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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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Perils of being ‘not-so-innocent’ bystander

Posted  November 14, 2014

I was accused of sexual assault. Even after 21 years, it’s still not easy to admit that. It was 1993, and I was a young airman basic at Lowry Air Force Base, Colo. I was in technical school, learning how to be a U.S. Air Force photographer. My class consisted of eight male Airmen and…

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Operation Homefront says ‘Thanks for Giving’

Posted  November 14, 2014

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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Benefits claim process for voluntary separatees

Posted  November 14, 2014

Records for all Airmen separated or retired under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program were updated Nov. 5 to reflect eligibility for transitional medical benefits. Those separating under the fiscal year 2014/15 VSP program are authorized transition benefits, including 180 days of premium-free TRICARE coverage for the separatee and any eligible family members….

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Desert High teams enter CIF playoffs

Posted  November 14, 2014

  Desert High School’s football, girls volleyball and boys cross country teams have all made it to the CIF playoffs, which begin this week. The varsity football team finished 8-2 overall and 6-1 in their league. They will play Brethren Christian from Huntington Beach Nov. 14 at DHS, 7 p.m. The 20-1 girls volleyball team…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 14, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The famous educator, writer, philosopher and theologian C. S. Lewis wrote in his book, The Four Loves: “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to…

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Announcements – November 14, 2014

Posted  November 14, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs November 7, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

Federal benefits open season This year, Edwards is hosting the annual Benefit Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 20 in Bldg. 3000 for both Edwards and NASA federal employees. The event will be in the main conference room (123) and lobby. Several health and dental plan representatives will be available to answer questions. During open…

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Guest speaker motivates at ‘DREAM’ team luncheon

Posted  November 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Eric Lipp, founder and executive director of the Open Doors Organization, shared his story at the Edwards AFB Disability Rights Employment Awareness Luncheon at Club Muroc Oct. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber) Disability Rights Employment Awareness Month wrapped up Oct. 28 with a luncheon at Club…

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New Blue Eagles Honor Guard Airmen introduced

Posted  November 7, 2014

A ceremony was held Oct. 29 to introduce the newest members of the Blue Eagles Honor Guard.

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Exchange essay contest highlights PX memories in Vietnam

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with Procter & Gamble, is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with an essay contest that provides Vietnam veterans and family members an opportunity to share memories of their local PX/BX experience overseas or back home during the Vietnam War. “We invite customers to write…

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