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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.

Brewer Local

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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Edwards receives ‘Excellent’ on CCR

Posted  February 6, 2015

Cyberspace may not be tangible, but it is a critical warfighting domain as evidenced by its inclusion in the Air Force mission to "Fly, fight and win in air, space and cyberspace."

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Pre-inspection survey

Posted  February 6, 2015

As you all know by now, Air Force Materiel Command Inspector Generalwill be conducting a Unit Effectiveness Inspection on our wing this March. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase all the amazing things you do on a daily basis! It is also a way to find out where we can improve as a wing…

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Students invited to predict when Mojave Maxine will make her 2015 debut

Posted  February 6, 2015

The East Coast has Punxsutawney Phil and Groundhog Day to let them know when they can expect spring. California has Mojave Maxine, the desert tortoise, to signify that warmer weather is on the way. Sometime in the coming weeks, Mojave Maxine will awaken from her long winter’s slumber and emerge from her subterranean burrow at…

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Small increase to TRICARE pharmacy copays began Feb. 1

Posted  February 6, 2015

New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE went into effect Feb. 1. The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act requires TRICARE to increase most pharmacy copays by $3. Drugs from military pharmacies and generic drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery still cost beneficiaries $0. TRICARE pharmacy copays vary based on the class of…

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ASMC awards season in progress

Posted  February 6, 2015

The American Society of Military Comptrollers awards season has begun and the deadlines to submit applications are quickly approaching. ASMC is a non-profit educational and professional organization for military and civilian personnel involved in the overall field of military comptrollership. The national achievement award submissions were due Feb. 2, but there is still time to…

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412th MXG collects four MAJCOM awards

Posted  February 6, 2015

Four team members from the 412th Maintenance Group received the Air Force Materiel Command Lt. Gen. Leo Marquez Award. Marquez was a retired deputy chief of staff for logistics and engineering for the Air Force. The eponymous award is intended to recognize officials in the Air Force who excel in technological maintenance. The award recognizes…

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Total force CMSgt evaluation static closeout date to be May 31

Posted  February 6, 2015

Enlisted evaluation and promotion changes announced in July 2014 continue with establishment of a May 31 enlisted performance report static closeout date ñ or SCOD ñ for regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve chief master sergeants, effective Feb. 2, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Also effective Feb. 2, change of…

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Air Force presents FY 16 budget request

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request Feb. 2, following the Defense Department and sister services budget briefings. The Air Force fiscal year 2016 budget request supports the defense strategy and combatant commander requirements. It continues readiness recovery, reduces the short-term capacity risk assumed in the fiscal year 2015 budget while…

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Air Force names 2-star to lead F-35 Integration Office

Posted  February 6, 2015

With the initial operating capability date of the F-35 Lightning II quickly approaching, the Air Force appointed Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian as the director of a larger Air Force F-35 Integration Office, Feb. 1. In addition to gaining new leadership, the F-35 Integration Office will also grow from a staff of four to 12 and…

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Measles: Don’t wait, vaccinate

Posted  February 6, 2015

Air Force photograph The 412th Medical Group is urging individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children if they are not immunized. Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus and is easily spread through droplets in the air from an infected person’s cough, sneeze, or any direct contact with an infected person’s secretions…

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