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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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AFMC vice commander visits Edwards

Posted  August 24, 2012

Lt. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, Air Force Materiel Command vice commander, paid a command visit to Edwards for briefings....

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Briefs August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 2012

Club Muroc closure Club Muroc will be closed Aug. 27 through Sept. 9 for kitchen renovations.   Congressman hosts academy information night Congressman Howard “Buck” McKeon is hosting a Service Academy Information Night 7 p.m., Sept. 12 at the College of the Canyons University Center. Anyone aged 17-21 who is interested in attending one of…

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TPS welcomes new commandant

Posted  August 10, 2012

The United States Air Force Test Pilot School welcomed its 41st commandant Aug. 3. Col. Paul Meyer, the first-ever Air Force Reservist and first non-TPS graduate to serve as commandant since Buzz Aldrin...

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Briefs August 10, 2012

Posted  August 10, 2012

New student orientation Branch Elementary will be having a New Student Orientation for grades 1 to 6 at 10 a.m., Aug. 15, in the Multi-purpose room. Kindergarten orientation will be 1 p.m., Aug. 16, in the individual classes. Back to School night will be 4-6 p.m., Aug. 28.   New School Liasion Officer Christy McCoy…

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Team Edwards family member wins bronze medal in 2012 London Olympics

Posted  August 10, 2012

Team Edwards congratulates Janay DeLoach and family for her big win in the Women’s Long Jump competition at the 2012 London Olympics...

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Transformed X-48C makes successful first flight

Posted  August 10, 2012

The remotely piloted X-48C aircraft successfully flew for the first time on Aug. 7, 2012, at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s Mojave Desert. The aircraft, designed by the Boeing Co. and built by Cranfield...

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CMSAF Roy: ‘Future is now’

Posted  August 10, 2012

During recent visits to Air Force bases across the nation, Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Roy discussed issues ranging from AEF Next to resiliency to developing 21st century Airmen. Air Force leaders...

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Accountability of IT assets

Posted  August 10, 2012

With summertime comes the PCS season and personnel moves. Historically, heavy workloads and short-notice departures have created situations where assets were lost. During fiscal year 2011, approximately 325 accountable government Information Technology equipment items valued at more than $538,000 were reported missing by the owning organizations. This generated 44 Reports of Survey which required time-consuming…

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Defense Biometric Identification System being implemented at Edwards

Posted  August 10, 2012

The Air Force is implementing a new Common Access Card scanning system at all installation gates. The system is called the Defense Biometric Identification System. The Security Forces staff will be at our gates starting Aug. 6 through Aug. 24 registering ID cards as you drive in. This process takes less than one minute to…

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Legal assistance tip of the week: Jury duty

Posted  August 10, 2012

“I consider trial by jury as the only anchor yet imagined by man by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” -Thomas Jefferson Trial by jury is one of the fundamental safeguards of our liberties. It is a right protected by both the United States Constitution and the California Constitution….

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