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Quickstrike Battalion says goodbye to Germany

Posted August 21, 2015 by Spec. Nicholas Redding

The last AH-64 Apache helicopter, from 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, was loaded onto an Air Force C-5 Galaxy on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Aug. 18.

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SSL-built satellite for Intelsat begins post-launch maneuvers according to plan

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Space Systems/Loral, a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that a satellite designed and built for Intelsat S.A., the leading provider of satellite services, was launched Aug. 20 and is successfully performing post-launch maneuvers according to plan.

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412th SFS teaches first back to school lesson

Posted August 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

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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Local

418th FLTS does prerequisite testing for KC-46 program

Posted August 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

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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Honorary commander spotlight – Gary Chapman

Posted August 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

For many years Edwards Air Force Base has valued the support of the local community and one of the ways the base stays connected with the surrounding communities is through the Honorary Commanders Program.

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Headlines August 19, 2015

Posted August 19, 2015 by

News: Navy SEALs to open to women, top admiral says – The Navy is planning to open its elite SEAL teams to women who can pass the grueling training regimen, the service’s top officer said Tuesday in an exclusive interview. First flight of U.S. Air Force tanker delayed by a month – The first flight of the…

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Veterans

Ninth CMSAF laid to rest

Posted August 19, 2015 by TSgt. Daniel DeCook

“If you've met Chief Binnicker, you've met an icon -- a hero, a legend," said Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody.

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JetHawks baseball team honors Jerry Ross

Posted August 19, 2015 by Jay Levine

Former NASA astronaut Jerry Ross is a seven-time space shuttle mission veteran and nine times walked into the void of space.

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Headlines August 17, 2015

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News: After delicate negotiations, U.S. says it will pull Patriot missiles from Turkey – The United States said Aug. 16 that it would withdraw two Patriot missile-defense batteries from southern Turkey this fall, a sign that the Pentagon believes the risk of Syrian Army missile attacks has eased since the Patriots were deployed in 2013. Officials…

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DOD, National Guard support efforts to fight western wildfires

Posted August 17, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

More than 440 California National Guard soldiers and airmen have been activated to help the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as Cal Fire, fight fires throughout the state, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt. Jeff Davis said Aug. 17.

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