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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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Physical fitness: Struggle between mind, body, pain

Posted  January 18, 2013

Losing weight isn’t easy. It took almost five months to accomplish my goal of losing 40 pounds. I am physically average, but mentally I am tough. To lose the weight, I motivated myself after I experienced a humiliating personal setback. I was serving in a position my old eating habits did not support. In June…

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Air Force Sports Program releases try-out dates for 2013

Posted  January 18, 2013

For the Air Force athlete interested in playing at a more competitive level, the Air Force Sports Program has once again listed all the available try-out dates for 2013. The AFSP is designed to allow active duty, National Guard and reserve Air Force personnel an opportunity to participate at Air Force, Armed Forces, national and…

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Exercises demonstrate base’s emergency response capabilities to AFMC inspectors

Posted  January 18, 2013

Air Force photograph Kenji Thuloweit A vehicle accident scene was set up for a hazardous materials exercise Jan. 15, 2013. The HAZMAT exercise simulated the spill of 300 gallons of the toxic chemical mixture Trichlorobenzenes following the traffic accident. First responders including 412th Security Forces Squadron, 412th Medical Group and the Edwards Air Force Base…

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‘Moonlighters’ welcome new re-designation, new aircraft, new commander

Posted  January 18, 2013

Air Force photographs by Jet Fabara U.S. Marine Corps Lt. Col. Scott Craig (center) relinquishes command of the newly re-designated Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 764 to Lt. Col. David Weinstein (left) Jan. 12, 2013, in Hangar 1210. From here, the squadron will re-locate to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Calif. Air Force…

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Legal Assistance Tip #13: Fair debt collection

Posted  January 18, 2013

Millions of Americans carry some amount of debt, and people that fail to manage their debt appropriately face collection actions.

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Resiliency = optimism

Posted  January 18, 2013

Now that we have entered a New Year what goals do you dare to achieve? What kind of attitude will you portray? Most of you have heard 90 percent of what we accomplish in life is based on our attitudes. Acknowledging your future endeavors coincides with resiliency which involves being adaptable, flexible and intelligent. Your…

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State of Air Force is ‘strong’

Posted  January 18, 2013

The Air Force's top leaders said Jan. 11 the service has accomplished much while dealing with many challenges in the last year.

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‘Gliding’ to space: A novel means of launching space satellites

Posted  January 18, 2013

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is developing a novel rocket-launching technique called the Towed Glider Air-Launch Concept that could significantly reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of sending satellites into orbit.

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Weekly Bible study, lunch

Posted  January 18, 2013

You’re invited to a weekly lunchtime Bible study and free lunch! Bring a friend too! Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon at the Edwards Chapel 1 Annex (corner of North Muroc Drive and East Popson Avenue. What could be better than food and fellowship?   RSVP to Jason.Massman@edwards.af.mil by Tuesday if you are coming so we can make…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted  January 18, 2013

When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air Force Personnel Center education services…

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