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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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Guidelines outline political activities for military, DOD civilian personnel

Posted  May 18, 2012

With the start of the U.S. presidential election season upon the nation, the Air Force usually takes this time to remind its Airmen about what political activities are permissible for military members and federal civilian employees alike. While there may be guidelines that outline what constitutes a prohibited political activity, Air Force leaders along with…

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Vehicle registration options while assigned to Edwards

Posted  May 18, 2012

California Law ordinarily requires that a person register their vehicle in California within 20 days, “after gainful employment is accepted in this state or residency is established in this state.” C.V.C. ß 6700. However, C.V.C. ß 6701, provides a specific exception for active-duty military members, when the following conditions are met: The out-of-state license plates…

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Branch Science Carnival inspires future scientists, engineers

Posted  May 18, 2012

To members of the United States Marine Corps, polymers save lives, and to the 95th Civil Engineering Division, polymers are recyclables. To students at Branch Elementary School, polymers inspire future...

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Edwards Dance Factory dancers dazzle at Disneyland

Posted  May 18, 2012

Dancers from Edwards Dance Factory made an appearance at the “Happiest Place on Earth” last month. April 14 and 15, 10 young ladies represented Edwards AFB by dancing at Disneyland’s Diamond...

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New NASA book details human factors in aerospace accidents

Posted  May 18, 2012

The latest offering in the NASA Aeronautics Book Series, “Breaking the Mishap Chain,” debuted at the 83rd annual Aerospace Medical Association conference May 13-7, 2012, at the Atlanta Hilton, Atlanta, Ga. The three authors – Peter…

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Museum closed

Posted  May 18, 2012

The Air Force Flight Test Center Museum will be closed May 19 so the staff can prepare for, and attend, the” Excellence in Aviation Awards.” This event raises money for the endowment and relocation of the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum to the West Gate of Edwards Air Force Base. This year’s honorees are:…

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Announcements May 18, 2012

Posted  May 18, 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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Memorial Day a time to celebrate and reflect

Posted  May 18, 2012

As we approach Memorial Day weekend, I want to thank each of you for your hard work and dedication to our important mission. For most Americans, Memorial Day has become the traditional start of summer, but this special day is much more than that. Memorial Day began after the Civil War as a way to…

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