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Edwards joint maintenance team completes significant JSF propulsion verification event

A propulsion verification event is often considered tedious but essential work accomplished by the unseen maintainers of the developmental test and evaluation world.

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Edwards heroes save coworker’s life

For four heavy equipment operators with the 412th Civil Engineer Group March 13 was simply supposed to be another early morning day on the flightline, for another operator it was a day he almost lost his life if not for the actions of his four heroic coworkers.

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Thunderbirds give up-close look to academy-bound student

Headlining the 2015 Los Angeles County Airshow March 21-22 was U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds.

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Brewer: ‘Continue to move forward’

After almost three years as the 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer is saying goodbye to the High Desert and heading off to the Midwest to his new assignment at Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command.

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SOFIA finds missing link between supernovae, planet formation

Using NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, an international scientific team discovered that supernovae are capable of producing a substantial amount of the material from which planets like Earth can form.


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Salutes & Awards

412th TW unveils annual award winners at banquet

Posted  February 20, 2015

The 412th Test Wing held their 2014 Annual Awards banquet Feb. 13 honoring 17 individuals and one team.

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75 day leave carryover ends Sept. 30

Posted  February 20, 2015

Effective Sept. 30, military members will no longer be able to carry more than 60 days of leave into the next fiscal year, in accordance with 2013 National Defense Authorization Act requirements. Unless they are approved for special leave accrual, Regular Air Force and Active Guard Reserve – or AGR – members who have more…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  February 20, 2015

- An article in the Atlantic Monthly asked the readers to think about things that lead them astray.  If we put it in religious categories, the things that typically lead us astray are: lust, fear, vanity, gluttony.  They are in the words of the author, “the fulfillment of momentary and passing desires.” Why are we…

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Events

Announcements – February 20, 2015

Posted  February 20, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards Services is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to show support of our military members through the AF Commercial Sponsorship Program. From 4th of July’s Freedom Fest to the annual Children’s Holiday Party held in…

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News Briefs February 13, 2015

Posted  February 13, 2015

Base Exchange Food Court closure Due to power issues the Base Exchange Food Court operations will be closed through Feb. 22. Unfortunately, the nature of the damage precludes the BX from providing temporary power. As a reminder, other facilities listed below are open for business with the addition of the two food trucks out front:…

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Visitor Control Center opens March 1

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force image The new Visitor Control Center will officially open March 1 outside the West Gate at Century Circle. Members of Team Edwards who use the West Gate daily may have noticed the relatively new building next to Century Circle. That building will officially open up for business March 1 as the new Visitor…

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Team Edwards, Red Cross come together for Battle of the Badges

Posted  February 13, 2015

Senior Airman Tyler Thompson, 412th Medical Group medical lab technician, grinned from ear to ear as he made his donation at the Battle of the Badges. The annual Red Cross blood drive was held Feb. 4 in Chapel 1 and is the largest one of the year at Edwards.

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Parents, community, encouraged to get involved in improving DHS, Branch Elementary

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force photograph Irving. L. Branch Elementary School, Edwards AFB, Calif. The Muroc Joint Unified School District is inviting parents, employees and community members to attend Local Control Accountability Plan Community Meetings to see how the LCAP works and discover the importance of completing the LCAP survey. The LCAP is an important way for parents…

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Honorary commanders visit Edwards one last time

Posted  February 13, 2015

The 2014 Edwards Honorary Commanders and their guests gathered Feb. 6 for the last event of their one-year term. The theme for the tour was "Flight Test at Edwards" and the 412th Operations Group was given the privilege of conveying that story.

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Air Force

AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program in order to retain critical…

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