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News Briefs July 25, 2014

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Focus group Here’s your chance to be heard. The Edwards Commissary is looking for volunteers to participate in a group discussion about your Commissary. They will be conducting focus groups July 29 from noon to 2 p.m. and again from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. If you would like to participate, send an e-mail to…

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Exchange moves to the head of the class with extra back-to-school savings

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With the first bell about to ring on a new school year, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving lessons in savings. The Exchange is helping military shoppers make the grade with competitive prices and tax savings on supplies students need to head back to class as well as special events and savings…

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Major wins major bucks on ‘Price Is Right’

Posted July 25, 2014 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Kevin Van Stone, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5, and his wife, Melinda (right), speak to a representative from CBS after being handed a giant check for $100,000 from “The Price Is Right” July 10. Van Stone was part of a military appreciation episode where…

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Exchange shoppers can keep on ticking with Hello Kitty sweepstakes

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Military shoppers can keep time with Hello Kitty thanks to the latest sweepstakes from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. Twenty-five winners will take home a Hello Kitty watch, valued at $85. From July 25 to Aug. 22, Exchange shoppers can enter to win by emailing patriotfamily@aafes.com and putting “Hello Kitty Sweepstakes” in the…

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After 25 years, the ‘Spirit’ lives on

Posted July 25, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Crowds gathered along the flightline at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 July 17 to watch the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the Spirit of Arizona, recreate her maiden flight 25 years later.

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Golf camp offers ‘hole’ lot of fun

Posted July 25, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber At Muroc Lake Golf Course, children from the Edwards AFB community participate in a week-long summer golf camp July 21 -25 where they learn golf techniques, rules and etiquette. Children ages five to 17 gathered July 21 on the putting green at Muroc Lake Golf Course†for the annual summer…

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News Briefs July 18, 2014

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Express fuel pumps to shut down July 21 & 22 The AAFES Express gasoline station will undergo vapor testing next week, which requires the pumps to be turned off to complete the process.†The fuel pumps will be shut down 8-11 a.m., July 21, and 7 a.m.-1 p.m., July 22. For more information, call (661) 258-1078,…

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Exchange celebrates 119 years with 5 percent MILITARY STAR card discount

Posted July 18, 2014 by Julie Mitchell

July 25, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service marks a historic milestone, celebrating 119 years of serving Soldiers, Airmen and their families. July 25, 1895, General Order No. 46 established the exchange on military installations, directing post commanders to set up an exchange at every post. Since then, the Exchange has supported U.S. troops…

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Got a ticket? What now?

Posted July 18, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Many drivers have experienced the sinking feeling that accompanies the flashing lights and siren of a police vehicle pulling them over. But, for drivers who are cited on Edwards AFB, there may be harsher penalties.

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412th MXG welcomes new commander, out-going commander retires

Posted July 18, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer (left) 412th Test Wing commander, hands the 412th Maintenance Group ceremonial guidon to Col. Robert Lepper to symbolize the official start of his new role as group commander, during a change of command ceremony July 10.   The 412th Maintenance Group welcomed a new commander,…

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