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Winter fire safety tips

Air Force photograph by Brad White The aftermath of a resident fire in the Edwards AFB housing area last month. Recently, Edwards AFB encountered a fire in the housing area that could have been devastating to all involved. The Fire Department’s quick response led to the home being saved. The occupants were able to return…

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Airman receives ‘surreal’ phone call from Paramount Pictures

For some, a visit to the dentist feels like a nightmare. But, for Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, dental flight commander, he hopes that it's his after-hours hobby that really keeps people awake at night.

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Edwards culminates National American Indian Heritage Month with pride, spirit

To culminate National American Indian Heritage Month, the 412th Test Wing and the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center sponsored a luncheon Nov. 19 at Club Muroc to celebrate the theme of this year's observation - Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.

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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

NASA photograph by Jim Yungel The Thurston Island calving front off of western Antarctica as seen from the window of NASA’s DC-8 flying observatory Nov. 5, 2014. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory has two weeks of support remaining in the agency’s sixth Operation IceBridge mission to study parts of the West Antarctica ice sheet and ice…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.


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Robotics team prepares for regionals

Posted  February 14, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Scorpion Robotics team, from Desert High School, prepares for the Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship Tournament at the end of February. The Scorpion Robotics team, from Desert High School, is preparing for the Los Angeles FIRST Tech Challenge Regional Championship Tournament. FIRST stands for ëFor Inspiration…

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Air Force launches enhanced civilian development site

Posted  February 14, 2014

The Ira C. Eaker Center for Professional Development at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., recently made available a new tool to assist civilians with their professional development. The Civilian Development Resource Center is an online clearinghouse providing access to development roadmaps, learning programs and thousands of no-cost courses, books, videos, job aids, simulations, articles and…

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Don’t become a workplace statistic, know your exit routes

Posted  February 14, 2014

Ask yourself this question, “If an emergency were to happen at work today am I prepared to evacuate, and do it safely?” The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) defines a workplace emergency as: “An unforeseen situation that threatens your employees, customers, or the public; disrupts or shuts down your operations; or causes physical or environmental…

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DOD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

Posted  February 14, 2014

Later this year, the Defense Department will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current…

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Civ-Mil Group builds bonds with Team Edwards

Posted  February 14, 2014

Many of you haven’t personally heard of the Civilian-Military Group or know who they are composed of, but I can attest and ensure you that hundreds of Edwards Airmen and their families have been the recipients of their generosity and unwavering support. As an Air Force First Sergeant, I’ve had the distinct pleasure and honor…

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Things you need to know to stay healthy during flu season

Posted  February 14, 2014

Influenza (Flu) season is in full swing in the United States and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that most states are experiencing widespread influenza throughout. Flu-related hospitalizations and deaths are being reported in California and locally in Kern County. The flu seems to be hitting young and middle-aged adults the hardest this…

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SSgt promotion test rescheduled for April 1-May 16

Posted  February 14, 2014

To ensure senior airmen selected for promotion to staff sergeant do not meet the enlisted retention board, the Air Force will move the testing window up earlier this calendar year, from May 1-June 15 to April 1-May 16, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 7. We have assured Airmen selected for promotion that they…

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News Briefs February 14, 2014

Posted  February 14, 2014

Legal office hours As of Feb. 2, the 412th Test Wing Legal Office, located at 1 South Rosamond Blvd., has the following hours: Power of Attorney, notary services: Tuesday and Thursday, 1-4 p.m., Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m.-noon. However, real estate and refinance notary services are by appointment only. Legal assistance, walk in: Tuesday and…

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DOD electronic health records help VA disability claims

Posted  February 14, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department has made troops’ health records electronically available to the Veterans Affairs Department to speed up the adjudication of disability claims, a DOD health information technology official said. Now in place for service members who have separated or discharged from the military since Jan. 1, the Health Artifact and Image Management…

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Edwards AFB Exchange rewards students with You Made the Grade program

Posted  February 14, 2014

Military students can turn good grades into rewards with the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s You Made the Grade program. From first-graders to high school seniors, pupils who maintain a B average or higher are eligible for the program that recognizes academic excellence. The You Made the Grade program rewards military students with a…

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