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Edwards joint maintenance team completes significant JSF propulsion verification event

A propulsion verification event is often considered tedious but essential work accomplished by the unseen maintainers of the developmental test and evaluation world.

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Edwards heroes save coworker’s life

For four heavy equipment operators with the 412th Civil Engineer Group March 13 was simply supposed to be another early morning day on the flightline, for another operator it was a day he almost lost his life if not for the actions of his four heroic coworkers.

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Thunderbirds give up-close look to academy-bound student

Headlining the 2015 Los Angeles County Airshow March 21-22 was U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds.

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Brewer: ‘Continue to move forward’

After almost three years as the 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer is saying goodbye to the High Desert and heading off to the Midwest to his new assignment at Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command.

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SOFIA finds missing link between supernovae, planet formation

Using NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, an international scientific team discovered that supernovae are capable of producing a substantial amount of the material from which planets like Earth can form.


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Perils of being ‘not-so-innocent’ bystander

Posted  November 14, 2014

I was accused of sexual assault. Even after 21 years, it’s still not easy to admit that. It was 1993, and I was a young airman basic at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. I was in technical school, learning how to be a U.S. Air Force photographer. My class consisted of eight male Airmen and…

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Operation Homefront says ‘Thanks for Giving’

Posted  November 14, 2014

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Operation Homefront and Lockheed Martin have made it clear that they are thankful for our Airmen.

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Benefits claim process for voluntary separatees

Posted  November 14, 2014

Records for all Airmen separated or retired under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program were updated Nov. 5 to reflect eligibility for transitional medical benefits. Those separating under the fiscal year 2014/15 VSP program are authorized transition benefits, including 180 days of premium-free TRICARE coverage for the separatee and any eligible family members….

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Desert High teams enter CIF playoffs

Posted  November 14, 2014

  Desert High School’s football, girls volleyball and boys cross country teams have all made it to the CIF playoffs, which begin this week. The varsity football team finished 8-2 overall and 6-1 in their league. They will play Brethren Christian from Huntington Beach Nov. 14 at DHS, 7 p.m. The 20-1 girls volleyball team…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 14, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The famous educator, writer, philosopher and theologian C. S. Lewis wrote in his book, The Four Loves: “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to…

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Announcements – November 14, 2014

Posted  November 14, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs November 7, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

Federal benefits open season This year, Edwards is hosting the annual Benefit Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 20 in Bldg. 3000 for both Edwards and NASA federal employees. The event will be in the main conference room (123) and lobby. Several health and dental plan representatives will be available to answer questions. During open…

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Guest speaker motivates at ‘DREAM’ team luncheon

Posted  November 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Eric Lipp, founder and executive director of the Open Doors Organization, shared his story at the Edwards AFB Disability Rights Employment Awareness Luncheon at Club Muroc Oct. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber) Disability Rights Employment Awareness Month wrapped up Oct. 28 with a luncheon at Club…

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New Blue Eagles Honor Guard Airmen introduced

Posted  November 7, 2014

A ceremony was held Oct. 29 to introduce the newest members of the Blue Eagles Honor Guard.

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Exchange essay contest highlights PX memories in Vietnam

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with Procter & Gamble, is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with an essay contest that provides Vietnam veterans and family members an opportunity to share memories of their local PX/BX experience overseas or back home during the Vietnam War. “We invite customers to write…

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