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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…

NASA photograph by Tom Tschida NASA

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…

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Local

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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Announcements May 11, 2012

Posted  May 11, 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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Protecting your family’s critical information

Posted  May 11, 2012

Vacation and permanent change of station time is quickly drawling upon us once again. As the weather warms up and kids are getting ready to get out of school, many of us will be leaving the area, some for good. With that being said, it is important to remember to practice good family Operational Security….

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First C-17 in AF takes last flight over skies of Edwards

Posted  May 4, 2012

Team Edwards and the C-17 Integrated Test Team at the 418th Flight Test Squadron recently bid the U.S. Air Force’s first C-17 Globemaster III (S/N 87-0025) a final farewell as it departed Edwards April 23 to...

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News Briefs May 4, 2012

Posted  May 4, 2012

Dogs must be leashed in the housing area Residents of Edwards Air Force Base are reminded that when outside the confines of their home all dogs must be on a leash. In public areas, all pets will remain on leash at all times with the exception of service animals and military working dogs. The only…

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Senate confirms 3 AFMC senior leader nominations

Posted  May 4, 2012

Air Force officials announced April 27, 2012, the Senate confirmations of three Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders’ nominations. Officials announced the Senate confirmation of Maj. Gen. Andrew E. Busch, commander of the Ogden Air Logistics Center at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, to...

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Legacy aircraft, last of its kind, honored at the Rock

Posted  May 4, 2012

The propeller blades were cycling in synchronization as the dedicated crew chief stood in front of the nose of the aircraft, rubbing it in cyclical fashion, jocularly encouraging the blades to keep turning. As the crew...

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Defense Acquisition University registration to open in May

Posted  May 4, 2012

Defense Acquisition University registration will open around May 17, 2012, and students should apply as soon as possible since classes fill quickly. Members’ applications will be processed by priority, supervisor approval date and class start date, with Priority 1 students taking precedence. Acquisition workforce members should regularly monitor the ACQ Now website (http://www.atrrs.army.mil/channels/acqnowcl/registrar/) for the…

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Last C-130E makes Edwards its final home

Posted  May 4, 2012

The last C-130E model to be retired landed at Edwards May 1. The plane left Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., May 1, for its final home in the High Desert where it will be a static display for the Air Force Flight Test Center Museum. A ceremony is being planned for the unveiling of…

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DEA Drug Take Back Day a success

Posted  May 4, 2012

The 95th Medical Group and local law enforcement collected 74 pounds of expired and non-used medication for Drug Enforcement Agency Drug Take Back Day April 28 at the Base Exchange. The collection was delivered to the DEA to be incinerated. From left to right: Senior Airman Ryan Ball, Staff Sgt. Jaimie Lasater, Sheriff Ron Strange,…

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95th ABW announces 1st Quarter award winners

Posted  May 4, 2012

5/2/2012 – EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — Congratulations to the 95th Air Base Wing 1st Quarter award winners listed below: Airman Category Airman First Class Kristen Boaz, 95th Medical Group NCO Category Staff Sgt. Brent Jnofinn, 95th MDG SNCO Category Master Sgt. George...

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