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U.S. Airman recognized as ‘hero’ in Paris

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (right), Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler pose for a photo in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their…

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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24.

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Edwards AFB Express drives for value at the pump

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Exchange Express Gas Station. According to gasbuddy.com, gas prices could dip to below $2 a gallon by Thanksgiving. As the cost of gas continues to plummet, the Exchange wants to ensure drivers are aware of the procedures in place to determine pump prices at Edwards and…

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Local

Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Local

A-4 Skyhawks support F-35 operational testing

A-4 Skyhawks have taken to the skies over Edwards in support of operational test of the F-35A for the Royal Netherlands Air Force.


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Joint Strike Fighter ITF ground testing F-35 gun

Posted  July 24, 2015

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is in the process of testing the F-35A's newest munitions asset - the GAU-22/A. The gun is a four-barrel Gatling gun that fires 25 millimeter rounds.

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Commentary

The unseen leader

Posted  July 24, 2015

Over the years, I’ve seen many leaders come and go. The ones I admired, I took note of the traits I wished I had, as well as the ones I already possessed. It took me a long time to realize some of my personal and professional weaknesses were the very areas I gravitated toward in…

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Sports

Outdoor Rec provides excursions, arsenal for summer activities

Posted  July 24, 2015

Outdoor Recreation provides tools and excursions for every season of the year, from camping, snowboarding and surfing, to parasailing, indoor skydiving and much more.  As a resource to the base, ODR provides coolers, tents, chairs, fishing poles and other camping equipment.

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  July 24, 2015

July 27-30 Lunch Specials 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Three pieces fried chicken Mashed potatoes and gravy Vegetables Tuesday Pork carnitas Refried beans and Spanish rice Wednesday Pepper steak over white rice Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Bake cod Macaroni and cheese Broccoli All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink…

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Final rule puts more teeth into Military Lending Act

Posted  July 24, 2015

The Defense Department July 21 closed loopholes to protect U.S. men and women in uniform from predatory lending practices, President Barack Obama said this morning at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The heightened level of financial and consumer-rights protection against unscrupulous practices, called the final rule of the Military…

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Northrop Grumman demonstrates open mission systems architecture across manned, unmanned systems

Posted  July 24, 2015

PALMDALE, Calif.–Northrop Grumman demonstrated in recent test flights that the U.S. Air Force’s Open Mission Systems architecture standards can be successfully integrated across multiple systems and platforms. These flights have paved the way for new capabilities to be integrated rapidly and affordably across advanced manned and unmanned aircraft. In June, at Edwards Air Force Base,…

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Health & Safety

Driving distracted rivals alcohol, speeding in crashes

Posted  July 24, 2015

Air Force photograph by Melissa Buchanan Distracted driving can be deadly. One area that remains a large safety concern is unsafe and distracted driving. What is distracted driving? According to www.Distraction.gov, distracted driving is any activity that could divert a person’s attention away from the primary task of driving. All distractions endanger the driver, other…

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AF continues to work with DOD, OPM on cybersecurity incident

Posted  July 24, 2015

The Air Force maintains its commitment to protect personal information from cyber threats by continuing efforts with the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management to assist those impacted by the recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data. OPM and an interagency response team, including investigators from the FBI and the Department of…

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Events

Shoppers can score a share of $5,000 with Exchange back-to-school sweepstakes

Posted  July 24, 2015

Military shoppers can get a head start on their back-to-school shopping list with $5,000 in prizes from the Army & Air Force Exchange Service, Hershey and Mars. From July 17 to Aug. 20, authorized shoppers worldwide can enter for a chance to win one of 10 $500 Exchange gift cards. “Back to school shopping can…

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Volunteers needed

Posted  July 24, 2015

There will be a luncheon at the Barstow Veterans Home of California Aug. 15 and the home needs 20-30 volunteers to help serve food items and spend time with the residents. The home is offering free lunch to all those who come and support this event.†Those who would like to help out would need to…

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