• Plant 42 police officers recognized for stopping gate runner

    Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, dropped by U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, California, to personally thank two U.S. Air Force Security Forces officers for their actions during an incident in April. The general presented officers Miguel Madrid and Randy Plata with test wing coins May 22. Officer Joseph Montano was also
  • AF recruiter steers effort to bring new engine to local high school

    Auto shop students at Quartz Hill High School have a new learning tool courtesy of the Air Force. The Lancaster, California, Air Force recruiting office spearheaded the donation of a new 2018 Nissan Versa engine, which was introduced during a small ceremony at the school May 21. Staff Sgt. Steven Whalen, 369th Recruiting Squadron, Lancaster
  • 2018 Military Appreciation Day shows gratitude for all retirees

    Military retirees and their guests visited Hangar 1210 at Edwards AFB’s annual Retiree Appreciation Day May 19. Participants had the opportunity to learn about programs and services available to all military retirees. Tables with information covering topics such as dental offices, Aetna healthcare, federal long-term care insurance, home senior care
  • 412th Test Wing Warrior of the Week

    Group: 412th Maintenance Group Member: Airman 1st Class Tumarow Morning Unit: 412th MXG Weapons Standardization Job Title: Weapons lead crew member Career Goals: Serve overseas, become a Wing Weapons manager Congratulations Airman 1st Class Morning, the 412th Test Wing’s Warrior of the Week. Morning is responsible for the explosive certification
  • Air Force Budget Request Builds on Momentum, Addresses Great Power Competition

    The Air Force’s fiscal year 2019 budget request builds on momentum to restore the force after years of funding uncertainty and addresses the challenges from a great power competition, the Air Force secretary and chief of staff said.
  • Honorary commanders get behind-the-scene look into 412th Maintenance Group

    Community leaders and their guests visited Edwards AFB through the Honorary Commanders Program May 11. Every quarter, honorary commanders are invited for an exclusive look into different command groups on Edwards. This time, the honorary commanders and their guests were hosted by Col. Stephen Grotjohn, 412th Maintenance Group
  • Alcohol’s insidious nature: Getting help empowers your career

    Alcohol abuse has a deceptively gradual onset that can slowly affect family, friends and work. Knowing the signs and getting help early are key to beating alcohol abuse.
  • This week in Edwards history

    On May 17, 1946, the highly innovative XB-43 Jetmaster made its first flight with Douglas test pilot Bob Brush at the controls. The XB-43 was the nation’s first prototype jet bomber. Captured at a later date, this Edwards History Office file photo shows the XB-43 sharing the Edwards ramp with two Northrop flying wing bombers.
  • ‘Right Stuff’ author dies

    Renowned author and journalist Tom Wolfe died May 14 according to numerous news reports citing confirmation from his agent. He was 88. Wolfe was probably best known locally as the author of the novel “The Right Stuff,” which was later turned into an Oscar-winning film released in 1983. Much of the movie and novel took place at Edwards Air Force
  • Air Force transitions to a single combat uniform

    Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force.

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