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2017 Edwards Tax Center opens Feb. 8

Posted January 27, 2017 by

The 2017 Edwards AFB Tax Center will open Feb. 8, and remain open through April 12. The center will be open 8 a.m.-noon and 1- 4 p.m., Wednesdays and Saturdays.   Due to a shortage of manpower, the 2017 Tax Center will be limited in its size and scope to active duty service members E-6 and…

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Edwards Exchange, H&R Block offer discount on tax preparation

Posted February 5, 2018 by Jennifer Coleman

The Internal Revenue Service expects more than 155 million tax returns to be filed this tax season, with more than 70 percent of taxpayers receiving refunds. To take the guesswork out of filing for military members and their families, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is teaming up with H&R Block to provide tax…

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Students send warm Christmas gifts to Lancaster shelter

Posted December 18, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Elizabeth Davis’ fourth grade class at Branch Elementary School prepared 60 fleece scarves Dec, 10 to donate to the Lancaster Community Shelter. The scheduled delivery date for the scarves is Dec. 17, just in time for Christmas. It doesn’t take long to see the respect and compassion for others…

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October is Energy Action Month

Posted October 9, 2015 by Gerald Boetsch

President Obama has proclaimed October 2015 as Energy Action Month. The use of the word “action” continues the theme that we need to be more than just aware of energy but to take action to conserve energy. Although large displays of renewable generation such as solar and wind comes to mind when considering Energy Action…

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AFRL ENSPIRE program strikes resounding chord with students

Posted April 21, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson 1st Lt. Harvey Hurst, Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division program manager, speaks to a crowd at Lancaster High School March 23, 2017. An Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects with local high schools struck a resounding chord…

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Annual Civ-Mil barbecue welcomes new commander

Posted July 27, 2018 by

Courtesy photograph by Kane Wickham Newly installed 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. E. John Teichert, speaks at the 29th Annual Edwards Air Force Base Civilian-Military Support Group barbecue at the Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, Calif., July 20. More than 100 people from throughout the Antelope Valley, to include U.S. Congressman Steve Knight, and…

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September is National Preparedness Month

Posted August 30, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Russell Warner (left), 812th Civil Engineering Squadron, Emergency Management specialist, lets a young woman spin the Air Force Emergency Management Wheel to get a prize and answer an emergency preparedness trivia question. Emergency Management is taking part in National Preparedness Month events throughout September. Throughout September, the Office of…

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Team Edwards ‘pushes’ for suicide prevention

Posted September 14, 2016 by Maj. Kevin Hooker

In recognition of September being Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, Team Edwards is recruiting individuals to participate in the 22 push-up challenge. This challenge is meant to raise awareness of the alarmingly high suicide rate among veterans.

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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Posted January 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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News Briefs – October 9, 2015

Posted October 9, 2015 by

Service Academy nominations On Oct. 15, Congressman Kevin McCarthy will be holding a forum for all students in the 23rd Congressional District who are interested in attending one of the U.S. Service Academies. The forum will start at 6 p.m. in the Kern County Board of Supervisors Chambers located at 1115 Truxtun Ave., Bakersfield, CA…

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