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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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Team works to solve POV shipment issues

Posted  August 8, 2014

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. – Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command and U.S. Transportation Command are standing up a team of transportation experts this week to quickly address the most significant challenges and concerns military customers are facing when shipping their privately owned vehicles. On May 1, International Auto Logistics, known as IAL, assumed…

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The voice within

Posted  August 8, 2014

LANGLEY AFB, Va.†-†”Can your significant other sexually assault you?” The answer was a resounding silence. No one knew how to answer the “Sex Signals” speaker. I knew. I knew the answer. Rather, the sudden urge to vomit and then excuse myself from the auditorium gave me my answer. “Yes. Oh, my God. Yes,” said a…

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Smeeks retires uniform, continues to serve

Posted  August 8, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Col. Tammy Smeeks, 412th Mission Support Group, is presented with a retirement pin by Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, during a retirement ceremony held in her honor July 31 at Club Muroc. Smeeks will continue her service at Edwards as a civilian supervisor for…

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Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course scheduled

Posted  August 8, 2014

Another Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course has been scheduled for Aug. 13. Military and DOD civilians may register for this course; however, military will be given priority when registration approval takes place. You will receive a confirmation email if you are approved. †Per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1., this course is mandatory for military riders who have…

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Air Force tests new chief master sergeant EPR form

Posted  August 8, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas†-†Air Force leaders will test the newly developed AF Form 912, Enlisted Performance Report [CMSgt], during the calendar year 2014 Regular Air Force Command Chief Master Sergeant Screening Board, which convenes at the Pentagon in September, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Development of a chief master sergeant evaluation form is…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 8, 2014

Professor Clayton Christensen at Harvard Business School makes this observation about what truly matters in life.  “If you study the root causes of business disasters, over and over you’ll find this predisposition toward endeavors that offer immediate gratification. If you look at personal lives through that lens, you’ll see the same stunning and sobering pattern:…

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Air Force to change enlisted evaluations, promotions

Posted  August 8, 2014

WASHINGTON – Air Force officials announced a series of sweeping changes to the Enlisted Evaluation System and Weighted Airman Promotion System July 31. The changes are intended to ensure the Air Force truly makes job performance the driving factor and will be implemented incrementally beginning in August 2014 and continuing through early 2016. Additional information…

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Piute Ponds continues makeover

Posted  August 8, 2014

Piute Ponds has undergone a series of renovations over the last couple years and is now reaping the benefits of those years of construction.

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Annual Education Fair Aug. 13

Posted  August 8, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Senior Airman Jacob English, 412th Medical Support Squadron, speaks to a college representative during last year’s education fair at Club Muroc. The Edwards Education Center will be hosting the Edwards 2014 Annual Education Fair Aug. 13. More than†56 college and university representatives will be at the Club Muroc Alliance…

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Understanding sergeant’s words: ‘I’ve got your back’

Posted  August 8, 2014

TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. – Seeing the newly selected staff sergeants recently brought back memories of when I was selected for staff sergeant. Actually, my thoughts went to the night I graduated Airman Leadership School. As I crossed the stage after receiving my completion certificate, my co-workers gathered to congratulate me and shake my…

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