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Edwards says goodbye to Weavers

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Outgoing commander of the 412th Maintenance Group, Col. Robby Weaver (right) receives his retirement pin from his wife Susan during Weaverís retirement ceremony July 10. Weaver and his wife are retiring after a 25-year career in the Air Force; the last three of which were spent as the 412th…

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Got a ticket? What now?

Many drivers have experienced the sinking feeling that accompanies the flashing lights and siren of a police vehicle pulling them over. But, for drivers who are cited on Edwards AFB, there may be harsher penalties.

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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference July 15.

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Scars of DUI: It ends with me

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, “more important” things to worry about; like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world. Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky,…

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Can you tell me how to get to ‘Sesame Street?’

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Military ID card holders and guests are invited to attend the “Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families” July 27 at the Oasis Community Center. The Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families will drop by the Oasis Community Center for two shows July 28. The event is open…


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Announcements – April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Practical G1000 Class: April 13, 8 a.m.-noon. Cost is $105. Hands-on G1000 operation to increase safety and situational awareness for every flight. Pre-registration requested. Month of the Edwards Child: In celebration of the Edwards Child, your Aero Club invites you to introduce your children…

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News Briefs April 5, 2013

Posted  April 5, 2013

National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month April is National Alcohol Awareness/Child Abuse Awareness Month. The Mental Health Clinic and Family Advocacy Office have several activities scheduled: Informational Booth at the Exchange – April 10, 17 and 24. Story & Craft time at the Children’s Library April 5 to 19 Youth Center Activity April 10 from…

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‘Core Values Spotlight’: Integrity

Posted  April 5, 2013

As members of the U.S. Air Force, we have all heard the standard definition of integrity, “doing the right thing even when no one is looking.” Another way to think of integrity, as the famous humorist Will Rogers said, is to “Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your…

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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Spring cleaning is vital for fire safety

Posted  April 5, 2013

Spring cleaning is an annual ritual for many people. Just as the first crocus of spring ushers in a new beginning for nature, our spring cleaning habits signify a fresh start for us after the long winter months. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning. It’s the ideal time to check our homes and yards…

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Air Force Test Center announces inaugural annual awards winners

Posted  April 5, 2013

Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, announced the winners of the first AFTC Annual Awards March 18. The AFTC oversees testing across the Air Force, which primarily includes Edwards, Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Arnold AFB, Tenn., “For the first AFTC Annual Awards, the competition was extremely tough,” said…

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Learning while leading

Posted  April 5, 2013

Anger, embarrassment, shame, disgust, disappointment…how do you feel when one of your Airmen makes a mistake? All of these are plausible self-expressions that many of us encounter while admitting to making a mistake. While we all are going to make a mistake either in our personal or professional life, the fix action in many cases…

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Team Edwards concludes Women’s History Month with social panel

Posted  April 5, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Master Sgt. Destiny Clawson, 412th Medical Support Squadron, recognizes all the guest speakers during the 2013 Women’s History Month Social held at the Air Force Flight Test Museum March 28, 2013. During the event, the panel gave insight about their progression in their particular career field. Guest speakers included…

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AFMC promotes Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative

Posted  April 5, 2013

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting its ‘Be Active: Physical Activity Initiative. The Be Active initiative is designed to be progressive with frequency of physical activity. If someone has not been active for some time, this initiative allows him or her to start at a comfortable level and add a…

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Air Force migrates civilian personnel records to OPM

Posted  April 5, 2013

The Air Force has migrated Air Force employee electronic official personnel folders to the Office of Personnel Management eOPF version, Air Force Personnel Center officials said April 2. The eOPF is a secure, digitized version of a hardcopy personnel folder that contains official human resource records for each federal employee. The system enhances portability of…

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