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News Briefs July 26, 2013

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Promotion ceremony The Team Edwards Promotion Ceremony Committee invites everyone to this month’s enlisted promotion ceremony July 31 in the Base Auditorium at 3 p.m. Freeway closures ANTELOPE VALLEY FREEWAY (SR-14) CANYON LANE CLOSURES The California Department of Transportation will close portions of Antelope Valley Freeway SR-14 from Sierra Highway (Soledad Canyon Road) to Palmdale…

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Robots take over base library

Posted July 26, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

School's out for the summer but the learning hasn't stopped.

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Davis assumes command of AFRL, Det. 7

Posted July 26, 2013 by Edward Cannon

  Col. Roger Vincent (left), Air Force Research Laboratory vice commander, passes the AFRL Detachment 7 guideon to Lt. Col. Patrick Davis, charging him with command during a ceremony July 22 in the Rocket Science Center. Davis assumed command from Col. Michael Platt, who retired from active duty that same day. Davis was previously assigned as the chief of the Systems Engineering…

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Edwards AFB’s Piute Ponds feature wide variety of birds, wildlife

Posted July 19, 2013 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Melissa Buchanan A Barn Owl takes flight from a tree in Piute Ponds at Edwards Air Force Base. The ponds attract numerous bird species and wildlife. The artificially maintained marsh area is located in the extreme southwest corner of the base. Amid the high desert landscape that encompasses Edwards is a…

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Sh’linda Miller, 2013 Youth of the Year

Posted July 19, 2013 by W. Laquita D. Dukes

Courtesy photograph Shílinda Miller, a 2013 graduate from Desert High School, won the state-wide Boys and Girls Clubís Military Youth of the Year title May 28, 29, competing against six other contestants. In the magnificent shadow of the USS Midway in San Diego, Calif., Sh’linda Miller, a 2013 graduate from Desert High School, won the…

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Annual duck blind drawing slated Aug. 10

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Waterfowl hunters can participate in the annual duck blind drawing scheduled Aug. 10, at the Rod and Gun Activity, Bldg. 210. Base hunting permits may be submitted to drawing officials from 9 a.m. until the actual drawing begins, which will be at approximately 10 a.m. Duck blind reservations are required for all base affiliated waterfowl…

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Edwards AFB partners with DU, D14 to improve Piute Ponds

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Edwards AFB held a dedication ceremony at Piute Ponds July 12 to commemorate the partnership that helped develop parts of the area for recreation during a 2012 improvement project. Edwards Environmental Management along with Ducks Unlimited and District 14 in Lancaster, Calif., joined forces to construct new water control structures, culverts and dikes that will…

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News Briefs July 19, 2013

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Fitness center closure The Rosburg Fitness Center will be closed Saturdays due to the furlough. The new Fitness Center hours are 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday. Anticipated normal hours of operation will resume after Sept. 28, 2013. For more information, call Peter Smith, Fitness Center director, at (661)…

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Bunch thanks Team Edwards for hard work, patience

Posted July 19, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

At a commander's call July 16, Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander, expressed a great deal of gratitude for the members of the 412th Test Wing. This was for both their excellence in service and in their patience with current and upcoming budget impacts.

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Beat the heat with Summer of Savings at Exchange restaurants

Posted July 19, 2013 by Conner Hammett

  As temperatures heat up this summer, the discounts inside direct operated Army and Air Force Exchange Service restaurants are getting cooler for Military Star Card holders. From July 5 to Sept. 21, every food or drink order made with a Military Star Card will be discounted by 20 percent – a full 79 days…

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