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TPS Salutes & Awards

TPS graduates 24 students

Twenty-four students of Class 14A will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School during a ceremony at the schoolhouse Dec. 12 where each student will be awarded a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering from the Air Force’s Air University. TPS graduation is the culmination of an intense, 48-week program that includes…

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Single Airmen get home-baked holiday goodies

Like a well-oiled machine, the Edwards Officers' Spouses Club packed around 3,600 cookies into decorated brown paper bags Dec. 3.

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New 412th command chief introduces himself to Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, new 412th Test Wing command chief, first arrived at Edwards in early November. On Dec. 8, Smith held an all call for non-commissioned officers in the base theater to introduce himself.

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Northrop Grumman donates bicycles to Edwards families

Emily couldn't be happier as she rode her brand new bicycle around the Base Exchange parking lot Dec. 4.

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Airman, screenwriter says follow your dreams

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, consults with a patient at the Edwards AFB Dental Office. This past Veterans Day, Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, accepted a mid six-figure offer from Paramount Pictures to purchase one of his screenplays – “Matriarch,” a story that…


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Renowned artist to paint ‘TPS Generations’

Posted  February 21, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Aviation artist Mike Machat (left) examines the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School’s NF-16D, the one-of-a-kind Variable stability In-flight Simulator Test Aircraft (VISTA) with Calspan operations manager Jason Kirkpatrick (right), looking for any detail that could be lost in his painting. Machat, was recently commissioned to create a 70th…

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Announcements – February 28, 2014

Posted  February 28, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe and Power Plant Classes: Pre-registration is required for classes during February and March. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Military and Civilians are welcome to attend. Training is on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft. For more information, dates and availability, call (661) 275-AERO….

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  February 28, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Fear can cripple us and cause us to miss out on important events in life. But fear (or a sense of awe) can also be beneficial.  One author stated it this way, “When we go to places like Glacier Point…

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AFLCMC commander outlines new focus areas

Posted  February 28, 2014

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio†-†Last fall the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center leadership team from across the country assembled at a strategic offsite with the purpose of assessing progress in delivering on what we call “the revolution in acquisition and product support.” Building on our tremendous progress since the organization’s inception in 2012, we…

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Health & Safety

Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

Posted  February 28, 2014

According to Statistic Brain, more than 35 percent of Americans have already broken their New Year’s resolutions. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to make it easier for troops, and their families, to maintain their “bottom lines” when making dining choices on and off duty. The Exchange School Meal Program,…

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards members honored at 412th TW Annual Awards Banquet

Posted  February 28, 2014

Fourteen individual categories and one team category were up for grabs at the 412th Test Wing’s Annual Awards banquet, which was held at Club Muroc Feb. 21. The theme for this year’s banquet was “No Mission’s Impossible.” Congratulations to all the annual award winners for representing the very best of Team Edwards! Air Force photographs by…

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AFMC promotes chronic pain management awareness

Posted  February 28, 2014

During the month of March, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Chronic Pain Management Awareness. Chronic pain is American’s biggest health problem. It affects more individuals than diabetes, heart disease, and cancer combined, according to the Institute of Medicine of The National Academies. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts more than three months,…

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Chief Chaplain lists upcoming religious holidays

Posted  February 28, 2014

The Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Chaplain (Maj. Gen.) Howard D. Stendahl recently released a list of upcoming religious holidays, festivals, feasts and observances. The purpose of the list is to make commanders and supervisors aware of the religious needs of their Airmen. I encourage you to approve religious accommodation requests while continuing to nurture…

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Road, West Gate closures March 1

Posted  February 28, 2014

Various road closures will occur in order to support the movement of an aircraft trailer from South Base through the West Gate March 1. The locations where traffic is stopped will reopen once the convoy has passed. †Note the locations and times (times are approximate) and plan accordingly for delays and closures. 10 a.m. –…

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Father, son’s love for aviation inspires one ‘talon-ted’ creation

Posted  February 28, 2014

What started as a father-and-son hobby between Rodger and Brent Hecht with the Muroc Model Masters (MMM) Radio-Controlled Club nearly 20 years ago not only paved a way for a lifetime hobby and a career in the aviation industry, but an interest to take model building to a whole new scale.

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