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TPS graduates 24 students

Twenty-four students of Class 14A will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School during a ceremony at the schoolhouse Dec. 12 where each student will be awarded a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering from the Air Force’s Air University. TPS graduation is the culmination of an intense, 48-week program that includes…

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Single Airmen get home-baked holiday goodies

Like a well-oiled machine, the Edwards Officers' Spouses Club packed around 3,600 cookies into decorated brown paper bags Dec. 3.

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New 412th command chief introduces himself to Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, new 412th Test Wing command chief, first arrived at Edwards in early November. On Dec. 8, Smith held an all call for non-commissioned officers in the base theater to introduce himself.

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Northrop Grumman donates bicycles to Edwards families

Emily couldn't be happier as she rode her brand new bicycle around the Base Exchange parking lot Dec. 4.

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Airman, screenwriter says follow your dreams

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, consults with a patient at the Edwards AFB Dental Office. This past Veterans Day, Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron dentist, accepted a mid six-figure offer from Paramount Pictures to purchase one of his screenplays – “Matriarch,” a story that…


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Salutes & Awards

First quarter award winners are a ‘hit’

Posted  June 6, 2014

Airmen and Air Force civilians alike were honored June 4 at the base theater for the 412th Test Wing 1st Quarter Award Ceremony.

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Thank you, for now

Posted  June 6, 2014

THULE AIR BASE, Greenland – Capt. Thomas Hammill was a Green Beret who served in Vietnam and Cambodia. I knew him as an uncle and hero; however, society had a different perception of him and the rest of the men and women who fought in Vietnam. Vietnam veterans returned to America and found protests, hate…

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Health & Safety

Team Edwards conducts SAPR stand-down day

Posted  June 6, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Kimberly Shirley, 412th Test Wing Sexual Assault Response Coordinator, facilitates training for Sexual Assault Victim Advocates at the new Sexual Assault Prevention and Response center May 14. The new center can be used by any unit for on-base SAPR training. In an effort to eliminate sexual assault and take…

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Local

Eat right and save money on ‘Salad Wednesdays’ at Edwards AFB Exchange restaurants

Posted  June 6, 2014

Army & Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are helping Airmen and their†families eat healthy while saving money with “Salad Wednesdays.” Every Wednesday, guests can take $2 off any salad priced $4 or more at participating Edwards†AFB Exchange direct-operated restaurants. “Salad Wednesdays” are part of the Exchange’s†Operation BEFIT initiative, designed to promote health and wellness. “Saving…

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It’s About the Fairness of the Process

Posted  June 6, 2014

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany†-†Occasionally, folks around the base will ask me after a court-martial, “What do you think about the result?” The question comes up more often when the accused member is acquitted or when the punishment appears to be somewhat lenient. This occasionally causes me to scratch my head a bit. The apparent implication…

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Air Force

Permissive TDY allowed for voluntary force management separation

Posted  June 6, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Airmen who separate under voluntary and involuntary force management programs may be eligible for permissive TDY. Airmen should check their separation orders to ensure the statement is included in the remarks block. The statement should read “Member separating voluntarily under force management program and may be eligible for (permissive)…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  June 6, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – What is it about patience that we love in others but hate for ourselves? Maybe because we know it is a discipline that is greatly admired but rarely practiced. Whether it is at the checkout line at the store or…

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NASA

NASA, Virgin Galactic announce payloads for SpaceShipTwo flight

Posted  June 6, 2014

NASA has selected 12 technology experiments to fly on the first commercial research flight on Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo.

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Events

Announcements – June 6, 2014

Posted  June 6, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Civilians Welcome. Training on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft maintenance. Call Aero Club for dates and availability. Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5…

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Local

News Briefs May 30, 2014

Posted  May 30, 2014

Museum closure The Edwards Air Force Flight Test Museum will be closed May 31. It will reopen June 3. For more information, call George Welsh at (661) 277-8050. American Red Cross Blood Drive June 4 The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m,, June 4 in the Chapel 1 Annex….

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