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Major wins major bucks on ‘Price Is Right’

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Kevin Van Stone, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5, and his wife, Melinda (right), speak to a representative from CBS after being handed a giant check for $100,000 from “The Price Is Right” July 10. Van Stone was part of a military appreciation episode where…

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NASA Armstrong Support Center receives LEED platinum certification

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's new Facilities Support Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been certified platinum, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's highest standard for long-term sustainability.

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After 25 years, the ‘Spirit’ lives on

Crowds gathered along the flightline at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 July 17 to watch the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the Spirit of Arizona, recreate her maiden flight 25 years later.

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Edwards welcomes new AFTC Command Chief

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Andrea Gates took over as Air Force Test Center command chief this past May. Team Edwards welcomed Chief Master Sgt. Andrea J. Gates as the new Air Force Test Center command chief May 21. Chief Gates is now the principal advisor to the command on matters…

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Golf camp offers ‘hole’ lot of fun

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber At Muroc Lake Golf Course, children from the Edwards AFB community participate in a week-long summer golf camp July 21 -25 where they learn golf techniques, rules and etiquette. Children ages five to 17 gathered July 21 on the putting green at Muroc Lake Golf Course†for the annual summer…


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Difficult force shaping calls made tougher by undeserved ‘Firewall 5s’

Posted  June 20, 2014

LAJES FIELD, Azores -†I was not a very good Airman in the early days of my Air Force career. I was passably good at my job and very bad at the Air Force. Here is an actual quote from one of my early Enlisted Performance Reports, “Improved responsibility in off-duty affairs would quickly set this…

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SAPR Stand-Down Day feedback

Posted  June 20, 2014

June 14, Team Edwards held its Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Stand-Down Day. We trained 130-plus facilitators to help guide discussions on identifying offenders of sexual assault to educate and bring awareness that offenders can look like you and I, and if given the right environment, they can work amongst us and do harm to…

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NASA Aeronautics makes strides to bring back supersonic passenger travel

Posted  June 20, 2014

NASA photograph by Jim Ross NASA F/A-18 mission support aircraft were used to create low-intensity sonic booms during a resaerch project at the agency’s Armstrong Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. The Waveforms and Sonic boom Perception and Response, or WSPR, project gathered data from a select group of more than 100 volunteer Edwards Air…

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Edwards Officers’ Spouses Club donates funds

Posted  June 20, 2014

The final numbers are in! The Edwards Officers’ Spouses Club gave $26,700 to the Edwards and Air Force communities for fiscal year 2013-14 (June-May). In addition to awarding $10,000 in scholarships, the EOSC supported the following organizations with welfare grants totaling $16,700:   Desert High School Branch Elementary Unfunded Sports at DHS Air Force Village…

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Fittingly, K-9 unit kicks off ‘Paws to Read,’ summer reading program

Posted  June 20, 2014

Children of all ages gathered at the Base Library June 13 for the kickoff of this year's annual Department of Defense-sponsored Summer Reading Program.

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Salutes & Awards

Victim Advocate of the Month

Posted  June 20, 2014

Name: Rudolph Baisa Duty title: F-22 Crew Chief Organization: 412th AMXS/MXARA Years of service: 11 years Hometown: San Francisco, Calif. Why did you become a volunteer victim advocate: I became a victim advocate because I believe that individuals who experience sexual assaults have had a traumatic event in their lives and need all the help…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  June 20, 2014

- Toleration seems to be at the forefront of every argument and hot topic in our culture today. We demand toleration on every issue under the sun. But toleration costs nothing to the person making the demand. It is built upon thoughts and philosophies and not relationships. And everyone knows relationships are messy and uncontrollable. However…

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Announcements – June 20, 2014

Posted  June 20, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All training required to complete CG-G-EAE-3 Form. Civilians Welcome. Training on scheduled Aero Club Aircraft maintenance. Call Aero Club for dates and availability. Birthday Party at the Aero Club: Anyone aged 5…

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News Briefs June 13, 2014

Posted  June 13, 2014

Palace Chase briefing A Palace Chase Briefing will be held 2-3 p.m., June 19 at the Consolidated Support Facility, Bldg. 3000, Room 123. To reserve a seat, call Tech. Sgt. Sam Flynn at (661) 277-3582 or e-mail samuel.flynn.1@us.af.mil. The Palace Chase program allows active duty officers and Airmen to voluntarily transfer from active duty in…

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Health & Safety

Motorcycle advanced rider course

Posted  June 13, 2014

The 412th Test Wing Safety Office is offering a motorcycle Advanced Rider Course for military only.  If you have taken the basic motorcycle course, it is mandatory to take the advanced course per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1.  Although the class is geared towards the sport bike rider, it is open to all two-wheeled riders (military…

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