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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 Courseā€ for the annual summer…


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Early retirement offered to select enlisted Airmen

Posted  April 13, 2012

Air Force officials announced an application window for targeted early retirements for enlisted Airmen. Eligible Airmen will have 15-19 years of service in fiscal 2012 and be in the grades of staff sergeant through master sergeant in overmanned career fields. The Temporary Early Retirement Authority application window will be open April 10-30 in order to…

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Health & Safety

Virtual wingman makes smart choices easy

Posted  April 13, 2012

Air Education and Training Command unveiled a new mobile phone application that is designed to provide resiliency and safety information to Airmen. The app was shown at the Air Force Community Action Information Board meeting March 29. Among the highlights of the app are features such as a local taxi finder and information on high-risk…

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EAFB Civil Air Patrol Cadets field train

Posted  March 30, 2012

Edwards Air Force Base Composite Squadron 84 of California Wing, Civil Air Patrol, spent March 10, 11 conducting a field training exercise. The cadets received classroom instruction Saturday morning and in the afternoon the cadets set up camp at Branch Park for hands-on training. The classroom…

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Events

Play Day in the Park kicks off Child Abuse Prevention Month, April 6

Posted  March 30, 2012

Team Edwards is invited to kick off Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child with the 95th Medical Group’s annual Play Day in the Park event April 6 between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m.at the Community Park located across the…

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Announcements March 30, 2012

Posted  March 30, 2012

Play day in the Park! The CDC, Youth Programs, A&FRC and more will be joining Family Advocacy 1-5 p.m., April 6 at the Community Park (across from the CDC). Come enjoy face painting, bouncy castles, little tyke area, entertainment, food and more. This day of fun is completely FREE!!! The PLAYpass deadline has been extended…

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Commentary

Hold the line on timeless leadership

Posted  March 30, 2012

Before I transferred from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., I had an incentive ride in an F-16. At 15,000 feet, the view of Rogers Dry Lake Bed was surreal. The moment made me reflect on history, and I considered the many changes since the birth of the Air Force in 1947: the advent of personal…

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SECAF visits Edwards

Posted  March 30, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael B. Donley is greeted by (from left) Brig. Gen. Robert C. Nolan II, Air Force Flight Test Center commander; Col. R.J. Smith, 412th Test Wing vice commander; Col. Amy V. Arwood, 95th Air Base Wing vice commander and Chief Master Sgt. Bill Thomaston, 95th ABW command chief. The SECAF…

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Briefs March 30, 2012

Posted  March 30, 2012

Museum closed The Air Force Flight Test Center Museum will be closed March 31 for a special museum project.   Graduate school Webster University, an ACBSP regionally accredited university, is accepting applications for graduate school. Come get your degree in Management and Leadership, Human Resource, or MBA here at Edwards AFB or Online. Webster is…

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F-35A completes first night refueling mission

Posted  March 30, 2012

The first night refueling in the history of the Lockheed Martin F-35 program was completed March 26 at Edwards Air Force Base. Piloted by Lt. Col. Peter Vitt, 461st Flight Test Squadron director of operations, AF-4, an F-35A conventional takeoff and landing variant, rendezvoused with an Air Force KC-135…

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33 Team Edwards captains make grade

Posted  March 30, 2012

Team Edwards congratulates the following captains on their selection for major: Schaeffer, Gregory Joseph – Air Force Flight Test Center Baker, Michael B. – 445th Flight Test Sq. Hines, Jennifer P. – 461st Flight Test Sq. Lamping, Logan Joseph – 445th Flight Test Sq. Laplant, Nicholas P. – 445th Flight Test Sq. Maramba, Ernest M….

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