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AAFES, Dickies present big check to local Airman

AAFES photograph by Jusika Martinez Air National Guard Senior Airman Veronica Lemus (right), 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard,†poses for a photo with a large check and Chief Master Sgt. Bonnie Balthrop, 146th Airlift Wing supply superintendent, Nov. 8 at the Exchange food court. Air National Guard Senior Airman Veronica Lemus, 146th Airlift Wing,…

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Edwards flight test community prepares for federal spectrum auction

Air Force graphic As flight vehicles increase in complexity, so does their data requirements. This graphic of a typical aircraft displays the integrated sensors and avionics system with major components showing how each component has its own data requirements. This data is transmitted to a control room where it is received, processed and monitored. The…

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NASA Armstrong celebrates 50th anniversary of LLRV first flight

Before the Apollo astronauts landed on the moon, they first had to practice on Earth.

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Edwards honor guard opens Veterans Day ceremony featuring Vietnam Memorial Wall

Hundreds of Antelope Valley residents gathered at the Palmdale Amphitheater Nov. 11 for a Veteran's Day ceremony alongside the Mobile Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall.

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Operation Homefront says ‘Thanks for Giving’

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Operation Homefront and Lockheed Martin have made it clear that they are thankful for our Airmen.


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New civilian pay system on the way

Posted  August 3, 2012

All Air Force civilian employees are slated to be using a new, standardized Air Force pay system by June 2013. The Automated Time Attendance and Production System will standardize the pay method across the service and will be…

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The consequences of speeding on base

Posted  August 3, 2012

Edwards, with its limitless sky, long straight roads and expansive landscape, seems to lend itself to speeding down the open road. However appealing it may be to drive just a little bit faster to get to your destination, the consequences are surely not worth the…

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Proud to be an American Airman

Posted  August 3, 2012

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz met with media July 24 in the Pentagon to share his thoughts about his nearly 40 years of military service in the Air Force and four years as the Air Force’s senior uniformed leader. “When former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates spoke at my Chief of Staff…

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AF Life Cycle Management Center Det 1 changes leadership

Posted  August 3, 2012

Lt. Col. Gene F. Cummins (right) assumed leadership responsibilities of Air Force Life Cycle Management Center Detachment 1 at Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., July 31. The ceremony was presided over by Col. William W. Gideon…

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Annual Civ-Mil Barbecue raises funds for Edwards projects

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Edwards Air Force Base Civlian-Military Support Group held their annual barbecue July 26 at the Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, Calif.

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USO brings ‘Sesame Street’ to Edwards Aug. 10

Posted  August 3, 2012

Military ID holders and their guests are invited to attend the “Sesame Street/USO Experience for Military Families” Aug. 10. Two shows will be held in the Oasis Community Center’s Stripes Lounge at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. The show is free to all military ID…

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Why your referral matters

Posted  August 3, 2012

You went to your primary care manager and she suggested you go see a specialist. Maybe it’s for an evaluation; maybe it’s for a specific treatment. You just know you need to make another appointment and you want to make it quickly. Whether this is your first referral or your fiftieth, having all your information…

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Troops’ investment in Edwards Exchange pays off for entire community

Posted  August 3, 2012

The Edwards AFB Exchange is paying dividends in more ways than one as Airmen exercising their benefit by dining and shopping on base last year generated a dividend of $48,5204.66. These funds are critical to Air Force Service’s ability to enhance local programs and facilities including the Oasis Community Center, High Desert Lanes Bowling Center,…

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Announcements August 3, 2012

Posted  August 3, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 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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What’s your story?

Posted  August 3, 2012

I remember the phone call three years ago like it happened an hour ago. My sister called to tell me our dad had died unexpectedly in his sleep. Among the many emotions I encountered shortly thereafter, I distinctly remember reflecting on my dad’s Air Force service as I watched his flag being folded by sharp…

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