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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…

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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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Run with History deadline Sept. 10

Posted  August 21, 2015

Edward’s AFB History Fact: Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier Oct. 14, 1947, here at our very own Edwards AFB. He flew the X-1 at Mach 1.07 at an altitude of 45,000 ft. Most will know this fact, but did you know that two nights before the scheduled date for the flight, he broke two…

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Seed bugs invade Edwards

Posted  August 21, 2015

During the past weeks Edwards has once again fallen prey to Mother Nature’s hand and has been invaded by Melacoryphus lateralis — †the Seed bug. Misty Hailstone, 412th Civil Engineering Group, Environmental Management biologist, identified the species, which was confirmed by an entomologist. The Seed bug does not sting or bite and is not known…

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Annual orientation trains new key spouses

Posted  August 21, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted an annual Key Spouse Program Orientation Aug. 18 for newly appointed and returning Key Spouses. The Airman and Family Readiness Center hosted an annual Key Spouse Program Orientation Aug. 18 for newly appointed and returning key spouses. The Key Spouse Program is…

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JSF ITF reaches historic sortie milestone at lightning speed

Posted  August 21, 2015

Lockheed Martin photograph During the month of July, the Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force flew 76 sorties, making it a first for the ITF involving a new monthly flying record. The Joint Strike Fighter Integrated Test Force, which oversees all three test variants of the F-35 Lightning II, has proved its resolve to test…

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AFOTEC Det. 5 gets new CC

Posted  August 21, 2015

Lt. Col. Ryan Hollman assumed command of Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5 at Edwards AFB Aug. 14. The ceremony was held at Club Muroc and was officiated by Maj. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy, AFOTEC commander. AFOTEC is headquartered†at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, and has two detachments at Edwards. Hollman…

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Local

Shopping the Edwards Exchange pays dividends

Posted  August 21, 2015

Airmen and their families shopping and dining at Army & Air Force Exchange Service stores and restaurants on Edwards generated $480,196.04 last year for Air Force quality-of-life programs. Over the past 10 years, the Exchange has provided more than $2.4 billion in dividends to military programs including the bowling alley, golf course and fitness center….

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Edwards Airman wins $500 gift card to BX

Posted  August 21, 2015

Senior Airman Victoria Corley (center), 412th Test Wing Judge Advocate Office, is presented with a $500 gift card by Edwards Exchange general manager, Charles Eaves, and Edwards Exchange Sales and Merchandise manager, Holly Elliott. Between May 22 and June 30, Edwards AFB Exchange customers were given the opportunity to enter for a chance to win a $500 Exchange Gift Card through…

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US, Turkey finalizing details of anti-ISIL airstrikes

Posted  August 21, 2015

The U.S. and Turkey are finalizing details of Turkeys recently announced participation in the air campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria, a U.S. Central Command spokesman said Aug. 14. Col. Pat Ryder briefed reporters at the Pentagon on continuing operations in Iraq and Syria by coalition partners supporting Combined…

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Library holds Summer Reading Program grand finale

Posted  August 21, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 2015 Summer Reading Program themed “Read to the Rhythm” came to a close Aug. 14. With Edwards AFB’s schools beginning Aug. 17, the Edwards Base Library ended this year’s Base Library Summer Reading Program with a grand finale Aug. 14. Children received a prize for every 10 books…

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Youth programs underway for new school year

Posted  August 21, 2015

The 2015-2016 school year is here and, after another successful summer, the Youth Programs are well under way! The beginning of the school year can be an exciting time for children, but can also cause stress and anxiety for many parents and children. There are many ways to reduce this stress for your family, including…

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