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Community networking spotlight: Tom Weil

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in the program. As a…

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Retired military working dog honored for his Army service

Posted June 4, 2018 by Dean Siemon

Four U.S. military working dogs were the latest recipients of the American Humane Lois Pope K-9 Medal of Courage May 22 at Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.

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DHS student awarded DAR bronze medal

Posted June 5, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution (NSDAR) has presented awards to ROTC members since 1967. Each year, the Antelope Valley chapter works with eight high schools in the area to present JROTC students with a Bronze Medal. The medals are awarded to cadets that have demonstrated…

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Nineteen Airmen graduate from leadership school

Posted July 10, 2015 by adriennek

The Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 15-E recently graduated. Senior Airman Kenneth Monteiro, 412th Operations Support Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award. The Levitow Award is the highest award presented at Airman Leadership School. The Levitow Award is presented to the student that demonstrated the most outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities. Selection for the…

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NASA Armstrong Exchange awards scholarship

Posted August 14, 2015 by adriennek

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2015 Joseph A. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award to Ted Kim. Walker was a former chief pilot who lost his life in an aircraft accident in 1966. “I am really excited,” Kim said. A graduate of the class of 2015 at Valencia High School, in Santa Clarita,…

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Bob White Drive dedicated to historic test, fighter pilot

Posted August 14, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

On Aug. 7, at the intersection of Wolfe Ave. and South Muroc Dr., a street dedication ceremony was held in honor of X-51 pilot, Maj. Gen. Robert M. White. With Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander presiding, the street formerly known by the name Muroc was renamed Bob White Drive. In attendance were…

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Gold Star mother finds calling after son’s death

Posted September 17, 2016 by Jessica Marie Ryan

Right before his deployment to Afghanistan, Marine Capt. Jesse Melton III told his mother, "Mom, I want to go change the world and make a difference."

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Armed Services YMCA 2016 ‘Angels of the Battlefield’ Stories Told

Posted November 11, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Hollywood war movies often illustrate someone yelling “medic” or “corpsman up,” as an overloaded service member begins assessing and treating the wounded. It’s not a cliché if it really happens – in combat it happens often.

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Goodbye Mica, thank you

Posted November 17, 2016 by Tech. Sgt. Javier Cruz

In the early morning hours of Nov. 14, 2016, Airmen from Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., paid final respects to one of their own as they prepared for one final patrol together.

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EOD Airman receives Purple Heart

Posted December 3, 2016 by Senior Airman James Hensley

On Oct. 28, 2011, during a routine route clearance patrol in Afghanistan, an explosive ordnance disposal unit was hit by a series of improvised explosive devices. The unit was there in support of Marine and Army RCPs along with rapid IED response.

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