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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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Share the love: Send Valentines to veterans

Posted  February 8, 2013

Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can show their appreciation to military service members who came before them by sending free valentines through the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange through Feb. 8. Now in its third year, “Valentines for Veterans” is an annual Exchange campaign to send greetings to local Veterans Administration hospitals, Fisher…

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NASA Science Chief John Grunsfeld tours DAOF

Posted  February 8, 2013

NASA photographs by Jim Ross John Grunsfeld (left) and a DSI telescope technician examine the framework supporting the 100-inch primary mirror in the telescope cavity of NASA’s SOFIA flying observatory. John Grunsfeld, associate administrator of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate and a former space shuttle astronaut, was brought up to date on the status of a…

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Edwards ATC tower offers new ‘way out’ for controllers

Posted  February 8, 2013

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Airman 1st Class Daniel Rose, 412th Operations Support Squadron air traffic control apprentice, prepares to rappel down the lower level of the Edwards ATC tower with the new High Rise Escape System recently installed in the tower Jan. 31. The HRES is a controlled descent device that is capable…

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Network of ranges instrumental to flight test

Posted  February 8, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Paul Weatherman The F-35 Lightning II is one of many airframes that conducts testing off the coast of southern California, as well as at Edwards and other ranges located in the southwest United States. Each and every day, the Edwards community works to develop and test the war-winning capabilities of the…

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AF chief of staff releases 2013 reading list

Posted  February 8, 2013

The Air Force chief of staff published his professional reading list Feb. 1. In a message on the website, Gen. Mark A. Welsh III said, “We are the world’s greatest air force because of our Airmen … and we must continue to strengthen that team.” He asks Airmen to take a look at the list…

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Eight Airmen receive nonjudicial punishment in fourth quarter of 2012

Posted  February 8, 2013

A nonjudicial punishment, or Article 15, is a tool that provides commanders with an essential and swift means of maintaining good order and discipline. It also promotes behavior changes in service members without the stigma of a court-martial conviction. The following Article 15s were processed at Edwards Air Force Base during the fourth quarter of…

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Desert High School announces 2013 science fair results

Posted  February 8, 2013

More than 24 subject-matter experts from Edwards and the surrounding areas judged more than 150 science projects over a four-day period from Jan. 30 through Feb. 2. The science projects were developed by Desert High School students in 10 different categories and 33 ribbons were awarded for outstanding work. Under the tutelage of Debbie Lewis…

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Sequestration would impact AFMC mission

Posted  February 8, 2013

Air Force Materiel Command will be forced to implement spending reductions that will have substantial impact on its mission if sequestration takes effect March 1. These reductions along with other Air Force-wide cuts will ultimately harm overall Air Force operations and readiness, Air Force officials have said. All aspects of the command’s mission of science…

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Deadline for 2013 Scholarships for Military Children fast approaching

Posted  February 8, 2013

In today’s economy, it’s hard to find the money for what many could consider the luxury of a higher education. Getting a scholarship to help pay for your investment can really help. That’s why the Defense Commissary Agency wants to remind you that the Feb. 22 deadline for students to apply for this year’s Scholarships…

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Announcements – February 8, 2013

Posted  February 8, 2013

President’s Day: Feb. 18 All 412th FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed High Desert Inn: Open 7-days a week, 24-hours a day Joshua Tree Dining Facility: 6 a.m.-8 a.m.; 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.; 4-7 p.m.; 11 p.m.-1 a.m. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m. to Sunset…

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