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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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JSF completes first in-flight release of AIM-120

Posted  October 26, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matthew Short An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing (CTOL) aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of an instrumented AIM-120 from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 19. The flight was conducted by U.S. Air Force Maj. Matt Phillips, 461st Flight Test Squadron. The aircraft, known as AF-1, jettisoned an AIM-120 over…

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Live fire training keeps Edwards department proficient

Posted  October 26, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Firefighters prepare to enter a mobile live fire trainer provided by North Tree Fire International when the Edwards Fire Department gathered together Oct.18 for structural fire training, which is required every six months. The Edwards Fire Department gathered for live fire training Oct. 18 with the help of North…

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419th FLTS crowned kings of court

Posted  October 26, 2012

The 419th Flight Test Squadron celebrates after winning the 2012 Edwards Intramural Volleyball Championship game Oct. 18. The 419th FLTS volleyball team defeated the 412th Operations Group after playing three sets with a score of 23-25, 25-21 and 15-11 in order to win the championship. The intramural volleyball season will move back to its normal…

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Team Edwards wants this Halloween to be fun, safe

Posted  October 26, 2012

Air Force photograph by R.J. Oriez Halloween enjoys a spirited tradition, but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful. Children on base will be Trick-or-treating Oct. 31 during the designated hours of 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. under the watchful care of the 412th Security Forces Squadron and the…

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Refine speaking skills; visit Sound Barrier Toastmasters Club meetings

Posted  October 26, 2012

Come and refine your speaking, presentation and leadership skills at the Sound Barriers Toastmasters Club 384 meetings. Meetings are 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., every Thursday in the Test Wing Conference Room, Bldg. 1400, Room 414. Each meeting agenda includes prepared speeches, speech evaluations and Table Topics (extemporaneous speaking) that are developed using Toastmasters educational materials and…

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Disability Employment Awareness Month: Ten Commandments of Etiquette for communicating with people with disabilities

Posted  October 26, 2012

The following Ten Commandments of Etiquette will help you communicate more effectively with people with disabilities.   1. When talking with a person with a disability, use eye contact and speak directly to that person rather than through a companion or sign language interpreter.   2. When introduced to a person with a disability, it…

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News Briefs – October 26, 2012

Posted  October 26, 2012

Immunizations   The Immunizations Clinic will be holding a mass flu drive 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 30 at the Base Theater. All active duty, reservist and civilian employees are eligible to receive the flu vaccine. Contractors who are also Tricare beneficiaries may attend. All other Tricare beneficiaries will be vaccinated at the Immunizations Clinic. If…

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Family Fishing Derby planning and sign ups

Posted  October 26, 2012

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson Mark your calendars for Nov. 17. The Edwards Air Force Base Family Fishing Derby will tentatively be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Branch Memorial Park and Pond near the South Gate. Come out and enjoy a free day of fishing, food and fun….

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Spontaneous car show pops up at West Gate

Posted  October 26, 2012

Those who drove by Century Circle Oct. 18 might have seen more than just the legendary planes on display outside the West Gate. They may have seen some automobiles parked in front that date back even before some of those jets. The old Ford Model A’s parked in a row belonged to the Paradise Valley…

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Status Quo

Posted  October 26, 2012

We have all heard it from somebody or been the person to say, “But, that’s the way we’ve always done it.” Why is that? Is it because it is easier to go with the status quo than try to invoke change? I believe the thought of change tends to scare people. People fear trying something…

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