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AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, Calif., Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Leaf engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21.

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Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

NASA photograph by Ryan Dibley Technology

Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

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Edwards Air Force Base engineers search for future innovators

Companies from all innovative disciplines often send engineers to career fairs all over the nation to search for future go-getters; and the Air Force test mission is no different.

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412th SFS to hold Police Week events May 14-18

Team Edwards and the 412th Security Forces Squadron will observe National Police Week with a slate of events May 14-18. Police Week is a time designated to remember and celebrate past and present civilian and military law enforcement officers, as well as the survivors of those who make the ultimate sacrifice.


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Losing sleep: CSAF shares what keeps him up at night

Posted  July 31, 2015

The sheer thought of disappointing his team — his wingmen, his brothers and sisters in arms — is the thought that keeps him up at night, striving to forge a better U.S. Air Force. Driven by his determination to be the best wingman he can be, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh…

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Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

Posted  July 17, 2015

I once read that newly created cells in our bodies do one of two things: they either begin to decay or they become more vital. These cells choose their path based on what we demand of them. If we are sedentary, our brains signal our cells to decay; but if we exercise, our cells get…

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Honorary commanders tour ‘best day ever’

Posted  July 17, 2015

The 2015 honorary commanders were welcomed back to Edwards July 10 for a look at the flight test mission. he tour, hosted by the 412th Operations Group, showcased the 416th and 418th Flight Test Squadrons as well as the 412th Operations Support Squadron. The event was a natural progression from the last tour themed, “How…

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Gaining Altitude – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

Growth opportunities for the week This is a weekly segment in Desert Wings to highlight a spiritual focus for the Edwards community: Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community: New York Times columnist David Brooks thinks there are some important life skills that are critical to living a…

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Edwards engineer, aviatrix competes in historic air race

Posted  July 10, 2015

Female aviators and air races in the U.S. have a rich history dating back to 1929, which originally started as the Women’s Air Derby and included a field of 20 female pilots that included renowned aviatresses such as Amelia Earhart, Pancho Barnes and Louise Thaden. For one 461st Flight Test Squadron engineer working on the…

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