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For good measure, base precision lab passes biannual evaluation

No one at Edwards is more exact in their work than the Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory.

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F-16 test pilots hit the ‘road’ to help train USAFE pilots

Lockheed Martin photograph by Chad Bellay An F-16 from the 416th Flight Test Squadron parked at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., during a Red Flag exercise in 2012. Two F-16 test pilots from the 416th Flight Test Squadron recently returned from a “roadshow” to Europe where they provided High Angle of Attack academics to U.S….

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YF-22A brings in $25,000 for museum move

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Bechtel Corporation presented a check for $25,000 to the Flight Test Historical Foundation at the Air Force Flight Test Museum May 21 to sponsor the YF-22A. (Left to right) Dr. David Smith, 412th Test Wing Installation Support director, and Lisa Gray, FTHF chairwoman, accepted the donation from Brian Sheridan…

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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Developmental test and evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place.

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Summer safety begins with risk management

Air Force graphic by Denise Stephens Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief of Ground Safety, Bill Parsons. Increased travel and leisure activities that go hand-in-hand with the summer months require increased emphasis on risk management, said Air Force Chief…


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Sports

ESC gives high jumpers place to land

Posted  May 8, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Edwards AFB’s Enlisted Spouses Club treasurer, Andrea Guest (far right), and advisor Leslie Smith (far left), presented the Desert High School track team with $1,000 for safety equipment May 1.   The Desert High School track team will finally have a safe place for its high jumpers to land,…

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Salutes & Awards

Thank a nurse for National Nurses Week

Posted  May 8, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Medical Group has 56 personnel on its nursing staff at Edwards AFB. A small portion of that staff is represented in this photo taken in front of the Main Clinic building in honor of National Nurses Week.   National Nurses Week begins each year May 6 and…

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Events

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month kicks off with songs, dances

Posted  May 8, 2015

The opening ceremony for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month brought visitors a little closer the Far East and the Pacific Ocean.

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  May 8, 2015

- Do you feel guilty when you’re not busy?  Former missionary Scott Dannemiller, who blogs at the Huffington Post, admits that “busy is a sickness … and I wear busyness like a badge of honor. Most of the time, I manufacture urgency in hopes that it will create urgency in others. Instead, it only creates…

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Announcements – May 8, 2015

Posted  May 8, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 MPS operating hours In order to stay aligned to new and existing personnel program processes, the Military Personnel Section will be changing its customer service hours beginning 1 May, 2015. The new hours will be 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Fridays, and closed the first…

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Honest answers to sexual assault myths

Posted  May 1, 2015

As Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month comes to a close, I want to take the opportunity to address three persistent myths regarding the Air Forceís Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program. These myths include a commanderís ability to start, stop or otherwise hinder a sexual assault investigation; what agencies can take a sexual assault…

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Emergency Management reminds folks to ‘Be Ready’

Posted  May 1, 2015

The recent devastating earthquake in Nepal can serve as a†reminder to California residents that the state is prone to earthquakes. With that said, Edwards Emergency Management is encouraging base personnel and residents to be prepared for emergencies. “I think it’s important for everyone to start preparing today. Get a kit, make a plan and be…

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Upcoming classes at Edwards Family Advocacy

Posted  May 1, 2015

Edwards AFB Family Advocacy has several classes available to help members of Team Edwards and their families. Below is a list of classes available in the next month. Relaxation 101 This training will add “tools to your toolbox” to enhance your ability to relax and identify when you are stressed. It is a three part…

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Edwards community holds first town hall meeting for 2015

Posted  May 1, 2015

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Col. Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, addresses base residents and personnel during the first semi-annual Edwards AFB Town Hall meeting which was held April 22 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. The meeting included briefings from the 412th Force Support Squadron, 412th Security Forces Squadron, Army…

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Please don’t thank me for my service

Posted  May 1, 2015

The other day a good friend and mentor, a retired AF Master Sergeant, sent me a message made up of a few simple words. Words that we, folks who wear a military uniform, may be accustomed to … “Thank you for your service.” I don’t know about you, but I am very uncomfortable when people…

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