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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…

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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.

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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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Project84 migrating to API

Posted  July 17, 2015

Wing participation in the Project84 program has brought many cost saving ideas to the attention of leadership here at Edwards AFB. Many of the ideas submitted were aimed at reducing consumption of materials, water and electricity. Some cost savings require time before being realized, but others such as Xeriscaping and printer right-sizing have had an…

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Concepts into capability squadron gets new commander

Posted  July 17, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovado Lt. Col. Jose R. Gutierrez del Arroyo assumed command of the 771st Test Squadron during a formal ceremony July 14 at Club Muroc. Gutierrez previously served as the director of Curriculum Standards at the United States Air Force Test Pilot School. He was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico,…

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NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  July 17, 2015

July 20-24 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday Beef taco salad Tuesday Spaghetti with meat balls Side salad and garlic bread Wednesday Meatloaf Mashed potatoes with gravy Vegetables Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Bake cod Macaroni and cheese Broccoli All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included; medium beverage, $1.99; large $2.09…

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Can you see me now? Lakebeds ‘restriped’

Posted  July 17, 2015

Edwards Air Force Base is a prime location for flight test, but not just because of the high caliber of test pilots, engineers and maintenance professionals who train and work here. In fact, it's the natural resources like the 64.55 square miles of dry lakebeds that make the area so ideal.

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Sign up now for Desert High School Robotics camps

Posted  July 17, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Do you have a student interested in learning about robotics? The Desert High Robotics Team is sponsoring two camps this summer for rising 7-12th graders. The camps will be held at the Center of Excellence next to DHS. Summer Camps: July 18 — Hardware Camp, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Learn…

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Welcome to the jungle: Moms, Pops and Tots try out new location

Posted  July 17, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato The Moms, Pops and Tots playgroup moved into their new location for the foreseeable future. Children and their parents gathered for playtime at the Jungle Zone in the Desert Mall. Their program was held there for the first time; they were previously located in the Youth Center Gym. Children…

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NASA Armstrong leads team to test effects of volcanic ash on aircraft engines

Posted  July 17, 2015

With approximately 1,500 potentially active volcanoes worldwide, more than 80 commercial aircraft have unexpectedly encountered volcanic ash in flight and at airports in the past 15 years, according to the United States Geological Survey.

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Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

Posted  July 17, 2015

I once read that newly created cells in our bodies do one of two things: they either begin to decay or they become more vital. These cells choose their path based on what we demand of them. If we are sedentary, our brains signal our cells to decay; but if we exercise, our cells get…

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TPS grad returns as new 412th OG commander

Posted  July 17, 2015

From left: Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, and Col. Scott Cain, 412th Operations Group commander, pose for a photo with the 412th OG guidon as Col. Rodney Todaro looks on. Cain assumed command of the group July 2 from Todaro in a change of command ceremony in Hangar 1600. A U.S. Air…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 17, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community New York Times columnist David Brooks thinks there are some important life skills that are critical to living a good life. One of them is “bifocalism, which is the ability to see a situation from multiple perspectives.” When we see things…

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