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Emergency Management reminds folks to ‘Be Ready’

The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal can serve as a†reminder to California residents that the state is prone to earthquakes. With that said, Edwards Emergency Management is encouraging base personnel and residents to be prepared for emergencies. “I think it’s important for everyone to start preparing today. Get a kit, make a plan and be…

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AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a test-mission mindset, the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, discovered a defect in the newest Material Handling Unit. The nuclear-certified MHU-83…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A coyote mom and her pup are spotted near Bark Park on base. Residents are reminded to be aware of predators like coyotes and bobcats on base and take precautionary measures to avoid them coming into contact with both pets and people. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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Edwards showcases local talent

Raising awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month involves a variety of events and activities, and this month, Family Advocacy and the 412th Medical Group Booster Club decided to do something different


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Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser testing begins at NASA Dryden, Langley

Posted  May 17, 2013

EDWARDS, Calif. — Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems Dream Chaser flight vehicle arrived at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, Calif., May 15 to begin tests of its flight and runway landing systems. The tests are part of pre-negotiated, paid-for-performance milestones with NASA’s Commercial Crew Program, which is facilitating U.S.-led companies’ development of spacecraft…

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TEAM EWG claims base dodgeball title

Posted  May 17, 2013

The 412th Electronic Warfare Group team poses for a photo after claiming the 2013 dodgeball tournament championship held at the Rosburg Fitness Center May 10, 2013. During the double-elimination tournament, there were a total of six teams that signed up and played for a chance at the base dodgeball title. The final game was between…

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Lei Fun Run kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted  May 17, 2013

Courtesy photograph Participants of the Asian Pacific American Heritage Lei Fun Run pose for a photo in the Rosburg Fitness Center parking lot May 8. Asian Pacific American Heritage Month kicked off May 8 with a Lei Fun Run early in the morning. Runners were issued Hawaiin leis to run with.Participants had the choice of†running†a…

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Hagel announces fewer furlough days for DOD employees

Posted  May 17, 2013

After weeks of review, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has concluded budget cuts will require most of the department’s civilian employees to be furloughed beginning in July, but that because of other efforts to deal with the shortfall, only half of the 22 days originally envisioned as temporary layoffs will now be necessary. During a town…

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Be aware of motorcyclists

Posted  May 17, 2013

May is National Motorcycle Awareness Month. While the weather in Southern California remains fairly nice year-round for riding, mid-to-late spring brings sunny days, warmer temperatures outside and more riders preparing their bikes for the open road. The campaign is to remind car and truck drivers to be alert for motorcyclists and share the road. According…

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AtHoc info needs to be updated to stay alert, alive

Posted  May 17, 2013

U.S. Air Force graphic The AtHoc icon should be located in the bottom right of your workstation desktop. If it’s not there, and needs to be installed, call the 412th Communications Squadron at (661) 277-3444. Team Edwards members are urged to ensure that their AtHoc personal information is updated on their workstations. AtHoc is a…

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Hagel orders retraining of recruiters, sexual assault responders

Posted  May 17, 2013

DOD photo by Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the services to retrain, re-credential and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. Hagel directed the retraining, re-credentialing and rescreening to address the broader concerns that have arisen out of recent events. WASHINGTON, D.C. -Amid a spate of allegations…

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Indian test pilot students land at Edwards

Posted  May 17, 2013

The senior class from India’s Test Pilot School pose for a photo in front of the YF-22 at the Air Force Flight Test Museum. The YF-22 was the prototype built that would later lead to the development of the F-22 Raptor. Some test pilot students traveled more than 8,000 miles to come visit the capital…

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TV announcements illustrate signs of suicide risk

Posted  May 17, 2013

Officials at the Defense and Veterans Affairs departments have produced three public service announcements to help families and friends recognize the signs of potential suicide in veterans and service members.

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EDWARDS INTERMEDIATE SPACE CHALLENGE

Posted  May 17, 2013

Rocket Launch Contest for Branch Elementary Students Grades 4, 5, and 6 Students in grades 4, 5, and 6 from Branch Elementary will participate, and each class will be a team that builds a rocket. Each class will have the responsibility of naming their rocket, creating a banner and slogan, design, and construct a rocket…

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