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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone at lightning speed

Lockheed Martin photograph During the month of July, the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force flew 76 sorties, making it a first for the ITF involving a new monthly flying record. The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test…

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Youth programs underway for new school year

The 2015-2016 school year is here and, after another successful summer, the Youth Programs are well under way! The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for children, but can also cause stress and anxiety for many parents and children. There are many ways to reduce this stress for your family, including…

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Air Force adopts new dragon

Lt. Gen. Bill Bender, the Air Force chief information officer, and Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan, the Air Force director of future operations, have partnered to increase awareness of the importance of operations security and cybersecurity to protect the Air Force mission, personnel and their families.

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412th SFS teaches first back to school lesson

The 412th Security Forces Squadron took education from the classroom to the parking lot on the first day of school Aug. 17.

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418th FLTS does prerequisite testing for KC-46 program

The 418th Flight Test Squadron is setting the stage for the arrival of the new KC-46 Pegasus aerial refueler with legacy tanker fuel surge testing conducted July 26 through Aug. 9.


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New AFTC Inspector General sworn in

Posted  August 1, 2014

Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, swore in the new Air Force Test Center Inspector General Col. Christopher Wheeler July 30.

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Salutes & Awards

Katherine Lott awarded NASA Armstrong employee scholarship

Posted  August 1, 2014

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas Katherine Lott, the recipient of the 2014 NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council Joseph R. Vensel Memorial Scholarship, is congratulated by NASA Armstrong center director David McBride. Flanking the pair are Katherine’s parents, Darryl and Boon Lott. The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2014 Joseph R. Vensel Memorial…

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F-35B successfully completes wet runway, crosswind testing

Posted  August 1, 2014

Lockheed Martin photograph by Tom Reynolds F-35B aircraft BF-4, piloted by Lockheed Martin Test Pilot Dan Levin, starts down the runway as part of wet runway and crosswind testing at Edwards AFB, Calif. In an important program milestone enabling U.S. Marines Corps Initial Operational Capability certification, the F-35B recently completed required wet runway and crosswind…

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Events

412thTW planning 2014 Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted  August 1, 2014

According to the U.S. Census Bureau's latest report, "Americans with Disabilities" (2010), 56 million Americans have a disability that affects their daily life activities, making up almost 19 percent of the population. Of that number of people, nearly 60 percent are unemployed.

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Existing tools help users reduce PII breaches

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force graphic New buttons will show up on Outlook e-mails as part of the new Digital Signature Enforcement Tool roll out. DSET helps users protect personally identifiable information by flagging possible PII in e-mails and attachments.   Members of 24th Air Force are refurbishing an old e-mail tool to help Air Force users reduce…

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Exchange offers back-to-school gas savings

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Exchange Express Gas Station. As military shoppers load up their students’ backpacks with pencils, notebooks and other back-to-school gear, MILITARY STAR card users can fill up on savings at pumps at the†Edwards Express location. From Aug. 8 to Aug. 10, the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange…

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Life is moving, move with it

Posted  August 1, 2014

MOODY AIR FORCE BASE, Ga.†-†”You can’t be neutral on a moving train” is a famous quote, and the title of a memoir and documentary about the life of author, historian and activist Howard Zinn. What this means is that things are happening all around us, and everything in life is moving in a certain direction….

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Health & Safety

West Nile Virus found in Lancaster, nothing on Edwards

Posted  August 1, 2014

The Antelope Valley Mosquito and Vector Control District has been informed of two dead birds that have tested positive for West Nile Virus this year.

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Webb takes over as new TPS commandant

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, left, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Col. Charles Webb Jr. with the unit guidon signifying Webb’s assumption of command as the new USAF Test Pilot School commandant July 24. In a traditional Air Force ceremony July 24, Col. Charles Webb†Jr. became†the new†commandant of the United…

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First week of camp goes swimmingly

Posted  August 1, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Swim camp at the Sonic Splash Pool builds on the basics of swimming, teaching water safety, breathing, types of strokes and pool rules. Outdoor Recreation’s Swim Camp at the Sonic Splash Pool is giving children on base a chance to enjoy the summer sun, while staying cool. The two-week…

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