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News Briefs – September 28, 2012

Posted September 28, 2012 by

Enlisted promotion ceremony The next Team Edwards Enlisted Promotion Ceremony will be 3 p.m., Sept. 28 in Club Muroc. Promotees and their commanders will be in service dress. Attendees’ uniform will be uniform of the day. Health Consumers’ Advisory Council The next meeting of the Health Consumers’ Advisory Council is 9:30 a.m., Sept. 28 in…

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Space shuttle arrives home for one last ‘Endeavour’

Posted September 28, 2012 by Laura Mowry

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Army and Air Force Exchange to Salute Those ‘Still Serving’

Posted September 28, 2012 by Chris Ward

As part of its annual “Still Serving” weekend, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will salute former Soldiers and Airmen by offering unique specials and events at Exchanges worldwide Oct. 5-11. “Still Serving” sales and benefits information are arriving in mailboxes of approximately 700,000 Army and Air Force retirees. The flyer features exclusive savings…

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412th TW signs ROD for Site 3 Landfill

Posted September 28, 2012 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Rebecca Hobbs, Edwards AFB Environmental Management, presents Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer with the Site 3 Main Base Inactive Landfill Record of Decision for his signature Sept. 14. The Site 3 ROD is a set of remedies and agreements to clean up the unused landfill located in the northwest…

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AFRL officially welcomes new fitness track

Posted September 28, 2012 by Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7

Air Force photograph by Ray Dyakon Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 has a new fitness track to keep their Airment “Fit to Fight.” Airmen working at Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 recently received a new tool to keep them “Fit to Fight.” A new 400-meter rubberized running track was built onsite. Construction was…

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Team Edwards celebrates ’65 years of transformation’

Posted September 28, 2012 by 412th TW Public Affairs

Team Edwards members gathered together at Club Muroc Sept. 21 to celebrate “65 Years of Transformation” with their very own Air Force Ball. Guests were treated to drinks, food and dancing in celebration of the U.S. Air Force’s birthday. Videos and graphical illustrations made by 412th Public Affairs showed the history of flight test here…

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Sky’s the limit for local youth

Posted September 21, 2012 by Laura Mowry

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Lt. Col. Devin Traynor, 411th Flight Test Squadron, helped local youths pilot the F-22 Raptor simulator at the 21st annual Salute to Youth career day event held at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds Sept. 13. It was one of Team Edwards many interactive displays to engage and inspire the students….

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Suicide prevention: Risks, warnings

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Before intervention. Before support. Even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support and treatment can help, but to get to the heart of suicide,…

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Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards

Posted September 21, 2012 by

Check out next Friday’s Desert Wings for photos of the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards during its final ferry flight to California.

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Flu shots to be available for civilians as well as military

Posted September 21, 2012 by

For the second year in a row, Air Force Materiel Command will make the influenza (flu) vaccine available to its civilian workforce. This is in addition to the flu vaccine for military and TRICARE beneficiaries. There is a limited quantity of the flu vaccine purchased for the AFMC Civilian Workforce Flu Immunization Program. The vaccine…

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