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Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

Posted August 28, 2015 by Chief Master Sgt. Wendi L. McLean

I once read that newly created cells in our bodies do one of two things: they either begin to decay or they become more vital. These cells choose their path based on what we demand of them. If we are sedentary, our brains signal our cells to decay; but if we exercise, our cells get…

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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Posted August 28, 2015 by Senior Airman Hailey Haux

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24.

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Air Force, Ohio, based business develop chemical-, herbicide-free weed zapper

Posted August 28, 2015 by Timothy Anderl

Anyone with a lawn or a beautiful flower or vegetable garden, has surely wondered about the best method of controlling or eliminating weeds.

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Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

Posted August 28, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.

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A-4 Skyhawks support F-35 operational testing

Posted August 28, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

A-4 Skyhawks have taken to the skies over Edwards in support of operational test of the F-35A for the Royal Netherlands Air Force.

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted August 28, 2015 by Chaplain (Lt. Col.) Brendon O’Dowd

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Have you ever tried to change your character?  It’s easier to change a behavior, like drinking less soda, than to change a character trait, like using sarcasm to respond to others. Why is it so difficult? One author puts it this…

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Announcements – August 28, 2015

Posted August 28, 2015 by

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 412th FSS Labor Day Holiday Weekend Hours Family Down Day—Sept. 4 Hours of operation for all open 412th FSS facilities: Aero Club: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Arts & Crafts: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Auto Hobby: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Child Development Center: 6:15 a.m.-5 p.m. High Desert Inn: Open…

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Run with History deadline Sept. 10

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Edward’s AFB History Fact: Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier Oct. 14, 1947, here at our very own Edwards AFB. He flew the X-1 at Mach 1.07 at an altitude of 45,000 ft. Most will know this fact, but did you know that two nights before the scheduled date for the flight, he broke two…

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Annual orientation trains new key spouses

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted an annual Key Spouse Program Orientation Aug. 18 for newly appointed and returning Key Spouses. The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted an annual Key Spouse Program Orientation Aug. 18 for newly appointed and returning key spouses. The Key Spouse Program is…

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Shopping the Edwards Exchange pays dividends

Posted August 21, 2015 by Rebecca R. Silva

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Edwards generated $480,196.04 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including the bowling alley, golf course and fitness center….

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