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Network of ranges instrumental to flight test

Posted February 8, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Lockheed Martin photograph by Paul Weatherman The F-35 Lightning II is one of many airframes that conducts testing off the coast of southern California, as well as at Edwards and other ranges located in the southwest United States. Each and every day, the Edwards community works to develop and test the war-winning capabilities of the…

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Physical fitness: Struggle between mind, body, pain

Posted January 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Jared Trimarchi

Losing weight isn’t easy. It took almost five months to accomplish my goal of losing 40 pounds. I am physically average, but mentally I am tough. To lose the weight, I motivated myself after I experienced a humiliating personal setback. I was serving in a position my old eating habits did not support. In June…

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Air Force Sports Program releases try-out dates for 2013

Posted January 18, 2013 by 412th Force Support Squadron

For the Air Force athlete interested in playing at a more competitive level, the Air Force Sports Program has once again listed all the available try-out dates for 2013. The AFSP is designed to allow active duty, National Guard and reserve Air Force personnel an opportunity to participate at Air Force, Armed Forces, national and…

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Exercises demonstrate base’s emergency response capabilities to AFMC inspectors

Posted January 18, 2013 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph Kenji Thuloweit A vehicle accident scene was set up for a hazardous materials exercise Jan. 15, 2013. The HAZMAT exercise simulated the spill of 300 gallons of the toxic chemical mixture Trichlorobenzenes following the traffic accident. First responders including 412th Security Forces Squadron, 412th Medical Group and the Edwards Air Force Base…

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‘Moonlighters’ welcome new re-designation, new aircraft, new commander

Posted January 18, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photographs by Jet Fabara U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Scott Craig (center) relinquishes command of the newly re-designated Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764 to Lt. Col. David Weinstein (left) Jan. 12, 2013, in Hangar 1210. From here, the squadron will re-locate to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. Air Force…

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News Briefs December 21, 2012

Posted December 21, 2012 by

Last Desert Wings This is the last issue of Desert Wings for 2012. The first issue of 2013 will be published Jan. 11, 2013. The Desert Wings staff wish all our readers a safe and happy holiday. Commissary closure The Commissary will close at 4 p.m., Dec. 24 and remain closed until 9:30 a.m., Dec….

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412th Medical Group to undergo AAAHC Accreditation and AF Health Services inspection

Posted December 21, 2012 by

The 412th Medical Group will undergo a thorough survey Jan. 7 through 11, 2013, to verify the group’s compliance with national ambulatory health care and Air Force Medical Service standards. The purpose of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, or AAAHC, survey is to evaluate the group’s compliance with national ambulatory health care standards….

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Real-world projects prepare students for future flight test

Posted December 21, 2012 by Laura Mowry

When students arrive at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, they enter as the top operational pilots, navigators and engineers from the Air Force, sister services and allies. After completing the intense year-long master’s program, they emerge as the next generation of elite test professionals that will handcraft war-winning capabilities of the future. The…

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10 ways to dazzle the IG during an inspection

Posted December 21, 2012 by retired Maj. Gen. Mark Zamzow

What you consider as your worst nightmare is coming to fruition: The Inspector General is coming to your unit to conduct a periodic readiness or compliance inspection! Apprehension, worry, fear, anxiety and tension float through the wing like a thick fog as questions arise in everyone’s minds. What will the IG expect of me? What…

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‘Moonlighters’ bid farewell to its last CH-46

Posted December 21, 2012 by

Marines from the Marine Aircraft Group 41, Detachment Alpha and the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 764, known as the ‘Moonlighters,’ were in full force Dec. 19 to bid farewell to the squadron’s last CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter as it departed Edwards Air Force Base for the last time. The CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, tail number…

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