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News Briefs October 4, 2013

Posted October 4, 2013 by

Commissary closed The Edwards Commissary is closed and will remain closed through the furlough period. For more information, call the Edwards Commissary at (661) 277-4589. Flu vaccines Oct. 7, from noon-3 p.m., the 412th Medical Group will host a flu vaccination line for active duty members at the Oasis Community Center. The flu vaccine is…

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School Age Program builds 3-D art project

Posted November 15, 2013 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Edwards School Age Program art project displayed in Bldg. 3000 depicts a medieval scene complete with a knight, princess, castle, moat and dragon. The project took four months to create. For the rest of November, Bldg. 3000 will be a little brighter. A display of 3-D art, “Recycling…

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Exchange’s return policy gives shoppers what they want

Posted December 20, 2013 by Lisa Neidinger

According to ABC News, recipients of gifts returned as many as 37 percent of holiday purchases last year. But shoppers at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service can rest easy knowing the Exchange makes holiday returns as easy as possible. “We know it’s hard to please everyone on your list,” said the Exchange’s Chief…

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Edwards Fire Department wins 2013 AFMC-level award

Posted February 21, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards Fire Department was awarded the 2013 AFMC Fire and Emergency Services Award as the best Large Fire Department in Air Force Materiel Command. The announcement was made in February and the base will go on to compete at the Department of Defense level for consideration to win…

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USAF TPS team proves how ‘a dummy’ can save money

Posted April 4, 2014 by Jet Fabara

In an Air Force setting that is locked on being financially-conscious and proactive under the current financial challenges, the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, at the request of the 418th Flight Test Squadron, is working with the squadron through the implementation of the school's Test Management Project to come up with a more cost-effective way of conducting dummy drop parachute testing for the Air Force.

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Edwards Exchange offers variety of protection for bikers

Posted May 16, 2014 by Jusika Martinez

According to NBC 4 in Washington, 20 percent of Soldiers and six percent of Airmen ride motorcycles. The Department of Defense states motorcycle deaths among military members are expected to rise 20 percent in 2014. As a partner in readiness, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is committed to providing a wide selection of…

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Commissaries support ‘Feds Feed Families’

Posted June 27, 2014 by Jessica Rouse

Commissary employees and customers are working together again this year to collect donations for the Feds Feed Families campaign. The campaign, which began June 1 and runs through the end of August, collects much-needed items for local food banks. Customers and employees can donate nonperishable food and personal hygiene items to the campaign using marked…

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New AFTC Inspector General sworn in

Posted August 1, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

Maj. Gen. Arnold W. Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, swore in the new Air Force Test Center Inspector General Col. Christopher Wheeler July 30.

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Base, local helping agencies team up to build ‘Community of Caring’

Posted September 19, 2014 by Jet Fabara

Since the Edwards Air Force Base Integrated Delivery System was established, the committee of all of the base's helping agencies has reached out to the Edwards workforce and community in order to remind everyone of all the available services they may turn to for assistance with any personal issues.

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Gathering of Eagles honors 70 years of TPS

Posted October 24, 2014 by Rebecca Amber

The Flight Test Historical Foundation presented the 2014 Gathering of Eagles Oct. 18 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School. The annual fundraiser included dinner, a silent auction and panel discussion with this year's honorees.

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