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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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Exchange shoppers can ‘Go Nuts’ with $10,000 in giveaways

Posted  December 7, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Planters/Kraft are teaming up to give away ten $1,000 gift cards in the “Go Nuts with Planters” sweepstakes. “With the holiday season upon us, an extra $1,000 could really come in handy,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Adviser Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “Authorized shoppers need only…

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F-35 ITF preps maintainers for operational test

Posted  December 7, 2012

When the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team begins testing the F-35 this month, maintenance personnel will be fully self-sufficient and prepared to transition to flight operations. By the time the first aircraft arrives, personnel will have successfully completed all initial training requirements and have already demonstrated the ability to perform specialized maintenance tasks on…

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412th MDG offers tips to reduce appointment line hold time

Posted  December 7, 2012

Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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Edwards basketball tournament

Posted  December 7, 2012

Basketball tourney Edwards is hosting the next installation basketball tournament Dec. 15 and 16 at the Fitness Center. This will include both women’s and men’s base teams. Here’s the schedule for the weekend’s games: Dec. 15 Time — Teams 8:30 a.m. — Edwards/Nellis 10 a.m. — Miramar/Camp Pendleton 11:30 a.m. — Edwards/Camp Pendleton (W) 1…

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NASA, GA-ASI agreement expands unmanned aircraft capabilities

Posted  December 7, 2012

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. have partnered in a collaborative agreement to allow for the development and flight testing of new command and control satellite link capabilities on a Predator B unmanned aircraft system. As the result of a no-cost Space Act Agreement signed in September, the parties will…

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Access to Edwards for students during non-school hours

Posted  December 7, 2012

Edwards has allowed, and continues to allow, non-military dependent students access to the installation for the sole purpose of traveling directly to and from school. Non-military dependent students are not authorized to deviate from the most direct route to and from their school. Non-military dependent children may travel to specific areas on Edwards AFB to…

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31st TES captures flag football championship

Posted  December 7, 2012

With the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Desert Pirates ending the regular flag football season ranked fifth and the 412th Medical Group Desert Medics ranked third, the two underdogs provided a thriller of a game for fans in attendance set to watch the 2012 Edwards flag football intramural championship at Wings Field Nov. 29. In…

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CSAF directs Air Force-wide inspection

Posted  December 7, 2012

Commanders across the Air Force will conduct health and welfare inspections starting Dec. 5 to emphasize an environment of respect, trust and professionalism in the workplace. The health and welfare inspection is a tool routinely used by unit commanders, command chiefs, and first sergeants. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III tasked…

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Announcements December 7, 2012

Posted  December 7, 2012

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local Aero Club provides many stages of flight training, from your first introductory flight through solo, then on to private, commercial and…

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A dream cut short

Posted  December 7, 2012

As I stood, sweating outside the Military Enlistment Processing Station on a hot day June 24, 2010, I knew I had made a very important and life changing decision; the decision to join the United States Air Force. I joined the Air Force to attend school, travel, and grow as an individual. I left for…

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