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Innovation: Fad or Foundation?

Posted April 12, 2019 by Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer Deputy commander,

“Innovation.” The word rolls off virtually every senior leader’s tongue. Your supervisors may have asked, “How are you innovating? How are we spending Air Force innovation funds? Has our organization connected with AFWERX? What are your teams doing to innovate?”

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New Year’s Resolution: Read about the past for the future

Posted January 18, 2019 by Tech. Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel

It’s a common refrain today: People don’t read anymore.  Gone, it seems, are the days of printed newspapers, as subscriptions have steadily declined and many daily publications have disappeared. It seems all but certain that we live in an era of headlines and newsfeed snippets that offer information designed for the passing glance at phone…

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412th Test Wing commander holiday message

Posted December 21, 2018 by Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert III 412th Test Wing commander,

Team, As we head into the holiday season, I want to thank you for your selfless dedication and commitment to one another and to the war fighter. You are the reason for our greatness and I am humbled to work alongside of you.  We follow a proud legacy and an unfailing dedication to our nation…

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One weekend at The Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe

Posted December 7, 2018 by Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert III

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.–This past weekend was not particularly different than the norm here at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Yet, our routine provided another stark example of how we are making history here today at the Center of the Aerospace Testing Universe as our mission has global and lasting impact: * We celebrated…

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Happy Thanksgiving from TW commander

Posted November 21, 2018 by Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert

412th Test Wing Team, Thanksgiving is upon us, and it provides a great opportunity for each of us to reflect upon the many things for which we have to be thankful.  It is also a day to reflect on how fortunate we are as a nation; America has truly been blessed.  As I reflect on…

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Big or small, time to submit innovative ideas is on the ‘horizon’

Posted October 1, 2018 by

U.S. Air Force graphic by Ed Buclatin Innovations are improvements, new concepts, or transformative ideas that can help make things run more efficiently or save time and money. Innovations can improve processes across the base, or can simply improve the way you carry out your daily tasks. The 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force…

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116 Day Innovation Blitz

Posted September 19, 2018 by Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert,

In the midst of the Revolutionary War, the Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation on Nov. 15, 1777. This document, our nation’s first constitution, established the form of our federal government as we fought for and eventually won our independence. Yet, it was far from perfect.

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Flipping for safety

Posted March 23, 2018 by Maj. (Dr.) Jacob Sheff

In pediatrics, we regularly emphasize how exercise is key to a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight. In children and adolescents, physical activity is commonly accomplished by participation in organized sports.

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AFMC promotes avoiding job burnout awareness

Posted September 29, 2017 by Greg Chadwick

During the fall months, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Avoiding Job Burnout Awareness Campaign. The goal of the campaign is to inform the AFMC workforce about how to avoid job burnout, and what you can do when your job begins to affect your health and happiness. Even if you love your job, it’s…

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Absentee voter tips for military members

Posted September 28, 2016 by

DOD photograph Members of the Army’s Golden Knights parachute team pass on the Federal Voting Assistance Program’s message for U.S. military and overseas citizens to submit their absentee ballots in time for the upcoming general election. With less than two months until the general election on Nov. 8, absentee voters are beginning to receive their…

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