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Civil Air Patrol recruiting new members

Today, Civil Air Patrol is more than 72 years old and growing stronger each and every day.

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Air Combat Command loans Global Hawk to GVCTF

The 412th Test Wing's Global Vigilance Combined Test Force received a Global Hawk Block 40 Aug. 6, on loan from Air Combat Command.

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Danger: Electronic cigarettes can blow more than smoke

According to a 2014 Center for Disease Control report, cigarette smoking in our nation has reportedly been the cause of nearly 480,000 deaths, with more than 41,000 of these deaths caused by secondhand smoke. In an attempt to lower or eliminate the death tolls involving cigarette use, electronic companies have invented smokeless cigarettes and vaporizers…

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Range safety engineer named CAFA Civilian of the Year

The California Air Force Association held their annual awards banquet Aug. 16 at Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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Robotics team needs volunteers

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Scorpions Robotics team named their robot, Scoop Da Whoop. Anyone interested in becoming a coach, mentor or sponsor should attend a meeting 3:30-4:15 p.m., Aug. 21 in the OPS Conference Room, Bldg. 1642. Last year, the Desert High School Scorpion Robotics team was launched and the team competed…


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Edwards crew chief leaves historic mark at squadron

Posted  March 29, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara This oil painting, which is currently in the care of the 419th Flight Test Squadron, depicts a variety of Bomber Combined Test Force personnel preparing for a B-1 mission with Tech. Sgt. Chad McBunchĂ­s image in the center of the painting handing a helmet bag to a B-1 pilot….

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412th EWG to host Security Awareness Week

Posted  March 29, 2013

Col. Kevin Muckerheide, 412th Electronic Warfare Group commander, Lt. Col. Chris Snyder, 771st Test Squadron commander, and David Krohman, 772nd Test Squadron director, are encouraging base personnel to attend Security Awareness Week, which will be hosted by the 412th EWG, starting April 1 through April 5. This year’s theme is “OPSEC and International Programs.” All…

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2013 Air Force Community Assessment Survey to be released

Posted  March 29, 2013

The Air Force Community Assessment Survey for 2013 will be released in March. The theme for this year’s survey is “A Strong Community Depends On You.” The Community Assessment is the only Air Force-wide survey that gathers information tailored for each and every Air Force installation. Results from the Community Assessment Survey will inform installation…

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412th MDG Public Health Flight to host National Public Health Week

Posted  March 29, 2013

The 412th Medical Group Public Health (PH) Flight will be celebrating National Public Health Week starting April 1 through April 5. This year’s national theme is “Public Health is ROI: Save Lives, Save Money.” The acronym ROI is a common business term which stands for Return-On-Investment. America can ensure a healthier nation, build a stronger…

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AFAF kicks off at Edwards

Posted  March 29, 2013

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry 1st Lt. Carlos Rojas, the Air Force Assistance Fund installation project officer from the 772nd Test Squadron and 2nd Lt. Ryan Bush, the assistant IPO, from the 411th Flight Test Squadron met with Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander…

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Tax Center to close April 11

Posted  March 29, 2013

Since income tax season is rapidly coming to a close, the Tax Center will be closing on April 11. The Tax Center offers free tax preparation and services for active duty service members, retirees, eligible dependents, and reservists on active duty orders. The Tax Center is staffed by volunteers who are certified to prepare returns…

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31st TES, 412th AMXS claim Commander’s Trophy

Posted  March 29, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph (center), 412th Test Wing command chief, presents 1st Lt. Jonathan Tellefsen (left), 31st Test and Evaluation sports representative, and Master Sgt. James Miller, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron sports representative, with the 2012 Commander’s Trophy during an Edwards Fitness and Sports Advisory Council meeting March…

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Super Guppy swallows T-38s; heads for El Paso

Posted  March 29, 2013

NASA photograph by Jim Ross Two retired NASA T-38 trainers mounted on a transport pallet atop a mobile transporter are positioned for loading aboard NASA’s Super Guppy prior to ferrying them to El Paso, Texas, for disassembly. A NASA Super Guppy transport plane “swallowed” two NASA T-38 aircraft whole March 18, right out on NASA…

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Resilience, excellence in all you do!

Posted  March 29, 2013

Shona Wood has presently worked at Edwards Air Force Base for the last 12 years as a dental technician and the 412th Test Wing plans management analyst. She was also recently selected to be an installation master resilience trainer. Members considered as MRTs should already demonstrate a high degree of personal resilience. Master Resilience Trainers,…

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Chapel Corner

Posted  March 29, 2013

Gaining Altitude – This is a weekly segment in Desert Wings to highlight a spiritual focus for the Edwards community. Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community. This week’s request: Pray that we would find constructive ways to deal with the stress and strain resulting from the furlough…

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