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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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Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs

Posted  June 29, 2012

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March1, 2013. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions are constantly changing,…

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Test Eagle board to consider command candidates

Posted  June 29, 2012

Eligible officers interested in test squadron or flight test squadron command opportunities must ensure their Airman Development Plan and statement of intent are up-to-date and nomination package is complete, coordinated and submitted by Aug. 20, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The Air Force Test Eagle 2013 Operations Squadron Commander Candidate Selection Board convenes…

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Legal assistance tip of the week: PCS season 2012 – Claims

Posted  June 29, 2012

Last summer was a very busy moving season and this upcoming season promises to be the same for Airmen who will permanently change station. Enlisted, officer and civilian employees can help alleviate any potential loss or damage to household goods by learning the rules under which household goods are moved and by preparing for a…

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Base motorcyclists reminded to dress right

Posted  June 29, 2012

Attention Edwards personnel – the 95th Security Forces Squadron would like to remind motorcycle riders of clothing requirements for base entry and riding on Edwards Air Force Base. The 95th SFS will begin to fully implement the above…

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Adopt a Desert Tortoise

Posted  June 29, 2012

Edwards Environmental Management wants to remind base residents that they are always looking for people who are interested in adopting a Desert Tortoise to call (661) 277-1401. The protected animals can be...

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Announcements June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 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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Celebrating freedom with pride this July 4th

Posted  June 29, 2012

This story starts 11 days before the 4th of July on June 25, 1996. I was in the U.S. Air Force, deployed to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. On that night, I was bare-chested, clad in jeans and tennis shoes as I turned my back to a sliding glass door. The…

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Be proud of your role this Independence Day

Posted  June 29, 2012

On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress approved the Declaration of Independence, starting the colonies on the path to freedom. The next day, John Adams wrote to his wife, describing the time as “the most memorable epoch in the history of America” and saying he was “apt to believe that it will be celebrated by…

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Brig. Gen. Bunch assumes command of AFFTC

Posted  June 22, 2012

Team Edwards filled Hangar 1600 to witness the historic passing of the Air Force Flight Test Center guideon from one commander to another during a change of command ceremony June 19. Gen. Janet...

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Briefs June 22, 2012

Posted  June 22, 2012

95th Air Base Wing change of command Brig. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch, Jr., Air Force Flight Test Center commander, cordially invites you to attend the 95th Air Base Wing change of command ceremony June 29. The ceremony will be held in Bldg. 3510, 115 N. Rosamond Blvd at 8:30 a.m. Col. Gregory E. Schwab will…

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