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Emergency Management reminds folks to ‘Be Ready’

The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal can serve as a†reminder to California residents that the state is prone to earthquakes. With that said, Edwards Emergency Management is encouraging base personnel and residents to be prepared for emergencies. “I think it’s important for everyone to start preparing today. Get a kit, make a plan and be…

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AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a test-mission mindset, the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, discovered a defect in the newest Material Handling Unit. The nuclear-certified MHU-83…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A coyote mom and her pup are spotted near Bark Park on base. Residents are reminded to be aware of predators like coyotes and bobcats on base and take precautionary measures to avoid them coming into contact with both pets and people. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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Edwards showcases local talent

Raising awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month involves a variety of events and activities, and this month, Family Advocacy and the 412th Medical Group Booster Club decided to do something different


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March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted  March 13, 2015

Often called one of the "invisible wounds of war," traumatic brain injury is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI, it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job.

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Team Edwards welcomes 2015 Honorary Commanders

Posted  March 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner The 412th Test Wing hosted its annual Honorary Commanders Induction Ceremony at Club Muroc March 4, 2015. The objective of the Honorary Commanders Program is to provide Edwards commanders with the capability to develop, promote and maintain a continuous working partnership with the surrounding communities. It helps to familiarize…

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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted  March 13, 2015

Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average of $20 dollars each month per…

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Edwards AFB 2015 Pageant March 21

Posted  March 13, 2015

The 2015 Edwards Pageant contestants invites everyone to come out and cheer them on as they vie for the titles of Miss, Junior Miss, Little Miss, Teen Miss and Tiny Miss Edwards Air Force Base. The pageant will be held at the Oasis Community Center in The Hangar (formerly Stripes Lounge) March 21, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is…

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ROCK all your health-related goals with AFMC’s FY15 incentive program!

Posted  March 13, 2015

Receive the latest health information by attending one of Air Force Materiel Command’s newest Civilian Health Promotion Services health education classes: – Exercise and Arthritis – Warning Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke – Exercise Across the Lifespan – Health and Happiness Online logins – Complete at least five logins at AFMCwellness.com Complete your Health Risk Assessment at AFMCwellness.com…

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Special Program emerges to combat cyber insider threats

Posted  March 13, 2015

It's not often that the public gets to hear about the Air Force's inner workings when pertaining to highly-classified networks. However, a Special Programs team from Hanscom AFB's Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate has recently emerged and made its presence known.

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Time to apply for summer jobs

Posted  March 13, 2015

The Air Force Summer Employment Program is a great opportunity to mentor or coach future federal employees. Edwards AFB has summer job opportunities in the clerical, lifeguard, engineer technician and general laborer fields. For job postings and application information, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov. Resumes will not be accepted at the Edwards Civilian Personnel Section. Summer hire appointments…

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Cybercrime: How it affects you

Posted  March 13, 2015

Cybercrime is the fastest growing and most dynamic area of crime. Ever-increasing reliance on cyber technology is allowing criminals to operate with virtual impunity across a range of criminal activities and jurisdictions. Although the types of crimes are not necessarily new (theft, fraud, extortion, drug proliferation and sex-based exploitation), the technology provides criminals an unprecedented…

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The whole family can join for chance to win $3,000 in prizes

Posted  March 13, 2015

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is encouraging shoppers worldwide to hop to it and take a crack at $3,000 in prizes. With the Patriot Family Easter Egg Hunt Contest, shoppers can search for clues at the Edwards Exchange and post the correct answers on the Exchange’s Facebook page contest tab at www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX. Shoppers…

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TPS students ‘stay classy’ during test management project

Posted  March 13, 2015

It's Test Management Project season at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School. In order to earn a master's degree in flight test, each student must successfully complete a TMP, the school's equivalent of a thesis, and present the results in June.

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