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Edwards joint maintenance team completes significant JSF propulsion verification event

A propulsion verification event is often considered tedious but essential work accomplished by the unseen maintainers of the developmental test and evaluation world.

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Edwards heroes save coworker’s life

For four heavy equipment operators with the 412th Civil Engineer Group March 13 was simply supposed to be another early morning day on the flightline, for another operator it was a day he almost lost his life if not for the actions of his four heroic coworkers.

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Thunderbirds give up-close look to academy-bound student

Headlining the 2015 Los Angeles County Airshow March 21-22 was U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds.

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Brewer: ‘Continue to move forward’

After almost three years as the 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer is saying goodbye to the High Desert and heading off to the Midwest to his new assignment at Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command.

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SOFIA finds missing link between supernovae, planet formation

Using NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, an international scientific team discovered that supernovae are capable of producing a substantial amount of the material from which planets like Earth can form.


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News Briefs March 13, 2015

Posted  March 13, 2015

SRB changes Effective March 12, a complete Selective Reenlistment Bonus listing is available from the myPERS website [https://mypers.af.mil/]. For detailed information, type “Selective Reenlistment Bonus” into the search bar on the home page. Airmen should contact the Military Personnel Section to determine their eligibility to reenlist with a SRB entitlement. SRB POCs can be contacted…

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Health & Safety

March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted  March 13, 2015

Often called one of the "invisible wounds of war," traumatic brain injury is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI, it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job.

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Team Edwards welcomes 2015 Honorary Commanders

Posted  March 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner The 412th Test Wing hosted its annual Honorary Commanders Induction Ceremony at Club Muroc March 4, 2015. The objective of the Honorary Commanders Program is to provide Edwards commanders with the capability to develop, promote and maintain a continuous working partnership with the surrounding communities. It helps to familiarize…

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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted  March 13, 2015

Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average of $20 dollars each month per…

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Edwards AFB 2015 Pageant March 21

Posted  March 13, 2015

The 2015 Edwards Pageant contestants invites everyone to come out and cheer them on as they vie for the titles of Miss, Junior Miss, Little Miss, Teen Miss and Tiny Miss Edwards Air Force Base. The pageant will be held at the Oasis Community Center in The Hangar (formerly Stripes Lounge) March 21, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is…

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ROCK all your health-related goals with AFMC’s FY15 incentive program!

Posted  March 13, 2015

Receive the latest health information by attending one of Air Force Materiel Command’s newest Civilian Health Promotion Services health education classes: – Exercise and Arthritis – Warning Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke – Exercise Across the Lifespan – Health and Happiness Online logins – Complete at least five logins at AFMCwellness.com Complete your Health Risk Assessment at AFMCwellness.com…

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Special Program emerges to combat cyber insider threats

Posted  March 13, 2015

It's not often that the public gets to hear about the Air Force's inner workings when pertaining to highly-classified networks. However, a Special Programs team from Hanscom AFB's Command, Control, Communications, Intelligence and Networks Directorate has recently emerged and made its presence known.

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Time to apply for summer jobs

Posted  March 13, 2015

The Air Force Summer Employment Program is a great opportunity to mentor or coach future federal employees. Edwards AFB has summer job opportunities in the clerical, lifeguard, engineer technician and general laborer fields. For job postings and application information, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov. Resumes will not be accepted at the Edwards Civilian Personnel Section. Summer hire appointments…

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Cybercrime: How it affects you

Posted  March 13, 2015

Cybercrime is the fastest growing and most dynamic area of crime. Ever-increasing reliance on cyber technology is allowing criminals to operate with virtual impunity across a range of criminal activities and jurisdictions. Although the types of crimes are not necessarily new (theft, fraud, extortion, drug proliferation and sex-based exploitation), the technology provides criminals an unprecedented…

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The whole family can join for chance to win $3,000 in prizes

Posted  March 13, 2015

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is encouraging shoppers worldwide to hop to it and take a crack at $3,000 in prizes. With the Patriot Family Easter Egg Hunt Contest, shoppers can search for clues at the Edwards Exchange and post the correct answers on the Exchange’s Facebook page contest tab at www.facebook.com/AAFES.BX.PX. Shoppers…

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