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U.S. Airman recognized as ‘hero’ in Paris

Air Force photograph by Tech. Sgt. Ryan Crane Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone (right), Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler pose for a photo in Paris Aug. 23, 2015, following a foiled attack on a French train. Stone was on vacation with his childhood friends, Aleksander Skarlatos and Anthony Sadler, when an armed gunman entered their…

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AF Senior leaders give State of the Air Force address

Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James and Chief of Staff of the Air Force Gen. Mark A. Welsh III held a State of the Air Force address at the Pentagon, Aug. 24.

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Edwards AFB Express drives for value at the pump

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Exchange Express Gas Station. According to gasbuddy.com, gas prices could dip to below $2 a gallon by Thanksgiving. As the cost of gas continues to plummet, the Exchange wants to ensure drivers are aware of the procedures in place to determine pump prices at Edwards and…

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Local

Local efforts help keep Dragon Lady flying at 60

In 1955, Disneyland opened its doors for the first time, Elvis made his first TV appearance, Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her bus seat to a white passenger, and the Vietnam War began with fighting between the South and North Vietnam Armies.

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A-4 Skyhawks support F-35 operational testing

A-4 Skyhawks have taken to the skies over Edwards in support of operational test of the F-35A for the Royal Netherlands Air Force.


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News Briefs July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Motorcycle Advanced Rider Course An additional motorcycle Advanced Rider Course has been scheduled for July 9. Military and DOD civilians may register for this course however military will be given priority when registration approval takes place.†You will receive a confirmation email if you are approved.†Per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1., this course is mandatory for military…

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Announcements – July 11, 2014

Posted  July 11, 2014

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Aero Camp: July 21-25, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to youth aged 14-19. Cost is $1,600. The first step in training our future pilots. Private Pilot Ground School kit included. Pre-registration required. Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin June and July. Pre-registration required. All…

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The power of the Military Consumer

Posted  July 11, 2014

Due to the recent trends and the financial challenges of military life, the Department of Defense has teamed up with the Federal Trade Commission, who has partnered with other organizations to form the Military Consumer, a campaign to empower you the consumer to be informed and promote financial readiness. It officially starts July 16 and…

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Freedom Fest goes off with a blast

Posted  July 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Despite the windy conditions, the fireworks extravaganza, which was accompanied by patriotic music, culminated the 2014 Freedom Fest at Edwards July 4.   Undeterred by the triple-digit temperature, more than 3,000 Edwards members came out once again for this year’s Freedom Fest activities July 4 at Wings and Roberts…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  July 11, 2014

– How does a person grow?  We know plants require sun, water and food. People need the same elements on the physical level but what about on the spiritual, emotional, and psychological level?  One person recommended this “balanced diet”: scriptures, stories, examples, community, and healthy practices. It is balanced because it relies on proper intake…

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Airmen encouraged to review vRED

Posted  July 11, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – When Airmen go through major changes in their life, such as marriage, a permanent change of station, or having a child, one of the first things that should come to mind is, “I have to update my Virtual Record of Emergency Data,” or vRED. While this is not always the…

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2nd Quarter Fighter Weapons Load Competition final one for 412th MXG commander

Posted  July 11, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 445th Aircraft Maintenance Unit team loads a GBU-38 to the F-16 Shadowís Station 7 during the second quarter Weapons Load Competition July 7. Each team must load an air intercept missile and a guided bomb onto their aircraft with speed and precision. Airmen from the 412th Maintenance Group…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner
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Meeting veteran helped me feel connection with grandfather

Posted  July 11, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sarah Hall-Kirchner Dale VanBlair, World War II veteran, addresses the crowd that honored him for his 93rd birthday in Belleville, Illinois, June 17. VanBlair thanked everyone for coming to his birthday party and told them that it felt amazing to be appreciated. SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill.†-†Twenty-five B-24…

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Honorary commanders take on ‘SERE-ious’ training

Posted  July 11, 2014

A group of three honorary commanders and their guests were given the opportunity to live out a day in the life of an Edwards aircrew member and undergo some Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape land and water survival training July 2 at the Oasis Aquatic Center.

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New school directory guides parents of special-needs kids

Posted  July 11, 2014

WASHINGTON -†A permanent-change-of-station move prompts its own challenges, but family members with special-needs children face another complexity when looking for the right schools at their new home, a Defense Department official said July 2. Ed Tyner, acting deputy director of DOD’s special needs program, told DOD News that service members and their families can find…

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