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Please don’t thank me for my service

Posted May 1, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Hughes

The other day a good friend and mentor, a retired AF Master Sergeant, sent me a message made up of a few simple words. Words that we, folks who wear a military uniform, may be accustomed to … “Thank you for your service.” I don’t know about you, but I am very uncomfortable when people…

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AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Posted May 1, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a test-mission mindset, the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, discovered a defect in the newest Material Handling Unit. The nuclear-certified MHU-83…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Posted May 1, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A coyote mom and her pup are spotted near Bark Park on base. Residents are reminded to be aware of predators like coyotes and bobcats on base and take precautionary measures to avoid them coming into contact with both pets and people. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

Posted May 1, 2015 by

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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Seven selected for promotion to captain

Posted May 1, 2015 by

Several Team Edwards lieutenants were recently selected to promotion to captain. They have achieved this milestone in their career based on their record of outstanding performance and proven abilities to meet Air Force challenges. Congratulations! Those selected are: Danilo Belarmino, 412th Medical Operations Squadron Koley Borchard, 412th Test Wing Judge Advocate Matthew Clarey, 419th Flight…

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News Briefs May 1, 2015

Posted May 1, 2015 by timchisham

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive is 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m., May 6 at the Chapel 1 Annex. The life you save may be your own. For questions or to volunteer call 661-277-4421 or 661-277-8116. Donors must be 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and in good health. For questions…

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News Briefs April 3, 2015

Posted April 3, 2015 by

Roadworks Work to repair Rosamond Blvd. north of the North Gate entry control point began April 1 and will continue until early May of this year. Speed limits will be reduced and periodic flagman controls will be enforced between the North Gate entry control point and the railroad overpass near the north base boundary. The…

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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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