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Winter fire safety tips

Air Force photograph by Brad White The aftermath of a resident fire in the Edwards AFB housing area last month. Recently, Edwards AFB encountered a fire in the housing area that could have been devastating to all involved. The Fire Department’s quick response led to the home being saved. The occupants were able to return…

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Airman receives ‘surreal’ phone call from Paramount Pictures

For some, a visit to the dentist feels like a nightmare. But, for Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, dental flight commander, he hopes that it's his after-hours hobby that really keeps people awake at night.

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Edwards culminates National American Indian Heritage Month with pride, spirit

To culminate National American Indian Heritage Month, the 412th Test Wing and the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center sponsored a luncheon Nov. 19 at Club Muroc to celebrate the theme of this year's observation - Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.

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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

NASA photograph by Jim Yungel The Thurston Island calving front off of western Antarctica as seen from the window of NASA’s DC-8 flying observatory Nov. 5, 2014. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory has two weeks of support remaining in the agency’s sixth Operation IceBridge mission to study parts of the West Antarctica ice sheet and ice…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.


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Undergrad flying training applications due in December

Posted  October 17, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2015 undergraduate flying training selection board originally scheduled for Jan. 20-23 will now convene Feb. 17-20 and associated application suspenses have shifted by approximately a month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Oct. 10. Eligible active duty officers interested in undergraduate flying training must apply by Dec. 19…

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Bunch encourages one enterprise mindset at commanders call

Posted  October 17, 2014

Maj. Gen. Arnie Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander, discussed his six strategic goals for the test center at a commander's call Oct. 14 in the base theater. His first goal is continuing to work towards a single enterprise team within the test center.

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Health & Safety

Flu shots now available

Posted  October 17, 2014

The 412th Medical Group Immunization Clinic is now providing flu vaccines to all military members and pediatric patients between 6 months to 23 months of age.   The clinic will start vaccinating all “High Risk” patients between 2-49 years of age and all patients ages 50 or older beginning Oct. 14.  All other Tricare beneficiaries to include spouses,…

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Salutes & Awards

AFTC major awarded two Air Medals

Posted  October 17, 2014

Family members and fellow Air Force Test Center staff watched as Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., AFTC commander, pinned on the U.S. Armed Forces Air Medal to Maj. Todd Abshire's flight suit in front of Bldg. 1, Oct. 14.

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Edwards raises awareness of domestic violence, prevention

Posted  October 17, 2014

In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, Edwards welcomed founder, CEO and director of the Two-Lifestyles Women Empowerment Program, La Toyia Conway-Hampton, to host a unique and interactive workshop Oct. 9 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

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Registration underway for ‘Workout for the Wounded Warriors’

Posted  October 17, 2014

The Edward AFB Middle Tier Association is sponsoring the first ever “Workout for the Wounded Warriors” at the Rosburg Fitness Center Oct. 25. Registration is currently open and will continue through Oct. 22. The cost to participate is $30 and includes a t-shirt with the Workout for the Wounded Warriors graphic, handouts and lunch as…

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412th TW command chief retires

Posted  October 17, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph stands next to a wooden tool box presented to him during his retirement ceremony Oct. 15 at Club Muroc. The tool box was presented by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. Randolph has served the Air Force for 30 years, the last…

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VMX-22 receives first F-35B aircraft

Posted  October 17, 2014

Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014.

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Commentary

Keeping Airmen safe in the social media world

Posted  October 17, 2014

Langley AFB, Va. – Airmen today use the social media world to keep in touch with family, friends, prior co-workers and a multitude of others. Unfortunately, for all of the positive uses of social media, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital world to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and minimize…

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Sports

DHS volleyball rollin’

Posted  October 17, 2014

  Tesheara Nelson, #2, Desert Junior Senior High School girls’ volleyball team captain, sets up Devyn Cross, #24, for the kill against a Mammoth High School blocker Oct. 3 at DJSHS.The volleyball team finished their season as Desert Mountain League Tri-Champions last season. The team is currently 15-1 overall. They play Mojave Oct. 16 and…

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