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Edwards says goodbye to Weavers

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Outgoing commander of the 412th Maintenance Group, Col. Robby Weaver (right) receives his retirement pin from his wife Susan during Weaverís retirement ceremony July 10. Weaver and his wife are retiring after a 25-year career in the Air Force; the last three of which were spent as the 412th…

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Got a ticket? What now?

Many drivers have experienced the sinking feeling that accompanies the flashing lights and siren of a police vehicle pulling them over. But, for drivers who are cited on Edwards AFB, there may be harsher penalties.

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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference July 15.

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Scars of DUI: It ends with me

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, “more important” things to worry about; like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world. Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky,…

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Can you tell me how to get to ‘Sesame Street?’

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Military ID card holders and guests are invited to attend the “Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families” July 27 at the Oasis Community Center. The Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families will drop by the Oasis Community Center for two shows July 28. The event is open…


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NASA begins flight research campaign using alternate jet fuel

Posted  March 8, 2013

NASA photograph by Eddie Winstead Puffy white exhaust contrails stream from the engines of NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory in this photo taken from an HU-25 Falcon flying in trail about 30 feet behind the DC-8. Instruments on the Falcon were measuring the chemical contents of the exhaust contrails at varying distances from the DC-8, which…

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‘Spring’ forward!

Posted  March 8, 2013

Daylight Savings Time begins March 10 at 2 a.m. Be sure to set your clocks one hour forward!

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When did your leadership light bulb come on?

Posted  March 8, 2013

In November 1992, a new chief master sergeant was assigned to my squadron. It caught all of our units’ Airmen by surprise that the new chief decided to move into the office adjacent to the bathrooms when there were much better locations behind “the glass doors.” One early afternoon, I walked into the bathroom and…

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News Briefs – March 8, 2013

Posted  March 8, 2013

2013 Caring for People Forum canceled As we are all aware, we are operating under significant budgetary constraints through the duration of a continuing resolution, made more complex through possible impending sequestration actions. Per senior leader guidance, due to budget issues Headquarters Air Force nor Air Force Materiel Command will hold a 2013 Caring for…

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Announcements – March 15, 2013

Posted  March 15, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Flying Companion Seminar – A Class for Non-Pilots: March 23, 8-11 a.m. Cost is $150, register by March 18. Be an informed passenger – learn about charts, instruments, controls, navigation and radios. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero…

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My educational journey: Education is power!

Posted  March 15, 2013

Education is power! I now understand this statement because I’ve empowered myself with education. My struggle with school began early compared to my peers. My mother’s limited education impacted my academic growth; however, I eventually became a first-generation college graduate. As a young child, I never cared for school – my teachers merely provided childcare…

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March Is Women’s History Month

Posted  March 15, 2013

One hundred years ago, suffragists marched on Washington to promote women’s rights. In recognition of the anniversary, the National Archives created a Pinterest board where you can view photos, letters, a cartoon, and other documents from that period. Visit WomensHistoryMonth.gov to learn about generations of women who’ve contributed to American society.  

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412th SFS make come back to win intramural basketball championship

Posted  March 15, 2013

Air Force photograph by Steven Lowe The 412th Security Forces Squadron team poses for a victory photo after claiming the 2013 Intramural Basketball Championship title March 7 at the Rosburg Fitness Center with back to back games over the first-place seeded team, the 412th Force Support Squadron. The 412th Security Forces Squadron recently claimed the…

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Volunteer to help others, become a Resilience Trainer Assistant

Posted  March 15, 2013

Resilience Trainer Assistants are currently needed to complement the newly-certified and trained Edwards AFB Master Resilience Trainers. Volunteer RTAs will assist the MRTs by being the “go-to” person in their specific organizations and will be advisers to their commanders on all aspects of resiliency. Resilient employees equal a healthy resilient community which results in a…

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Exchange offers pricing parity

Posted  March 15, 2013

Whether service members are at home, on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally. “While price differentiations can occur with…

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