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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.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Salutes & Awards

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.

Brewer Local

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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Health & Safety

Step up to better health with AFMC’s challenge

Posted  October 31, 2014

Do you have ‘sitting disease’? Too much time sitting down may put you at risk for health problems. When muscles don’t contract, they require less fuel, and the surplus of sugar that accumulates in the bloodstream contributes to health concerns. Research has shown that sitting for long periods of time – watching TV or at…

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Local

Base commander addresses initial 416th, 445th FLTS consolidation plan

Posted  October 31, 2014

Space utilization, optimization and consolidation are practices that Team Edwards has taken on with full determination in every aspect of its mission.

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Air Force

412th SFS Police Services Tip of the Week

Posted  October 31, 2014

Air Force photograph by Stephen K. Robinson Motorcycle riders on base must comply with all safety regulations while on Edwards AFB. This means using a DOT-approved helmet, full-fingered gloves, long sleeves, long pants and sturdy, over-the-ankle footwear as a minimum. “Lane sharing” or “lane splitting” is illegal on base, even if California allows you test…

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Local

Combined Federal Campaign kicks off at Edwards

Posted  October 31, 2014

Team Edwards kicked off this year's Combined Federal Campaign Oct. 24 at the Joshua Tree Dining Facility. Base leadership gathered to sign their pledge forms over breakfast.

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Commentary

Nurturing relationships and a culture of caring

Posted  October 31, 2014

DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del. – When life gets challenging, stressors can build and conflicts can escalate, sometimes leading to abuse. Preventing domestic abuse is fundamental to basic relationship maintenance. Partners in healthy relationships work together every day to nurture their relationship, taking care to address issues and concerns when they occur. Healthy relationships should…

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Sports

Scorpion girls volleyball clinch first place in league

Posted  October 31, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Vincent Doss Athletes of the Desert High School Girls Volleyball team pose for a group photo following their win at Mammoth High School Oct. 28. The Scorpions shut out Mammoth High School 3-0 to†improve†to 12-0 in their league†and an overall record of 18-1. The win clinches first place in the Desert Mountain…

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Edwards hosts Triumph Foundation wheelchair sports demonstration

Posted  October 31, 2014

Members of the Triumph Foundation visited the High Desert Oct. 23 to show Team Edwards that people with spinal chord injuries still can be competitive and have fun.

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Fall back Nov. 2

Posted  October 31, 2014

U.S. Air Force graphic by Rebecca Amber At 2 a.m., Nov. 2, Daylight Saving Time ends for 2014. “Fall back” by setting your clocks back one hour. When you adjust your clocks, those civilians who are scheduled to work will gain one hour of work. Those employees must be compensated by either overtime, comp time…

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Taking a stand: Help win the fight against sexual assault

Posted  October 31, 2014

WASHINGTON – Just as Airmen broke the sound barrier and pioneered new paths to space, Airmen will pioneer new ways to prevent sexual assault in the Air Force. Preventing this crime is not easy; if it were, you, Americaís Airmen, would already have eliminated it from our force. As we begin this new fiscal year,…

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Local

Lakebed creature re-surfaces in time for Halloween

Posted  October 31, 2014

Many at Edwards can remember a time when the sunny skies of the High Desert would turn dark with rain. The Rosamond Dry Lakebed would fill with water, and legend has it, that the waters have been inhabited by powerful sea creatures.

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