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Edwards says goodbye to Weavers

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Outgoing commander of the 412th Maintenance Group, Col. Robby Weaver (right) receives his retirement pin from his wife Susan during Weaverís retirement ceremony July 10. Weaver and his wife are retiring after a 25-year career in the Air Force; the last three of which were spent as the 412th…

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Got a ticket? What now?

Many drivers have experienced the sinking feeling that accompanies the flashing lights and siren of a police vehicle pulling them over. But, for drivers who are cited on Edwards AFB, there may be harsher penalties.

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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference July 15.

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Scars of DUI: It ends with me

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, “more important” things to worry about; like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world. Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky,…

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Can you tell me how to get to ‘Sesame Street?’

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Military ID card holders and guests are invited to attend the “Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families” July 27 at the Oasis Community Center. The Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families will drop by the Oasis Community Center for two shows July 28. The event is open…


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Salutes & Awards

412th TW Announces third quarter award winners

Posted  November 16, 2012

Team Edwards gathered to celebrate the many accomplishments of third quarter award winners at the base theater Nov. 8, where Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander presented awards in 15 categories during the football-themed ceremony. Recognized for their outstanding performance throughout the quarter, award winners were selected from more than 9,000 personnel…

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Edwards AFB Exchange to open at 4 a.m. on ‘Black Friday’

Posted  November 16, 2012

Military shoppers can come early and gobble up the savings as the Edwards AFB Exchange will open its doors at 4 a.m., Nov. 23 for “Black Friday” sales. “From our family to yours, Happy Thanksgiving,” said the Exchange’s General Manger Mike Wiles. “The day after is the unofficial holiday season for many Exchange shoppers. The…

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Three simple questions

Posted  November 16, 2012

Approximately 16 years ago, I was lucky enough to serve as the wing executive officer at MacDill Air Force Base under then Brig. Gen. John Becker, who later retired as a major general. Becker was a dedicated, professional, charismatic leader and mentor who had an enduring impact on his young and impressionable exec (that would…

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19 stories of heroism highlighted in ‘Veterans in Blue’

Posted  November 16, 2012

“Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting, but rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived,” said Gen. George S. Patton. For decades Airmen have answered the call to serve and protect the nation’s interests, its people and the cherished freedoms that underpin it all, risking their lives for…

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Civilians must schedule use or lose leave before Dec. 1

Posted  November 16, 2012

The 2012 civilian employee leave year ends Jan. 12, 2013, and Air Force Personnel Center officials remind civilians that those who have more than the maximum carryover hours of annual leave on that date risk losing their leave. The maximum carryover ceiling is 240 hours for stateside employees, 360 hours for overseas employees, and 720…

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Operation Homefront presents early Thanksgiving gift for Team Edwards military families

Posted  November 16, 2012

November is commonly associated with a month of being thankful and showing one’s gratitude, so for active duty service members and their families at Edwards, Operation Homefront-California showed their appreciation for our military members by donating more than 200 gift bags with the help of the First Sergeants Association and Lockheed Martin Nov. 7 at…

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Volunteer groups raise funds while helping troops wrap up the perfect present

Posted  November 16, 2012

Community groups can raise funds while spreading holiday cheer as the Edwards AFB Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “In order to make the holidays a little easier, the Exchange partners with local groups to ensure gifts can be wrapped up before they…

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412th CE tears down last of old TLFs

Posted  November 16, 2012

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Workers from the 412th Civil Engineering Division tore down the last of the old Temporary Lodging Facilities Nov. 7. The buildings were first constructed in 1953. The last of the old buildings were located beyond the end of 14th Street off of Bailey Avenue.

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Holiday Hours

Posted  November 16, 2012

Thanksgiving Day -Nov. 22 All 412th FSS facilities will be closed except the following: Aero Club: flying sunrise to sunset (office is closed) Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7a.m.-sunset (office and Sandbagger Grill are closed) Club Muroc: Thanksgiving Feast only, noon-2 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. Family Down Day – Nov. 23 FSS facilities that will be…

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Salutes & Awards

The big 4 – 0

Posted  November 16, 2012

  From left: Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Jimmie Templeton with his 40 Years of Government Service Certificate during the test wing’s third quarter award ceremony Nov. 9 as Chief Master Sgt. Shawn Hughes, 412th Operations Group looks on. Templeton is the Base Software License Manager with the 412th Communications…

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