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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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412th MDG Health Fair creates awareness on key issues

Posted  November 2, 2012

Taking care of people in the Edwards community is a top priority for the 412th Medical Group and that includes providing service members, civilians and their families with helpful information about the important medical issues and concerns that the community faces each and every day. To help create awareness and get the word out, the…

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The #1 reason you’re NOT losing weight

Posted  November 2, 2012

You’ve changed the foods you eat to include more fruits and veggies. You’ve cut back on the soda and you’ve started exercising three times a week. And yet, you’re not losing weight … or at least, you’re not losing enough. Why? It really all boils down to two very small, but significant words: PORTION CONTROL….

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NASA Dryden F/A-18 to be chasing ‘FaINT’ sonic booms

Posted  November 2, 2012

NASA photograph by Jim Ross NASA’s F/A-18B mission support aircraft 852 is pictured flying over the high desert near the Tehachapi Mountains northwest of Mojave, Calif. The aircraft will be flying a series of low-supersonic, high-altitude flight profiles during the Farfield Investigation of No Boom Threshold, or FaINT, flight research project at NASA Dryden. NASA’s…

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Team Edwards hosts National Disability Employment Awareness luncheon

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Daniel Daetz (left), 412th Test Wing vice commander, presents Ronald Govin with a plaque on behalf of the Air Force Test Center and NASA Dryden Flight Research Center for his contributions to National Disability Employment Awareness Month during the annual luncheon at Club Muroc on Oct. 25, 2012….

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Team Edwards October promotions

Posted  November 2, 2012

Team Edwards saw 38 enlisted members pin on the next rank during October’s promotion ceremony held at Club Muroc, Oct. 31. Congratulations to all promotees.   To airman 1st class Nicholas A. Corripio, 412th Security Forces Squadron Ashley M. McQuade, 412th Test Wing Tyler A. Vittorio, 412th SFS Jordan K. Akre, 412th SFS   To…

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Customs, courtesies still apply in electronic communication

Posted  November 2, 2012

Modern communication is quick and convenient, and has dramatically altered the way the Air Force fights. Air Force information systems provide each Airman with direct and immediate access to the world. While information systems such as email, webpages, electronic transfer points and data links vitally enhance productivity by providing massive amounts of information to each…

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AFMC to transition to new energy efficient power strips

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Michelle Gigante 1st Lt. Rchael Cooper (left), facility energy program manager, Air Force Materiel Command, explains the capabilities of the new smart power strip to Lt. Gen. Andrew Busch, AFMC vice commander, Oct. 12. In an effort to reduce its energy consumption, and save $5.4 million over 10 years, Air Force…

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Exchange ‘shuttles’ increased selection to smaller facilities

Posted  November 2, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is delivering increased selection with its “Shuttle Program.” This exchange initiative shuttles merchandise in between exchange facilities to fulfill specific customer requests. Everything from furniture to tactical gear can be transferred through the “Shuttle Program,” meaning shoppers everywhere are guaranteed the largest possible selection of competitively-priced goods. “If…

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412th CPTS hosts Halloween festivities

Posted  November 2, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Members from the 412th Comptroller Squadron worked together to design an Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan-themed environment for children from the Team Edwards community Oct. 31, 2012. As part of the 412th CPTS Halloween festivities, candy was given out to trick-or-treaters throughout the day.

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Did you know?

Posted  November 2, 2012

I believe it’s time to talk about driving and riding safely. Let me start by telling you a true story that happened to me recently. I was driving to work one morning coming from base housing heading towards main base on Fitzgerald Boulevard. The sun was rising in the horizon directly shining into my eyes….

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