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JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that instance of vandalism, but also other acts of misconduct committed within our community. Last November, Brig. Gen. Michael…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Driving on base could make you eligible for gas tax refund

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The state of California may refund taxes paid on gasoline to residents who use the gasoline while driving on a military installation. Claims must be submitted to the California State Controllerís office. Each time a California resident pulls up to the pump, they pay taxes for each gallon of…

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AFRL researcher teams with Nobel Laureate to enable new breed of rocket component materials

Courtesy photograph Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert Grubbs (left), and Dr. Rusty Blanski collaborated to develop a new technology that could reduce erosion in metallic rocket components, reduce production costs, and open the door for the use of new, environmentally-friendly propellants. Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Rusty Blanski recently teamed with Dr. Robert Grubbs, a…

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Edwards AFB’s Biomedical Sciences Corps team celebrates 50 years

Do you enjoy having safe drinking water available for you and your family? Are you confident that the Commissary and food vendors on base provide products that are stored, rotated and served correctly?


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Edwards units raise CFC funds, awareness through tours

Posted  December 5, 2014

Every year the Air Force raises awareness and encourages participation in the Combined Federal Campaign, a program that that allows federal employees to give back to local and national charities. This year, two base organizations, along with the local CFC committee, decided to initiate a new way of giving back by hosting fundraising tours of…

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Wanted: Vounteer income tax preparers!

Posted  December 5, 2014

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais Volunteer tax preparers are needed for this year’s tax season.   The 412th Test Wing Tax Center is looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season. Each year, the U.S. Air Force assists military members and their families by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The upcoming…

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Palace Chase, Palace Front briefing Dec. 18

Posted  December 5, 2014

The In-Service Air Force Guard recruiter, Tech. Sgt. Jodi Joice, and the In-Service Air Force Reserve recruiter Master Sgt. Sam Flynn, will be holding a Palace Chase/Palace Front briefing at Bldg. 2460, Room A (the building behind the Education Center) at 1 p.m., Dec. 18. The Palace Chase program allows active duty officers and Airmen…

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November enlisted promotions

Posted  December 5, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Several of this month’s enlisted promotees pose for a photo at the base theater Dec. 1. Congratulations to all the Airmen who made the next grade in their careers.   Team Edwards hosted its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Dec. 1 in the base theater. Nineteen Airmen took the next…

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Master sergeant evaluation board, SNCO promotion changes coming in spring 2015

Posted  December 5, 2014

The Air Force continues the phased implementation of its Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System changes with the convening of a master sergeant evaluation board scheduled for May 2015. Evaluation and promotion system changes, scheduled for implementation over the next 16 months for active-duty Airmen, are focused on ensuring job performance is the…

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AF authorizes medical benefits for some separatees

Posted  December 5, 2014

Air Force senior leaders announced adjustments to benefits for Airmen separated under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program Oct. 31. Based on inconsistent issuance and confusion with transitional medical benefits for Airmen separating under the VSP program, the Air Force requested clarification from the Office of the Secretary of Defense General Counsel. A…

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Created Treasures holds open house

Posted  December 5, 2014

Created Treasures Gift Store in the Desert Mall is getting into the Christmas spirit with an open house.

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Sexual assault everyone’s business

Posted  December 5, 2014

I walked in the bathroom and blood was everywhere. It looked like a murder scene. I looked up and there she was sitting on the toilet hunched over and crying. When I asked what happened she didn’t respond. She couldn’t talk. I was terrified and confused as to what happened. Why was she bleeding so…

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Edwards MTA hosts Adopt an Airman for the holidays

Posted  December 5, 2014

The Edwards Middle Tier Association will be hosting an Adopt-A-Service Member program to support those who are unable to be with their families this year. For those families who are available, we ask that you open your homes to these Airmen and bring them in for the holiday. Adopting families and Airmen will be joined…

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Third quarter award winners announced

Posted  December 5, 2014

Team Edwards gathered to recognize the third quarter award winners at the base theater Nov. 20. Congratulations the following third quarter award winners

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