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Adopt a desert dinosaur!

Posted April 8, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Biologists at the 412th Civil Engineer Group, Environmental Management Division, are seeking more base residents or families willing to foster a desert tortoise. PCS season is fast approaching and Environmental Management is looking to develop a list of potential foster parents before the rush. Captive desert tortoises have to…

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Middleton assumes command of 419th FLTS

Posted June 17, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Col. Scott Cain (left), 412th Operations Group commander, passes the 419th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Miles Middleton during a change of command ceremony June 10, 2016, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Middleton assumed command of the 419th FLTS, which encompasses the Global Power Bomber Combined…

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Recent aircraft arresting system overhaul comes in handy

Posted September 7, 2016 by Susan Lawson

Lockheed Martin photograph by Mike Jackson A Civil Engineer Maintenance Inspection and Repair Team, or CEMIRT, overhauled mobile aircraft arresting system, MAAS, is pictured on the runway with the approaching F-35A Joint Strike Fighter preparing to capture the cable with its tail hook. The MAAS was installed by the 820th Rapid Engineer Deployable Heavy Operations…

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Senior Air Force science exec visits rocket lab

Posted October 2, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Dr. Dave Walker (center), Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Science, Technology, and Engineering, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, is shown a composite polar boss by Dr. Greg Yandek (right), Air Force Research Laboratory chemical engineer. The composite polar boss made…

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Town Hall raises questions about base housing

Posted November 13, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The semi-annual Edwards Town Hall meeting was held Nov. 4 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. Josh Crawford, Corvias business director gave the first brief and found himself fielding some tough questions.

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2016 Edwards Tax Center: dates, eligibility and volunteer information

Posted December 11, 2015 by Capt. Jorge Martinez

The primary mission of the Tax Center is to provide free computerized preparation and electronic filing of Federal and California state income tax returns to military personnel and eligible dependents. The Tax Center is staffed by volunteers who are certified to prepare returns by both the IRS and the California Franchise Tax Board.  This popular…

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Navy team modifies Edwards KC-135 instrumentation

Posted February 19, 2016 by Rebecca Amber

A U.S. Navy Aircraft Vehicle Modification and Instrumentation team is hard at work augmenting instrumentation to a KC-135 tanker assigned to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Spring Cleanup, hazardous materials scheduled

Posted April 15, 2016 by Lt. Col. Mick Szczukowski

During Spring Cleanup Week, April 18-22, I expect many of you will find items in your workspace or residence that you would like to dispose of. Unfortunately, some of those items may be classified as hazardous or universal waste and require special disposal, meaning that you can’t just put them in your garbage bin.  Fortunately,…

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Parachute testers try out free fall deployment system

Posted July 16, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Testers from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., headed down the 215 Freeway to Perris, Calif., June 14-15 to qualify a direct-deployment method for the RA-1 parachute system. The RA-1 is the military equivalent of the commercial Raider/Intruder system that is manufactured by Airborne Systems. The parachute system was designed for static line, ripcord and bottom of…

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News Briefs – October 16, 2015

Posted October 16, 2015 by

Disability awareness luncheon The 412th Test Wing and NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center invites everyone to attend the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon Oct. 28 at Club Muroc. The lunch begins at 11 a.m. Dress is uniform of the day for military and business casual for civilians. Guest speakers will be Andrew Skinner, founder…

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