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Major wins major bucks on ‘Price Is Right’

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Kevin Van Stone, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5, and his wife, Melinda (right), speak to a representative from CBS after being handed a giant check for $100,000 from “The Price Is Right” July 10. Van Stone was part of a military appreciation episode where…

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NASA Armstrong Support Center receives LEED platinum certification

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's new Facilities Support Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been certified platinum, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's highest standard for long-term sustainability.

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After 25 years, the ‘Spirit’ lives on

Crowds gathered along the flightline at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 July 17 to watch the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the Spirit of Arizona, recreate her maiden flight 25 years later.

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Edwards welcomes new AFTC Command Chief

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Andrea Gates took over as Air Force Test Center command chief this past May. Team Edwards welcomed Chief Master Sgt. Andrea J. Gates as the new Air Force Test Center command chief May 21. Chief Gates is now the principal advisor to the command on matters…

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Golf camp offers ‘hole’ lot of fun

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber At Muroc Lake Golf Course, children from the Edwards AFB community participate in a week-long summer golf camp July 21 -25 where they learn golf techniques, rules and etiquette. Children ages five to 17 gathered July 21 on the putting green at Muroc Lake Golf Courseā€ for the annual summer…


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Air Force eliminates civilian skill code requirements

Posted  November 2, 2012

The Air Force has rescinded the manual used to define civilian position skill codes in one of several ongoing administrative actions geared toward transforming civilian hiring, determining employee training and development needs, and selecting employees for training under competitive procedures, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Skill codes were a foundation of the previous civilian…

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Community Briefs – October 26, 2012

Posted  October 26, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Exchange offers fee-free holiday layaway

Posted  October 26, 2012

A good program just got better as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s Holiday Layaway program is now fee-free. Shoppers simply select their gifts for layaway and stop by customer service to complete the layaway process. “Fee-free” means that while the Exchange collects an initial $3 processing fee for new layaways, that amount is…

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Troops’ investment in the Exchange pays off for entire military community

Posted  October 26, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service is paying dividends in more ways than one as Troops and their families exercising their benefit by dining at and shopping at Exchange facilities last year generated a dividend of $203.3 million. These funds are critical to Army, Air Force, National Guard, Marine Corps and Navy morale, welfare…

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School liaison corner

Posted  October 26, 2012

On Oct. 3, Muroc Joint Unified School District sent home the 2012-2013 Federal Impact Aid Survey Form for federally connected students, and those surveys are officially due back to the schools immediately. Impact Aid is a federal program administered through the Department of Education and is for both military and DOD civilian families with children…

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Command language program, language professional of year submission call

Posted  October 26, 2012

This is a general call to those units with registered Command Language Programs. CPL managers can assist in collecting data to support unit nominations for the Command Language Program of the Year and for the Individual Language Professional of the Year. The CLP is designed to increase the proficiency of language professionals in performance of…

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Edwards leadership addresses topics from last month’s town hall meeting

Posted  October 26, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Col. Robert Hoff, 412th Mission Support Group commander, addresses a base resident’s question about budget reallocations occuring at the Base Fitness Center during the town hall meeting held Sep. 20, 2012 at the Conference Center. On Sept. 20th, the 412 Test Wing hosted the first community town hall. This…

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TPS technical director honored for outstanding flight test contributions

Posted  October 26, 2012

The Society of Flight Test Engineers honored United States Air Force Test Pilot School technical director, David L. Vanhoy, with the 2012 Kelly Johnson Award for excellence and outstanding achievement in flight test engineering. It is a single, annual award that recognizes an individual for their substantial contributions to flight test and the society. 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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