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AFFT Museum acquires ‘up-lifting’ aircraft

Preserving the history of flight test is what the Air Force Flight Test Museum is devoted to here at Edwards.

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F-22 pilot reaches 1,000 flight hours

Four-year-old Steve Rainey sat on the hood of his father's car at a local airshow watching the small airplanes and helicopters at the airport. When the Thunderbirds in their F-100s sped by, Rainey fell off the car, looked up at the sky and thought, "I've got to do that."

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Scorpions to show their love of robotics on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day, love is in the air. That is, love of robotics.

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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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Maintenance versus repair … of our Airmen

Posted  January 16, 2015

This commentary is not about aircraft, vehicles, or even any mechanical components. It’s about our Airmen and how we manage their care and development throughout their careers. The maintenance versus†repair concept is borrowed from the maintenance community and speaks to how maintenance managers plan, coordinate and execute scheduled maintenance events. The goal is to maximize…

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New DOD website launched to assist with housing

Posted  January 16, 2015

A new official DOD website, HOMES.mil was launched†Dec. 15†to provide service members, their families and DOD Civilians access to non-discriminatory rental listings. The website, www.HOMES.mil , will provide public access to landlords, owners and property managers for use in marketing rental properties to service members, families and DOD civilians who are seeking housing at their…

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Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Posted  January 16, 2015

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Boeing and, now Edwards, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the "Buff's" newest upgrade.

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412th CS analyst retires after 40 years

Posted  January 16, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Sheree Springer retired after 40 years of federal service Jan. 14, 2015. Springer was joined by her husband, Michael at the ceremony. The 412th Communications Squadron celebrated the 40-year career of Sheree Springer at her retirement ceremony Jan. 14 at Club Muroc. Springer began her career at Edwards AFB…

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To innovate, we can’t be afraid to fail

Posted  January 16, 2015

“Throughout history, people with new ideas – who think differently and try to change things – have always been called troublemakers.” – Richelle Mead, author. The Air Force is pushing hard for us to innovate. You hear it when our senior leaders give speeches or post articles imploring us to improve. Examples include the AFSO21…

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January promotions

Posted  January 16, 2015

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Col. Rodney Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief (far right), officiated the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Dec. 31 at the base theater.   Several enlisted members of Team Edwards started off the year on a new level…

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Assistance fund campaign kicks off in February

Posted  January 16, 2015

The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan 12. The campaign, in its 42nd year, will be conducted for six-week periods through May 1, said Bill D’Avanzo, the Air Force voting action officer and fundraising chief. Most…

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Thunderbird lands in Lancaster

Posted  January 16, 2015

With a wind turbine-adorned mountain backdrop, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird #8 touched down in the Antelope Valley Jan. 9.

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Are unpaid debts a military career-killer?

Posted  January 16, 2015

Military personnel who have trouble handling their personal finances can very quickly find their duty status, potential promotions and even military careers in jeopardy. And, over time, the lingering burden of debt can add stress to their personal relationships and damage their credit profile. But does that debt have to be a career-killer? Service members,…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  January 16, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community “Now I say to you in conclusion, life is hard, at times as hard as crucible steel. It has its bleak and difficult moments. Like the ever-flowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of…

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