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Salutes & Awards

Desert High student nominated for Air Force Academy

Posted January 9, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Each year, high school students in the 23rd Congressional District in California compete for nominations to the United States Service Academies. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced his selections Jan. 5. Among those students is Desert Junior-Senior High School student Gabrielle Evey, 17, who was selected as a nominee for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Events

Battle of the Badges coming Feb. 4

Posted January 9, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Each year in February, the Edwards community is invited to participate in the Battle of the Badges, a blood drive competition between the military, the police department and fire department. The goal is simple, collect the most blood.

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Local

Winter weather season at Edwards

Posted January 9, 2015 by Gary L. Davis

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Edwards received five inches of snow Dec. 17., 2009. Various organizations and facilities closed during and after the snow storm. Edwards AFB averages 1.4 inches of snow per year. Edwards AFB is located on a desert plateau, at an average of 2,400 feet above sea level bounded on three…

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Former Flight Test Center historian passes

Posted January 9, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Dr. James Young stands in front of a wall of memorabilia in his office. Young retired July 28, 2011, after 30 years at Edwards – 26 of them as the Air Force Flight Test Center’s Chief Historian. Young passed away Dec. 19, 2014. Former Air Force Flight Test Center…

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted January 9, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community The 12 days of Christmas officially ended Jan. 5. During this time many Christians celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents on Dec. 28, a day set aside to remember the babes of Bethlehem slaughtered by King Herod. Why remember something so…

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Events

Announcements – January 9, 2015

Posted January 9, 2015 by tomlear

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards Services is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to show support of our military members through the AF Commercial Sponsorship Program. From 4th of July’s Freedom Fest to the annual Children’s Holiday Party held in…

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Local

412th Force Support Squadron Holiday Hours

Posted December 19, 2014 by

Christmas Eve: Dec. 24 OPEN: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts/Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Airman & Family Readiness: 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-5 p.m. Family Child Care: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. High Desert Inn: Open seven-days a week, 24-hours a day Information, Tickets & Tours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Library: 9…

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Lean thinking, process improvement highlight Busch’s time at AFMC

Posted December 19, 2014 by Stacey Geiger

During the last 16 years and six assignments in Air Force Materiel Command, Vice Commander Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch was challenged to find new methods to operate more efficiently in one of the most complex and diverse commands that employs more than 80,000 people and manages a $60 billion budget. His tenure as vice commander…

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Air Force

3-D printing saves maintainers money at Hill

Posted December 19, 2014 by Bill Orndorff

The 309th Maintenance Support Group at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, has a long history of building items, ranging from wooden office doors to splash molds that detect aircraft cracks. New technology is adding Rapid Prototyping, often referred to as 3-D printing, to the mix.

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Local

Don’t let a lack of tortoise training slow you down

Posted December 19, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Edwards has three large desert areas designated for recreational use on base, two of them for off-road motorized vehicles. People who use those areas are required to carry proof of desert tortoise training to avoid a citation.

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