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USNORTHCOM brings exercise ARDENT SENTRY to Edwards

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber An Army Sentinel Mobile Command Center provides power and satellite communications during an exercise or real-world natural disaster. Edwards AFB was treated as a simulated basic-staging area May 13 during U.S. Northern Command’s annual Defense Support of Civil Authorities exercise. The scenario for Exercise Ardent Sentry 15 was a…

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412th SFS celebrates National Police Week

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 412th Security Forces Squadron takes on the Fire Department in tug-o-war during a First Responders Cookout May 7 at Arnold Park. The barbecue was held in honor of National Police Week. With military bases†in Force Protection Condition Bravo, the 412th Security Forces Squadron is working tirelessly to ensure…

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Team Edwards members humble themselves, pray on National Day of Prayer

Men and women at Edwards gathered around the flag pole in front of Bldg. 1 early May 7 to bow their heads in prayer. For the last 64 years, the first Thursday in May has been dedicated as the National Day of Prayer. This year’s theme, “Lord, Hear Our Cry,” is aimed at “emphasizing the…

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160-plus Edwards Airmen earn their degrees

Team Edwards held its annual Community College of the Air Force graduation ceremony May 13 at Club Muroc. CCAF is a federally-chartered degree-granting institution that serves the United States Air Force’s enlisted total force. The college partners with more than 106 affiliated Air Force schools, 82 Education Service Offices located worldwide and more than 1,500…

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Flight tests conclude for shape changing aircraft flap

Courtesy photograph The modified Gulfstream III flight research aircraft with an adaptive compliant wing trailing edge is shown with 25 degrees of trailing edge deflection. A team of researchers from Air Force Research Laboratory, NASA and FlexSys, Inc., accomplished a long sought goal in aviation research April 22 with the last flight of the Adaptive…


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Salutes & Awards

TPS graduates Class 12B

Posted  June 21, 2013

Twenty-four students graduated from the United States Air Force Test Pilot School during a ceremony held here, June 15 where they each were awarded a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering from Air University.

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Health & Safety

Have fun safely this summer

Posted  June 21, 2013

Lately the weather has been 72 degrees one day and 95 degrees the next. Summer is here and it arrived overnight, without any warning. Pretty soon we will be saying “Wow, what a scorcher!” You know the days are going to be a hot, some over 108 degrees Fahrenheit. At work, you reach for a…

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Welsh: Sequestration continues to drain crucial capabilities from America’s Air Force

Posted  June 21, 2013

The Air Force's top officer reported on the growing strain sequestration has put on readiness, personnel and modernization to a group of civic and industry leaders attending the Air Force Association's monthly breakfast in Arlington, Va., June 17.

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News Briefs June 21, 2013

Posted  June 21, 2013

Airman passing The commander regrets to announce the passing of Senior Airman Patience M. Allen, 412th Medical Support Squadron. Allen passed away June 10, 2013. To settle the estate of the deceased, 2nd Lt. Jose Pagan, assigned to Edwards AFB, Calif., has been appointed as Summary Courts officer.†Any persons having a claim for or against…

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Blanket authorization waiver letter extended to July 2

Posted  June 21, 2013

United Healthcare Military & Veterans began serving the TRICARE West region April 1, 2013. Since then, some beneficiaries and providers have experienced service problems related to processing medical referral authorizations. To mitigate delays in patient care, TRICARE Management Activity made an exception to policy and issued a blanket authorization waiver letter allowing TRICARE west region…

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461st FLTS gets new boss

Posted  June 21, 2013

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Col. Christopher Azzano, former 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 461st Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Andrew Allen during a change of command ceremony June 11, 2013. Allen assumed command of the squadron, which conducts developmental testing for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Lt. Col. George Schwartz,…

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Coming soon!

Posted  June 21, 2013

The new Army and Air Force Exchange†is†nearing completion. The Edwards AFB Exchange had their groundbreaking ceremony Sept. 4, 2013†for the new service station. This project started†almost three†years ago after the need to upgrade existing facilities was recognized. The†current gas station has been around for 20-plus years. The new station will keep in compliance with California…

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No butts about it, smoking can be deadly to environment too

Posted  June 21, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit A small but potentially disastrous fire was extinguished by the Edwards AFB Fire Department June 17 in front of the 412th Medical Group’s Main Clinic. The cause of the fire is blamed on an improperly extinguished cigarette butt. Everyone knows that smoking can be hazardous to one’s health, but…

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Scholarship program helps students pay for college

Posted  June 21, 2013

More than $1 million in financial assistance will go to 670 students, considered to be among the nation’s best and brightest, thanks to this year’s Scholarships for Military Children program. Since its start in 2001, the Scholarships for Military Children program has awarded $1,500 scholarships to 7,412 children of active duty, Guard and Reserve, and…

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Combating stress

Posted  June 21, 2013

Stress. The Oxford dictionary defines stress as “a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.” We’ve all experienced it; some more than others. With the continuing budget shortfalls, uncertainty of sequestration furloughs, a pending compliance inspection and the upcoming summer move cycle, many of us are feeling…

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