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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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Operating Location AF Plant 42 welcomed into 412th Test Wing family

Posted  May 30, 2014

Operating Location Air Force Plant 42 has begun its transition from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, to the 412th Test Wing.

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Lightning, tornados over Edwards

Posted  May 30, 2014

An F-35 Lightning II, BF-17, piloted by Air Force test pilot Lt. Col. Jonathan Ohman, F-35 Integrated Test Force, performs interoperability testing with two United Kingdom Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons over the ranges at Edwards AFB, Calif., April 4.

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AF Legal Assitance website places help at your fingertips

Posted  May 30, 2014

Do you have questions about automobile purchases? Need a will or a power of attorney? The Air Force legal community continually strives to find better ways to serve military members, retirees and their dependents. A few years ago a legal assistance website was launched to help us serve you better. You can find it at…

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Air Force mental health programs encourage seeking help

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – The number of Airmen seeking mental health care has increased over the last five years – and this is a trend Air Force leaders encourage, according to a lead psychiatrist with the office of the Air Force Surgeon General. A mental health encounters report issued by the Air Force Medical Operations Agency noted…

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Desert High students bring history back to life for second year

Posted  May 30, 2014

Air Force graphic by Jet Fabara Graphically enhanced photo of Desert Junior-Senior High School students re-enacting the Manhattan Project brief given to President Harry Truman in which scientists explain the first atomic bomb during a “Night at the Museum” event hosted by the students and faculty of Desert Junior Senior High School May 21, 2014….

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Pulse on AF force management

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – This week’s force management update focuses on the chief master sergeant retention board, voluntary separation pay, officer reduction in force boards, quality force review board, civilian force management and total force opportunities in a continued effort to bring Airmen the latest, most accurate information concerning the complex and dynamic force management programs.  …

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DHS student selected for Air Force Academy

Posted  May 30, 2014

Congressman Kevin McCarthy May 22 announced that seven of the students that he nominated from the 23rd Congressional District will attend one of the U.S. Service Academies in the fall.

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Advice to Airmen from your Desert Diamonds: 101 Critical Days of Summer

Posted  May 30, 2014

It is your Airman…Big “A” As leaders, we need to take responsibility for everything that happens or fails to happen in our organization; set the tone. Let your personnel know that risk management is needed not just on the job, but in each of our everyday lives, especially during summer when many of us participate…

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CSAF provides ëinitial feedbackí to all commanders

Posted  May 30, 2014

WASHINGTON – All supervisors are required to provide subordinates with an initial feedback, outlining expectations, standards and goals they can both work together to achieve. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III led the way by introducing the new Air Force Instruction 1-2 “Commander’s Responsibilities” May 8 for commanders Air Force-wide. AFI…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 30, 2014

- In the military we know that remembering those who have given their lives for their country is more than a one-time event.  A couple of Duke University professors highlight the importance of remembering. “We are quite literally a people that morally live off our wars because they give us the necessary basis for self-sacrifice…

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