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Desert tortoises: One of Edwards AFB’s natural residents

Posted October 31, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Courtesy photograph A desert tortoise sign installed by the 412th Civil Engineer Group on the side of North Rosamond Blvd. towards the North Gate of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The desert tortoise is one of the many animals found on Edwards Air Force Base in California’s High Desert. Listed as threatened under the federal…

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‘White space’ can lead to innovation

Posted October 29, 2018 by Carlie Mensen

Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, 412th Test Wing commander, has put out the call to find white space — free time — for innovation. White space is freed up within your workday to focus on solving problems and innovating. But how do you find white space?  What if your idea does not seem big enough…

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Team Edwards bands together to raise breast cancer awareness

Posted October 26, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

According to the American Cancer Society, a woman has a 1 in 8 chance she will develop breast cancer at some point in her life. In 2018, an estimated 40,920 women will die from breast cancer. Team Edwards is banding together to fight to reduce those numbers.

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AFFT Museum volunteers give makeover to C-7A Caribou

Posted October 26, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

A C-7A Caribou that has been sitting at South Base at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for years is now sporting its old look thanks to help from volunteers of the Air Force Flight Test Museum.

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Los Angeles County Air Show partners with Edwards AB

Posted October 22, 2018 by

The Los Angeles County Air Show, Inc. Board of Directors and senior leadership at the 412th Test Wing, Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California, have agreed to begin working toward solidifying a formal multi-year partnership to conduct air shows in the region.

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Team Edwards helps salute Antelope Valley youth

Posted October 17, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

Various organizations from Edwards Air Force Base participated in the 27th annual Salute to Youth career fair at the Antelope Valley Fair and Event Center in Lancaster, Calif., Oct. 11, 2018.

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412th Logistics Readiness Squadron turns 5

Posted October 12, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Two days ago, Oct. 10, the 412th LRS celebrates its 5th birthday. The 412th LRS officially became a squadron Oct. 10, 2013 with a signed unit designation. The squadron was formerly called the 412th Logistics Readiness Division of the 412th Mission Support Group.

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Edwards’ squadron completes 10-year support of NASA Orion parachute tests

Posted October 10, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

For a decade, the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has supported NASA by supplying C-17 Globemaster IIIs and personnel to assist with the testing and qualifying of the Orion spacecraft’s parachute system.

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HAZMAT program streamlines, improves operations

Posted October 10, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

Courtesy photograph The 412th Civil Engineer Group Environmental Branch Hazardous Materials Improve Team are: (left to right) Shawn Hyde, D. Malama Chock, Jeanette Van Norden, Jennifer Weber and Larry Echaves. The team has been responsible for improving HAZMAT processes that saved the U.S. Air Force time and money. The 412th Civil Engineer Group Environmental Management…

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Unleashed innovator creates automated ‘Admin Toolkit’

Posted October 8, 2018 by

Computers are the most important communications tool used by the 412th Test Wing’s workforce at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Software updates/changes are routinely applied to improve performance and security.  When these updates don’t go as planned, the 412th Communications Squadron provides the critical technical support to return our systems to service as quickly as…

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