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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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Salutes & Awards

Edwards employee, retired Army sergeant receives Purple Heart

Posted  June 29, 2012

It was on Dec. 14, 2005, while on a dismounted combat patrol in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, that U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Chris Chebahtah and his squad encountered something that every...

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AFMC anniversary highlights 20 years of command’s warfighter support

Posted  June 29, 2012

The warfighter need for streamlined logistics support and expertise in science, technology, research, development and testing launched the creation of Air Force Materiel Command, which marks its 20th...

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AFRL’s new and improved Club Rocket Room becoming place to be

Posted  June 29, 2012

Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 has a new place to eat and chill out. After a Team Edwards collaborative effort, AFRL’s workforce can get freshly cooked meals at the new and improved Club Rocket…

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Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs

Posted  June 29, 2012

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March1, 2013. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions are constantly changing,…

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Test Eagle board to consider command candidates

Posted  June 29, 2012

Eligible officers interested in test squadron or flight test squadron command opportunities must ensure their Airman Development Plan and statement of intent are up-to-date and nomination package is complete, coordinated and submitted by Aug. 20, Air Force Personnel Center officials said today. The Air Force Test Eagle 2013 Operations Squadron Commander Candidate Selection Board convenes…

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Legal assistance tip of the week: PCS season 2012 – Claims

Posted  June 29, 2012

Last summer was a very busy moving season and this upcoming season promises to be the same for Airmen who will permanently change station. Enlisted, officer and civilian employees can help alleviate any potential loss or damage to household goods by learning the rules under which household goods are moved and by preparing for a…

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Health & Safety

Base motorcyclists reminded to dress right

Posted  June 29, 2012

Attention Edwards personnel – the 95th Security Forces Squadron would like to remind motorcycle riders of clothing requirements for base entry and riding on Edwards Air Force Base. The 95th SFS will begin to fully implement the above…

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Adopt a Desert Tortoise

Posted  June 29, 2012

Edwards Environmental Management wants to remind base residents that they are always looking for people who are interested in adopting a Desert Tortoise to call (661) 277-1401. The protected animals can be...

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Announcements June 29, 2012

Posted  June 29, 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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Celebrating freedom with pride this July 4th

Posted  June 29, 2012

This story starts 11 days before the 4th of July on June 25, 1996. I was in the U.S. Air Force, deployed to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. On that night, I was bare-chested, clad in jeans and tennis shoes as I turned my back to a sliding glass door. The…

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