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17 Airmen enter 2016 with new rank

Posted January 8, 2016 by

Team Edwards held its final 2015 enlisted promotion ceremony at the base theater Dec. 31. Seventeen Airmen got to enter 2016 with a new rank and new responsibilities. Congratulations to all! To staff sergeant Christian J. Bach, 412th Security Forces Squadron William G. Plumstead, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Jeffrey Rodriguez, 412th Medical Operations Squadron Michael…

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October enlisted promotions

Posted October 9, 2015 by

Team Edwards held its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Sept. 30 at Club Muroc.

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NASA Armstrong Exchange awards scholarship

Posted August 14, 2015 by adriennek

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2015 Joseph A. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award to Ted Kim. Walker was a former chief pilot who lost his life in an aircraft accident in 1966. “I am really excited,” Kim said. A graduate of the class of 2015 at Valencia High School, in Santa Clarita,…

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Airman Spotlight

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Name: Airman 1st Class Braedon Firkus Unit: 812th Civil Engineer Squadron Job title: Driver/Operator Job description and its impact on the overall mission: Respond to any emergency in my district whether it is dealing with in-flight [emergencies], structure and medical emergencies. Time in the military: one and a half years Time at Edwards AFB: one…

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Former loadmaster, tester to be inducted into hall of fame

Posted October 16, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Retired Master Sgt. Theodore Venturini will be inducted into the Airlift Tanker Association Hall of Fame Oct. 31. He is one of six C-17A Pathfinder Loadmasters that will be honored at an Air Mobility Command and ATA Symposium at the Orlando World Center Marriot in Florida.

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Bob White Drive dedicated to historic test, fighter pilot

Posted August 14, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

On Aug. 7, at the intersection of Wolfe Ave. and South Muroc Dr., a street dedication ceremony was held in honor of X-51 pilot, Maj. Gen. Robert M. White. With Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander presiding, the street formerly known by the name Muroc was renamed Bob White Drive. In attendance were…

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Desert High student appointed to USAFA

Posted January 15, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., 23rd District, announced his nominations to the United States Service Academies Jan. 8. One Desert High School student, Garron Ireton, received a Presidential nomination to the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. He was offered an appointment and accepted. Though the number of presidential nominations available…

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Airman Spotlight

Posted October 23, 2015 by

Airman 1st Class Sarah Mehalic Aviation Resource Management apprentice 461st Flight Test Squadron (F-35 Integrated Test Force) Job description and its impact on the overall mission:   Aviation Resource Management Airmen coordinate flight operations resources, which include scheduling, standardization and evaluation, training, and aircrew flight records. They are gatekeepers who ensure aircrew are qualified, trained and medically cleared…

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Edwards Airman Spotlight: Senior Airman Ariel Graham

Posted September 4, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Randy Young, supervisor

Unit: 412th Communications Squadron Job title: Server Operations Technician Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I administrate and manage enterprise servers and also troubleshoot day to day customer issues. Time in the military: Four years Time at Edwards AFB: Three and a half years Family: Mother, father, an older brother (retired Navy), and an older…

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Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Jacob Cumbo

Posted January 22, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Staff Sgt. Jacob Cumbo, 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, is assisted with donning a bomb suit. Unit:  812th Civil Engineering Squadron Job title:  Explosive Ordnance Disposal Journeyman Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  We do a variety of response and sustainment missions.  Anything from…

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