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TPS graduates 24 students

Twenty-four students of Class 14A will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School during a ceremony at the schoolhouse Dec. 12 where each student will be awarded a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering from the Air Force’s Air University. TPS graduation is the culmination of an intense, 48-week program that includes…

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Single Airmen get home-baked holiday goodies

Like a well-oiled machine, the Edwards Officers' Spouses Club packed around 3,600 cookies into decorated brown paper bags Dec. 3.

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New 412th command chief introduces himself to Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, new 412th Test Wing command chief, first arrived at Edwards in early November. On Dec. 8, Smith held an all call for non-commissioned officers in the base theater to introduce himself.

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Northrop Grumman donates bicycles to Edwards families

Emily couldn't be happier as she rode her brand new bicycle around the Base Exchange parking lot Dec. 4.

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Airman, screenwriter says follow your dreams

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, consults with a patient at the Edwards AFB Dental Office. This past Veterans Day, Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, accepted a mid six-figure offer from Paramount Pictures to purchase one of his screenplays – “Matriarch,” a story that…


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Affordable Care Act will impact federal civilian employees

Posted  October 4, 2013

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Starting in January, all individuals must maintain minimum health care coverage for themselves and all dependents claimed on their federal tax return, or must qualify for an exemption. Those who do not will be charged a penalty beginning with their 2014 federal tax return. Under, the Patient Protection and…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 4, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Do you ever wonder why God didn’t make things easier and run everything himself?  Here is one person’s take on the issue.  “The royal and priestly vocation of all human beings, it seems, consists in this: to stand at the…

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Hagel says national security assured during shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel briefs the press Oct. 1 in Seoul, South Korea. Hagel answered question regarding the government shutdown and how the Defense Department would structure the department through the furlough. Seoul, South Korea – The Defense Department and other government agencies responsible for national security will…

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Team Edwards celebrates AF birthday

Posted  October 4, 2013

Members of the Edwards community gathered at the Air Force Flight Test Museum Sept. 27 to celebrate the 66th Air Force Birthday.

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Air Force Men win big at Armed Forces Golf Tournament

Posted  October 4, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. John-Paul Hansen, a C-130J and C-17 test loadmaster with the 418th Flight Test Squadron, tees off for the first time at Muroc Lake Golf Course at Edwards on Sep. 23. Before arriving to Edwards, Hansen recently competed at the Armed Forces Golf Championships at Parris Island, S.C.,…

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Exchange operations to continue in event of government shutdown

Posted  October 4, 2013

Following the government shutdown Oct. 1, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service will continue operations The Exchange will be largely unaffected by the shutdown as it is a non-appropriated instrumentality. Nearly 97 percent of its funding is generated by sales and less than three percent of its budget comes from tax dollar support. “Some…

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Squadron Officer School: Tax dollars well spent?

Posted  October 4, 2013

MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. – †At a time when every dollar counts, the Air Force continues to spend scarce resources to send thousands of captains every year to Squadron Officer School. With flying hours slashed, we are prioritizing eight-week TDYs to Maxwell instead of converting JP-8 into thrust, lift and airpower. Can SOS really…

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Announcements – October 4, 2013

Posted  October 4, 2013

Columbus Day – Oct. 14 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch 6 a.m.-1 p.m., Dinner 4:30-7 p.m., Midnight Meal 11 p.m.-1 a.m. High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours a day Muroc Lake Golf Course:…

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TPS says goodbye to T-38As

Posted  September 27, 2013

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School here has used the T-38 Talon Supersonic Trainer in its curriculum for decades.

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News Briefs September 27, 2013

Posted  September 27, 2013

Promotion ceremony The Team Edwards promotion ceremony is at 3 p.m., Sept. 30 in the Base Theater. Promotees and commanders will be in service dress.†Uniform of the day for all other attendees. Military gas station closure All Edwards AFB “military” gas stations will be closed 9 p.m.-midnight, Sept. 30 from in order to accomplish end…

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