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X-47B wins Collier Trophy

For more than 100 years, men and women dedicated to the advancement of aviation and aerospace technology have had their efforts recognized with the Robert J. Collier Trophy.

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Edwards Airmen need to recertify BAH or may lose $$

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Staff Sgt. Tiffany Holliday (left), 412th Comptroller Squadron, Financial Services supervisor, and Wende Wagner, Financial Management analyst, show the Air Force Form 594, which is required to validate Airmenís basic allowance for housing entitlements. On March 1, the U.S. Air Force began its one-time recertification process to validate Airmen’s…

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Purple Up! Month of Military Child

Courtesy photograph Edwards Air Force Base families and Corvias Military Living employees share a light moment together at the Purple Up! Month of the Military Child event at the base housing office April 15. More than 60 people attended the ceremony which was sponsored by Corvias. Purple Up! is a national celebration which honors the…

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Airman gains new perspective on World War II sacrifices

April 9, 1942, marked what is known today as the Bataan Death March where tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers surrendered to Japanese forces.

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B-1B software upgrade to ensure future warfighting capabilities

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner An Edwards B-1B Lancer takes off on April 1, 2014, to begin testing its new Sustainment Block 16A software upgrades. The SB 16A software will work in conjunction with the long-range bomberís new glass cockpit configuration in order to ensure its capabilities in a fast-paced integrated battlefield of the…


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Tax Center to close April 11

Posted  March 29, 2013

Since income tax season is rapidly coming to a close, the Tax Center will be closing on April 11. The Tax Center offers free tax preparation and services for active duty service members, retirees, eligible dependents, and reservists on active duty orders. The Tax Center is staffed by volunteers who are certified to prepare returns…

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31st TES, 412th AMXS claim Commander’s Trophy

Posted  March 29, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Chief Master Sgt. Brian Randolph (center), 412th Test Wing command chief, presents 1st Lt. Jonathan Tellefsen (left), 31st Test and Evaluation sports representative, and Master Sgt. James Miller, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron sports representative, with the 2012 Commander’s Trophy during an Edwards Fitness and Sports Advisory Council meeting March…

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Super Guppy swallows T-38s; heads for El Paso

Posted  March 29, 2013

NASA photograph by Jim Ross Two retired NASA T-38 trainers mounted on a transport pallet atop a mobile transporter are positioned for loading aboard NASA’s Super Guppy prior to ferrying them to El Paso, Texas, for disassembly. A NASA Super Guppy transport plane “swallowed” two NASA T-38 aircraft whole March 18, right out on NASA…

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Resilience, excellence in all you do!

Posted  March 29, 2013

Shona Wood has presently worked at Edwards Air Force Base for the last 12 years as a dental technician and the 412th Test Wing plans management analyst. She was also recently selected to be an installation master resilience trainer. Members considered as MRTs should already demonstrate a high degree of personal resilience. Master Resilience Trainers,…

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Chapel Corner

Posted  March 29, 2013

Gaining Altitude – This is a weekly segment in Desert Wings to highlight a spiritual focus for the Edwards community. Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community. This week’s request: Pray that we would find constructive ways to deal with the stress and strain resulting from the furlough…

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Eye contact one way to communicate with Airmen

Posted  March 29, 2013

It’s often been stated by United States Air Force leaders that the mission comes first or it’s for the best interest of the Air Force. With that said, I would argue that if we expect the mission to come first and if it’s truly in the best interest of the Air Force, we need to…

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News Briefs March 22, 2013

Posted  March 22, 2013

Combined Federal Campaign ceremony The Combined Federal Campaign committee will host a ceremony to recognize contributors, volunteers and participants during last Fall’s Combined Federal Campaign 10 a.m., April 1, at Club Muroc. CFC representatives will also present the CFC Diamond Award to 412th Test Wing leadership. The base received this award from the Southern California…

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The bad guy

Posted  March 22, 2013

Who likes to be the bad guy? Do you? How many of you like to tell someone that they need a haircut or to stop chewing tobacco outside a tobacco-use area? No one likes to be the bad guy; no one likes to correct someone doing something wrong. Is it because of the confrontation or…

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Lemonade and boxing: two approaches to tough times

Posted  March 22, 2013

We have all heard the old adage, “when life serves you lemons, make lemonade.” While this is easier said than done, it is sometimes the best approach. We face very difficult times, and I am not here to debate how we got here or even the best approach to getting out of the situation. We…

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Edwards BX to remain open during sequester

Posted  March 22, 2013

Despite sequestration, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service does not foresee any changes to its day-to-day operations. “We expect Exchange facilities to be fully functional throughout the sequester,” said the Exchange’s Chief of Staff Col. Thomas Ockenfels. “We continue to remain flexible as we help Soldiers, Airmen and their families thrive in this environment….

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