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Minors confess to causing $22,000 in damage during vandalism spree

After weeks of investigative work, two minors confessed June 8 to committing vandalism at Desert High School and nearby school district maintenance buildings.

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AFTC needs to be ‘agile, ready, right’

The Air Force Test Center added a page to its three-year history June 18 when Maj. Gen. David A. Harris stepped into the role of commander. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, commander of Air Force Materiel Command, presided as the center transitioned to a new leader for the very first time.

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Students study Earth from NASA flying lab

Thirty-two undergraduate students are participating in an eight-week NASA Airborne Science field experience designed to immerse them in the agency's Earth science research.

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Diamond in the rough: An Airman’s recovery from his haunted past

Growing up, many of his childhood nights were spent staring through a gaping hole in his bedroom ceiling. He didn't know how it got there, but sometimes it served as a pleasant escape from the surrounding chaos.

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OG Immersion program brings flight test within sight

The 412th Operations Group is creating the "OG Immersion" program to directly involve organizations on base with the main flight mission.


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Keeping Airmen safe in the social media world

Posted  October 17, 2014

Langley AFB, Va. – Airmen today use the social media world to keep in touch with family, friends, prior co-workers and a multitude of others. Unfortunately, for all of the positive uses of social media, recent events have encouraged us to re-evaluate our digital world to ensure our personal and professional information is protected from online predators and minimize…

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DHS volleyball rollin’

Posted  October 17, 2014

  Tesheara Nelson, #2, Desert Junior Senior High School girls’ volleyball team captain, sets up Devyn Cross, #24, for the kill against a Mammoth High School blocker Oct. 3 at DJSHS.The volleyball team finished their season as Desert Mountain League Tri-Champions last season. The team is currently 15-1 overall. They play Mojave Oct. 16 and…

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DEAM Team brings opportunity to Edwards

Posted  October 17, 2014

The Disability Employment Awareness Committee held its first annual abilities expo at the Oasis Community Center Oct. 9.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 17, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – By now you have heard of the plight of American pastor Saeed Abedini who is being held in an Iranian prison for his Christian faith.  He recently wrote a letter to his daughter for her eighth birthday.  In it he…

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Announcements – October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Town Hall meeting The semi-annual Edwards AFB Town Hall meeting is 5-7 p.m., Oct. 15 in the Airman and Family Readiness Center (Bldg. 5620) Galaxy Room.†Briefers will include the 412th Force Support Squadron, 412th Security Forces Squadron, AAFES and Corvias Housing.†Submit recommended additional topics/briefings to 412.MSG.Workflow@us.af.mil or call 661-277-0440. A recording of the meeting will…

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Sept. enlisted promotions

Posted  October 10, 2014

More than 40 Airmen pinned on their next ranks in September and many participated in the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Sept. 30 at the base theater. Congratulations to all Team Edwards promotees! To airman 1st class Gil Johansen, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron To senior airman Keneshia Tinniehill, 412th Security Forces Squadron Robert Hernandez, 412th SFS…

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Airmen help save life at Lancaster gym

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber From left: Tech. Sgt. Elie Pe·n and Tech. Sgt. Maurice Lucas II, flight sergeants from the 412th Security Forces Squadron, prepared the Automated External Defibrillator when a man went into cardiac arrest at a Lancaster gym saving his life. Several Edwards AFB Airmen were at the 24 Hour Fitness…

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Lane Closures on Fitz-Gerald Boulevard

Posted  October 10, 2014

Beginning Oct. 20 and continuing through Dec. 12, lane closures will be enforced on Fitz-Gerald Boulevard to allow workers to repair cracks and failed areas between Rickenbacker Dr., just west of the Exchange and Commissary, to Lancaster Blvd. Closures will be enforced on the outside lanes of the four-lane roadway until mid-November and on the…

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Donated cameras inspire yearbook students

Posted  October 10, 2014

Desert Jr.-Sr. High School yearbook instructor Emilia Henry was excited to bring 10 still cameras and eight video cameras to her classes Sept. 9.

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