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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 Course†for the annual summer…


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F-35 undergoes pit testing

Posted  July 6, 2012

Lockheed Martin Tom Reynolds F-35 tail number AF-1 underwent stores static ejection testing at the F-22 Combined Test Force for the past three weeks. The aircraft is carefully positioned over a pit filled with foam...

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New automated tool for the acquisition workforce

Posted  July 6, 2012

The Air Force has implemented a new automated tool for the acquisition workforce to request Acquisition Professional Development Program certification called “ACQ Now for Certification”. It has a similar look and feel to ACQ Now DAU and ACQ Now CL and is accessible using CAC login at https://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/acqnowcert/student/logon.aspx. Once the member applies for their APDP…

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412th AMXS welcomes its new commander

Posted  July 6, 2012

Col. Robert Weaver (left), 412th Maintenance Group commander, gives command of the 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron to Maj. Larry Tanksley, incoming 412th AMXS commander, during the squadron’s ...

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95th MSG undergoes change of command

Posted  July 6, 2012

Col. Greg Schwab (left), former 95th Air Base Wing commander, hands the 95th Mission Support Group guidon to Col. Robert Hoff, incoming 95th MSG commander, signifying the official change of command for the group during…

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Team Edwards celebrates the 4th of July with a boom

Posted  July 6, 2012

Families and friends from the base community showed up to Wings and Roberts Fields in order to see Edwards kick off Summer Bash 2012 July 4. The event, which started at 4:30 p.m., was open to all military and…

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Announcements July 6, 2012

Posted  July 6, 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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I am an American Airman: I will not fail!

Posted  July 6, 2012

Early in my Air Force career, I overheard an NCO say, “The only tradition in the Air Force is constant change.” I should clarify that he more grumbled it than said it. I remember thinking how odd of an expression that was, and how the disdain in his voice was unmistakable. I was still very…

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Air Force leaders issue Independence Day message

Posted  July 3, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy...

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Colonel Schwab bids farewell to Edwards

Posted  June 29, 2012

After nearly two years of dedicated service, Col. Greg Schwab, 95th Air Base Wing commander, is moving on to his next assignment, where he will serve as the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Chair at the Industrial...

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Briefs June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 2012

Federal Women’s Program Manager vacancy The Equal Opportunity Office is accepting letters of interest from Air Force civilians who want to serve a two-year term as the Federal Women’s Program Manager. Letters should explain the basis of interest in the position and must be endorsed by the applicant’s immediate supervisor. The FWPM position is a…

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