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Ten seconds later and that picture still exists

There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included.

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Second X-56A MUTT makes first flight

Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., successfully conducted the agency’s first flight of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed April 9.

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An Edwards NCO’s journey to wounded warrior mentorship

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Delaney couldn't be happier to be a mentor for the introductory adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp that happened at Eglin AFB April 13-22.

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Salutes & Awards

Officers’ Spouses Club grants $5,000 in scholarship money to local students

This year, the Edwards Officers' Spouses Club presented $5,000 in annual scholarship money to four local high school students.

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Q&A with the CMSAF

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, from March 31 to April 2.


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Christmas Service Schedule

Posted  December 21, 2012

Edwards Chapel Catholic Dec. 24: Childrenís Christmas Vigil Mass, 5 p.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 25: Midnight Mass, midnight, Chapel 2 Dec. 25: Christmas Mass, 9 a.m., Chapel 2 Jan 1: New Yearís Day Mass, 9 a.m., Chapel 2 Protestant Dec. 23: Traditional and Contemporary Combined Service, 11 a.m., Chapel 2 Dec. 24: Christmas Eve Serve,…

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F-35 ‘pushes the envelope’

Posted  December 21, 2012

The F-35 Integrated Test Force made significant progress expanding the flight envelope of the F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant over the past few months with numerous successes in High Angle of Attack (AoA) flight test, with the completion of the first intentional departure of controlled flight Dec. 4 and now having tested the aircraft…

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412th TW commander sends holiday message

Posted  December 21, 2012

To the Men and Women of Team Edwards, As we all know the holidays are upon us and I will take this opportunity to say, that no commander could be more proud or more grateful, than I am, for the myriad of remarkable things you have done this past year. Whether it is being the…

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Team Edwards leaders promote safety, overall wellness before holiday season

Posted  December 21, 2012

With the holiday season upon us, leaders around the Air Force regularly use this time to remind its community and workforce that safety never takes a holiday. With that same resolve, base leaders at Edwards were on hand Dec. 14 at the West Gate exit to wish Team Edwards motorists a happy holiday season and…

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Announcements – December 21, 2012

Posted  December 21, 2012

Holiday Hours: Family Down Day – Dec. 24 FSS facilities that will be opened with the following hours: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-6 p.m. Family Child Care: 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Information, Tickets & Tours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-3 p.m. Oasis Community Center: 9 a.m.-6 p.m….

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‘Moonlighters’ bid farewell to its last CH-46

Posted  December 21, 2012

Marines from the Marine Aircraft Group 41, Detachment Alpha and the Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 764, known as the ‘Moonlighters,’ were in full force Dec. 19 to bid farewell to the squadron’s last CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter as it departed Edwards Air Force Base for the last time. The CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter, tail number…

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10 ways to dazzle the IG during an inspection

Posted  December 21, 2012

What you consider as your worst nightmare is coming to fruition: The Inspector General is coming to your unit to conduct a periodic readiness or compliance inspection! Apprehension, worry, fear, anxiety and tension float through the wing like a thick fog as questions arise in everyone’s minds. What will the IG expect of me? What…

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Real-world projects prepare students for future flight test

Posted  December 21, 2012

When students arrive at the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, they enter as the top operational pilots, navigators and engineers from the Air Force, sister services and allies. After completing the intense year-long master’s program, they emerge as the next generation of elite test professionals that will handcraft war-winning capabilities of the future. The…

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412th Medical Group to undergo AAAHC Accreditation and AF Health Services inspection

Posted  December 21, 2012

The 412th Medical Group will undergo a thorough survey Jan. 7 through 11, 2013, to verify the group’s compliance with national ambulatory health care and Air Force Medical Service standards. The purpose of the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care, or AAAHC, survey is to evaluate the group’s compliance with national ambulatory health care standards….

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News Briefs December 21, 2012

Posted  December 21, 2012

Last Desert Wings This is the last issue of Desert Wings for 2012. The first issue of 2013 will be published Jan. 11, 2013. The Desert Wings staff wish all our readers a safe and happy holiday. Commissary closure The Commissary will close at 4 p.m., Dec. 24 and remain closed until 9:30 a.m., Dec….

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