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Honorary commanders tour ‘best day ever’

Posted July 17, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

The 2015 honorary commanders were welcomed back to Edwards July 10 for a look at the flight test mission. he tour, hosted by the 412th Operations Group, showcased the 416th and 418th Flight Test Squadrons as well as the 412th Operations Support Squadron. The event was a natural progression from the last tour themed, “How…

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Edwards Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Ariel Graham

Posted September 4, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Randy Young, supervisor

Unit: 412th Communications Squadron Job title: Server Operations Technician Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I administrate and manage enterprise servers and also troubleshoot day to day customer issues. Time in the military: Four years Time at Edwards AFB: Three and a half years Family: Mother, father, an older brother (retired Navy), and an older…

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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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Losing sleep: CSAF shares what keeps him up at night

Posted July 31, 2015 by by Capt. Alexis McGee

The sheer thought of disappointing his team — his wingmen, his brothers and sisters in arms — is the thought that keeps him up at night, striving to forge a better U.S. Air Force. Driven by his determination to be the best wingman he can be, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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Bob White Drive dedicated to historic test, fighter pilot

Posted August 14, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

On Aug. 7, at the intersection of Wolfe Ave. and South Muroc Dr., a street dedication ceremony was held in honor of X-51 pilot, Maj. Gen. Robert M. White. With Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander presiding, the street formerly known by the name Muroc was renamed Bob White Drive. In attendance were…

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Four F’s essential to life in military

Posted September 18, 2015 by Commentary by Chief Master Sgt. Mark Fousek

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — I have had a lot of my non-military friends ask me the question, “How have you made it for 24 years in the military?”  Looking back, I realized that I already had a form of what the Air Force now calls Comprehensive Airman Fitness:  Mental, Social, Spiritual and Physical Fitness….

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Team Edwards celebrates Air Force’s 68th birthday

Posted September 25, 2015 by by Jet Fabara

Sept. 18 marked the Air Force’s 68th birthday and Team Edwards did its best to commemorate the Air Force’s achievements over the years with a celebration at Club Muroc. “As we celebrate the Air Force’s 68 years, I reflect on our amazing history and our promising future.  Every day, our Airmen have an opportunity to…

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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone

Posted August 21, 2015 by by Jet Fabara

The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test and equip the U.S. Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps with their latest fifth-generation fighter. This is evidenced by achieving a historical milestone involving a new monthly flying record. During the…

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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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Separated but not alone

Posted July 31, 2015 by by Senior Airman Lauren-Taylor Levin

As the dawn broke out over the mountains, I woke up to the sun peeping through my window. Once I got up I went straight to the kitchen to make my family breakfast yet in the back of my mind, all I could think about was, “how am I going to manage taking care of…

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