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412th Test Wing 1st Quarter Award Winners

Air Force photograph by Chris Higgins Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, watches Jeanette White, 412th Civil Engineering Group, absolutely smash a foam baseball into the audience after accepting her 30-year government service award May 14 during the 412th Test Wing’s 1st Quarter Awards ceremony. 30 Years of Government Service Pin Jerry…

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The 412th Medical Group is dedicated to meeting the health care needs of you and your family by providing access to its services and the best possible medical care.

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Team Edwards hosts Military Retiree Appreciation Day

Approximately 400 military retirees, their families and surviving spouses were invited to attend the 2015 Military Retiree Appreciation Day event held at the Oasis Community Center May 16.

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Edwards youth ‘conquer’ the gift of giving, volunteering

A youth group from the Base Chapel's Catholic parish, called The Conquerors, is doing its best to exemplify the Air Force core value, "service before self," in all they do.

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JetHawks tickets donated for Military Appreciation Week

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Left to Right: Col. David Radomski, 412th Test Wing vice commander, Allison Hastings, Donald Collins, Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th TW command chief, Carole Sarian and Jason Siegen. Donald Collins, Principal of Progress Farms, donated a suite in the Lancaster Municipal Stadium (The Hangar) for the May 22…


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Air Force Fitness Management System II up, accessible

Posted  January 23, 2015

The new Air Force Fitness Management System ñ AFFMS II ñ is now up and accessible via the Air Force Personnel Center Secure Application, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. AFFMS II enables Airmen to review their fitness history and records through July 2010. The previous system was taken off line Dec. 31 to enable…

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

Posted  January 23, 2015

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

Posted  January 23, 2015

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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New Exchange Extra app puts savings, more at shoppers’ fingertips

Posted  January 23, 2015

With the swipe of a finger, military shoppers can launch a brand-new way to connect with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service through its free Exchange Extra app. The app gives shoppers quick access to information on the latest Exchange promotions, contests, coupons, BE FIT information and more. The free app is available at…

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My journey as a victim advocate

Posted  January 23, 2015

When I was a teenager, I saw a movie about a college student who was raped by her brother’s fraternity brother at a party. I remember being saddened by what happened to her; not only by the act of sexual assault, but by how the school’s administrators and students treated her when she decided to…

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Lessons learned in protecting social media accounts

Posted  January 23, 2015

On a Saturday afternoon in late November, I was informed about a political remark that appeared on my Director of Public Affairs Twitter feed. A staff member called to ask if I was aware of the re-tweet. At the time, I was on leave, out of the state, tending to my daughter who had had…

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Dutch F-35s touch down at Edwards

Posted  January 23, 2015

Two F-35 Lightning IIs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force landed at Edwards Jan. 16, after a five-hour flight from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Joint Strike Fighters arrived for an operational test and evaluation phase here in the High Desert.

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2015 Tax Center update

Posted  January 23, 2015

The Edwards Air Force Base 2015 Tax Center is scheduled to open Feb. 9 and remain open through April 15. Due to a severe shortage of manpower, as a result of Force Shaping, this year’s Tax Center will be limited in its size and scope. The center will only be able to accommodate active duty…

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412th SFS trains with ‘warrior mentality’

Posted  January 23, 2015

During a training exercise Jan. 14, the 412th Security Forces Squadron reviewed their procedures for an active shooter situation.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  January 23, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – This past year the Atlantic Monthly ran an article contrasting two sets of virtues: “resume virtues” and “eulogy virtues.” The article explained that resume virtues are oriented toward “accumulating power, wealth, and professional achievements.” Eulogy virtues on the other hand…

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