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JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that instance of vandalism, but also other acts of misconduct committed within our community. Last November, Brig. Gen. Michael…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Driving on base could make you eligible for gas tax refund

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The state of California may refund taxes paid on gasoline to residents who use the gasoline while driving on a military installation. Claims must be submitted to the California State Controllerís office. Each time a California resident pulls up to the pump, they pay taxes for each gallon of…

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AFRL researcher teams with Nobel Laureate to enable new breed of rocket component materials

Courtesy photograph Nobel Laureate Dr. Robert Grubbs (left), and Dr. Rusty Blanski collaborated to develop a new technology that could reduce erosion in metallic rocket components, reduce production costs, and open the door for the use of new, environmentally-friendly propellants. Air Force Research Laboratory scientist Dr. Rusty Blanski recently teamed with Dr. Robert Grubbs, a…

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Edwards AFB’s Biomedical Sciences Corps team celebrates 50 years

Do you enjoy having safe drinking water available for you and your family? Are you confident that the Commissary and food vendors on base provide products that are stored, rotated and served correctly?


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Exchange rewards academic excellence with You Made the Grade program

Posted  January 16, 2015

  Besides handling daily schoolwork, studying and tests, military students face unique challenges, including coping with separation from parents during deployments and multiple moves. In fact, according to the Military Child Education Coalition, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, with many making multiple moves during high…

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Joshua Tree National Park will offer “Fee Free” day to honor Dr. Martin Luther King

Posted  January 16, 2015

On Jan. 19, Joshua Tree National Park will join the other 400-plus units of the National Park Service in commemorating Dr. Martin L. King and his contribution to civil rights in the U.S., by waiving entrance fees to the park. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded that the weather in January can be…

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Remembering the life, faith and dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted  January 16, 2015

Like a page out of history, members of the Edwards community joined in a commemorative march from the 412th Test Wing Headquarters to Chapel 1 Jan. 12.

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Maintenance versus repair … of our Airmen

Posted  January 16, 2015

This commentary is not about aircraft, vehicles, or even any mechanical components. It’s about our Airmen and how we manage their care and development throughout their careers. The maintenance versus†repair concept is borrowed from the maintenance community and speaks to how maintenance managers plan, coordinate and execute scheduled maintenance events. The goal is to maximize…

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New DOD website launched to assist with housing

Posted  January 16, 2015

A new official DOD website, HOMES.mil was launched†Dec. 15†to provide service members, their families and DOD Civilians access to non-discriminatory rental listings. The website, www.HOMES.mil , will provide public access to landlords, owners and property managers for use in marketing rental properties to service members, families and DOD civilians who are seeking housing at their…

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Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Posted  January 16, 2015

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Boeing and, now Edwards, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the "Buff's" newest upgrade.

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412th CS analyst retires after 40 years

Posted  January 16, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Sheree Springer retired after 40 years of federal service Jan. 14, 2015. Springer was joined by her husband, Michael at the ceremony. The 412th Communications Squadron celebrated the 40-year career of Sheree Springer at her retirement ceremony Jan. 14 at Club Muroc. Springer began her career at Edwards AFB…

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To innovate, we can’t be afraid to fail

Posted  January 16, 2015

“Throughout history, people with new ideas – who think differently and try to change things – have always been called troublemakers.” – Richelle Mead, author. The Air Force is pushing hard for us to innovate. You hear it when our senior leaders give speeches or post articles imploring us to improve. Examples include the AFSO21…

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January promotions

Posted  January 16, 2015

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Col. Rodney Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief (far right), officiated the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Dec. 31 at the base theater.   Several enlisted members of Team Edwards started off the year on a new level…

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Assistance fund campaign kicks off in February

Posted  January 16, 2015

The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan 12. The campaign, in its 42nd year, will be conducted for six-week periods through May 1, said Bill D’Avanzo, the Air Force voting action officer and fundraising chief. Most…

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