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Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Boeing and, now Edwards, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the "Buff's" newest upgrade.

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News Briefs February 27, 2015

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Library closure The Base Library will be closing early Feb. 28 for an official function. Hours of operation will be 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. that day. For more information, call 661-275-2665. Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive on Edwards AFB is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., March 4 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both…

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Commissary to offer in-store Wi-Fi

Posted April 10, 2015 by Penny Carpenter

The Edwards AFB Commissary will offer in-store Wi-Fi access for patrons beginning May 6. Through its Commissary Patron Internet Mobile System, or CPIMS, the Defense Commissary Agency seeks to open customer Wi-Fi access initially to all stateside commissaries. “Many of our patrons come to the commissary with their smart phones and tablets, and store Wi-Fi…

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Branch student ‘strong’ despite brittle bones

Posted May 15, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Mya, 10, enjoys spending time on the playground at Branch Elementary School with her best friend, Saige Kelley. Saige wore a yellow shirt and ribbon to school that day to help Mya raise awareness for her condition, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, also known as ìbrittle boneî disease. Branch Elementary Student Mya,…

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GVCTF welcomes new director

Posted June 12, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Lt. Col. Cory Naddy (right) accepts the Global Vigilance Combined Test Force guidon from Col. Rod Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander, June 5.   The Global Vigilance Combined Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., welcomed a new director June 5. Lt. Col. Cory Naddy is joining the…

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Honorary commanders tour ‘best day ever’

Posted July 17, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

The 2015 honorary commanders were welcomed back to Edwards July 10 for a look at the flight test mission.

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted August 21, 2015 by

Aug. 21-27 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Beef broccoli Over white rice Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Three pieces fried chicken Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Thursday Mandarin chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials–$7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage, $1.99; Large, $2.09 Menu subject to change

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Commissaries announce coupon policy changes

Posted April 20, 2012 by by Rick Brink

Changes are on the way in how commissaries handle coupons and product returns without receipts, among other things, as the Defense Commissary Agency enacts customer service policy changes to protect the commissary benefit. “The average coupon user might not notice the policy changes because they are aimed at preventing possible misuse of the commissary benefit…

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Elementary school students soar at Mojave rocketry challenge

Posted June 8, 2012 by by Laura Mowry

The successful completion of the first commercial spaceflight to the International Space Station occurred May 31 when the Space X Dragon capsule parachuted back to Earth and splashed down in the Pacific Ocean. The historic mission…

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September is National Fruit, Vegetable Month

Posted September 14, 2012 by by Alice Cervelli

According to the Centers for Disease Control, consuming a diet high in fruits and vegetables is associated with lower risk for numerous chronic diseases, including cancer and cardiovascular disease. To get a healthy variety, think color by revisiting these bright and colorful powerhouses of a healthy nutrition plan. Eating fruits and vegetable of different colors…

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