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Passing of Vickie B. Sellnow

Posted December 6, 2013 by

It is with great sorrow that we announce the recent passing of Vickie B. Sellnow, an aircraft engine mechanic supervisor with the 412th Maintenance Squadron, Propulsion Flight.  Sellnow was a valuable civil servant at Edwards AFB for more than 33 years.  She passed away Nov. 25 at the Keck School of Medicine at USC in…

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101 Critical Days of Summer campaign encourages road safety

Posted May 23, 2014 by 412th Test Wing Ground Safety Office

The Air Force’s 101 Critical Days of Summer campaign kicks off Memorial Day. Summers are packed with excitement, barbecues, vacations and endless summer fun in the sun. Despite our best intentions scheduling these activities between work, family and daily commitments leaves us feeling rushed, distracted and often irritable. When out on the road this summer,…

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2014 Great American Smokeout Nov. 20

Posted November 14, 2014 by

Join Edwards AFB and the American Cancer Society in observing the Great American Smokeout Nov. 20. All employees are invited to join in this observance, by setting a quit day, or by supporting your colleagues on this day. Statistics show that the majority of people who smoke want to quit. If you are among the population of…

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Beat the heat through Wet Bulb Globe Temperature Index

Posted May 15, 2015 by George Baskin

As a safety professional and working here at Edwards AFB in the summer, you are at the mercy of the heat. Because of the heat, I will discuss the Wet Bulb Globe Temperature. The WBGT combines four thermal components: ambient air temperatures, relative humidity, air velocity and radiant heat. At Edwards, heat related incidents can…

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AFMC to promote Employee Physical Fitness Month in May

Posted April 27, 2012 by by AFMC Wellness Support Center

May is National Employee Physical Fitness Month, a time for all us to focus on developing and maintaining a fit and healthy workforce. Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its Be Active: Physical Fitness and Activity Initiative throughout the month. According to the Centers of Disease Control regular physical activity can help: control body…

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AFMC to promote Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in October

Posted September 28, 2012 by by AFMC Wellness Support Center

During October, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Awareness. This is an excellent time to educate individuals about breast and prostate cancer and promote screening. Knowing about these diseases and what you can do can save your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1…

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted April 5, 2013 by

Air Force illustration by Tech. Sgt. Christina M. Styer April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. To find an event to participate in contact your local Sexual Assault Response Coordinator. April has been designated Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. The goal of SAAM is to raise public awareness about sexual violence and to…

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Edwards T-38 aircrew prep for new ejection seat upgrade

Posted September 20, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Courtesy photograph Edwards is working to install new ejection seats in its T-38 fleet in order to increase the overall safety of the training aircraft. For test pilots at Edwards, their long-time trainer airframe, the T-38 Talon, is receiving an upgrade that is set to ensure the safety of T-38 aircrew now and well into…

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Small donation can have life-saving impact

Posted January 31, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Devon Suits

The doors to the trauma center fly open as military doctors and nurses fill the room. Their newest patient, a young Airman who just got medevac’d from injuries sustained by a horrific car accident.

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Comprehensive Airman Fitness update

Posted July 18, 2014 by

Comprehensive Airman Fitness is comprised of resiliency skills taught to help enable Airmen to make sound choices within the four domains of total fitness, mental, physical, spiritual and social. On April 2, Air Force Instruction 90-506, Comprehensive Airman Fitness, was electronically published and made available to the total force. The new AFI established an exciting…

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