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412th MXG to host annual Load Crew of the Year Competition for 2015

The ability to safely and rapidly load weapons on an aircraft is critical in combat situations. The specific function of a weapons load crew is to load their aircraft in the most expeditious and safest method possible while ensuring the reliability of the munitions.

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Team Edwards aims to save lives at ‘Battle of Badges’

Team Edwards found another way to save lives Feb. 3 at the 10th Annual Battle of the Badges blood drive. Battle of the Badges is an annual Red Cross donation competition for all law enforcement and military agencies across Southern California to see who can bring in the most blood.

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31st TES departs for Mountain Home AFB to conduct F-35 testing

A much anticipated and important test mission for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is underway with the "deployment" of six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, which took place Feb. 8 and 9.

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Range Safety officer to discover if base trails lead to Olympics

Sergio Reyes, 412th Test Wing Range Safety officer, has been running since he was a young boy. This Feb. 13, he'll run for a spot on the 2016 Summer Olympic Marathon Team at the trials in Los Angeles.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

412th LRS executes F-35 ‘deployment’ plan

The 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron "deployed" 81 personnel from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron to Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, Feb. 9.

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Health & Safety

Keep your family safe from carbon monoxide

Posted  January 29, 2016

Carbon monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless, tasteless gas that can kill you and your family. Each year 400 Americans die from unintentional CO poisoning, there are more than 20,000 visits to the emergency room and more than 4,000 are hospitalized. We’re here to help you keep your family safe! What exactly is carbon…

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Salutes & Awards

Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Bradley Hartnett

Posted  January 29, 2016

Unit:  812th Civil Engineer Squadron Job title:  Driver/Operator Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  Fire apparatus driver/operator, charged with safely transporting firefighting crews to and from the scene of the emergencies and supplying water for firefighting actions. Time in the military: Three years Time at Edwards AFB: One year will be March…

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See what the new vision center has to offer

Posted  January 29, 2016

Members of the Exchange staff and Vista Optical pose for a photo before cutting the grand opening cake Jan. 15. The shop is available to anyone with access to the base. Vista Optical officially opened Jan. 15 in the Edwards AFB Exchange Mall area. The optical center celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting…

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2016 AFAF Campaign at Edwards launches Feb. 1

Posted  January 29, 2016

This year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign on base begins Feb. 1 and runs through March 11. The AFAF is a charitable fund by Airmen for Airmen. All monies raised during the campaign go to supporting the Air Force’s four charities: The Air Force Aid Society, which takes care of Airmen and their families with emergency…

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Annual Battle of the Badges blood drive coming Feb. 3

Posted  January 29, 2016

The biggest American Red Cross blood drive of the year is approaching quickly. The 10th Annual Battle of the Badges is Feb. 3, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Chapel 1 Annex. All donors will receive a 10th Annual Battle of the Badges t-shirt. Identification is required to donate. To schedule an appointment…

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