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Gaining Altitude – July 17, 2015

Posted July 17, 2015 by

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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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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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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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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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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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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Nineteen Airmen graduate from leadership school

Posted July 10, 2015 by adriennek

The Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 15-E recently graduated. Senior Airman Kenneth Monteiro, 412th Operations Support Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award. The Levitow Award is the highest award presented at Airman Leadership School. The Levitow Award is presented to the student that demonstrated the most outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities. Selection for the…

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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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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Posted May 27, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Developmental Test and Evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place. At least, it usually does. “Deployed Flight Test of the Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX (CA-7)” by Dr. Stephanie Smith, Air Force Test Center Office of History, tells a very different story. It’s…

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Edwards engineer, aviatrix competes in historic air race

Posted July 10, 2015 by by Jet Fabara

Female aviators and air races in the U.S. have a rich history dating back to 1929, which originally started as the Women’s Air Derby and included a field of 20 female pilots that included renowned aviatresses such as Amelia Earhart, Pancho Barnes and Louise Thaden. For one 461st Flight Test Squadron engineer working on the…

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