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NASA photograph by Lauren Hughes People and Places

Bowers inspires students to be their best

Al Bowers, who is the chief scientist at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, loves to hear about the successes of people he has mentored. For decades he has been a strong supporter of education and seeding young minds.

NASA photograph by Ryan Dibley Technology

Wi-Fi in space, spacecraft technologies launched on Blue Origin rocket

A company vying to be the first internet service provider in space as well as a NASA monitoring system for testing technologies on suborbital vehicles were both carried into space when Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket successfully launched April 29.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Edwards Air Force Base engineers search for future innovators

Companies from all innovative disciplines often send engineers to career fairs all over the nation to search for future go-getters; and the Air Force test mission is no different.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Events

412th SFS to hold Police Week events May 14-18

Team Edwards and the 412th Security Forces Squadron will observe National Police Week with a slate of events May 14-18. Police Week is a time designated to remember and celebrate past and present civilian and military law enforcement officers, as well as the survivors of those who make the ultimate sacrifice.

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Katherine Spessa Air Force

BACN goes global after delivering CENTCOM comms for 9 years

The people who manage the Battlefield Airborne Communications Node want to keep a sense of urgency as the system transitions from Joint Urgent Operational Need to Program of Record.


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Commentary

Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 30, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community It’s so easy to get fired up and complain about what’s happening in Washington, D.C., and Hollywood. The internet, to include social media, adds fuel to the fire and makes things worse. Of course, very few of us have any impact…

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Air Force illustration by Senior Airman John Linzmeier
Events

‘Develop Your Mental Toughness’ is theme for upcoming Wingman Day, Nov. 2

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force illustration by Senior Airman John Linzmeier Wingman Day is scheduled for Nov. 2 on Edwards Air Force Base. The day is an opportunity for Airmen to step outside of their day-to-day work environment and focus on team-building exercises. Wingman Day encourages Comprehensive Airmen Fitness, enhancing resiliency skills with group activities to promote physical,…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  October 30, 2015

Nov. 2–6 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Three pieces of fried chicken Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Meat loaf Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Thursday Chicken teriyaki Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage $1.99, Large $2.09 Robin Hood &…

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber
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412th SFS picks pumpkins for party from Rosamond pumpkin patch

Posted  October 30, 2015

Each year when October rolls around, pumpkin season begins. There are pumpkins for carving and decorating, pumpkin-spiced drinks, pumpkin pies and much more. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, 192.2 million pounds of pumpkins were produced in California in 2014.

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Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber
Events

New victim advocates start training

Posted  October 30, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The new Sexual Assault Prevention and Response victim advocates are (back row, left to right) Michael Olson, Kyle Mehlhoff, Tracey Granger, Brandon King (Front Row, left to right) Teslin Turley, Chase Hacault, Arreonnio Jackson and Veronica Calhoun. The decorated t-shirts in the background were created by various individuals as…

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