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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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Hispanics – a future of success

Posted  September 19, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber After lunch, Senior Airman Joe Hernandez, 31st TES Bomber weapons load crew member and Carolina Catares, military spouse, demonstrated a salsa dance influenced by merengue dance which is native to the Caribbean and Central American regions. Each year from, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage…

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NASA’s shuttle carrier aircraft settles down in Palmdale

Posted  September 19, 2014

Retired NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911, one of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA's space shuttles for decades, moved to its new home at Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Sept.12.

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South Base landmark torn-down, replaced

Posted  September 19, 2014

The South Base water tower that once stood as a 160-foot red and white landmark found itself torn down and dried out in the desert Sept. 16.

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It is my honor and privilege

Posted  September 19, 2014

How do you respond when someone says thank you? Do you smile and nod your head? Do you say, “No problem.”? How about, “I am just doing my job.” Perhaps a thank you catches you off guard and you fail to provide a response at all? I understand all of these reactions. It is easy…

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Wolfenbarger notified of Order of the Sword induction

Posted  September 19, 2014

Air Force photograph by J.C. Snediker Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, expresses her surprise and gratitude to Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, AFMC command chief (left) – and all the command’s enlisted Airmen – at being selected for induction into the Order of the Sword. In an emotional ceremony Sep. 3, Gen….

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JROTC honor guard remembers 9/11

Posted  September 19, 2014

Desert High School Junior ROTC Honor Guard cadets gathered at the school’s†flag pole early Sept. 11, to remember the individuals who lost their lives in the World Trade Center and Pentagon†attacks in 2001. As the bugler played “Taps,” the flag was raised and lowered to half-staff. Cadets saluted the flag as the student body and…

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Look past 1947 for Air Force roots

Posted  September 19, 2014

The Air Force officially turns 67 this month, but my uncle Gino thinks it’s older. He’s 90, and the lone surviving brother of my father. Both of them served in World War II, as did two of their siblings. My father was in the Navy, as was his eldest brother, Europeo (his real name, I…

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Exchange debuts Military-Brat approved toys in time for holiday shopping

Posted  September 19, 2014

Just in time for the holiday shopping season, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is stocking its shelves with Military-Brat Approved toys, a kid-tested collection of the hottest dolls, actions figures, play sets and more. More than 150 Military-Brat Approved toys will be featured in special Toyland sections, opening Sept. 17 at Exchanges worldwide….

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National Preparedness Month Tip

Posted  September 19, 2014

Eat the food in your freezer after the food in your refrigerator. Why? Even though prepared Americans typically will have a well-stocked supply of emergency preparedness food and water, it is advisable to eat and drink what you have in your home BEFORE you break into these supplies. Eat and drink what is available in…

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Announcements – September 19, 2014

Posted  September 19, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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