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Edwards community holds town hall meeting

The Edwards community gathered at the Airman and Family Readiness Center Oct. 15 for a town hall meeting.

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Online vigilance helps reduce risk

I received at least five emails last week warning me to secure my social media settings and be aware of what I post on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Gathering of Eagles honors 70 years of TPS

The Flight Test Historical Foundation presented the 2014 Gathering of Eagles Oct. 18 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force Test Pilot School. The annual fundraiser included dinner, a silent auction and panel discussion with this year's honorees.

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AFMC command chief visits with Edwards Airmen

Chief Master Sgt. Michael J. Warner, Air Force Materiel Command command chief, stopped by Edwards AFB to talk to enlisted Airmen in two sessions at Club Muroc Oct. 15.

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A safe and spooktacular Halloween

For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick-or-treating and months of free candy.


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News Briefs – October 26, 2012

Posted  October 26, 2012

Immunizations   The Immunizations Clinic will be holding a mass flu drive 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Oct. 30 at the Base Theater. All active duty, reservist and civilian employees are eligible to receive the flu vaccine. Contractors who are also Tricare beneficiaries may attend. All other Tricare beneficiaries will be vaccinated at the Immunizations Clinic. If…

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Family Fishing Derby planning and sign ups

Posted  October 26, 2012

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Aubrey Robinson Mark your calendars for Nov. 17. The Edwards Air Force Base Family Fishing Derby will tentatively be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Branch Memorial Park and Pond near the South Gate. Come out and enjoy a free day of fishing, food and fun….

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Spontaneous car show pops up at West Gate

Posted  October 26, 2012

Those who drove by Century Circle Oct. 18 might have seen more than just the legendary planes on display outside the West Gate. They may have seen some automobiles parked in front that date back even before some of those jets. The old Ford Model A’s parked in a row belonged to the Paradise Valley…

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Status Quo

Posted  October 26, 2012

We have all heard it from somebody or been the person to say, “But, that’s the way we’ve always done it.” Why is that? Is it because it is easier to go with the status quo than try to invoke change? I believe the thought of change tends to scare people. People fear trying something…

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National Disability Employment Awareness Month A month to ponder diversity, opportunities

Posted  October 26, 2012

Oct. 24, the California State Legislature declared this month as “Dwarfism Awareness Month” and Assemblymen Jared Huffman presented a framed copy of Assembly Concurrent Resolution No. 152 to leaders of the Little People of America, Inc., a non-profit organization that provides support and information to people of short stature and their families. With this declaration…

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News Briefs – October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

National Disability Employment Awareness luncheon The Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Observance Committee invites you to the National Disability Employment Awareness Month Luncheon 11 a.m., Oct. 25 at Club Muroc. Keynote speaker will be Ron Govin from the California Department of Rehabilitation. The luncheon will feature a buffet style menu with spinach stuffed chicken,…

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2012 Annual Air Force Command Language Program of the Year, Language Professional of the Year submission call

Posted  October 19, 2012

This is a general call to those units with registered Command Language Programs. CPL Managers can assist in collecting data to support unit nominations for the Command Language Program of the Year and for the Individual Language Professional of the Year. The CLP is designed to increase the proficiency of language professionals in performance of…

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Traffic changes at Branch Elementary Oct. 22

Posted  October 19, 2012

In response to traffic flow challenges brought up at the recent town hall meeting, beginning Monday, Oct. 22, there will be a new process in place at the Branch Elementary gravel parking lot in order to increase student safety. Parents will notice barricades positioned in this parking lot to prevent the cross-flow of cars and…

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Edwards NCOIC awarded AFMC Paralegal of the Year

Posted  October 19, 2012

Every year paralegals across Air Force Materiel Command are nominated in order to hold the honor of being called the outstanding paralegal of the year. This year, that honor was bestowed upon one of Edwards' own.

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F-35A completes first in-flight weapons release

Posted  October 19, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by Matthew Short An F-35A conventional takeoff and landing aircraft completed the first in-flight weapons release of a 2,000 pound GBU-31 BLU-109 Joint Direct Attack Munition from a 5th Generation fighter, Oct. 16. The flight was conducted by Maj. Eric “Doc” Schultz, 461st Flight Test Squadron. The aircraft, known as AF-1, jettisoned…

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