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Edwards ATC tower offers new ‘way out’ for controllers

Posted February 8, 2013 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Airman 1st Class Daniel Rose, 412th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, prepares to rappel down the lower level of the Edwards ATC tower with the new High Rise Escape System recently installed in the tower Jan. 31. The HRES is a controlled descent device that is capable…

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Desert High School announces 2013 science fair results

Posted February 8, 2013 by Stephen K. Robinson

More than 24 subject-matter experts from Edwards and the surrounding areas judged more than 150 science projects over a four-day period from Jan. 30 through Feb. 2. The science projects were developed by Desert High School students in 10 different categories and 33 ribbons were awarded for outstanding work. Under the tutelage of Debbie Lewis…

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News Briefs February 1, 2013

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Job fair The Airman and Family Readiness Center will host a Job Fair for transitioning military members and all military spouses 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., Feb. 6. The fair will be held at Club Muroc and is designed to link transitioning military and military spouses to available job opportunities. Representatives of local employers, as well as…

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Message to F-35 ITF: “Your work is critically important”

Posted February 1, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Team Edwards welcomed Air Force Lt. Gen. Christopher C. Bogdan to the F-35 Integrated Test Force Jan. 22 for the first time since he assumed the role of program executive officer for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Program Office in December.

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412th FSS gets new boss

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Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, handed over the 412th Force Support Squadron guidon to Alexander Kovras during a change of leadership ceremony

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Edwards Caring For People Forum

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The Air Force has a tradition of taking care of its people and takes pride in the improvements made for Airmen and their families. In 2009, the Air Force developed the concept of Caring for People that quickly evolved into the preferred means of Air Force leaders to receive community feedback for review, action and…

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Muroc Joint Unified School District receives $1.1 million federal grant

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The Department of Defense announced a $1,125,480 grant from the Office of Economic Adjustment to the Muroc Joint Unified School District, North Edwards, Calif., to expand and renovate Branch Elementary School on base.

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News Briefs January 25, 2013

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South Gate construction delays Construction began last month to erect a canopy covering the inbound traffic check point at the South Gate. Estimated completion of the construction is Feb.25. Expect possible delays when entering the gate. ¬†For more information, call (661) 810-8204.   Annual awards banquet The 412th Test Wing Annual Awards Banquet is 5…

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Tax Center opens Feb. 4

Posted January 25, 2013 by Capt. Jenna Perkins

The Tax Center offers free tax preparation and services for active duty service members, retirees, eligible dependents, and reservists on active duty orders. The Tax Center is staffed by volunteers who are certified to prepare returns by both the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board.

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Edwards firefighters support Mutual Aid Agreement, assist in confined space rescue

Posted January 25, 2013 by Laura Mowry

Edwards firefighters teamed up with the Kern County Fire Department Jan. 17 when they were dispatched to Mojave, Calif., in support of a confined space rescue for a man trapped inside a railcar.

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