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Edwards joint maintenance team completes significant JSF propulsion verification event

A propulsion verification event is often considered tedious but essential work accomplished by the unseen maintainers of the developmental test and evaluation world.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Salutes & Awards

Edwards heroes save coworker’s life

For four heavy equipment operators with the 412th Civil Engineer Group March 13 was simply supposed to be another early morning day on the flightline, for another operator it was a day he almost lost his life if not for the actions of his four heroic coworkers.

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Thunderbirds give up-close look to academy-bound student

Headlining the 2015 Los Angeles County Airshow March 21-22 was U.S. Air Force Air Demonstration Squadron, also known as the Thunderbirds.

Brewer Local

Brewer: ‘Continue to move forward’

After almost three years as the 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer is saying goodbye to the High Desert and heading off to the Midwest to his new assignment at Headquarters, Air Force Materiel Command.

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SOFIA finds missing link between supernovae, planet formation

Using NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, an international scientific team discovered that supernovae are capable of producing a substantial amount of the material from which planets like Earth can form.


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News Briefs April 12, 2013

Posted  April 12, 2013

EDF training website is back online The 412th Test Engineering Group’s Engineer Development Flight training website is back online. If you have previously signed up for a class within the last two weeks, double check your registration. To help serve your training needs, our office has added additional technical and soft skill courses along with…

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DOD releases fiscal 2014 defense budget proposal

Posted  April 12, 2013

President Barack Obama April 10 sent to Congress a proposed defense budget of $526.6 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund defense programs in the base budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget continues the department’s commitment to good stewardship of taxpayer dollars by seeking further consolidation of defense infrastructure, instituting a study of possible…

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Congratulations to graduates of ALS Class 13-C

Posted  April 12, 2013

Congratulations to those future NCOs of Airman Leadership School 13-C! Senior Airman Andrew R. Dynan, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Trent L. Hargis, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Jesse B. Pointer, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Samuel T. McMichael, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Martin A. Lara, 412th…

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Access to medical services when clinic is closed

Posted  April 12, 2013

The 412th Medical Group clinic is closed weekends, government holidays, and family down days. The clinic is also closed on the first Monday of every month for Training Day. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, then the clinic will be closed on the second Monday of the month. Training Day provides…

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Bunch adds second star

Posted  April 12, 2013

As of April 4, Arnold “Arnie” Bunch Jr. is now a major general. The Air Force Test Center is coordinating a promotion ceremony and reception for the general, which will be announced as details are finalized. Bunch was commissioned in 1984 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed undergraduate pilot training…

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Elementary to hold pre-registration for Kindergarten

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Irving L. Branch Elementary will be having pre-registration for Kindergarten May 1 and 2, from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m., for the 2013-2014 school year. Civilian employees as well as active duty are eligible to enroll students at base schools. Children must be five years old on or before Oct. 1, 2013. State law…

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Coming to Edwards soon: AFNet migrations

Posted  April 12, 2013

The 412th Test Wing and all supported tenants will soon migrate its computer users into a central Air Force Network (AFNet). This means Edwards Local Area Network users. Over a period of 45 days beginning May 28, technicians will begin migrating Edwards workstations, network users and e-mail into the AFNet. To the majority of Edwards…

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TRICARE change for Edwards AFB area

Posted  April 12, 2013

TRICARE beneficiaries in the West Region, including those in the Edwards AFB area, now have TRICARE coverage from UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. This change affects members using TRICARE Prime and Standard. TRICARE For Life beneficiaries (generally those over age 65) are not affected by the change. Members with a current specialty care authorization issued by…

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Housing privatization comes out of hibernation

Posted  April 12, 2013

Some of you may remember the excitement and anticipation a couple of years ago when housing privatization was announced here at Edwards. The installation commander held a couple of town hall meetings and we talked about changes coming. Residents were eager to sign leases to live in our homes on the base. Then, suddenly, the…

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Summer employment opportunities!

Posted  April 12, 2013

Vacancy announcements will be posted at www.usajobs.gov from April 9 to April 15. Available positions are lifeguards and lead lifeguards. All General Schedule positions will be recruited for and filled not to exceed 89 days. Applicants should carefully read each announcement to determine if they qualify and apply. Resumes for the summer hire program must…

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