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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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Salutes & Awards

Rachel Thomson awarded Nasa Dryden Employee Scholarship

Posted  July 20, 2012

The NASA Dryden Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2012 John K. Russell Memorial Scholarship Award to Rachel Thomson. A graduate of the class of 2012 at Desert High School on Edwards Air Force Base, Thomson plans to…

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Health & Safety

Watch out for motorcycles!

Posted  July 20, 2012

The weather in Southern California provides an opportunity for motorcyclists to ride year-round, unlike other parts of the country. At Edwards, as the weather gets warmer, more motorcyclists choose to ride. Even then, cars and trucks still…

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Back to school? Don’t forget this!

Posted  July 20, 2012

That time of year is right around the corner: back-to-school madness! So when you’re driving around to pick up new clothes and pencils, don’t forget the most important stop for your child: The doctor’s office. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that most children be vaccinated against: tetanus diphtheria hepatitis B measles,…

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Edwards Air Force Base Exchange celebrates 117 Years with host of savings

Posted  July 20, 2012

In 1895, the War Department issued General Order 46 directing commanders to establish an Exchange at every post. Since then, Exchange associates have faithfully served alongside service members wherever they are called to serve. Today, whether at Bagram or Barksdale, troops and their families know the Exchange is there. On July 25, Edwards AFB Exchange…

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Events

Good grades pay off at Edwards BX

Posted  July 20, 2012

According to the Military Child Education Coalition, an estimated 80 percent of military connected children are forced to move between 6-9 times as they complete their K-12 education and, along with geographical moves, comes changes in educational settings and curriculums. With these unique challenges in mind, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service rewards military…

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Announcements July 20, 2012

Posted  July 20, 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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Commentary

Chief’s Perspective: Analog leadership in digital times

Posted  July 20, 2012

The United States Air Force is the world’s most advanced air, space and cyberspace force. Most of that can be attributed to you – our outstanding Airmen – but technology also plays a huge role. Advanced tools help us maintain an advantage…

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Competition: Securing Americans value and efficiency

Posted  July 20, 2012

The White House continues to challenge federal employees to identify areas where we can save scarce taxpayer dollars while improving the...

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AFFTC re-designated as Air Force Test Center

Posted  July 13, 2012

The Air Force Flight Test Center re-designation as the Air Force Test Center was officially recognized during a ceremony here July 13.

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Brig. Gen. Brewer takes command of 412th TW

Posted  July 13, 2012

Following the re-designation of the Air Force Flight Test Center to the Air Force Test Center and the transition of the 95th Air Base Wing to...

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