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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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F-15 marks 40 years of flight

Posted  August 3, 2012

uly 27, marked the 40th anniversary of the first flight of the F-15 Eagle. The first F-15A flight was made in July 1972 here at Edwards Air Force Base, and the first flight of the two-seat F-15B (formerly TF-15A)...

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Team Edwards congratulates newest promotees

Posted  August 3, 2012

Twenty-eight Team Edwards Airmen made the grade and ascended in their Air Force careers. The promotees were honored at a ceremony at Club Muroc July 31. Congratulations to all 28 Airman: To Airman...

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New civilian pay system on the way

Posted  August 3, 2012

All Air Force civilian employees are slated to be using a new, standardized Air Force pay system by June 2013. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System will standardize the pay method across the service and will be…

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The consequences of speeding on base

Posted  August 3, 2012

Edwards, with its limitless sky, long straight roads and expansive landscape, seems to lend itself to speeding down the open road. However appealing it may be to drive just a little bit faster to get to your destination, the consequences are surely not worth the…

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Proud to be an American Airman

Posted  August 3, 2012

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz met with media July 24 in the Pentagon to share his thoughts about his nearly 40 years of military service in the Air Force and four years as the Air Force’s senior uniformed leader. “When former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke at my Chief of Staff…

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AF Life Cycle Management Center Det 1 changes leadership

Posted  August 3, 2012

Lt. Col. Gene F. Cummins (right) assumed leadership responsibilities of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 1 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., July 31. The ceremony was presided over by Col. William W. Gideon…

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Annual Civ-Mil Barbecue raises funds for Edwards projects

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Edwards Air Force Base Civlian-Military Support Group held their annual barbecue July 26 at the Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, Calif.

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USO brings ‘Sesame Street’ to Edwards Aug. 10

Posted  August 3, 2012

Military ID holders and their guests are invited to attend the “Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families” Aug. 10. Two shows will be held in the Oasis Community Center’s Stripes Lounge at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The show is free to all military ID…

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Why your referral matters

Posted  August 3, 2012

You went to your primary care manager and she suggested you go see a specialist. Maybe it’s for an evaluation; maybe it’s for a specific treatment. You just know you need to make another appointment and you want to make it quickly. Whether this is your first referral or your fiftieth, having all your information…

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Troops’ investment in Edwards Exchange pays off for entire community

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Edwards AFB Exchange is paying dividends in more ways than one as Airmen exercising their benefit by dining and shopping on base last year generated a dividend of $48,5204.66. These funds are critical to Air Force Service’s ability to enhance local programs and facilities including the Oasis Community Center, High Desert Lanes Bowling Center,…

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