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10 ways to dazzle the IG during an inspection

Posted December 21, 2012 by retired Maj. Gen. Mark Zamzow

What you consider as your worst nightmare is coming to fruition: The Inspector General is coming to your unit to conduct a periodic readiness or compliance inspection! Apprehension, worry, fear, anxiety and tension float through the wing like a thick fog as questions arise in everyone’s minds. What will the IG expect of me? What…

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Holidays – a time to be thankful

Posted December 21, 2012 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

For many, gathering with friends and family for the holidays often leads to discussions of the things we are thankful for. As you think about the blessings you’ve enjoyed in the past year, I ask that you also remember the men and women who defend our freedom, one of the greatest gifts of all. Today…

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412th TW commander sends holiday message

Posted December 21, 2012 by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer

To the Men and Women of Team Edwards, As we all know the holidays are upon us and I will take this opportunity to say, that no commander could be more proud or more grateful, than I am, for the myriad of remarkable things you have done this past year. Whether it is being the…

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Air Force leaders issue holiday message

Posted December 21, 2012 by

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following holiday message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force: The holiday season is a perfect time to celebrate the many blessings that we enjoy…

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A lesson in resilience from Louis Zamperini, an exemplary Wingman

Posted December 14, 2012 by Laura Mowry

When it comes to being resilient and caring for others, there is no finer example than the 95-year-old World War II aviator and American hero, Louis Zamperini. While addressing Team Edwards during a Wingman Day resilience training event Dec. 10, he shared his personal testimony of how his life transformed from a childhood filled with…

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A dream cut short

Posted December 7, 2012 by Airman Blake Hubbard

As I stood, sweating outside the Military Enlistment Processing Station on a hot day June 24, 2010, I knew I had made a very important and life changing decision; the decision to join the United States Air Force. I joined the Air Force to attend school, travel, and grow as an individual. I left for…

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This is how we do

Posted November 30, 2012 by Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner

The other night I was driving home from work listening to the radio. A commercial came on for Mountain Dew and Jason Aldean, a popular country singer, said, “This is how I Dew” – then went on to explain his life philosophy. Later I saw a commercial with another music star that was advertising for…

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One Team Edwards member’s educational journey

Posted November 30, 2012 by Capt. Robby Gallegos

In February 2000, I enlisted in the U.S. Air Force at the young age of 19. Unlike many of our young troops today, I entered with no post high school education, not to mention I was married with a son on the way. I had enlistment goals of learning a trade and technical training to…

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CSAF Letter to Airmen November 2012

Posted November 21, 2012 by by Gen. Mark A. Welsh III

November is a proud month! Betty and I stood at the Tomb of the Unknown on Veterans Day as President Obama laid a wreath honoring not just our fallen, but all our nation’s veterans, for everything they (and you) have done to defend American citizens and interests for the past 236 years.

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412th TW Climate Assessment

Posted November 21, 2012 by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer

Thank you in advance for participating in this assessment of the human relations climate within the 412th Test Wing. This assessment provides you an opportunity to express your thoughts, opinions and feelings regarding our organization. This assessment is being conducted by the Equal Opportunity Office and will address morale; communications between unit members and their…

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