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AFMC commander talks resilience, future of command

Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, emphasized her expectations and the command's priorities in a commander's call at the base theater June 19.

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Seminar provides expert advice for smart home buying

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or looking to purchase an investment property, the Housing Management Office is here to help. June 17, they brought subject matter experts to the Airman and Family Readiness Center for a free Home Buyer's Seminar.

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Summertime fire safety

Summer is upon us! This means lots of fun with family and friends. At the Edwards AFB Fire Department we want your summer to be fun, memorable and safe. Here are a few tips to help keep you and your family safe this summer.

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Minors confess to causing $22,000 in damage during vandalism spree

After weeks of investigative work, two minors confessed June 8 to committing vandalism at Desert High School and nearby school district maintenance buildings.

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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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Community networking spotlight – Part 3

Posted  June 3, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.–Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in…

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Bunch readies for departure with ‘fini flight’

Posted  June 3, 2015

Air Force photograph by Bobbi Zapka Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, poses for a photo with his wife, Carolyn, following his last proficiency flight at Edwards May 27. Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, took to the skies one last time over Edwards AFB May…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 29, 2015

– Less than one percent of today’s U.S. population has ever served in the military, and that one percent has carried the weight of America’s longest military engagement.┬áStarbucks CEO Howard Schultz wrote in a recent book that “for too long too many of us have paid scant attention to the commitment of the brave few…

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News Briefs May 29, 2015

Posted  May 29, 2015

SAPR annual training The next SAPR annual training class, “Respect the Red Line,” is 2 p.m., June 1 at 2.p.m. at the base theater. This training is mandatory for all active duty personnel and DOD civilians. Plan ono arriving early as everyone must sign-in to get credit. Unit training managers will be responsible for tracking…

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For good measure, base precision lab passes biannual evaluation

Posted  May 29, 2015

No one at Edwards is more exact in their work than the Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory.

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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Posted  May 29, 2015

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay An F-16 from the 416th Flight Test Squadron parked at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a Red Flag exercise in 2012. Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a “roadshow” to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S….

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YF-22A brings in $25,000 for museum move

Posted  May 29, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Bechtel Corporation presented a check for $25,000 to the Flight Test Historical Foundation at the Air Force Flight Test Museum May 21 to sponsor the YF-22A. (Left to right) Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing Installation Support director, and Lisa Gray, FTHF chairwoman, accepted the donation from Brian Sheridan…

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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Posted  May 29, 2015

Developmental test and evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place.

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Retirement

Posted  May 29, 2015

Air Force photograph Col. Rod Cregier retired May 21 at Hangar 1820. Cregier served as the F-35 program director for the 412th Test Wing, the highest profile program currently at Edwards. He was responsible for all Edwards-based support for the fifth generation fighter program. He graduated the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1985 earning honors…

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Summer safety begins with risk management

Posted  May 29, 2015

Air Force graphic by Denise Stephens Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief of Ground Safety, Bill Parsons. Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief…

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