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Don’t let some recent shaking get you rattled

Earthquakes are nothing new to residents in SoCal, but the recommended safety measures can be.

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X-56A testbed arrives at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

The latest in a long series of experimental research aircraft, or X-planes, recently arrived at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif.

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April 14 marks anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia’s first landing

Air Force photograph Space Shuttle Columbia lands April 14, 1981 on Rogers Dry Lake Bed at Edwards AFB. Monday marks 33 years since the first re-usable space vehicle successfully returned to Earth on the wings of an aircraft. This April, it has been 33 years since the first re-usable space vehicle successfully returned to Earth…

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USAF TPS team proves how ‘a dummy’ can save money

In an Air Force setting that is locked on being financially-conscious and proactive under the current financial challenges, the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, at the request of the 418th Flight Test Squadron, is working with the squadron through the implementation of the school's Test Management Project to come up with a more cost-effective way of conducting dummy drop parachute testing for the Air Force.

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Coming sooner than you think, Domino’s Pizza on Edwards AFB

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will be opening up a new Domino’s Pizza April 21. Domino’s Pizza will replace Pizza Hut. The last operating day for Pizza Hut will be April 20. Domino’s Pizza will immediately open in a mobile pizza location that will be open seven-days a week. During the construction of…


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Events

Announcements June 15, 2012

Posted  June 15, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 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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Team AFMC

Posted  June 15, 2012

I’m truly honored and excited to have been appointed as the Commander of Air Force Materiel Command. This week’s Change of Command ceremony was tremendous and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, here at Wright Patterson AFB, was the perfect venue for it. I want to add, again, my thanks to Gen….

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Phantom Eye takes to sky

Posted  June 8, 2012

Phantom Eye unmanned airborne system completed its first autonomous flight June 1 at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center at Edwards Air Force Base. The 28-minute flight began at 6:22 a.m. Pacific time as...

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Briefs June 8, 2012

Posted  June 8, 2012

Clothing Drive There will be a clothing drive for victims of sexual assault 11 a.m.-1 p.m., June 8 and 22 in the BX lobby. Any slightly worn or new items are appreciated. Many victims of sexual assault submit to a forensic examination in hopes of collecting DNA and evidence of their alleged assailant. They must…

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Edwards completes series of targeted improvements to fitness facility

Posted  June 8, 2012

As part of the base’s ongoing commitment to improve the quality of life for the Edwards community and keep its personnel “Fit to Fight,” the final installment of a series of minor upgrades to the fitness center...

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Salutes & Awards

Team Edwards members earn DOD security certification

Posted  June 8, 2012

A program developed by security professionals, for security professionals, is now giving Edwards employees the chance to further their careers and enhance security at base units. The Defense Security...

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Zhea assumes role as Edwards top cop

Posted  June 8, 2012

Col. Harry Barry, 95th Mission Support Group commander (left) hands the 95th Security Forces Squadron guideon to Lt. Col. Kristian Zhea during an appointment of command ceremony May 30 at Club Muroc. Zhea comes to Edwards from halfway…

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Doing one’s best remains guiding principle of Air Force’s first female 4-star general

Posted  June 8, 2012

A program developed by security professionals, for security professionals, is now giving Edwards employees the chance to further their careers and enhance security at base units. The Defense...

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Gen. Wolfenbarger receives fourth star, assumes leadership of AFMC

Posted  June 8, 2012

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger became the first female four-star general in the Air Force and assumed the top position of the major command responsible for the technology, acquisition, test and sustainment of...

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Air Force Rider

Posted  June 8, 2012

“Operating a motorcycle is a high-risk activity and takes different skills than driving a four-wheeled vehicle. Airmen all over the world take the necessary safety precautions and enjoy riding their motorcycles. Unfortunately, every year we lose Airmen to motorcycle accidents. Each motorcycle...

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