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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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Announcements – August 28, 2015

Posted  August 28, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 412th FSS Labor Day Holiday Weekend Hours Family Down Day—Sept. 4 Hours of operation for all open 412th FSS facilities: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-5 p.m. High Desert Inn: Open…

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News Briefs August 21. 2015

Posted  August 21, 2015

Women’s Equality Day Luncheon Be sure to reserve your seat for the upcoming Womenís Equality Day Luncheon! The guest speaker is Juliana de Beers, owner of J.B. Whitney & Associates, who also teaches communication courses at Edwards. Additionally, Jon Ghent from Lockheed Martin will present a short speech on ìWomen in STEM.î Aug. 26 has…

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Personnel Briefs August 21, 2015

Posted  August 21, 2015

Undergrad flying training applications due in November The 2016 Air Force Undergraduate Flying Training selection board will convene Jan. 25-28 to select applicants for 2016-2017 pilot, remotely piloted aircraft, combat systems officer and air battle manager training opportunities. Eligible active duty officers must apply by Nov. 20 and selection results will be released in February…

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Run with History deadline Sept. 10

Posted  August 21, 2015

Edward’s AFB History Fact: Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier Oct. 14, 1947, here at our very own Edwards AFB. He flew the X-1 at Mach 1.07 at an altitude of 45,000 ft. Most will know this fact, but did you know that two nights before the scheduled date for the flight, he broke two…

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Seed bugs invade Edwards

Posted  August 21, 2015

During the past weeks Edwards has once again fallen prey to Mother Nature’s hand and has been invaded by Melacoryphus lateralis — †the Seed bug. Misty Hailstone, 412th Civil Engineering Group, Environmental Management biologist, identified the species, which was confirmed by an entomologist. The Seed bug does not sting or bite and is not known…

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Annual orientation trains new key spouses

Posted  August 21, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted an annual Key Spouse Program Orientation Aug. 18 for newly appointed and returning Key Spouses. The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted an annual Key Spouse Program Orientation Aug. 18 for newly appointed and returning key spouses. The Key Spouse Program is…

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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone at lightning speed

Posted  August 21, 2015

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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AFOTEC Det. 5 gets new CC

Posted  August 21, 2015

Lt. Col. Ryan Hollman assumed command of Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5 at Edwards AFB Aug. 14. The ceremony was held at Club Muroc and was officiated by Maj. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy, AFOTEC commander. AFOTEC is headquartered†at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and has two detachments at Edwards. Hollman…

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Shopping the Edwards Exchange pays dividends

Posted  August 21, 2015

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Edwards generated $480,196.04 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including the bowling alley, golf course and fitness center….

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Edwards Airman wins $500 gift card to BX

Posted  August 21, 2015

Senior Airman Victoria Corley (center), 412th Test Wing Judge Advocate Office, is presented with a $500 gift card by Edwards Exchange general manager, Charles Eaves, and Edwards Exchange Sales and Merchandise manager, Holly Elliott. Between May 22 and June 30, Edwards AFB Exchange customers were given the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $500 Exchange Gift Card through…

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