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  • AFMC launches new holistic resiliency effort

    The Air Force Materiel Command has launched a new initiative that aims to increase unit cohesion and connectedness by emphasizing a culture that holistically builds mental, physical, social and spiritual fitness across the enterprise. Driven by the Air Force Resilience Tactical Pause held in fall 2019, the AFMC Connect effort focuses on the importance relationships and communication in a resilient culture. Monthly training topics with tools and implementation guidance center on deliberate, leader-driven meaningful discussions.
  • SparkED Team to host Spark Tank Showcase Jan. 29

    The 412th Test Wing’s SparkED Innovation Team will host a Spark Tank Showcase at Club Muroc on Edwards Air Force Base, California, at 12:30 p.m., Jan. 29.
  • New micro-market provides new dining opportunity for AFRL-Det. 7

    The 412th Test Wing, Army and Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Avenue C and Air Force Research Laboratory-Detachment 7 partnered recently to open a new “micro-market” on Edwards Air Force Base, California, Jan. 17.
  • AFMC standardizes on-boarding, civilian acculturation

    New civilian employees can expect to get on the job faster as a result of a new, standardized Air Force Materiel Command Civilian Acculturation Program. The acculturation program aims to decrease on-boarding time while increasing effectiveness, ultimately setting employees up for success.
  • 416th and 418th Squadrons conduct flyover before NFC championship game

    Airmen from the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, California, will be conducting a flyover to help kick off the National Football Conference championship game at Levi’s Stadium, Jan. 19.
  • Thunderbird advance pilot conducts site survey

    Air Force Thunderbirds Flight Demonstration Squadron pilot, Maj. Jason Markzon conducted a site visit to Edwards Air Force Base, California, Jan. 16.
  • AFMC seeks innovative ideas through Ideascale Campaign

    To support the drive to deliver what the Air Force needs at the speed of relevance, Airmen and civilians from across the Air Force Materiel Command enterprise are invited to submit innovative ideas and solutions to improve the AFMC mission through the U.S Air Force Ideation Platform, or Ideascale, now through September 2020.
  • AFMC beta-testing diagnostic fitness assessments

    The Air Force Materiel Command will offer diagnostic fitness assessments to Airmen starting Jan. 20. As the Air Force continues to review the overall current fitness assessment guidance for Airmen, the AFMC has elected to implement diagnostic testing as a potential part of the policy change.
  • AFMC command team to host virtual town hall

    The Air Force Materiel Command commander, Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., along with AFMC command chief, Chief Master Sgt. Stanley Cadell, will host a command-wide virtual town hall Feb. 3, 2020 at 2:30 p.m. ET. The town hall will stream live on the AFMC Facebook page with opportunities for participants from across the command to submit questions to leadership both prior to and during the event for response on topics of interest and concern.
  • JSF ITF: Year in Review

    the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Integrated Test Force (ITF) is responsible for developmental test of the world’s most advanced 5th generation fighter, the F-35 Lightning II. In 2019, as part of the Auto Ground Collision Avoidance System team, the ITF won the coveted Collier Trophy for “for the greatest achievement in aeronautics or astronautics in America.”
  • How To Access Edwards Air Force Base For VHIC Veterans

    Procedures for veterans who are now eligible for DECA/AAFES/MWR privileges to request access to EAFB:
  • Military Working Dogs, handlers conduct joint training at NTC

    Military working dogs and their handlers conducted crucial helicopter training at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, Dec. 11. Teams from Edwards Air Force Base, Marine Corps Logistics Base-Barstow, Fort Irwin and Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, descended upon the NTC aboard a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter
  • Orange Flag comes to STARBASE Edwards

    Students attending STARBASE received a lesson about Orange Flag and the importance of teamwork and coordination at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Dec. 10. The Orange Flag exercise tests the interoperability of 24 different aircraft from different branches or home bases. The 412th Test Wing coordinates with other services and Air Force bases to conduct the event.
  • Edwards Air Force Base Launches Civilian Leadership School

    In the spirit of innovation, the 412 Test Wing recently developed and held the first ever Civilian Leadership School (CLS), a mirrored hybrid of the Airman Leadership School (ALS) at Edwards Air Force Base, December 2-6.
  • Two OAY medics share how they support USAF

    Two medical Airmen selected as the Air Force’s 2019 Outstanding Airmen of the Year award share their experiences, and how they support the Air Force both at home and abroad.
  • DT NAVFEST tests Air Force systems in GPS-denied environment

    Global Positioning System, or GPS, has become a commonplace technology in today’s world since it first became fully operational in the mid-1990s. Its role as a force-enhancer have also made it a viable target in a contested cyber-space domain. To help prepare for an event in which GPS is denied or degraded, the 412th Test Wing hosted its second Developmental Test Navigation Festival, at Edwards Air Force Base, California, in the Fall. DT NAVFEST 2019 allows engineers to gauge the effectiveness of various assets that rely on GPS when the system is down.
  • Resiliency and drive keeps Airman focused on future goals

    Natural disasters and civil war: two life-altering events that would equate to monumental challenges for almost anyone. But for 23-year-old Team Edwards member Senior Airman Prince Jarbo, not only did he fight through those challenges, but he has also thrived and saw those events as opportunities to improve himself.
  • Investing in the future: 412th MXS hosts high school students on tour

    Nearly 30 students from Victor Valley High School received a close look at the 412th Maintenance Squadron’s Propulsion Flight during a tour of Edwards Air Force Base, California, Dec. 3. The students were members of the high school’s aviation maintenance classes, which include airframe and power plant classes as well as aircraft composite repair and fabrication.
  • B-1B tests with KC-46

    The B-1B Lancer conducted aerial testing with the KC-46 Pegasus recently in the skies above Edwards Air Force Base, California.
  • Air Force, USFWS partner to protect natural, cultural resources

    Air Force natural and cultural resources are now safer, thanks to a new conservation law enforcement partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. AFCEC and USFWS formed a joint Conservation Law Enforcement Partnership, or CLEP, this fall, placing six CLEOs across five Air Force installations. These officers are responsible for preserving Air Force natural and cultural resources, as well as protecting those who participate in base recreation activities.
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