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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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Labor Day weekend hours

Posted  August 24, 2012

Aug. 31 (Family Day) All 412th FSS facilities will operate with regular Friday hours except: Club Muroc: closed (continuing renovations) Airman & Family Readiness: closed Family Child Care Office: closed ITT: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Oasis Community Center: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.   Sept. 3 All 412 FSS facilities will be…

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412th Test Wing CC: Your job matters

Posted  August 24, 2012

The hard work and dedication from the 412th Test Wing has resulted in a seemingly endless list of aviation milestones and accomplishments from the Air Force's first jet-powered aircraft, the Bell XP-59 Airacomet, to the X-15....

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Two hurricane Global Hawks, two sets of instruments

Posted  August 24, 2012

NASA's Hurricane Severe Storm Sentinel Mission, or HS3, will be studying hurricanes at the end of the summer, and there will be two high-altitude, long-duration unmanned aircraft with different instruments flying over the storms...

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Are your Airmen ready for HYT changes?

Posted  August 24, 2012

Most Airmen affected by high year of tenure changes announced in December will have one more opportunity to test for promotion before changes take effect in September 2013. If they don’t make it, they’ll be separated from the Air Force. Are your Airmen ready? As commanders, first sergeants, supervisors, leaders and mentors, we all play…

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My educational journey: How could I say no?

Posted  August 24, 2012

I joined the military when the Iron Curtain was still up. My plan was to serve my country abroad and get an education. My first duty station was Templehof Central Airport, Berlin, Germany. I initially focused on getting through my first standardization evaluation and completing my Career Development Courses. Once those were completed, the thought…

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Edwards will sample base housing units for radon

Posted  August 24, 2012

Edwards needs to test base housing units for the presence of radon, a colorless and odorless radioactive gas that is present in almost all soils. About half the homes on base have already been tested and results show the levels of radon are below the Environmental Protection Agency action level. Over the coming weeks bioenvironmental…

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Announcements August 24, 2012

Posted  August 24, 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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Edwards Education Fair opens doors to learning opportunities

Posted  August 24, 2012

Club Muroc’s Alliance Ballroom was the site for 40 universities and colleges to show base personnel what opportunities are out there to serve their education needs and wants. The Edwards Air Force Base Education Office sponsored the Aug. 15 event where Airmen, civilians and high school students were invited to talk to college representatives and…

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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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