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What are you thankful for? What are you favorite Thanksgiving traditions?

“What am I most thankful for this year? My family, God’s protection over them especially being split with my kids being in northern Virginia and then my wife and my youngest son here. And I’m thankful for this job and being able to take care of Edwards. It really is an honor and a blessing; I get up every day and thank God for this opportunity to serve.”

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Local

Civilian workforce updated at 412th TW commander’s calls

Three commander's calls were held Nov. 19 at the base theater to give updates to Edwards AFB's civilian workforce and to address any questions or concerns that civilian employees may have.

Knight Events

Knight visits Hearts Apart

U.S. Congressman Steve Knight stopped by the Airman and Family Readiness Center Nov. 12 to express his thanks to family members of deployed service members from Edwards AFB.

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Local

10,000 years of Edwards history presented at luncheon

Team Edwards learned about the people who have had a presence at Edwards for the last 10,000 years during the Native American Indian Heritage Month Luncheon Nov. 12.

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Salutes & Awards

Two DHS students served with full-ride volleyball scholarships

On Nov. 13, in front of Desert High School students and family, seniors Devyn Cross and Elizabeth Shelton signed National Letters of Intent to attend the University of Arizona next fall.

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Salutes & Awards

2016 AFA Aerospace Award nominations sought

Posted  November 25, 2015

Air Force Personnel Center officials will accept nominations through Jan. 7 for the 2016 Air Force Association Aerospace Awards for outstanding contributions to national defense in a variety of fields.  Available awards include the following: * Theodore Von Karman Award — for contributions in the field of science and engineering relating to aerospace activity by…

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Girls volleyball wins first title, moves on to regional while football team’s season ends

Posted  November 25, 2015

The Desert High School girls volleyball team defeated Summit High School (Fontana) Nov. 21 to become the California Interscholastic Foundation-Southern Section Division 4A champion. The match was played at Rio Hondo College in Whittier, Calif. The Scorpions beat Summit 3-0 earning their first title ever. DHS now enters the first round of the Southern California regional tournament…

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Astronaut application window opens mid-December

Posted  November 25, 2015

Eligible active duty officers and enlisted members interested in astronaut duty can submit an application package to NASA via the USAJobs [https://www.usajobs.gov] website between Dec. 15 and mid-February, 2016. Interested Airmen must also submit a separate application package to the Air Force Astronaut Nomination Board using criteria and application instructions spelled out on the myPers…

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AAFES assists fund raising

Posted  November 25, 2015

Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading some holiday cheer as the Edwards AFB Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program.  “To make the holidays a little easier, we partner with local groups to ensure gifts purchased at the Exchange…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 25, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Medical researchers use rats to test addictive qualities of illegal drugs.  Many of those tests had the rats isolated.  A recent article pointed out “Medical Researcher Bruce Alexander wondered if the rats would behave differently if they weren’t isolated and bored….

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