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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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F-35A completes first in-flight weapons release

Posted  October 19, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matthew Short An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 16. The flight was conducted by Maj. Eric “Doc” Schultz, 461st Flight Test Squadron. The aircraft, known as AF-1, jettisoned…

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Team Edwards gathers with ‘Eagles’ to inspire future generations

Posted  October 19, 2012

Photograph by Bill Simone, Flight Test Historical Foundation 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer and Col. Amy V. Arwood, 412th TW director of staff attend the Flight Test Historical Foundation’s annual Gathering of Eagles Saturday, Oct. 13 to raise funds and awareness for the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s anticipated move to…

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Standards? What standards?

Posted  October 19, 2012

Recently, I was asked the difference between a good NCO and a great NCO. Well, I answered the question as best I could, but failed to mention “standards.” You see, a good NCO sets his sights on just meeting standards, while a great NCO is continually trying to exceed standards and motivates his Airmen to…

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Italian honorary commanders visit Edwards

Posted  October 19, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base hosted members of the Honorary Squadron Commanders Association from Aviano Air Base, Italy, Oct. 12. While visiting the Air Force Test Pilot School, the delegation posed for a group photo in front of the NF-104. The Italians met up with base leadership and members of the Edwards AFB Civlian Military Support…

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DOD’s CAP videophones brings deaf employees closer to Team Edwards

Posted  October 19, 2012

Earlier this year deaf and hard-of-hearing members of Team Edwards got new, free tools to enable their workplace communication

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412th TW CC signs Energy Action Month Proclamation

Posted  October 19, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), signs this year’s Energy Action Month Proclamation Oct. 12. The proclamation and energy conservation actions that Edwards will implement this fall and winter were written and planned by Jack Frazier, 412th Civil Engineering Division, Resource Efficiency manager (middle)…

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AFOSI Tip Line provides new ways to report suspicious activity

Posted  October 19, 2012

In an effort to better engage the community and prevent threats to the United States Air Force, the Air Force Office of Special Investigations recently announced a new initiative to move its EagleEyes “tip line” into the virtual world. The new program will allow individuals to send anonymous information about suspicious or illegal activity through…

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ALS graduates 22 senior Airman

Posted  October 19, 2012

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 12-G. Twenty-two Airmen have come closer to becoming NCOs with the graduation of Class 12-G from the Airman Leadership School. Congratulations! Senior Airman Jasmine Ward, 445th Flight Test Squadron Senior Airman Stephanie Huddleston, 411th Flight Test Squadron Senior Airman Brandon Bailey, 31st Test and…

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NASA’s Operation IceBridge resumes flights over Antarctica

Posted  October 19, 2012

Scientists and flight crew members with Operation IceBridge, NASA's airborne mission to study Earth's changing polar ice, are beginning anothercampaign over Antarctica.

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Avoid the flu with these top tips

Posted  October 19, 2012

Did you know that nine out of 10 healthy people who get a flu shot, don’t get the flu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s true! And because it takes two weeks for a flu shot’s immunity to build completely, now is the best time to get vaccinated for flu season….

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