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USO Show Troupe to perform April 6

Posted April 3, 2015 by

The Edwards community is invited to a special event featuring the USO Show Troupe at the Oasis Community Center April 6. The show will run from 3-4 p.m. The USO Show Troupe is part of an entertainment tradition that goes back more than 70 years to its beginnings in the muddy camp shows of the…

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What’s your social thumbprint?

Posted April 3, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines

Air Force graphic by Staff Sgt. Jessica Hines Just as you would lock the front door of your home or secure your wallet, social media users should aim to lockup and secure their online personal information and do regular checkups of their social thumbprint. We’ve all done it; in a vain sense of curiosity to…

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Local base students score big at Kern County Science Fair

Posted April 3, 2015 by

The Kern County Science Foundation†held its annual††Kern County Regional Science Fair March 23-24 in Bakersfield, Calif. Several Edwards Air Force Base students earned top honors and scholarships. For the ninth time, Desert High School won the Perpetual Trophy Award and a $500 prize. Congratulations to all the winners! Kern County Science Fair Results 1st Place:…

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Eligible Airmen may choose retirement plan at 14 1/2-year mark

Posted April 3, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

The Air Force Personnel Center has developed an automatic notification process that sends a message directly to active-duty Air Force and headquarters Active Guard Reserve members when they reach 14 1/2 years of active service. The new process will help ensure eligible military members are aware of their options in choosing a retirement plan with…

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Retiree Appreciation Day slated for May 16

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Master Sgt. Erik Robbins (right), 412th Force Support Squadron base career assistance advisor, speaks with retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas White during the 2014 Retiree Appreciation Day. Edwards Air Force Base will hold its 2015 Military Retiree Appreciation Day 8-11 a.m., May 16. The event will be held…

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F-16, tankers, reach IOC

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner The 412th Test Wing’s F-16 and Tanker Consolidation Team, at the culmination of a 13-month effort to merge the 416th and 445th Flight Test Squadrons along with the 418th and 412th Flight Test Squadron (Speckled Trout), posed for a group photo to celebrate the major milestone of reaching Initial…

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Boeing employee community fund sends military children to camp

Posted April 3, 2015 by

The Employees Community Fund at Boeing has awarded a grant to the Tiger Woods Learning Center for five students of military families from around Edwards Air Force Base†to attend the Summer Academy Camp this July. The Summer Academy Camp is an opportunity for military children to attend a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics summer camp…

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Monthly enlisted promotions

Posted March 6, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Team Edwards Airmen sing the “Air Force Song” during the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony in the base theater Feb. 27. The 412th Test Wing generally holds its monthly promotion ceremony the last day of the month. The 412th Test Wing held its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Feb. 27 so…

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Top Acquisition official, nominee for AFMC command, visits Edwards

Posted March 6, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, is greeted by Col. Robert Lepper, 412th Maintenance Group commander, during a visit to his facilities March 3. Pawlikowski visited Edwards for mission briefs and a tour of base facilities. Lt….

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Edwards leadership discuss economic impact at AVBOT

Posted March 6, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Antelope Valley Board of Trade Business Outlook Conference was held in Lancaster, California, Feb. 27. The Antelope Valley Board of Trade held its 43rd annual Business Outlook Conference Feb. 27 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds. The “Made in the Antelope Valley” themed event was bigger than ever before,…

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