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Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members Edwards EOD hosts realistic training for fellow bomb squad members
It may not sound that attractive, but a lot of Edwards AFB’s 308,000 acres resemble the same landscape deployed servicemembers find in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. Edwards’ austere environment provides the perfect place for Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians to practice their craft. The 812th Civil Engineer Squadron EOD Flight welcomed
0 11/16
2017
Serving the troops again Serving the troops again
Edwards servicemembers can once again enjoy a quality meal at the Joshua Tree Inn Dining Facility. Following an eight-month renovation project, the DFAC reopened its doors Oct. 27. New seating areas and booths sit upon new carpet in the dining area while the kitchen and serving areas received new floors. Workers also expanded storage area in the
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From left: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, presents Senior Airman Braedon Firkus, 812th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Protection, with the 412th TW Airman of the Quarter award, along with Chief Master Sgt. Donald Cook, 412th Medical Group chief. The wing held its third quarter awards ceremony at the base theater Nov. 14. (U.S. Air Force photo by Brad White) What is a high performer, Alex?
Answers in the form of questions highlighted the “Jeopardy” themed 412th Test Wing Third Quarter Awards ceremony held in the base theater Nov. 14. Each quarterly winner came on stage to receive their award from Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, and pick an Air Force category followed by a question. Additionally, the general
0 11/16
2017
Wanted: Volunteer income tax preparers Volunteer tax preparers needed
The upcoming tax season officially starts early February and ends April 17, 2018. Last year the Edwards Tax Center processed $800,000 in state and federal returns and helped save our military community $54,000 in preparation fees.  The success of this program is due to the dedication and active participation of volunteers from the community.
0 11/15
2017
Take command with TRICARE changes Take command: Enroll now for 2018 TRICARE coverage
On Jan. 1, 2018, there are a number of changes coming to your TRICARE benefit. This includes a change to the current TRICARE regions. The current three regions (North, South and West) will become two regions (East and West). There will be new regional contractors for the new East and West regions.
0 11/15
2017
A B-2 Spirit bomber sits in the Benefield Anechoic Facility Nov. 28, 2016, preparing to undergo environmental control systems checks. The Air Force released photos this week of the stealth bomber’s first time in the BAF. (U.S. Air Force photo by Christian Turner) BAF team readying for stealth bomber testing
Last November, a B-2 Spirit entered the Benefield Anechoic Facility for the first time. Photos released by the Air Force this week show the stealth bomber being backed into the BAF to undergo environmental control systems checks. According to staff members, the BAF team spent a year preparing for and installing new equipment for the B-2’s maiden
0 11/08
2017
CE completes work without grounding Rocket Lab operations CE completes work without grounding Rocket Lab operations
Realizing the criticality of Air Force Research Laboratory’s Rocket Propulsion Division’s mission at Edwards, the 412th Civil Engineer Squadron Infrastructure Flight and Heavy Repair Flight teamed up to replace two obsolete cooling towers and one 40-ton condensing unit.   The Rocket Lab’s chemical laboratory requires chilled water to provide
0 11/08
2017
412th MDG promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month with scavenger hunt 412th MDG promotes Lung Cancer Awareness Month with scavenger hunt
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the third Thursday of November is also when the American Cancer Society promotes their annual Great American Smokeout — the one day a year where smokers across the nation can make a plan to quit…a step toward cancer risk reduction and a healthier lifestyle. This year’s smokeout is Nov. 16. To raise
0 11/08
2017
Default Air Force Logo Native American Heritage Month facts
1. Pvt.  Minnie Spotted-Wolf of Heart Butte, Montana, enlisted in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve in July 1943. She was the first female American Indian to enroll in the corps.  2. In the United States, the federal government recognizes Indian tribes as independent and sovereign powers. Sovereignty is the right of a nation or group of people to be
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2017
Colonel Angela Suplisson, the vice commander for the Air Force Test
Center (right) poses for a photograph after the honorary cake cutting during
the annual Veteran's Military Ball organized by Coffee4Vets at the
University of Antelope Valley in Lancaster, Nov.4. Suplisson, invited to
speak by the Coffee4Vets program, spoke about the role of the AFTC through
the years, as well as honored several of the war veterans in attendance
during her remarks. AFTC vice, veterans share stories at annual ball

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