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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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DOD anti-tobacco video contest now open for public voting

Posted  February 21, 2014

DOD graphic The Department of Defense, Health Affairs, has recently announced a new tobacco countermarketing video competition aimed to target tobacco as being an enemy of the military as it degrades health, fitness, mission readiness and work productivity. The competition entitled, “Fight the Enemy,” will run until March 14. WASHINGTON – The Air Force community…

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AF announces change to reduction in force board schedule

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force leaders announced a change Feb. 20 to the officer reduction in force board, or RIF, originally scheduled to convene June 16 at the Air Force Personnel Center.  Air Force officials are adjusting the timing of the board until later in calendar year 2014 due to legal limitations governing RIF boards. The delay is…

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Fourth quarter winners for ’13 announced

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Col. Rodney Todaro (far left), 412th Operations Group commander, poses with the 4th Quarter 2013 Team of the Quarter – the F-22 Modernization Team, 411th Flight Test Squadron. Team Edwards honored its 2013 4th Quarter Award winners Feb. 12 with a ceremony in the base theater. Congratulations to all!…

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News Briefs February 21, 2014

Posted  February 21, 2014

Black History Month Luncheon The Black History Month Luncheon is 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Feb. 27 in the Alliance Ballroom at Club Muroc. The guest speakers will be retired Command Chief Master Sergeant Juan Lewis and Chief Master Sergeant William Green Jr. The menu consists of baked or grilled chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, greens, macaroni…

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412th TW donates iPads to grade schoolers

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber iPads were supplied to Branch Elementary School students on Edwards AFB through an Education Partnership Agreement between the Joint Unified MUROC School District and the 412th Test Wing. Branch Elementary School sixth grade teacher, Kim Cantrell, has been teaching for many years. While many of the educational materials she…

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Electronic cigarette use increasing among Airmen

Posted  February 21, 2014

FALLS CHURCH, Va. – Electronic cigarette use is becoming a popular alternative to traditional cigarettes, but the upward trend is becoming a concern for Air Force health care providers. The battery-operated products, known as e-cigarettes, are designed to deliver nicotine, flavor and other chemicals as a vapor that is inhaled by the user. According to…

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Edwards Fire Department wins 2013 AFMC-level award

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards Fire Department was awarded the 2013 AFMC Fire and Emergency Services Award as the best Large Fire Department in Air Force Materiel Command. The announcement was made in February and the base will go on to compete at the Department of Defense level for consideration to win…

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Next-generation mobility solutions beginning

Posted  February 21, 2014

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The initial rollout of modernized commercial mobile technologies, or CMT, has begun across the Air Force. The rollout will focus on BlackBerry replacement and executive users while the distribution process will be focused on enabling approximately 5,000 iOS devices. Major commands will be allowed to provision an accelerated amount…

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Oval Studios offers portraits, photography classes

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph Inside the Oval Studios located next to Subway in the Desert Mall. The portrait studio has taken over from the Jungle Zone and is open for business. Oval Studios, located next to Subway in the Desert Mall in the housing area at Bldg. 7210, 1100 Kincheloe Ave., offers customized portraits for the…

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Suicide prevention rests on everyone’s shoulders

Posted  February 21, 2014

At approximately 5:08 p.m., Dec. 30, 2013, I was checking my Facebook messages and I noticed an alarming post from an Airman I knew, stating “F*** life, I’m tired of trying.” At that point, I began to read her previous posts. There was a lot of troubling information in them that led me to believe…

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