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JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that instance of vandalism, but also other acts of misconduct committed within our community. Last November, Brig. Gen. Michael…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.

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Driving on base could make you eligible for gas tax refund

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The state of California may refund taxes paid on gasoline to residents who use the gasoline while driving on a military installation. Claims must be submitted to the California State Controllerís office. Each time a California resident pulls up to the pump, they pay taxes for each gallon of…

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

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

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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Freedom Fest goes off with a blast

Posted  July 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Despite the windy conditions, the fireworks extravaganza, which was accompanied by patriotic music, culminated the 2014 Freedom Fest at Edwards July 4.   Undeterred by the triple-digit temperature, more than 3,000 Edwards members came out once again for this year’s Freedom Fest activities July 4 at Wings and Roberts…

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The power of the Military Consumer

Posted  July 11, 2014

Due to the recent trends and the financial challenges of military life, the Department of Defense has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission, who has partnered with other organizations to form the Military Consumer, a campaign to empower you the consumer to be informed and promote financial readiness. It officially starts July 16 and…

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Announcements – July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Aero Camp: July 21-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to youth aged 14-19. Cost is $1,600. The first step in training our future pilots. Private Pilot Ground School kit included. Pre-registration required. Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All…

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News Briefs July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course An additional motorcycle Advanced Rider Course has been scheduled for July 9. Military and DOD civilians may register for this course however military will be given priority when registration approval takes place.†You will receive a confirmation email if you are approved.†Per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1., this course is mandatory for military…

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Taking inspiration from our founding fathers

Posted  July 3, 2014

The Air Force is no stranger to challenging times. That's certainly the case today where, in the current fiscal climate, much is outside of our control and we are faced with a great deal of uncertainty.

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Education, Training Center hosts open house, announces next Ed Fair

Posted  July 3, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Members of the Edwards community visited the Education Office’s Open House June 27 to learn about all the different education options available to Airmen and civilians. The Edwards AFB Education and Training Center hosted their quarterly open house June 26. The open house gave Airmen and their families as…

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New boss for OSS

Posted  July 3, 2014

  Outgoing 412th Operations Support Squadron commander Lt. Col. Ryan Osteroos (right) congratulates new commander Lt. Col. Jeff Geraghty following the squadron’s change of command ceremony June 27. Geraghty will oversee the 412th OSS, which controls air traffic, manages the airfield complex and provides weather support as well as flight scheduling.  

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June Promotions

Posted  July 3, 2014

Team Edwards held†its June enlisted promotion ceremony in the Base Theater June 30. Congratulations to all the Airman for achieving the next step in their Air Force careers! To airman first class Jacob Ray, 412th Force Support Squadron Trevor Dobbs, 412th SFS To senior airman Samuel Lorah, 412th Security Forces Squadron Teandre Pacheco, 412th SFS…

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Health & Safety

STOP, LISTEN, LOOK! Don’t Let it Happen to YOU!

Posted  July 3, 2014

Hazardous Air Traffic Reports (HATR) and Controlled Movement Area (CMA) violations are a growing problem on the Edwards AFB flightline.

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Independence Day message from 412th CC

Posted  July 3, 2014

Team, This Friday we celebrate the birth of our great nation and its declared independence. The Declaration of Independence is the nation’s most cherished symbol of liberty and Thomas Jefferson’s most enduring monument. Here, in exalted and unforgettable phrases, Jefferson expressed the convictions in the minds and hearts of the American people. The political philosophy…

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