Veterans

March 1, 2013

Farewell!

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James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering Division director (left), presents Bob Wood with the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award Feb. 27 at Woods retirement ceremony at Club Muroc. Wood has served as the chief of Edwards AFB Environmental Management for more than 10 years and has served the government for 42 years.
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Bob Wood poses for a photo with Rebecca Hobbs after she presented him with a retirement American Flag. To honor Wood’s long and successful career, the flag given to him has traveled all the way from the Pentagon and visited various locations. Among the places the flag has been flown and/or visited are: Pancho Barnes’ home site; photographed with Captain Glen Edwards’ flight jacket and hat from the Air Force Flight Test Museum; the North Base and South Base sled tracks; the X-1 pit at South Base; flown on a NASA C-12 and F-15B; flew on the NASA 747 that carried Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour from Edwards around California; flown over Air Force Research Laboratory for a day; flown on top of the Kern County Public Services Building for three days; over the Main Base Active Landfill Hazardous Waste Storage Facility; Piute Ponds; Branch Park; and various environmental restoration program sites.




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