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Congressman Steve Knight speaks at AFSA event

Posted November 6, 2015 by

U.S. Congressman Steve Knight visited Edwards AFB to speak at the Airmen and Family Readiness Center Oct. 30. The visit was sponsored by the local AFSA Chapter 1328.

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F-35 fires first airborne shots successfully

Posted November 6, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

F-35A tail number AF-2 became the first F-35 Lightning II aircraft to fire the four-barrel GAU-22/A 25mm Gun system while in flight Oct. 30.

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Gaining Altitude – July 17, 2015

Posted July 17, 2015 by

Growth opportunities for the week This is a weekly segment in Desert Wings to highlight a spiritual focus for the Edwards community: Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community: New York Times columnist David Brooks thinks there are some important life skills that are critical to living a…

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Prisoner of war shares 32 worst days

Posted September 25, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

A ceremony honoring service members who are prisoners of war or missing in action was held in the Base Exchange Sept. 18 for National POW/MIA Recognition Day. The ceremony, hosted by the Air Force Sergeants Association, was attended by the American Legion and POW/MIA Patriot Guard. Guest speaker Andrew Ramirez shared the story of the…

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Edwards maintainer makes All-AF, All-Armed Forces volleyball team

Posted June 19, 2015 by by Jet Fabara

Every year athletes across the Air Force try out for a chance to not only represent their base, but the Air Force at a national level. For one 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Weapons Load team member, his opportunity arose through the Air Force Men’s Volleyball program. Senior Airman Evan LaRochelle’s journey began at the Air…

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Luncheon highlights unlimited opportunities for women

Posted September 4, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Ninety-five years ago, American women achieved full voting rights under the U.S. Constitution by passage of the 19th Amendment. Today, Aug. 26 has been designated Women’s Equality Day to commemorate that historic event. At Edwards, celebration took place in the form of a luncheon at Club Muroc championed by the…

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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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Community networking spotlight: Dr. Leslie Uhazy

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Dr. Leslie Uhazy, Antelope Valley College dean of Mathematics and Sciences, was selected for the Air Force Material Command Community Liaison Program in the fall of 2004. He attended his first CLP meeting in San Antonio, Texas, at Brooks City-Base with then AFMC commander Gen. Gregory Martin. “I joined the Community Liaison Program because of…

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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Posted August 28, 2015 by By Senior Airman Hailey Haux

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — 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. The first topic of discussion was about Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone’s heroic actions aboard a train in…

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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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