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For good measure, base precision lab passes biannual evaluation

No one at Edwards is more exact in their work than the Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory.

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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay An F-16 from the 416th Flight Test Squadron parked at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a Red Flag exercise in 2012. Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a “roadshow” to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S….

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YF-22A brings in $25,000 for museum move

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Bechtel Corporation presented a check for $25,000 to the Flight Test Historical Foundation at the Air Force Flight Test Museum May 21 to sponsor the YF-22A. (Left to right) Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing Installation Support director, and Lisa Gray, FTHF chairwoman, accepted the donation from Brian Sheridan…

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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Developmental test and evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place.

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Summer safety begins with risk management

Air Force graphic by Denise Stephens Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief of Ground Safety, Bill Parsons. Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief…


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Aloha AAPI month, see you next year

Posted  May 22, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Edwards AFB Warriors performed a Haka that was so popular that they were asked to do an encore at the end of the program. Haka is a traditional ancestral war cry, dance, or challenge from the Maori people of New Zealand.   The Asian American-Pacific Islander Month celebration…

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Enlisted members interested in attache duty must apply by June

Posted  May 22, 2015

Active duty staff through senior master sergeants interested in attache’ duty opportunities with international affairs teams around the world must submit their applications by June 15, 2015 to be considered. The Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs is accepting applications for enlisted Defense Attache’ Specialists at 23 locations, with…

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HYT extension possible for SrA-MSgt in 35 career fields

Posted  May 22, 2015

Eligible senior airmen, staff sergeants, technical sergeants and master sergeants in 35 Air Force specialties will be able to apply for a high year of tenure extension and, if approved, will be able to extend between 12 and 24 months past their current HYT. The Air Force is introducing several personnel and manpower initiatives to…

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This Memorial Day, reflect on true meaning

Posted  May 22, 2015

It was nearly 150 years ago that our nation first observed a day of remembrance for those who died in service to the United States of America. Over the years, more than one million American Soldiers, Sailors, Coast Guardsmen, Marines and Airmen have given their lives in defense of our great nation. We owe our…

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Exchange Faces to Remember photo contest focuses on Vietnam memories

Posted  May 22, 2015

As Memorial Day draws near, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with GoPro, is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with a photo contest to honor the heroes who served. Through the Patriot Family Faces to Remember contest, Exchange shoppers are invited to share photos from their experiences in Vietnam for…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 22, 2015

- Memorial Day is a time to remember the men and women who died while serving in the country’s armed forces.  These brave Americans are part of a tradition of sacrifice, a theme highlighted in a recent book by Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz and Washington Post reporter Rajiv Chandrasekaran called “For Love of Country: What…

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Announcements – May 22, 2015

Posted  May 22, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Family Down Day Hours–May 22 Hours of operation for all OPEN 412th FSS facilities: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. High Desert Inn: open 7 days a week, 24 hours…

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News Briefs May 15, 2015

Posted  May 15, 2015

May Fitness Month The Rosburg Fitness Center is hosting some special events for May Fitness Month. Join the gym staff and have some fun getting in shape. Pick up your May Fitness Punch Cards and try to get 20 workouts during the month and receive a special prize.†All the special events are worth two punches…

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USNORTHCOM brings exercise ARDENT SENTRY to Edwards

Posted  May 15, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber An Army Sentinel Mobile Command Center provides power and satellite communications during an exercise or real-world natural disaster. Edwards AFB was treated as a simulated basic-staging area May 13 during U.S. Northern Command’s annual Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise. The scenario for Exercise Ardent Sentry 15 was a…

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412th SFS celebrates National Police Week

Posted  May 15, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Security Forces Squadron takes on the Fire Department in tug-o-war during a First Responders Cookout May 7 at Arnold Park. The barbecue was held in honor of National Police Week. With military bases†in Force Protection Condition Bravo, the 412th Security Forces Squadron is working tirelessly to ensure…

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