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Emergency Management reminds folks to ‘Be Ready’

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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AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a test-mission mindset, the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, discovered a defect in the newest Material Handling Unit. The nuclear-certified MHU-83…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A coyote mom and her pup are spotted near Bark Park on base. Residents are reminded to be aware of predators like coyotes and bobcats on base and take precautionary measures to avoid them coming into contact with both pets and people. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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Edwards showcases local talent

Raising awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month involves a variety of events and activities, and this month, Family Advocacy and the 412th Medical Group Booster Club decided to do something different


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STOVL testing at Edwards

Posted  May 16, 2014

A Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing variant of the F-35 Lightning II is shown performing Crosswind and Wet Runway testing at Edwards AFB May 6. Pilot Dan Levin and a team from the F-35 Integrated Test Facility at Patuxent River, Md., accompanied aircraft BF-4 for the deployment April 11. Testing is expected to continue until…

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Team Edwards honors 2014 CCAF graduates

Posted  May 16, 2014

Graduates of the Community College of the Air Force and private colleges celebrated their higher degree completion with a ceremony May 7 at Club Muroc.

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Honorary commanders learn about life as a test pilot

Posted  May 16, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber In the cockpit of a B-1 Bomber, honorary commanders were able to ask questions and view Air Force fighting technology first-hand.   The new Edwards Honorary Commanders visited the home of flight test May 9 for the first time since their induction. The theme for the spring event was “The…

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Exchange ‘Buddies’ receive exclusive offers

Posted  May 16, 2014

Facebook, Twitter and even your inbox. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is making it easier than ever for shoppers to exercise their Exchange benefit via the Internet. The Exchange’s Buddy List enables military shoppers to be among the first to find out about exclusive savings, promotions, events and special offers at their local…

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419th FLTS welcomes new commander

Posted  May 16, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Rodney Todaro (left), 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 419th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Michael Williams, incoming 412th FLTS commander, signifying the official change of command for the squadron during a ceremony at Hangar 1210 on May 9, 2014. Colonel Williams assumed command from the…

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Scorpion Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, need you

Posted  May 16, 2014

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit As members of the Scorpion Robotics club operate the controls, Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, watches the club’s Scoop Da Whoop robot scoop up blocks and load them into boxes at the Center of Excellence. Both the Scorpion Robotics and Odyssey of the Minds clubs…

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‘Captain America: Divide and Conquer’ available at Edwards Exchange

Posted  May 16, 2014

Once again, the United States must rely on patriotic super hero Captain America and his allies to save the country from impending doom in the latest military – exclusive†comic book from Marvel, available for free at the Edwards AFB Exchange. Written by William Harms with art by Tom Grummett, “Divide and Conquer” is the 17th†military-exclusive…

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SMOKING MATERIAL ONLY

Posted  May 16, 2014

Last month, the Edwards AFB Fire Department was called to put out a fire by the Exchange parking lot near Burger King. It was determine that it was started by a smoldering cigarette. The 412th Test Wing leadership and the Ground Safety Office wants to remind Team Edwards that Tobacco use on the installation shall…

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Edwards AFB’s fire safety guide to spring cleaning

Posted  May 16, 2014

A good spring housecleaning can significantly help promote fire safety in your home. Spring cleaning can take on another meaning, it’s the ideal time to check our homes and yards for dangerous materials and unsafe conditions and spend the time to protect our families and our properties. Start by taking a few minutes to plan…

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Edwards Exchange offers variety of protection for bikers

Posted  May 16, 2014

According to NBC 4 in Washington, 20 percent of Soldiers and six percent of Airmen ride motorcycles. The Department of Defense states motorcycle deaths among military members are expected to rise 20 percent in 2014. As a partner in readiness, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to providing a wide selection of…

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