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Emergency Management reminds folks to ‘Be Ready’

The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal can serve as a†reminder to California residents that the state is prone to earthquakes. With that said, Edwards Emergency Management is encouraging base personnel and residents to be prepared for emergencies. “I think it’s important for everyone to start preparing today. Get a kit, make a plan and be…

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AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a test-mission mindset, the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, discovered a defect in the newest Material Handling Unit. The nuclear-certified MHU-83…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A coyote mom and her pup are spotted near Bark Park on base. Residents are reminded to be aware of predators like coyotes and bobcats on base and take precautionary measures to avoid them coming into contact with both pets and people. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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Edwards showcases local talent

Raising awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month involves a variety of events and activities, and this month, Family Advocacy and the 412th Medical Group Booster Club decided to do something different


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Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards

Posted  September 21, 2012

Check out next Friday’s Desert Wings for photos of the Space Shuttle Endeavor’s visit to Edwards during its final ferry flight to California.

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Spitfire lands at Edwards to commemorate Battle of Britain

Posted  September 21, 2012

The United Kingdom Joint Strike Fighter Test and Evaluation Squadron here at Edwards hosted the Royal Air Force Battle of Britain Night at Club Muroc Sept. 14.

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Suicide prevention: Risks, warnings

Posted  September 21, 2012

Before intervention. Before support. Even before treatment … there is prevention. Tragically, 36,000 lives are lost to suicide each year in the U.S. Tens of thousands more attempt suicide. Every day, families, friends, coworkers and neighbors lose someone they care about. Intervention, support and treatment can help, but to get to the heart of suicide,…

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Community Briefs – September 28, 2012

Posted  September 28, 2012

Upcoming Holiday Hours:   Columbus Day – Oct. 8   All 412 FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course & Pro Shop: 7 a.m.–sunset Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Sandbagger Grill: 7 a.m.– 2 p.m.   The PLAYpass deadline has…

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AFMC to declare 5-Center IOC Oct. 1, track results of reorg

Posted  September 28, 2012

After some 18 months of planning and careful transition, Air Force Materiel Command officials are ready to declare initial operational capability of AFMC’s 5-Center reorganization Oct. 1 and continue the process of improving its support to the warfighter. In early July, the command began activating its new centers and consolidating others as it transitioned from…

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Legal Assistance Tip: Wills on the go

Posted  September 28, 2012

Eligible for legal assistance? The Edwards Air Force Base Legal Office is happy to announce an expedited process for completing a will, advance medical directive or any other type of powers of attorney. In addition to our daily walk-in hours (see below) we will now be taking wills by appointments on Fridays between 9 a.m….

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AFMC to promote Breast Cancer, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in October

Posted  September 28, 2012

During October, Air Force Materiel Command will be promoting Breast Cancer and Prostate Cancer Awareness. This is an excellent time to educate individuals about breast and prostate cancer and promote screening. Knowing about these diseases and what you can do can save your life. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1…

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Team Edwards celebrates ’65 years of transformation’

Posted  September 28, 2012

Team Edwards members gathered together at Club Muroc Sept. 21 to celebrate “65 Years of Transformation” with their very own Air Force Ball. Guests were treated to drinks, food and dancing in celebration of the U.S. Air Force’s birthday. Videos and graphical illustrations made by 412th Public Affairs showed the history of flight test here…

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AFRL officially welcomes new fitness track

Posted  September 28, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ray Dyakon Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 has a new fitness track to keep their Airment “Fit to Fight.” Airmen working at Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 recently received a new tool to keep them “Fit to Fight.” A new 400-meter rubberized running track was built onsite. Construction was…

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412th TW signs ROD for Site 3 Landfill

Posted  September 28, 2012

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Rebecca Hobbs, Edwards AFB Environmental Management, presents Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer with the Site 3 Main Base Inactive Landfill Record of Decision for his signature Sept. 14. The Site 3 ROD is a set of remedies and agreements to clean up the unused landfill located in the northwest…

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