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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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TPS graduates 24 new test pilots, engineers

Posted  December 7, 2012

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School here graduated 24 new test pilots and engineers Dec. 7. The fundamental key to success in aerospace flight test and evaluation is the individual member of the flight test team: the flight test pilot, of course, but nowadays the trained flight test engineer and navigator as well….

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Exchange spreads holiday cheer with industry-leading return policy

Posted  December 7, 2012

Nearly 20 percent of Americans will return at least one holiday gift item this holiday season, according to Lavi Industries, a provider of public guidance. To take the stress and confusion out of the return process, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service has extended the terms of its hassle-free return policy for the holidays….

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Maintain SA during the holidays

Posted  December 7, 2012

During the holidays it is important to maintain one’s situational awareness. This is the time of year when the malls are jammed packed with holiday shoppers trying to scoop up on the best deals they can find. As you go shopping, or as you travel, it is important to remember that active shooter situations can…

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‘Tis the season for parades

Posted  December 7, 2012

Col. Daniel Daetz, 412th Test Wing vice commander and Col. Amy Arwood, 412th TW director of staff, represented Edwards Air Force Base during two parades Dec. 1. Daetz rode in the annual Lancaster Christmas/Holiday Parade and Arwood rode in the Rosamond Parade of Lights in the evening. Cheif Master Sgts Brian Randolph, 412th Test Wing…

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Resiliency, a way of life for World War II aviators like Zamperini

Posted  December 7, 2012

There was nothing easy about life for those in the Pacific Theater during World War II, especially for B-24 Liberator crew members like Capt. Louis Zamperini. It was risky, the quality of life was minimal at best, and crew members knew if something went wrong, there was a good chance they would never make it…

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Exchange shoppers can ‘Go Nuts’ with $10,000 in giveaways

Posted  December 7, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Planters/Kraft are teaming up to give away ten $1,000 gift cards in the “Go Nuts with Planters” sweepstakes. “With the holiday season upon us, an extra $1,000 could really come in handy,” said the Exchange’s Senior Enlisted Adviser Chief Master Sgt. Tony Pearson. “Authorized shoppers need only…

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F-35 ITF preps maintainers for operational test

Posted  December 7, 2012

When the Joint Strike Fighter Operational Test Team begins testing the F-35 this month, maintenance personnel will be fully self-sufficient and prepared to transition to flight operations. By the time the first aircraft arrives, personnel will have successfully completed all initial training requirements and have already demonstrated the ability to perform specialized maintenance tasks on…

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412th MDG offers tips to reduce appointment line hold time

Posted  December 7, 2012

Scheduling a medical appointment with a healthcare provider can sometimes be a frustrating task for patients. Whether its long hold times due to high call volume or the inability to get an appointment that meets the patient’s needs in a timely manner, frustration can sometimes carry over to the appointment resulting in patient dissatisfaction. The…

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Edwards basketball tournament

Posted  December 7, 2012

Basketball tourney Edwards is hosting the next installation basketball tournament Dec. 15 and 16 at the Fitness Center. This will include both women’s and men’s base teams. Here’s the schedule for the weekend’s games: Dec. 15 Time — Teams 8:30 a.m. — Edwards/Nellis 10 a.m. — Miramar/Camp Pendleton 11:30 a.m. — Edwards/Camp Pendleton (W) 1…

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NASA, GA-ASI agreement expands unmanned aircraft capabilities

Posted  December 7, 2012

NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. have partnered in a collaborative agreement to allow for the development and flight testing of new command and control satellite link capabilities on a Predator B unmanned aircraft system. As the result of a no-cost Space Act Agreement signed in September, the parties will…

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