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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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‘Triumph’-ing over disability

Posted  December 14, 2012

The term disability is a word often misinterpreted as something that causes an inability to carry on with one’s activities in life. Volunteers, ambassadors and disabled athletes recently demonstrated that disability does not necessarily mean inability during an adapted sports clinic and demonstration for the Edwards community at the Youth Center Gym Dec. 6. This…

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Announcements – December 14, 2012

Posted  December 14, 2012

Holiday Hours: Family Down Day – Dec. 24 FSS facilities that will be opened with the following hours: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Family Child Care: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Information, Tickets & Tours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Oasis Community Center: 9 a.m.-6 p.m….

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AF Band of the Golden West tunes Edwards into holiday spirit

Posted  December 14, 2012

The U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Mobility group dropped by base Dec. 10 to get Team Edwards into the holiday swing. The band visited Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 in the morning, before heading to Air Force Test Center Headquarters, the Base Exchange, Bldg. 3000, 412th Medical Group and the Benefield…

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News Briefs: December 7, 2012

Posted  December 7, 2012

Wingman World War II POW and former Olympian Louis Zamperini will visit Edwards Dec. 10. Zamperini is the subject of the #1 New York Times Best Seller book “Unbroken.” Supervisors will hand out tickets to people in their unit to attend his presentation at the Base Theater. If you would like to submit a question…

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AFMC promotes wellness screening campaign

Posted  December 7, 2012

Throughout December and January, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting the “Do You Know Your Numbers” wellness campaign. This campaign aims to raise awareness of the importance of knowing your numbers to help prevent chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular disease. “To better understand their health status, it is helpful for individuals…

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TPS graduates 24 new test pilots, engineers

Posted  December 7, 2012

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School here graduated 24 new test pilots and engineers Dec. 7. The fundamental key to success in aerospace flight test and evaluation is the individual member of the flight test team: the flight test pilot, of course, but nowadays the trained flight test engineer and navigator as well….

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Exchange spreads holiday cheer with industry-leading return policy

Posted  December 7, 2012

Nearly 20 percent of Americans will return at least one holiday gift item this holiday season, according to Lavi Industries, a provider of public guidance. To take the stress and confusion out of the return process, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has extended the terms of its hassle-free return policy for the holidays….

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Maintain SA during the holidays

Posted  December 7, 2012

During the holidays it is important to maintain one’s situational awareness. This is the time of year when the malls are jammed packed with holiday shoppers trying to scoop up on the best deals they can find. As you go shopping, or as you travel, it is important to remember that active shooter situations can…

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‘Tis the season for parades

Posted  December 7, 2012

Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th Test Wing vice commander and Col. Amy Arwood, 412th TW director of staff, represented Edwards Air Force Base during two parades Dec. 1. Daetz rode in the annual Lancaster Christmas/Holiday Parade and Arwood rode in the Rosamond Parade of Lights in the evening. Cheif Master Sgts Brian Randolph, 412th Test Wing…

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Resiliency, a way of life for World War II aviators like Zamperini

Posted  December 7, 2012

There was nothing easy about life for those in the Pacific Theater during World War II, especially for B-24 Liberator crew members like Capt. Louis Zamperini. It was risky, the quality of life was minimal at best, and crew members knew if something went wrong, there was a good chance they would never make it…

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