Events

June 1, 2018
 

Test wing commander speaks at Memorial Day ceremony in Bakersfield

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, was among several distinguished guests who came to honor the men and women who gave their lives in the fight for freedom at Bakersfield National Cemetery May 26, 2018.

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was among several distinguished guests who came to honor the men and women who gave their lives in the fight for freedom at Bakersfield National Cemetery May 26.

Veterans, family members and volunteers attended the Memorial Day weekend ceremony, which featured local Kern County Cub Scouts and volunteers placing flags at the graves of past servicemembers.

The ceremony itself included the presentation of the nation’s colors, the singing of the national anthem, the playing of taps and a rifle salute.

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, was among several distinguished guests who came to honor the men and women who gave their lives in the fight for freedom at Bakersfield National Cemetery May 26, 2018.

Schaefer served as the keynote speaker of the day.

“We must never forget how fortunate we are to live in freedom and how appropriate it is to honor the heroes who gave everything to protect our way of life,” Schaefer said.

Bakersfield National Cemetery is located in Arvin, Calif., about 20 miles east of Bakersfield in the Tehachapi Mountains. The 500-acre national cemetery was established in 2009.
 

Veterans, family members and volunteers attended the Memorial Day weekend ceremony, which featured local Kern County Cub Scouts and volunteers placing flags at the graves of past service members.

 

A local cub scout places a flag at the grave of a past service members May 26, 2018, at Bakersfield National Cemetery.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 
DoD

Military Saves Week begins Feb. 25

Military Saves Week runs Feb 25-March 1. Take the Pledge: https://militarysaves.org/for-savers/savings-tools-and-resources/take-the-pledge. Volunteers can pledge to save for retirement, college fund, PCS or a vacation. Classes will be held at Edwards during Military Saves Week with food being provided during all classes. Call 661-277-0723 to sign up today. Class schedule: * Feb. 25: noon-1 p.m....
 
 

Annual award winners meet Captain Marvel

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The 2018 412th Test Wing Annual Award winners pose for a photo with Brie Larson in Bldg. 1600 Feb. 20. Larson plays the title character in the upcoming “Captain Marvel” film s...
 
 

AFMC announces 2018 Logistics Readiness Award nominees

Air Force Materiel Command nominees for the 2018 Air Force Logistics Readiness Individual and Unit Awards were announced by Maj. Gen. Allan Day, AFMC Director of Logistics, Civil Engineering, Force Protection and Nuclear Integration. A member of Team Edwards from the 412th Logistics Readiness Squadron is one of the nominees. Winners from each category below...