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Edwards says goodbye to Weavers

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Outgoing commander of the 412th Maintenance Group, Col. Robby Weaver (right) receives his retirement pin from his wife Susan during Weaverís retirement ceremony July 10. Weaver and his wife are retiring after a 25-year career in the Air Force; the last three of which were spent as the 412th…

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Got a ticket? What now?

Many drivers have experienced the sinking feeling that accompanies the flashing lights and siren of a police vehicle pulling them over. But, for drivers who are cited on Edwards AFB, there may be harsher penalties.

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F-35 returns to limited flight, officials rule out Farnborough

While the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter has returned to limited flying, it will not be appearing at the Farnborough International Airshow in the United Kingdom, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said during a Pentagon news conference July 15.

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Scars of DUI: It ends with me

As a young child, you don’t think much if someone doesn’t show up when they’re supposed to because you have better, “more important” things to worry about; like bugs and dolls. They’re just another shape flashing around you in your own little world. Occasionally, a child will stop and ask a question about the sky,…

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Can you tell me how to get to ‘Sesame Street?’

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Military ID card holders and guests are invited to attend the “Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families” July 27 at the Oasis Community Center. The Sesame Street USO Experience for Military Families will drop by the Oasis Community Center for two shows July 28. The event is open…


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Events

Announcements August 10, 2012

Posted  August 10, 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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Youth programs combat negative influences

Posted  August 10, 2012

If you have children, especially teenagers, you already know the harrowing statistics that illustrate the dangers they face in the world today. Daily we see news about kids left to their own devices after school who have taken the wrong path in life. Air Force youth programs help combat potentially negative influences in our kids’…

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Air Force values guide U.S. Olympian

Posted  August 3, 2012

Photograph courtesy of JanayDeLoach.com Janay DeLoach, daughter of retired Air Force Chief Master Sgt. William DeLoach and his wife Dede, practices her long jump, which earned her a place in the London 2012...

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Briefs August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

Free movie advanced screening There will be a free advanced studio appreciation screening of the comedy “Hit & Run” (rated R) at the Edwards Theater 6 p.m., Aug. 4. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis, so please arrive early.   Edwards education fair The Edwards Education and Training Center will host the Annual…

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418th FLTS takes testing new C-130 airdrop system to whole new level

Posted  August 3, 2012

What was initially known as the most commonly used airdrop method for the aerial insertion of supplies for military and contingency operations...

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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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Salutes & Awards

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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