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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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Congratulations to graduates of ALS Class 14-E

Posted  June 20, 2014

Congratulations to those future NCOs of Airman Leadership School 14-E who graduated during a ceremony held June 12 at Club Muroc. Senior Airman Justin Fromm, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Andrew Smith, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Erika Bermudez, 302nd Airlift Wing Senior Airman Edward Cendejas, 312th Airlift Squadron Senior Airman…

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Test Pilot School grads to embark on new horizons

Posted  June 20, 2014

U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 13B stood proudly in the base theater June 13 as Col. Lars Hoffman, USAF TPS commandant, announced the graduates of the prestigious school.

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In the ‘Baron’ desert

Posted  June 20, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Travis Sutphen, Edwards Aero Club certified flight instructor, steps to the Aero Club’s newest acquisition, a T-42A Baron, tail number N7073X, June 17. The T-42A was picked up from Albuquerque, N.M., June 13. The T-42A is a military version of the Baron 95-B55 for use by the United States…

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Difficult force shaping calls made tougher by undeserved ‘Firewall 5s’

Posted  June 20, 2014

LAJES FIELD, Azores -†I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, “Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this…

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SAPR Stand-Down Day feedback

Posted  June 20, 2014

June 14, Team Edwards held its Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Stand-Down Day. We trained 130-plus facilitators to help guide discussions on identifying offenders of sexual assault to educate and bring awareness that offenders can look like you and I, and if given the right environment, they can work amongst us and do harm to…

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NASA Aeronautics makes strides to bring back supersonic passenger travel

Posted  June 20, 2014

NASA photograph by Jim Ross NASA F/A-18 mission support aircraft were used to create low-intensity sonic booms during a resaerch project at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. The Waveforms and Sonic boom Perception and Response, or WSPR, project gathered data from a select group of more than 100 volunteer Edwards Air…

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Edwards Officers’ Spouses Club donates funds

Posted  June 20, 2014

The final numbers are in! The Edwards Officers’ Spouses Club gave $26,700 to the Edwards and Air Force communities for fiscal year 2013-14 (June-May). In addition to awarding $10,000 in scholarships, the EOSC supported the following organizations with welfare grants totaling $16,700:   Desert High School Branch Elementary Unfunded Sports at DHS Air Force Village…

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Fittingly, K-9 unit kicks off ‘Paws to Read,’ summer reading program

Posted  June 20, 2014

Children of all ages gathered at the Base Library June 13 for the kickoff of this year's annual Department of Defense-sponsored Summer Reading Program.

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  June 20, 2014

Name: Rudolph Baisa Duty title: F-22 Crew Chief Organization: 412th AMXS/MXARA Years of service: 11 years Hometown: San Francisco, Calif. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: I became a victim advocate because I believe that individuals who experience sexual assaults have had a traumatic event in their lives and need all the help…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  June 20, 2014

– Toleration seems to be at the forefront of every argument and hot topic in our culture today. We demand toleration on every issue under the sun. But toleration costs nothing to the person making the demand. It is built upon thoughts and philosophies and not relationships. And everyone knows relationships are messy and uncontrollable. However…

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