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X-47B wins Collier Trophy

For more than 100 years, men and women dedicated to the advancement of aviation and aerospace technology have had their efforts recognized with the Robert J. Collier Trophy.

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Edwards Airmen need to recertify BAH or may lose $$

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Staff Sgt. Tiffany Holliday (left), 412th Comptroller Squadron, Financial Services supervisor, and Wende Wagner, Financial Management analyst, show the Air Force Form 594, which is required to validate Airmenís basic allowance for housing entitlements. On March 1, the U.S. Air Force began its one-time recertification process to validate Airmen’s…

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Purple Up! Month of Military Child

Courtesy photograph Edwards Air Force Base families and Corvias Military Living employees share a light moment together at the Purple Up! Month of the Military Child event at the base housing office April 15. More than 60 people attended the ceremony which was sponsored by Corvias. Purple Up! is a national celebration which honors the…

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Airman gains new perspective on World War II sacrifices

April 9, 1942, marked what is known today as the Bataan Death March where tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers surrendered to Japanese forces.

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B-1B software upgrade to ensure future warfighting capabilities

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner An Edwards B-1B Lancer takes off on April 1, 2014, to begin testing its new Sustainment Block 16A software upgrades. The SB 16A software will work in conjunction with the long-range bomberís new glass cockpit configuration in order to ensure its capabilities in a fast-paced integrated battlefield of the…


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Fedder visits Edwards, checks out Edwards facilities

Posted  April 27, 2012

Lt. Gen. Judith A. Fedder, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, gets a tour of one of three solar farms at Edwards AFB April 18. She was accompanied by Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander (left), and Col. Gregory…

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It’s so hard to say goodbye …

Posted  April 27, 2012

The U.S. Air Force’s first C-17 Globemaster III, known as T-1, takes off Runway 22L April 23, for the final time as it departs Edwards Air Force Base en route to the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. T-1, tail...

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News Briefs April 27, 2012

Posted  April 27, 2012

Spring Clean-Up Week Col. Gregory Schwab, 95th Air Base Wing commander, has announced that April 30 through May 4, is Edwards AFB Spring Clean-Up Week. As part of compliance with base standards, facility managers are encouraged to use this week for general interior and exterior housekeeping and to perform self-improvement projects, such as painting or…

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Spring season is spring clean-up at Edwards

Posted  April 27, 2012

Winter is finally over and spring has arrived officially as of March 21. Not unlike the same things we do at home every year such as clearing the winter weather debris blown into our yards; removing dead plants and weeds; here at Edwards we have an official event known as the annual Spring Clean-Up Week….

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AFMC Commander’s Log – Drunk Driving

Posted  May 4, 2012

AFMC Warriors, The number of drunk driving incidents within our command has doubled what it was at this time for each of the past three years. Already at too high of a rate, this number of DUIs/OVIs is very alarming. I expect each member of AFMC to make the responsible decision to not drink and…

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Announcements May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 31, 2012! If your spouse is deployed or you are a single airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Commissaries celebrate Military Appreciation Month

Posted  May 4, 2012

Honoring service members and their families in observance of Military Appreciation Month highlights the promotions offering extra discounts in commissaries during May. “You could also call this the ‘Month of the Super Coupon,’ ” said Chris Burns, the Defense Commissary Agency’s director of sales…

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Cooking fire safety

Posted  May 4, 2012

Many families gather in the kitchen to spend time together, but it can be one of the most hazardous rooms in the house if you don’t practice safe cooking behaviors. Cooking equipment, most often a range or stovetop, is the leading cause of reported home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. Safe…

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Edwards’ Adopt-A-Pet gives animals new hope

Posted  May 4, 2012

Throughout her 20 years in the U.S. Marine Corps, Shelley Thurman always took the time to volunteer. While in San Diego, she took the...

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May 1 kicks off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Posted  May 4, 2012

The first of May marks the beginning of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, celebrating the cultures of the Asian continent and the Pacific island groups of Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia. Originally decreed by a congressional bill in 1977, it became a Heritage Month by law...

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