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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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Memorial service

Posted  July 11, 2014

Donald Lee “Don” Amidon, 68, passed away July 4 after a brief illness. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m., July 11 at Edwards Chapel 2. A reception will immediately follow the service in the Chapel Annex. Don is survived by his wife Bonita “Bonnie” Amidon of California City, and his sister Janet Amidon…

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Majors non-selected twice for promotion may be eligible for TERA

Posted  July 11, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Majors not selected for promotion for a second time during the current year 2014A lieutenant colonel line of the Air Force J central selection board, including those who declined continuation, may be eligible for the temporary early retirement authority program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said July 3. Officers…

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Memorial set for DHS student

Posted  July 11, 2014

A memorial service will be held to celebrate the life of 16-year-old Christopher Alan Ricker who was one of two young Team Edwards family members killed in an automobile accident June 30. Ricker was a student at Desert Junior-Senior High School on Edwards. The memorial service will be held 3 p.m., July 12 at Halley-Olsen-Murphy…

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Batchelor takes charge of 412th AMXS

Posted  July 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Maj. Michael T. Batchelor receives his first salute from the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron after taking command June 27.   Maj. Michael T. Batchelor assumed command of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron June 27 during a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1600. He replaced outgoing commander Maj. Larry…

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412th MSG welcomes new commander

Posted  July 11, 2014

Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Mission Support Group guidon to Lt. Col. Eric Leshinsky, incoming 412th MSG commander, signifying the official change of command for the group during a ceremony at the Airman and Family Readiness Center July 9.

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Edwards, Corvias Military Living, break ground on new community center

Posted  July 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Left to right: Heath Burleson, Corvias Military Living senior vice president and program director; Chief Master Sgt. Brian D. Randolph, 412th Test Wing command chief; Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander; James Judkins, base civil engineer; Jeanette White, Housing Management Branch chief; J.C. Calder, Corvias Military…

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New school directory guides parents of special-needs kids

Posted  July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON -†A permanent-change-of-station move prompts its own challenges, but family members with special-needs children face another complexity when looking for the right schools at their new home, a Defense Department official said July 2. Ed Tyner, acting deputy director of DOD’s special needs program, told DOD News that service members and their families can find…

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Honorary commanders take on ‘SERE-ious’ training

Posted  July 11, 2014

A group of three honorary commanders and their guests were given the opportunity to live out a day in the life of an Edwards aircrew member and undergo some Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape land and water survival training July 2 at the Oasis Aquatic Center.

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Meeting veteran helped me feel connection with grandfather

Posted  July 11, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner Dale VanBlair, World War II veteran, addresses the crowd that honored him for his 93rd birthday in Belleville, Illinois, June 17. VanBlair thanked everyone for coming to his birthday party and told them that it felt amazing to be appreciated. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.†-†Twenty-five B-24…

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2nd Quarter Fighter Weapons Load Competition final one for 412th MXG commander

Posted  July 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 445th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team loads a GBU-38 to the F-16 Shadowís Station 7 during the second quarter Weapons Load Competition July 7. Each team must load an air intercept missile and a guided bomb onto their aircraft with speed and precision. Airmen from the 412th Maintenance Group…

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