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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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Edwards Pageant to be held March 29

Posted  March 28, 2014

Courtesy photograph This year’s contestants for the 2014 Edwards Pageant to be held March 29. Everyone is invited to come out in support of the 2014 contestants vying for the titles of Miss, Junior Miss and Little Miss Edwards AFB; and Teen Miss, Young Miss and Tiny Miss Edwards AFB. The pageant will be held…

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Project84 adds new ‘idea-l’ improvements to webpage

Posted  March 28, 2014

Air Force graphic A Project84 icon was approved at the Air Force-level and is now a part of the standard desktop taskbar on all computers connected to the Edwards Air Force Base network. Since the launch of Project84, a cost-savings initiative brought forth in October 2013 by the 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Michael…

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Developmental education application windows open in March

Posted  March 28, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Eligible active duty officers and Department of the Air Force appropriated fund civilian employees can apply beginning in March for intermediate and senior developmental education opportunities, Air Force Personnel Center officials said March 24. According to Maj. Yulanda Bogany, AFPC officer developmental education chief, officer nominations with commander endorsements…

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Retiree Appreciation Day

Posted  March 28, 2014

All area military retirees should mark their calendars to attend the upcoming Edwards Retiree Appreciation Day 8 a.m.-noon, May at the Oasis Community Center. Keep an eye out here for program information and updates as they become available.†Updates will also be posted at www.facebook.com/EdwardsAirForceBase.

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NASA seeks suborbital flight services proposals for technology demonstrations

Posted  March 28, 2014

NASA is seeking proposals from U.S. commercial suborbital reusable launch vehicle providers to integrate and fly technology payloads for the space agency. NASA uses companies for suborbital flights to encourage and facilitate the growth of this important aerospace market while also providing a means to advance a wide range of new launch vehicle and space…

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100 pounds later: The new me

Posted  March 28, 2014

Courtesy photo A before and after photo of Master Sgt. April Lapetoda, who lost 100 pounds and has since completed a marathon and several half marathons. She is the superintendent of the 380th Air Expeditionary Wing public affairs. SOUTHWEST ASIA – I never used to push myself physically. Even as a high school athlete, I…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  March 28, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The traits of the fruit of the Spirit mentioned in the New Testament (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control) are seen positively by our culture. You can find multiple examples for these traits in our movies, songs,…

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Edwards volunteers help behind scenes as planes dazzle crowds at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 28, 2014

Just down the 14 Freeway from Edwards AFB at Lancaster's General William J. Fox Airfield, L.A. County held its Inaugural County Air Show March 21 and 22.

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Time to donate: AFAF season kicks off at Edwards

Posted  March 28, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, officially kicks off this year’s Air Force Assistance Fund campaign by signing the AFAF memorandum for Edwards AFB. To his right is 1st Lt. Nathan Lovette, 412th Force Support Squadron, this year’s AFAF primary program coordinator. Brig. Gen. Michael…

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ITEA celebrates 2014 grant recipients

Posted  March 28, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Odyssey of the Mind teams and sponsors listen as the Scorpion Robotics Team presents the technology in their robot Scoop Da Whoop. The Antelope Valley Chapter†of the International Test and Evaluation Association celebrated their 2014 Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics grant recipients March 19. The group enjoyed Subway…

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