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AFFT Museum acquires ‘up-lifting’ aircraft

Preserving the history of flight test is what the Air Force Flight Test Museum is devoted to here at Edwards.

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F-22 pilot reaches 1,000 flight hours

Four-year-old Steve Rainey sat on the hood of his father's car at a local airshow watching the small airplanes and helicopters at the airport. When the Thunderbirds in their F-100s sped by, Rainey fell off the car, looked up at the sky and thought, "I've got to do that."

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Scorpions to show their love of robotics on Valentine’s Day

This Valentine's Day, love is in the air. That is, love of robotics.

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JIC aims to maintain good order, morale, discipline

In the Sept. 9, 2014, Desert Wings, an article titled Vandalism costs school district $12,000.î The story was about damage that occurred at Bailey Elementary School. The 412th Test Wing has taken to address not only that instance of vandalism, but also other acts of misconduct committed within our community. Last November, Brig. Gen. Michael…

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SecAF, CSAF discuss future of the Air Force

Senior leadership addressed the key issues, priorities, initiatives and challenges facing the Air Force during the State of the Air Force press briefing, Jan. 15 at the Pentagon.


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Thrift Savings Plan limits increase for 2015

Posted  December 12, 2014

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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New personal property allotment rule implemented to protect Airmen

Posted  December 12, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed a policy change in paycheck allotments which will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property. The prohibition includes allotments for the purchase or finance of vehicles, such as automobiles, motorcycles and boats; appliances or household goods, such as washers, dryers and furniture; electronics…

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Exchange shoppers find extra savings during Saturday-only sales this month

Posted  December 12, 2014

As Soldiers, Airmen and their families tackle their holiday shopping, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering special deals every Saturday until Christmas, with up to 50 percent off select items. Deals on Dec. 13 include 50 percent off assorted accent furniture, 30 percent off a DeWalt 156-piece mechanics tool set and 25…

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New 412th command chief introduces himself to Airmen

Posted  December 12, 2014

Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, new 412th Test Wing command chief, first arrived at Edwards in early November. On Dec. 8, Smith held an all call for non-commissioned officers in the base theater to introduce himself.

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AF realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

Posted  December 12, 2014

In response to a directive from the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, N.M., will report to Air Force Global Strike Command, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force Program Executive Officer…

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Light it up!

Posted  December 12, 2014

Air Force photographs by Jet Fabara Team Edwards watched as the base Christmas Tree was officially lit up by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, on the evening of Dec. 5. The tree was also accompanied by unit holiday “cards” created by various offices and squadrons on base. The tree is located…

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Corvias hosts annual ‘Tis the Season’ event for Edwards children

Posted  December 12, 2014

Photograph courtesy Mike Nettles More than 350 Edwards Air Force Base residents turned out for the 2nd annual Tis the Season event at the Branch Elementary cafeteria on Thursday, December 4. The event was hosted by Corvias Military Living and included free food, games, crafts and a visit from Santa Claus.   Photograph courtesy Mike…

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Tis the season to drink responsibly

Posted  December 12, 2014

It’s that time of year when holiday parties and late night celebrations begin to fill our calendars and we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate our own special reasons for the season. Every Christmas Eve, I celebrate my life and I give thanks for being able to share the holiday…

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Air Force looks at innovative acquisition processes

Posted  December 12, 2014

With new technologies rapidly coming to the forefront of the global stage, remaining the world’s greatest air force comes at an escalating cost, making responsible spending and cost-cutting initiatives high priorities for Air Force leadership. The Air Force Office of Acquisitions is partnering with industry to realize some of these initiatives and help propel the…

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Northrop Grumman donates bicycles to Edwards families

Posted  December 12, 2014

Emily couldn't be happier as she rode her brand new bicycle around the Base Exchange parking lot Dec. 4.

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