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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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It’s 1700 somewhere

Posted  January 9, 2015

Its side effects can range from confusion to induced sprinting for cover, to feelings of pride. It has the power to stop people in their tracks and causes self-induced paralysis for nearly two minutes at a time. Reveille and Retreat ceremonies occur on most military installations across the U.S. at the beginning and the end…

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Back in the Saddle 2015 stresses test safety through lessons learned, reporting hazards

Posted  January 9, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Ryan Hefron, 419th Flight Test Squadron, talked about the B-52 test programs during this new year’s Back in the Saddle briefing in the base theater Jan. 5. Back in the Saddle is an annual event that officially kicks off the new year for Edwards and sets the tone…

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2015 Edwards AFB Tax Center volunteer opportunities, dates, eligibility

Posted  January 9, 2015

The 412th Test Wing Tax Center is still looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season, which officially starts early next month and ends on April 15. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program depends on the support of volunteers who can commit their time and effort to preparing and filing tax returns.  During…

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AF seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

Posted  January 9, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27, to get career field functional manager approval and submit an” intent to apply” email to the Air Force Personnel Center, officials said Dec. 17. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s…

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Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 Program

Posted  January 9, 2015

The KC-46 development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28.  

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and the cost of living allowance (COLA) rates for…

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Desert High student nominated for Air Force Academy

Posted  January 9, 2015

Each year, high school students in the 23rd Congressional District in California compete for nominations to the United States Service Academies. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced his selections Jan. 5. Among those students is Desert Junior-Senior High School student Gabrielle Evey, 17, who was selected as a nominee for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Battle of the Badges coming Feb. 4

Posted  January 9, 2015

Each year in February, the Edwards community is invited to participate in the Battle of the Badges, a blood drive competition between the military, the police department and fire department. The goal is simple, collect the most blood.

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Safe personal disposal of sharps

Posted  January 9, 2015

At the 412th Medical Group, we recognize proper management and disposal of sharps safely reduces pollution, prevents injury, and averts disease transmission. A sharp is generally any hypodermic needle, pen needle, intravenous needle, lancet, or other device used to penetrate the skin to assist in assessment or treatment of a condition or delivery of medication….

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The Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

Posted  January 9, 2015

While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force – and one is still too young to accept an adult beverage. Let’s be honest: As children…

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