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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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EAFB Civil Air Patrol Cadets field train

Posted  March 30, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base Composite Squadron 84 of California Wing, Civil Air Patrol, spent March 10, 11 conducting a field training exercise. The cadets received classroom instruction Saturday morning and in the afternoon the cadets set up camp at Branch Park for hands-on training. The classroom…

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Virtual wingman makes smart choices easy

Posted  April 13, 2012

Air Education and Training Command unveiled a new mobile phone application that is designed to provide resiliency and safety information to Airmen. The app was shown at the Air Force Community Action Information Board meeting March 29. Among the highlights of the app are features such as a local taxi finder and information on high-risk…

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Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

Posted  April 13, 2012

Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen. Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary Early Retirement Authority application window will be open April 10-30 in order to…

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AEDC engineers support ‘airstart’ testing at Edwards Air Force Base

Posted  April 13, 2012

Test pilots at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., have successfully performed “airstarts” on the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter over the last few weeks, an important milestone in opening up the aircraft’s test syllabus, according to a…

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Edwards AFB continues to maximize energy efficiency with opening of E85 gas point

Posted  April 13, 2012

Edwards took another step towards energy efficiency April 6 with a ribbon cutting signifying the grand opening of a new E85 gas tank at the Government Vehicle Gas Station. E85…

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Team Edwards recognized for outstanding CFC contributions

Posted  April 13, 2012

Team Edwards keyworkers were all presented with a Letter of Appreciation April 3 at the Conference Center from Col. Gregory Schwab, 95th Air Base Wing commander, and Chief Master Sgt. Bill Thomaston, 95th ABW command chief, for…

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TPS students analyze C-12 Huron rudder forces

Posted  April 13, 2012

Karl Major, a civilian test pilot at the United States Air Force Test Pilot School, has been studying and flying the C-12 Huron for years. Over the years, he noticed an interesting phenomenon with the aircraft while experiencing sideslip.

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News Briefs April 13, 2012

Posted  April 13, 2012

Awareness month April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. With the help of the 95th Security Forces Squadron team, the Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office is having Self-Defense classes 11 a.m.-1 p.m., April 12 and 26 in the grassy area of the roundabout at the Health and Wellness Center and Oasis Community Center. All participants should…

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Team Edwards provides feedback during 2012 Caring for People forum

Posted  April 13, 2012

With a platform that encourages its participants to speak their mind, the 2012 Caring for People forum, held at Chapel 2 April 5, allowed multiple Team Edwards members to voice their concerns regarding the base. As part of the forum, CFP…

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Hold the line: Truth is hard to hear, but can set you free

Posted  April 13, 2012

As a master sergeant and the newly appointed squadron superintendent, I felt it was important to provide our unit’s Airmen with an honest assessment of their performance. Seizing an opportunity, I asked a staff sergeant to come by my office for a chat. The staff sergeant was one of our hardest working NCOs and the…

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