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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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Leap to your limits

Posted  July 26, 2013

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -†One of the lessons I carry around with me every day is something I learned from the jumping events in high school track and field. I was intimidated by the high jump. Unlike the long jump, where every leap into the sand pit could be measured and faults were not…

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Learning to swim best water safety measure

Posted  July 26, 2013

Whether you are working or enjoying recreational activities near water, the best water hazard insurance you can have is learning to swim and teaching your family to swim. You do not have to be a champion swimmer in order to save yourself in a water emergency. A simple stroke such as a dog paddle can…

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Air Force takes swift action against sexual assault

Posted  July 26, 2013

It’s not an overstatement to say that the past many years have been challenging for those in the military working to prevent sexual assault and sexual trauma. However, for those who’ve been victimized it has been much worse, and we should never forget that. The harm in this crime is not just physical; it is…

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Avoiding retreat is cowardly

Posted  July 26, 2013

Air Force photo by Senior Airman William OíBrien An Airman salutes the flag during Retreat. KEESLER AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. -It was one of the first beautiful days in a very long while in and around Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia. Rain was predicted, but I was hoping it would hold out until…

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Exchange adds splash of color to fourth annual ëCutest Kiddoí contest

Posted  July 26, 2013

Youngsters competing to be the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Cutest Kiddo” will have the opportunity to flex some artistic muscle this year. Through Aug. 9, Exchange patrons worldwide may post photographs of their children holding a completed coloring page to the Exchange Facebook page for the first-ever “‘Color Me’ Cutest Kiddo” contest. Contestants…

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New commander for 412th CS

Posted  July 26, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Christopher Budde (center)is congratulated by Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, during a change of command ceremony for the 412th Communications Squadron July 17 at Club Muroc. Budde assumed command of the squadron from Lt. Col. Keith Repik (far right). Budde comes to Edwards from…

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APET Rescue needs volunteers!

Posted  July 26, 2013

Do you like working with animals? Do you have a special skill (grooming, vet/vet tech experience, dog training)? Do you want to meet new people? Do you have 3-6 hours to spare each week? Do you or someone in your family need work experience? Stop by APET and become a volunteer. We are a non-profit,…

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NASA’s G-III Aerodynamics Test Bed undergoes stress tests

Posted  July 26, 2013

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich NASA Dryden Flight Loads engineer William Lokos monitors a wing loading test of NASA G-III 804 during recent testing in support of the Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge, or ACTE, project. NASA’s G-III Research Test Bed aircraft No. 804 recently underwent structural testing in NASA Dryden Flight Research Center’s Flight Loads…

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Water safety tips

Posted  July 26, 2013

Wear flotation devices while boating, water skiing or kayaking just to name a few. Always keep them buckled, snapped or zipped, so if you fall in, they will stay on. Do not mix drinking and swimming or boating at picnics or outings. More than 10 percent of all drowning victims had consumed alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic…

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Recognizing second quarter graduates

Posted  July 26, 2013

Congratulations to the following Team Edwards members on completing a degree or certificate program during the second quarter of 2013, AFMC’s “Year of the Graduate.” The goal of YoGrad is to inspire those considering or currently working on an education plan to start, continue or complete that plan. Master Sgt. Jusberto Bosquesantiago Staff Sgt. Cody…

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