I saw. So much so, I left the office and went into the flight kitchen to let this person know…

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Team Edwards shows its appreciation to retirees

Posted  May 10, 2013

More than 100 military retirees, their families and surviving spouses attended the Military Retiree Appreciation Day event held here May 4 at the Oasis Community Center.

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Materiel leader, squadron command candidate board meets in July

Posted  May 10, 2013

Eligible acquisition officers will be considered for leadership opportunities when the materiel leader and commander selection board convenes July 29, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. “Commanders play a critical role in developing mission accomplishment, and in developing and growing future leaders, said Major James Norman, AFPC acquisition officer assignments. “The selection team will be…

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