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Ten seconds later and that picture still exists

There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included.

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Second X-56A MUTT makes first flight

Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., successfully conducted the agency’s first flight of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed April 9.

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An Edwards NCO’s journey to wounded warrior mentorship

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Delaney couldn't be happier to be a mentor for the introductory adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp that happened at Eglin AFB April 13-22.

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Officers’ Spouses Club grants $5,000 in scholarship money to local students

This year, the Edwards Officers' Spouses Club presented $5,000 in annual scholarship money to four local high school students.

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Q&A with the CMSAF

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, from March 31 to April 2.


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New VA clinic to open in Lancaster

Posted  March 27, 2015

The Veterans Affairs Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System, in partnership with STG International, Inc., will be hosting a grand opening of the new Lancaster Community Based Outpatient Clinic 10 a.m.-noon, April 3. This new state-of-the-art CBOC will have the latest in modern technology for a Primary Care Clinic and Mental Health Services with VA staff…

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Brewer: ‘Continue to move forward’

Posted  March 27, 2015

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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Edwards Antiterrorism Office provides tools for social media security

Posted  March 27, 2015

In recent months, there has been a rise in the targeting of military members and their families on social media sites. It is important to remember that on the internet people are not always who they say they are. Nefarious actors that wish to harm or defraud others for their personal gains or objectives commonly…

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AFMC promotes ‘Spring Into Shape’ physical activity challenge

Posted  March 27, 2015

During April and May, Air Force Materiel Command will promote its Spring Into Shape physical activity challenge. Spring Into Shape is a command-wide initiative designed to promote physical activity for the AFMC workforce. Participants will receive a FREE copy of the “Quick Start Walking” DVD at the official check-in. Civilian Health Promotion Services will conduct…

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Memorial service for Bertha Victoria Watkins March 27

Posted  March 27, 2015

It is with deepest regret and sad hearts we announce the passing of Bertha Victoria Watkins on March 14. She had worked in the 412th Comptroller Squadron and other areas at Edwards AFB during her long tenure as a civil servant. Watkins retired March 3, 2011. A home-going service is schedule for 2 p.m., March…

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HAZCOM notification

Posted  March 27, 2015

The 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron wants to remind Team Edwards that the remaining components of the Hazard Communication program are to be completed by June 1, 2016 in order to maintain OSHA compliance. Chemicals are part of everyday life, but different countries have different labeling and hazard information requirements. In an effort to unify the process, the Globally…

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Naming the ‘unnamed conspirator’

Posted  March 27, 2015

Have you ever questioned the verdict of a sexual assault trial and wondered what evidence was presented before the court? Did you find the story, or facts as related by the media, believable or unbelievable? According to attorney Anne Munch, societal attitudes play a major role in how we judge and perceive victims of sexual…

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Budweiser Clydesdales draw crowds across USA

Posted  March 27, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The West Coast team of the Budweiser Clydesdales arrived earlier in the week of the L.A. County Airshow providing ample time to visit Edwards AFB March 18. Airmen and their families came to see the Clydesdales along with groups from the youth programs on base. Since 1933 when the…

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Women’s history facts

Posted  March 27, 2015

As we continue to celebrate Women’s History Month, a few more facts about women’s history for your enrichment. To gain further understanding of the impact these women had in history, a link regarding the fact is provided. In 1918, Opha Mae Johnson became the first woman to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps. At that…

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SOFIA finds missing link between supernovae, planet formation

Posted  March 27, 2015

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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