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The beauty of unity

How about eating a juicy burger, listening to classic rock while watching your favorite sports team? That's what I call a good time.

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Bunch encourages one enterprise mindset at commanders call

Maj. Gen. Arnie Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander, discussed his six strategic goals for the test center at a commander's call Oct. 14 in the base theater. His first goal is continuing to work towards a single enterprise team within the test center.

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AFTC major awarded two Air Medals

Family members and fellow Air Force Test Center staff watched as Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., AFTC commander, pinned on the U.S. Armed Forces Air Medal to Maj. Todd Abshire's flight suit in front of Bldg. 1, Oct. 14.

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Edwards raises awareness of domestic violence, prevention

In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, Edwards welcomed founder, CEO and director of the Two-Lifestyles Women Empowerment Program, La Toyia Conway-Hampton, to host a unique and interactive workshop Oct. 9 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center.

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VMX-22 receives first F-35B aircraft

Marine Operational and Evaluation Squadron 22 received its first F-35B aircraft at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for operational testing Oct. 9, 2014.


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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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Eye contact one way to communicate with Airmen

Posted  March 29, 2013

It’s often been stated by United States Air Force leaders that the mission comes first or it’s for the best interest of the Air Force. With that said, I would argue that if we expect the mission to come first and if it’s truly in the best interest of the Air Force, we need to…

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News Briefs March 22, 2013

Posted  March 22, 2013

Combined Federal Campaign ceremony The Combined Federal Campaign committee will host a ceremony to recognize contributors, volunteers and participants during last Fall’s Combined Federal Campaign 10 a.m., April 1, at Club Muroc. CFC representatives will also present the CFC Diamond Award to 412th Test Wing leadership. The base received this award from the Southern California…

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The bad guy

Posted  March 22, 2013

Who likes to be the bad guy? Do you? How many of you like to tell someone that they need a haircut or to stop chewing tobacco outside a tobacco-use area? No one likes to be the bad guy; no one likes to correct someone doing something wrong. Is it because of the confrontation or…

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Lemonade and boxing: two approaches to tough times

Posted  March 22, 2013

We have all heard the old adage, “when life serves you lemons, make lemonade.” While this is easier said than done, it is sometimes the best approach. We face very difficult times, and I am not here to debate how we got here or even the best approach to getting out of the situation. We…

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Edwards BX to remain open during sequester

Posted  March 22, 2013

Despite sequestration, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service does not foresee any changes to its day-to-day operations. “We expect Exchange facilities to be fully functional throughout the sequester,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels. “We continue to remain flexible as we help Soldiers, Airmen and their families thrive in this environment….

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Edwards Men’s, Women’s Varsity Basketball teams enter PacWest playoffs

Posted  March 22, 2013

The Edwards Air Force Base men’s and women’s varsity basketball teams will enter the 2013 PacWest playoff schedule at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, Calif., March 23 and 24. Basketball games will be played at either the Paige Field House (main gym) or the Competition gym (auxiliary gym). For more information on times and…

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Edwards leadership reiterates protections provided for employees who seek mental health care

Posted  March 22, 2013

In 2012, the Department of Defense released guidance for employees who had concerns regarding how their mental health history could adversely affect their security clearance. This guidance emphasized that the U.S. Government recognizes the vital importance of mental health and advocates the proactive management of mental health conditions to support wellness and recovery. This guidance…

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Team Edwards prepares for Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted  March 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Thomas Mitsch helps design a message regarding sexual assault prevention and awareness on a T-shirt during a Sexual Assault Awareness Month event held March 20 at the Oasis Community Center. Sergeant Mitsch is a Marine Tiltrotor Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron Twenty-Two powerline mechanic and…

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