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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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Play Day in the Park kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month, April 6

Posted  March 30, 2012

Team Edwards is invited to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child with the 95th Medical Group’s annual Play Day in the Park event April 6 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.at the Community Park located across the…

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Announcements March 30, 2012

Posted  March 30, 2012

Play day in the Park! The CDC, Youth Programs, A&FRC and more will be joining Family Advocacy 1-5 p.m., April 6 at the Community Park (across from the CDC). Come enjoy face painting, bouncy castles, little tyke area, entertainment, food and more. This day of fun is completely FREE!!! The PLAYpass deadline has been extended…

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Hold the line on timeless leadership

Posted  March 30, 2012

Before I transferred from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., I had an incentive ride in an F-16. At 15,000 feet, the view of Rogers Dry Lake Bed was surreal. The moment made me reflect on history, and I considered the many changes since the birth of the Air Force in 1947: the advent of personal…

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SECAF visits Edwards

Posted  March 30, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley is greeted by (from left) Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander; Col. R.J. Smith, 412th Test Wing vice commander; Col. Amy V. Arwood, 95th Air Base Wing vice commander and Chief Master Sgt. Bill Thomaston, 95th ABW command chief. The SECAF…

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Briefs March 30, 2012

Posted  March 30, 2012

Museum closed The Air Force Flight Test Center Museum will be closed March 31 for a special museum project.   Graduate school Webster University, an ACBSP regionally accredited university, is accepting applications for graduate school. Come get your degree in Management and Leadership, Human Resource, or MBA here at Edwards AFB or Online. Webster is…

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F-35A completes first night refueling mission

Posted  March 30, 2012

The first night refueling in the history of the Lockheed Martin F-35 program was completed March 26 at Edwards Air Force Base. Piloted by Lt. Col. Peter Vitt, 461st Flight Test Squadron director of operations, AF-4, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, rendezvoused with an Air Force KC-135…

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33 Team Edwards captains make grade

Posted  March 30, 2012

Team Edwards congratulates the following captains on their selection for major: Schaeffer, Gregory Joseph – Air Force Flight Test Center Baker, Michael B. – 445th Flight Test Sq. Hines, Jennifer P. – 461st Flight Test Sq. Lamping, Logan Joseph – 445th Flight Test Sq. Laplant, Nicholas P. – 445th Flight Test Sq. Maramba, Ernest M….

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Senate confirms AF’s first female 4-star general as AFMC commander, new AFLCMC leader

Posted  March 30, 2012

The Senate confirmed March 27, 2012, the nominations of two Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders. Air Force officials announced the confirmation of Lt. Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger to the rank of general with assignment to the position of…

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USAF TPS dedicates control room in memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci

Posted  March 30, 2012

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School honored the memory of Capt. Carmen A. Lucci, the first female flight test engineer to lose her life either as a student or graduate of the four formal test pilot schools, during a dedication ceremony…

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412th MXS improves its AGE’d facilities

Posted  March 30, 2012

It’s often said that a workplace environment is only as good as the way its employees make it. In this case, a request made by members of the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight allowed for the latest addition of new and improved aerospace ground equipment to the Edwards…

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