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Exchange ‘You Made the Grade’ program rewards military students

Posted February 12, 2016 by Rebecca R. Silva

For military students, making multiple moves with their active-duty parents is just a part of life. In fact, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, according to the Military Child Education Coalition. The Army & Air Force Exchange Service appreciates the sacrifices military students make and is…

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As Tax day approaches, Edwards AFB Exchange doubles gas savings for MILITARY STAR cardholders

Posted April 15, 2016 by

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is giving military shoppers a reason to look forward to Tax Day by doubling the discount MILITARY STAR cardholders receive on gas.   From April 15 through April 17, drivers fueling up with a MILITARY STAR card at Edwards AFB gas stations will receive 10 cents off per gallon…

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New leader for 416th FLTS

Posted July 9, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Chris Okula Col. Scott Cain (left), 412th Operations Group commander, hands the 416th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Chris Keithley during a change of command ceremony June 24, 2016. Keithley takes over from Lt. Col. Darren Wees. Keithley comes to the 416th just down the road from the 461st…

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Exercise Desert Wind 16-05 tests response to active shooter

Posted August 3, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

On Aug. 1, defenders from the 412th Security Forces Squadron responded to Bldg. 2850 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., after a report of shots fired, what they arrived to were people screaming and a mass shooting situation leaving carnage everywhere.  

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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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Edwards NCO gets hit with free UFC tickets

Posted November 20, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Tech. Sgt. Ryan Singer, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 1, is the winner of the Air Force Clubs UFC Fight Frenzy prize drawing to attend the Ultimate Fighting Championship Experience in Las Vegas with his wife, Tara. Out of more than 122,000 Air Force Club members…

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Santa Claus drops by Edwards before busy week

Posted December 18, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Santa Claus and the 412th Mission Support Group front office. Before wrapping up an extended Southern California vacation, Santa Claus made one final stop at Edwards AFB Dec. 14, 2015. Father Christmas made his rounds through several buildings including Bldg. 3000, 412th Civil Engineering Group, 412th Medical Group, Bldg. 1, the…

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‘Random acts’ fuels smiles courtesy of first shirts

Posted March 4, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Master Sgt. Laura Magas (left), 412th Operations Group, surprises Senior Airman Kelli Zeitler, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, as she gets ready to pump gas at the Edwards Express gas station Feb. 26. The Edwards First Sergeants Council bought a tank of gas for about 20 Airmen E-5 and below…

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Local STEM clubs receive grants courtesy of ITEA

Posted April 28, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

Desert High School's Scorpion Robotics club was joined by names like the Science Jets, Cyberpatriots and Team 399 Eagles Robotics, for the 2016 Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association Grants Luncheon held April 21.

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KC-46 program refueler touches down at Edwards

Posted October 23, 2015 by Kenji Thuloweit

The KC-46 program's first test aircraft, a Boeing 767-2C (EMD-1), departed from its home at Boeing Field in Seattle and touched down at Edwards for the first time Oct. 15.

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