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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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Airman’s Attic gets computer, printer courtesy of Civ-Mil

Posted  July 1, 2015

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Base volunteers at the Airman’s Attic meet with John Fergione (center), former test pilot and president of the Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group. He dropped by June 25 to present some donations on behalf of Civ-Mil. The organization donated a laptop computer and a printer to the Airman’s Attic. The…

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Edwards servicemember to run 144.4 miles in memory of fallen Airman

Posted  July 10, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — One Edwards team member and her husband will run 144.4 miles Oct. 7-8 in memory of Maj. Troy Gilbert who died in 2006. Maj. Jenny Poisson and Lt. Col. Matt Poisson will run in the Lake Tahoe Double Dare as both a tribute to Gilbert and a fundraiser for non-profit scholarship…

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Nineteen Airmen graduate from leadership school

Posted  July 10, 2015

The Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 15-E recently graduated. Senior Airman Kenneth Monteiro, 412th Operations Support Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award. The Levitow Award is the highest award presented at Airman Leadership School. The Levitow Award is presented to the student that demonstrated the most outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities. Selection for the…

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Edwards engineer, aviatrix competes in historic air race

Posted  July 10, 2015

Female aviators and air races in the U.S. have a rich history dating back to 1929, which originally started as the Women’s Air Derby and included a field of 20 female pilots that included renowned aviatresses such as Amelia Earhart, Pancho Barnes and Louise Thaden. For one 461st Flight Test Squadron engineer working on the…

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Gaining Altitude – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

Growth opportunities for the week This is a weekly segment in Desert Wings to highlight a spiritual focus for the Edwards community: Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community: New York Times columnist David Brooks thinks there are some important life skills that are critical to living a…

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