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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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Civilians must create eOPF account to access records

Posted  September 13, 2013

Air Force Personnel Center officials are reminding Air Force civilian employees that they need to create their Office of Personnel Management electronic Official Personnel Folder account in order to access their personnel records. The OPM eOPF application, which replaced the Air Force Civilian Electronic OPF, is a secure electronic personnel folder which contains civilian personnel…

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Edwards employee volunteers to teach children how to breed, raise rabbits

Posted  September 13, 2013

Courtesy photograph Young Michael Kasperson handles a rabbit with the guidance of Laura Blank, Air Force Test Center management analyst. Blank volunteers her time to teach children about breeding and raising rabbits. Laura Blank spends her days working for the Air Force Test Center as a management analyst, but her nights are spent on volunteer…

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Virtual fitness kiosks set up at 66 locations

Posted  September 13, 2013

To help improve total force fitness levels, the Air Force is installing “Fitness on Request” kiosks at 66 locations by the end of September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Part of the Operational Fitness Program, the kiosks are available to all Airmen, including retirees and family members, at base fitness and sports centers. “The…

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AF clubs 2013 Football Frenzy underway

Posted  September 13, 2013

Air Force graphic All Club members are eligible to attend the weekly regular season football games and enter to win Football Frenzy prizes, including tickets to NFL games, the championship game or gift cards. The annual Air Force Football Frenzy promotion kicked off Sept. 5 and runs through the championship game. Participants could win tickets…

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News Briefs September 13, 2013

Posted  September 13, 2013

Correction In the Sept. 6 issue of the Desert Wings there was an error in the “Edwards celebrates women’s equality” article, Retired Air Force Col. Mary Parker is assigned to the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron and serves as deputy for logistics for the F-35 Integrated Test Force. Air Force birthday Team Edwards will celebrate the…

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Corvias Military Living launches enhanced website for residents

Posted  September 13, 2013

Corvias Military Living has launched an enhanced version of its website to coincide with the transition to privatized housing at Edwards AFB.

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POW/MIA Day commorative fun run/walk Sept. 20

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Edwards AFB’s chapter of the Air Force Sergeant’s Association is sponsoring a POW/MIA Day 5K fun run/walk. The event will be held Sept. 20 with the start and finish point being at the running trail across from the BX. Registration will be from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m. with the run beginning at 8 a.m….

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Changes in sick call hours

Posted  September 13, 2013

  Attention to all active duty members on FLY status: Effective Sept. 1, the 412th Medical Group Flight Medicine Clinic no longer has sick call hours. Instead, the clinic has created same day appointments for those active duty members on FLY status that require acute care or return to fly/controller status. The 412th MDG says…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  September 13, 2013

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Yom Kippur, or literally Day of Covering, falls on Sept. 14 this year.  It is a Jewish holiday also known as the Day of Atonement. Many people of Jewish faith spend the day fasting and praying, seeking forgiveness.  It should…

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Timing is everything: Ammo specialists unearth time capsule

Posted  September 13, 2013

Nearly 20 years later, on Sept. 9, a couple of military specialists, now civilians, with the attendance of 412th Maintenance Squadron munitions personnel, were on hand to unearth a time capsule...

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