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Thrift Savings Plan limits increase for 2015

Posted December 12, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

The Internal Revenue Service has announced increased limits for 2015 Thrift Savings Plan contributions. “The maximum contribution amount for traditional and/or Roth TSP will be $18,000; this is an increase from the elective deferral limits of 2013 and 2014, which was $17,500,” said Erica Cathro, an AFPC Human Resources Specialist. “Additionally, the maximum amount of…

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Military shoppers have chance at $10,000 grand prize

Posted February 13, 2015 by Julie Mitchell

A $10,000 grand prize is up for grabs in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest “Because of You” contest. And, for authorized shoppers, entering is as easy as visiting www.shopmyexchange.com. With the Spend Free Spree contest, military shoppers have a chance to win a $10,000 Exchange gift card, or a $2,000 gift card…

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2015 Edwards Royalty crowned

Posted March 27, 2015 by

Courtesy photograph The new Edwards Community Queens were crowned March 21 during the 2015 pageant held at the Oasis Community Center. They are (back row from left) Miss (Danika Blake), Teen Miss (Ariana Medina), Junior Miss (Heather Byrd); front row, from left; Little Miss (Scarlett Coble) and Tiny Miss (Adriana Coble). The new royalty will represent…

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News Briefs May 1, 2015

Posted May 1, 2015 by timchisham

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive is 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m., May 6 at the Chapel 1 Annex. The life you save may be your own. For questions or to volunteer call 661-277-4421 or 661-277-8116. Donors must be 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and in good health. For questions…

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For good measure, base precision lab passes biannual evaluation

Posted May 29, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

No one at Edwards is more exact in their work than the Precision Measuring Equipment Laboratory.

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31st TES ramps up for F-35 initial operational testing at Edwards

Posted March 23, 2012 by Staff

Flight test at Edwards normally consists of squadrons taking an aircraft from the developmental test phase and preparing it for its operational test phase at another base.
For members with the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, a tenant unit assigned here under the Air Combat Command…

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Edwards Dance Factory dancers dazzle at Disneyland

Posted May 18, 2012 by Staff

Dancers from Edwards Dance Factory made an appearance at the “Happiest Place on Earth” last month. April 14 and 15, 10 young ladies represented Edwards AFB by dancing at Disneyland’s Diamond...

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418th FLTS takes testing new C-130 airdrop system to whole new level

Posted August 3, 2012 by by Jet Fabara

What was initially known as the most commonly used airdrop method for the aerial insertion of supplies for military and contingency operations...

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Team AFMC, Revisited

Posted October 5, 2012 by Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign kicked off on Oct. 3 and runs through Nov. 14 12. The CFC, along with the Air Force Assistance Fund, is one of only two charitable fund-raising drives officially sanctioned by the Air Force. Many national and local relief agencies depend on the CFC to help finance their operations. Recent…

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Turkey Fryer Safety: Make sure the turkey is all you fry!

Posted November 9, 2012 by

Each year during the holidays we look forward to that perfectly cooked turkey waiting on the dinner table like so many magazines and television commercials portray. Unfortunately, since most of us do not have the cooking talents of Martha Stewart or Emeril, that dream is not always a reality. That’s why so many people are…

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