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Local couple remembered as pillars of community

Posted November 4, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Photograph by Linda KC Reynolds Joe Davies III and Mayor Jim Ledford reminisce about being roommates in the 1980s and about Joe’s parents, during a memorial celebration at the Larry Chimbole Cultural Center. Joe Davies served as commander of Air Force Plant 42 and was honored by Palmdale in 2008 when the airpark was renamed…

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Honorary commanders given tour of Plant 42

Posted November 4, 2016 by Diane Betzler

Photographs by Diane Betzler Military and community leaders joined invited guests Oct. 28 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., and flightline tour. Left to right: Brig Gen Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, Alex Briskin from Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, John Esch, director of Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 The Honorary Commander and…

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New class of Blue Eagles guardsmen ready for duty

Posted November 4, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Brad White The newest members of the Blue Eagles Honor Guard perform a mock funeral Oct. 28 at Chapel 1 in front of an audience. The funeral is part of the class’ graduation day. The 412th Force Support Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., graduated 27 new members of the…

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Edwards CivMil installs new officers, directors

Posted November 4, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

Edwards Air Force Base Civilian-Military Support Group held its annual installation banquet at the University of the Antelope Valley, where Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, installed the new officers and directors for the coming year.

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HT November 4

Posted November 4, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force Airman Michael R. Salas graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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416th FLTS tests missile for European ally’s Joint Strike Fighter

Posted November 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

From Norway to Australia, members from a number of allied and partner nations have come to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to team with base units to test systems, enhance international cooperation and advance their own air forces’ capabilities.

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Fifty Edwards Airmen get speedy face-to-face mentoring from top

Posted November 2, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Middle Tier Association hosted a Chief Speed Review at the Desert Mall Oct. 17, 2016.

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Springing for fall

Posted October 28, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball The 412th Medical Group at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held its Family Fall and Health Fair Oct. 21, 2016, at Wings Field. The event was held in observance of Domestic Violence Prevention Month and featured family attractions and booths manned by 412th MDG personnel to pass out information…

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Havin’ a ball!

Posted October 28, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Branch Elementary School students have some new athletic equipment to play with thanks to Edwards AFB’s Middle Tier Association, Air Force Security Forces Association and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief. Recently, students brought home flyers requesting donations of physical education equipment for the school….

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AV College means good jobs; Measure AV deserves our support

Posted October 27, 2016 by by Dennis Anderson

Fresh out of the Army in 1975, I returned from Cold War Europe with the news fresh that we were evacuating thousands of our allies and troops by helicopter from the rooftops of the Saigon Embassy. With a Cold War confrontation a constant, and a hot war still dividing our nation, I restarted my education…

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