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Salutes & Awards

Airman Spotlight: Staff Sgt. Joshua Basquez

Posted October 2, 2015 by 412th Operations Support Squadron,

Air Force photograph by Scott Dworkin Staff Sgt. Joshua Basquez fires a special noise-making pistol to scare away birds located around one of Edwards AFB’s runways. This is done to prevent birds from striking aircraft. Job description and its impact on the overall mission:  We touch every mission that flies out of Edwards.  Our biggest…

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Edwards Airman Spotlight – September 18, 2015

Posted September 18, 2015 by 412th Mission Support Group

Name: Senior Airman Andrea Jones Unit: 412th Force Support Squadron Job title: Career Development Journeyman Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I ensure a smooth transition for all Air Force members and their families when they are permanently changing stations, separating from the Air Force, or retiring from the military. With a…

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Edwards Airman Spotlight September 11, 2015

Posted September 11, 2015 by from 412th Mission Support Group

Name:  Senior Airman Nicholas Covello Unit:  412th Security Forces Squadron Job title:  Unit scheduler/trainer Job description and its impact on the overall mission: I am responsible for scheduling appointments for over 350 personnel and for conducting essential training such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation, utility terrain vehicles, Defender’s Edge, self-aid buddy care including moulage, and other subjects…

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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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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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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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Nineteen Airmen graduate from leadership school

Posted July 10, 2015 by adriennek

The Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 15-E recently graduated. Senior Airman Kenneth Monteiro, 412th Operations Support Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award. The Levitow Award is the highest award presented at Airman Leadership School. The Levitow Award is presented to the student that demonstrated the most outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities. Selection for the…

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DHS student awarded DAR bronze medal

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has presented awards to ROTC members since 1967. Each year, the Antelope Valley chapter works with eight high schools in the area to present JROTC students with a Bronze Medal. The medals are awarded to cadets that have demonstrated…

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Community networking spotlight: Tom Weil

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in the program. As a…

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