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USNORTHCOM brings exercise ARDENT SENTRY to Edwards

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber An Army Sentinel Mobile Command Center provides power and satellite communications during an exercise or real-world natural disaster. Edwards AFB was treated as a simulated basic-staging area May 13 during U.S. Northern Command’s annual Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise. The scenario for Exercise Ardent Sentry 15 was a…

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412th SFS celebrates National Police Week

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Security Forces Squadron takes on the Fire Department in tug-o-war during a First Responders Cookout May 7 at Arnold Park. The barbecue was held in honor of National Police Week. With military bases†in Force Protection Condition Bravo, the 412th Security Forces Squadron is working tirelessly to ensure…

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Team Edwards members humble themselves, pray on National Day of Prayer

Men and women at Edwards gathered around the flag pole in front of Bldg. 1 early May 7 to bow their heads in prayer. For the last 64 years, the first Thursday in May has been dedicated as the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme, “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” is aimed at “emphasizing the…

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160-plus Edwards Airmen earn their degrees

Team Edwards held its annual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony May 13 at Club Muroc. CCAF is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force. The college partners with more than 106 affiliated Air Force schools, 82 Education Service Offices located worldwide and more than 1,500…

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Flight tests conclude for shape changing aircraft flap

Courtesy photograph The modified Gulfstream III flight research aircraft with an adaptive compliant wing trailing edge is shown with 25 degrees of trailing edge deflection. A team of researchers from Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA and FlexSys, Inc., accomplished a long sought goal in aviation research April 22 with the last flight of the Adaptive…


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News Briefs June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Palace Chase briefing A Palace Chase Briefing will be held 2-3 p.m., June 19 at the Consolidated Support Facility, Bldg. 3000, Room 123. To reserve a seat, call Tech. Sgt. Sam Flynn at (661) 277-3582 or e-mail samuel.flynn.1@us.af.mil. The Palace Chase program allows active duty officers and Airmen to voluntarily transfer from active duty in…

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Announcements – June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Civilians Welcome. Training on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft maintenance. Call Aero Club for dates and availability. Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  June 20, 2014

- Toleration seems to be at the forefront of every argument and hot topic in our culture today. We demand toleration on every issue under the sun. But toleration costs nothing to the person making the demand. It is built upon thoughts and philosophies and not relationships. And everyone knows relationships are messy and uncontrollable. However…

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Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  June 20, 2014

Name: Rudolph Baisa Duty title: F-22 Crew Chief Organization: 412th AMXS/MXARA Years of service: 11 years Hometown: San Francisco, Calif. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: I became a victim advocate because I believe that individuals who experience sexual assaults have had a traumatic event in their lives and need all the help…

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Fittingly, K-9 unit kicks off ‘Paws to Read,’ summer reading program

Posted  June 20, 2014

Children of all ages gathered at the Base Library June 13 for the kickoff of this year's annual Department of Defense-sponsored Summer Reading Program.

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Edwards Officers’ Spouses Club donates funds

Posted  June 20, 2014

The final numbers are in! The Edwards Officers’ Spouses Club gave $26,700 to the Edwards and Air Force communities for fiscal year 2013-14 (June-May). In addition to awarding $10,000 in scholarships, the EOSC supported the following organizations with welfare grants totaling $16,700:   Desert High School Branch Elementary Unfunded Sports at DHS Air Force Village…

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NASA Aeronautics makes strides to bring back supersonic passenger travel

Posted  June 20, 2014

NASA photograph by Jim Ross NASA F/A-18 mission support aircraft were used to create low-intensity sonic booms during a resaerch project at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. The Waveforms and Sonic boom Perception and Response, or WSPR, project gathered data from a select group of more than 100 volunteer Edwards Air…

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SAPR Stand-Down Day feedback

Posted  June 20, 2014

June 14, Team Edwards held its Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Stand-Down Day. We trained 130-plus facilitators to help guide discussions on identifying offenders of sexual assault to educate and bring awareness that offenders can look like you and I, and if given the right environment, they can work amongst us and do harm to…

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Difficult force shaping calls made tougher by undeserved ‘Firewall 5s’

Posted  June 20, 2014

LAJES FIELD, Azores -†I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, “Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this…

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In the ‘Baron’ desert

Posted  June 20, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Travis Sutphen, Edwards Aero Club certified flight instructor, steps to the Aero Club’s newest acquisition, a T-42A Baron, tail number N7073X, June 17. The T-42A was picked up from Albuquerque, N.M., June 13. The T-42A is a military version of the Baron 95-B55 for use by the United States…

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