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Retailers/Restaurants offer Veterans Day Discounts

Posted November 10, 2017 by

Many retailers and restaurants are offering special discounts for veterans this Veterans Day. Keep in mind that most businesses require proof of military service, which can include a VA Universal Access Card, Military ID, DD-214, Veterans Service Organization Card (VSO’s include groups like the VFW, DAV, AmVets, MOAA, FRA, and the American Legion), a state-issued…

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Posted August 5, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force Amn. Pablo I. Meza graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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Edwards ALS graduates largest class ever

Posted December 16, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 412th Force Support Squadron’s Airman Leadership School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., ended 2016 on a high note by graduating 44 senior airmen and one civilian Dec. 8.

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Desert Tortoise Headstart program makes first release

Posted October 16, 2015 by Kelly O’Sullivan

Nine years after hatching at TRACRS, the Combat Center’s Tortoise Research and Captive Rearing Site, No. 2-4 is out on her own, finding her way in the wild.

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Voyager celebrates 30th anniversary

Posted January 6, 2017 by Linda KC Reynolds

Sharing memories that seemed as fresh today as the events that happened nearly 30 years ago,friends and fans gathered in the Voyager Restaurant at the Mojave Air and Space Port Dec. 17 to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the unrefueled and non-stop, around-the-world, record setting flight of the Voyager experimental airplane.

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California National Guard Soldier saves 42 people from burning bus

Posted November 6, 2015 by by Capt. Jason Sweeney

California Army National Guard Pfc. Jesse Hernandez, whose civilian job is a custody assistant for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, saved 42 people from a burning bus on a Los Angeles freeway, Oct. 18, 2015. Hernandez is a rifleman with the California Guard’s D Company (Weapons), 1st Battalion, 160th Infantry Regiment, out of San…

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Lockheed Martin pilot celebrates 20th anniversary of his first flight in the F-22

Posted June 1, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

Steve “Hooter” Rainey celebrated the 20th anniversary of his first flight in the F-22 Raptor, May 17, 2018, with a flight and an unexpected “wash down” at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Rare XB-47 is home once again

Posted October 7, 2016 by by William J. Simone

The Edwards Air Force Flight Test Museum recently completed the first phase of a multiple phase effort to save and restore the world’s oldest B-47 medium jet bomber.

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AFTC vice commander lauds community heroes

Posted November 17, 2017 by Dennis Anderson

Speaking to an audience of about 300 veterans and family, plus military supporters and active service military, Col. Angela W. Suplisson shared a few thoughts on her concept of what constitutes a hero.

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High Desert Hangar Stories with Bob Alvis

Posted February 19, 2016 by Bob Alvis

I was thinking the other day about things that happened around Edwards when I was a kid and many of you would be surprised just how diverse that experience was.

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