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Test Wing commander addresses Team Edwards during Commander’s Call

412th Test Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, addresses Airmen and civilian personnel during a Commander's Call event at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Gonzales)

412th Test Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, addresses Airmen and civilian personnel during a Commander's Call event at Edwards Air Force Base, California, Aug. 7. (U.S. Air Force photo by Richard Gonzales)

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --

The 412th Test Wing leadership addressed the Edwards Air Force Base, California, community during a quarterly Commander’s Call and awards ceremony, here, Aug. 7.

The 412th Test Wing Commander, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, addressed those in attendance, as well as those watching the live-stream of the event. He discussed some of the highlights of the Wing during the past quarter, as well as to remind his team of the historic work done at Edwards, specifically dating back to the Apollo moon-landing missions 50 years ago.

“A month ago, the world celebrated the 50th anniversary of man setting foot on the moon; Apollo 11. I want you guys to know that even 50 years ago, we were making an impact on everything that happened in the aerospace world,” he said.

Teichert said the base played substantial roles in testing the Saturn 5 rocket and many of the materials used on the Apollo spacecraft.

“They did so by piggy-backing on some X-15 test flights; we played a large role in developing and testing the lunar lander here at Edwards, and we developed, tested, and ultimately executed with the airborne communication node that kept that mission tied in to mission control throughout its duration,” Teichert said. “You all are making just as much of an impact today by what you do, than they did 50 years ago for Apollo 11.”

Teichert also highlighted some of the accomplishments of the Wing in the last quarter alone such as winning the Collier Trophy, “the nation’s most prestigious aerospace award for AGCAS, you started testing hypersonic weapons, true-autonomous and artificial intelligence platforms, finished up testing the Orion space capsule, and started to prepare for Trainer X and B-21.”

Teichert lauded these accomplishments, while still being able to provide support to Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake following a series of earthquakes in early July.

Chief Master Sgt. Ian Eishen, the 412th Test Command Chief Master Sergeant, then talked about upcoming “test” programs that is aimed at enabling newly-promoted noncommissioned officers to better integrate themselves into their new rank and to earn a better understanding of their expanded responsibilities and expectations. The Wing’s Technical Director, Dan Osburn, also talked about career-enhancing educational opportunities that he said base personnel should take advantage of.

Following their comments, the quarterly award winners were announced:

 

2nd Quarter (Apr – Jun 19)

 

Airman of the Quarter

Senior Airman Joshua Galas

412th MDG

 

NCO of the Quarter

Tech. Sgt. Juan Valles

412th MSG

 

SNCO of the Quarter

Master Sgt. Patrick McManaman

412th MXG

 

CGO of the Quarter

2nd Lt. Morgan Mavroudis

412 MSG

 

FGO of the Quarter

Maj. Sarah Summers

412th EWG

 

Honor Guard of the Quarter

Staff Sgt. Kyle Floyd

412th MSG

 

Supervision/Management of the Quarter

Christopher Romero

412th MXG

 

Scientific/Engineering of the Quarter

Hoai “Ashley” Vu

412th CEG

 

Staff/Technician of the Quarter

Yasna Jordon

412th MXG

 

Trades & Labor of the Quarter

James Swoboda

412th MXG

 

Administrator/CSS of the Quarter

Kayla Marotta

Plant 42

 

Specialist/Analyst of the Quarter

Michele Burch

412th CEG

 

Program Manager of the Quarter

John Streets

412th TENG

 

Team of the Quarter

Wing COMSEC Office

412th MSG

 

CTF Team of the Quarter

F-35 Mission Systems Team

412th TENG

 

Volunteer of the Quarter

Airman 1st Class Maileya Luna

412th MXG

 

Innovator of the Quarter

Brandon Hyneman

412th TENG

 

Innovation Team of the Quarter

Generator Engine Oil Analysis Team

412th CEG

 

Safety Well Done of the Quarter

Bomber Loading Standardization Crew

412th MXG

 

For the Warfighter of the Quarter

Maj. Matthew Welch

412th OG

 

For the full video of the Commander's comments, please watch below:


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