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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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Edwards High Desert Triathlon The top six Q&As that will compel you to participate

Posted  October 12, 2012

Courtesy photograph Maj. David Lemery, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, finishing the long course during the May 19 Edwards Air Force Base High Desert Triathlon. The next triathlon is scheduled for Nov. 3, sign up now! Who The event is hosted by the Edwards Triathlon Club, a non-DOD private organization of multi-sport athletes from the…

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Disability Employment Awareness Month: Wounded Service Member Initiative

Posted  October 12, 2012

Recognizing the potential of its workforce, the Department of Defense established the Computer/Electronic Accommodations Program to eliminate employment barriers for people with disabilities. Since 1990, CAP’s mission is to provide assistive technology and accommodations to ensure people with disabilities and wounded servicemembers have equal access to the information environment and opportunities in the DOD and…

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News Briefs – October 12, 2012

Posted  October 12, 2012

National Disability Employment Awareness luncheon The Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Observance Committee invites you to the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon 11 a.m., Oct. 25 at Club Muroc. Keynote speaker will be Ron Govin from the California Department of Rehabilitation. The luncheon will feature a buffet style menu with spinach stuffed chicken,…

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Financial reimbursement for occupational, professional credentialing

Posted  October 12, 2012

Edwards’s civilian employees are eligible to receive financial reimbursement for the costs associated with mandatory and occupationally required professional credentials. Primary consideration will be given to those individuals with a mandatory requirement for a license/certification. Payment will be made on a reimbursement basis (employee pays first, must show proof that they passed the license/certification exam,…

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Legal Assistance Tip: Wills on the go

Posted  October 12, 2012

Eligible for legal assistance? The Edwards Air Force Base Legal Office is happy to announce an expedited process for completing a will, advance medical directive or any other type of powers of attorney. In addition to our daily walk-in hours (see below) we will now be taking wills by appointments on Fridays between 9 and…

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The Time Is Now, To Make A Difference, That Will Last A Lifetime

Posted  October 12, 2012

Team Edwards leadership and Airmen came together for a breakfast at Club Muroc Oct. 3 to officially kick off this year’s Combined Federal Campaign. The theme for this year’s CFC is “The Time Is Now, To Make A Difference, That Will Last A Lifetime.” This year’s monetary goal for Edwards is $403,000. ìThis is based…

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Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training Program announced

Posted  October 12, 2012

Applications are currently being accepted for Civilian Acculturation Leadership Training Program. Air Force civilians in the grades of GS-7 through GS-13 (and equivalents) who have 2 to 5 years continuous federal service (waivers permitted); have no prior military service; hold a bachelor’s degree (no waivers allowed) and have no prior Professional Military Education are eligible…

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Community Briefs – October 12, 2012

Posted  October 12, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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TLF demolition on Bailey Avenue

Posted  October 12, 2012

A demolition team member with Midwest Environmental Control, Inc., begins to demolish one of 19 housing units that will be removed from the old housing area on Bailey Avenue. Demolition on the housing units began Sep. 10, 2012 and is projected to finish at the end of December 2012. Base residents and dependents are reminded…

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NASA Dryden research pilot among 11 honored by Test Pilot Society

Posted  October 12, 2012

James W. Smolka, Director of Flight Operations at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., is among 11 persons selected to become Fellows of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots. Smolka and the 10 other selectees for 2012, several of whom have had direct associations with NASA, the Air Force Test Center and Edwards Air…

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