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Community Networking Spotlight–Vicki Medina

Posted June 19, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Vicki Medina, Antelope Valley Board of Trade executive director, joined the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program in 2013. As a liaison, she meets with the 412th Test Wing commander on a quarterly basis and attends various base functions. When possible, liaisons are invited to meet with AFMC command staff at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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Dorm renovation leads to artistic discovery

Posted September 11, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Roughly five weeks ago, a Marvel-style comic mural dedicated to the men and women of Edwards AFB’s Civil Engineering sections was uncovered during construction in Dorm 2424. The mural, which was under metal studs and drywall, is roughly eight-feet tall by 20-feet wide. Next to the artist signature is a…

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F-35 fires first airborne shots successfully

Posted November 6, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

F-35A tail number AF-2 became the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to fire the four-barrel GAU-22/A 25mm Gun system while in flight Oct. 30.

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Community networking spotlight: Tom Weil

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in the program. As a…

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Humble leadership advances team ahead of self

Posted September 25, 2015 by by Chief Master Sgt. Jacob P.E. Dunbar

There are instances in life that demand we subdue our pride to ensure the overall advancement of the team or institution. These situations require humble leadership. Harnessing impulses and reactions will require much restraint, strength and discipline to pull it off, but doing so is important. Airmen demonstrate humble leadership in many ways, but here…

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Edwards maintainer makes All-AF, All-Armed Forces volleyball team

Posted June 19, 2015 by by Jet Fabara

Every year athletes across the Air Force try out for a chance to not only represent their base, but the Air Force at a national level. For one 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Load team member, his opportunity arose through the Air Force Men’s Volleyball program. Senior Airman Evan LaRochelle’s journey began at the Air…

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Edwards Airman Spotlight September 11, 2015

Posted September 11, 2015 by from 412th Mission Support Group

Name:  Senior Airman Nicholas Covello Unit:  412th Security Forces Squadron Job title:  Unit scheduler/trainer Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I am responsible for scheduling appointments for over 350 personnel and for conducting essential training such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, utility terrain vehicles, Defender’s Edge, self-aid buddy care including moulage, and other subjects…

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Gaining Altitude – July 17, 2015

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Growth opportunities for the week This is a weekly segment in Desert Wings to highlight a spiritual focus for the Edwards community: Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community: New York Times columnist David Brooks thinks there are some important life skills that are critical to living a…

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Edwards Civ-Mil holds 26th annual barbecue

Posted August 7, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

PALMDALE, Calif.—As the rain poured down July 30 at Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, members of the Antelope Valley and Edwards Air Force Base communities gathered under awnings and fellowshipped. Just 30 minutes later the skies cleared, they dried all the tables and chairs and then enjoyed the 26th Annual Edwards Air Force Base Civilian…

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Posted June 19, 2015 by By Staff Sgt. Derek VanHorn

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan (AFNS) — (This feature is part of the “Through Airmen’s Eyes” series on AF.mil. These stories focus on a single Airman, highlighting their Air Force story.) Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn’t know how it got there,…

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