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Speckled Trout lands new home in 418th FLTS

Team Edwards said 'good bye' to the 412th Flight Test Squadron May 15, after 21 years of caring for the KC-135 dubbed the "Speckled Trout." In that time, the trout has supported the 412th Test Wing in avionics testing, distinguished visitor airlifting and air refueling support.

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USNORTHCOM brings exercise ARDENT SENTRY to Edwards

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber An Army Sentinel Mobile Command Center provides power and satellite communications during an exercise or real-world natural disaster. Edwards AFB was treated as a simulated basic-staging area May 13 during U.S. Northern Command’s annual Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise. The scenario for Exercise Ardent Sentry 15 was a…

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412th SFS celebrates National Police Week

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Security Forces Squadron takes on the Fire Department in tug-o-war during a First Responders Cookout May 7 at Arnold Park. The barbecue was held in honor of National Police Week. With military bases†in Force Protection Condition Bravo, the 412th Security Forces Squadron is working tirelessly to ensure…

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Team Edwards members humble themselves, pray on National Day of Prayer

Men and women at Edwards gathered around the flag pole in front of Bldg. 1 early May 7 to bow their heads in prayer. For the last 64 years, the first Thursday in May has been dedicated as the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme, “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” is aimed at “emphasizing the…

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160-plus Edwards Airmen earn their degrees

Team Edwards held its annual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony May 13 at Club Muroc. CCAF is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force. The college partners with more than 106 affiliated Air Force schools, 82 Education Service Offices located worldwide and more than 1,500…


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Speckled Trout lands new home in 418th FLTS

Posted  May 22, 2015

Team Edwards said 'good bye' to the 412th Flight Test Squadron May 15, after 21 years of caring for the KC-135 dubbed the "Speckled Trout." In that time, the trout has supported the 412th Test Wing in avionics testing, distinguished visitor airlifting and air refueling support.

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TSgt promotion release delayed to allow system validation

Posted  May 22, 2015

Technical sergeant promotion selection results, originally scheduled for release May 28, will be delayed to enable the Air Force to continue to validate extensive system changes to the Weighted Airman Promotion System, officials announced. The 15E6 technical sergeant promotion cycle is the first to incorporate recent changes in the enlisted evaluation and promotion system. Recent…

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AAPI comittee hosts fire-breathing fun

Posted  May 22, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Dragon Land Race was open to any non-motorized vehicles.   In keeping with Ancient Chinese traditions, the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Committee hosted a dragon land race May 1 at the Arnold Park BMX track. The race and burger burn…

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DOD brain injury experts give prevention tips for Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

Posted  May 22, 2015

Timely advice focuses on motor vehicle collisions, leading cause of military brain injuries As part of efforts to promote safe driving during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, experts from the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center’s A Head for the Future initiative remind drivers to protect their heads while on the road. Motor vehicle collisions are…

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2015 Memorial Day message from 412th TW/CC

Posted  May 22, 2015

Team Edwards, Thank you for the outstanding welcome!†These past two months have been dynamic and exciting and I am honored to work with each and every one of you.†I truly appreciate your dedicated service and tireless efforts spent developing the needed capabilities for our Air Force and joint partners. This is my third assignment here…

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Aloha AAPI month, see you next year

Posted  May 22, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Edwards AFB Warriors performed a Haka that was so popular that they were asked to do an encore at the end of the program. Haka is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand.   The Asian American-Pacific Islander Month celebration…

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Enlisted members interested in attache duty must apply by June

Posted  May 22, 2015

Active duty staff through senior master sergeants interested in attache’ duty opportunities with international affairs teams around the world must submit their applications by June 15, 2015 to be considered. The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs is accepting applications for enlisted Defense Attache’ Specialists at 23 locations, with…

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HYT extension possible for SrA-MSgt in 35 career fields

Posted  May 22, 2015

Eligible senior airmen, staff sergeants, technical sergeants and master sergeants in 35 Air Force specialties will be able to apply for a high year of tenure extension and, if approved, will be able to extend between 12 and 24 months past their current HYT. The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to…

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This Memorial Day, reflect on true meaning

Posted  May 22, 2015

It was nearly 150 years ago that our nation first observed a day of remembrance for those who died in service to the United States of America. Over the years, more than one million American Soldiers, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and Airmen have given their lives in defense of our great nation. We owe our…

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Exchange Faces to Remember photo contest focuses on Vietnam memories

Posted  May 22, 2015

As Memorial Day draws near, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with GoPro, is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with a photo contest to honor the heroes who served. Through the Patriot Family Faces to Remember contest, Exchange shoppers are invited to share photos from their experiences in Vietnam for…

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