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Winter fire safety tips

Air Force photograph by Brad White The aftermath of a resident fire in the Edwards AFB housing area last month. Recently, Edwards AFB encountered a fire in the housing area that could have been devastating to all involved. The Fire Department’s quick response led to the home being saved. The occupants were able to return…

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Airman receives ‘surreal’ phone call from Paramount Pictures

For some, a visit to the dentist feels like a nightmare. But, for Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, dental flight commander, he hopes that it's his after-hours hobby that really keeps people awake at night.

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Edwards culminates National American Indian Heritage Month with pride, spirit

To culminate National American Indian Heritage Month, the 412th Test Wing and the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center sponsored a luncheon Nov. 19 at Club Muroc to celebrate the theme of this year's observation - Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.

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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

NASA photograph by Jim Yungel The Thurston Island calving front off of western Antarctica as seen from the window of NASA’s DC-8 flying observatory Nov. 5, 2014. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory has two weeks of support remaining in the agency’s sixth Operation IceBridge mission to study parts of the West Antarctica ice sheet and ice…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.


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NAIH Month 5K Run/Walk held in memory of Code Talkers

Posted  November 14, 2014

In honor of National American Indian Heritage Month, and in memory of World War I and II “Code Talkers,” Team Edwards hosted a 5K run/walk Nov. 12 at the Rosburg Fitness Center. Of the more than 20 runners and walkers who participated, Lt. Col. Jeff Geraghty, 412th Operations Support Squadron commander, finished first in the…

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Exchange coupons keep shoppers coming back for more savings

Posted  November 14, 2014

As the holidays approach, Soldiers, Airmen, retirees and their families can find extra savings at the Army & Air Force Exchange Service later in November just by shopping from Nov. 15 to Nov. 16. When shoppers make a purchase during those two days, they will receive a coupon, while quantities last, to save up to…

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Enjoy the desert on your bike – responsibly

Posted  November 14, 2014

Air Force graphic Off-road vehicle Areas 1 and 2. Fall is a great time to get out and enjoy the desert on the back of a motorbike or mountain bike. To allow for residents’ and workers’ recreational use while protecting native species and their habitat, Edwards AFB has two motorized off-road vehicle areas and one…

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NASA Armstrong celebrates 50th anniversary of LLRV first flight

Posted  November 14, 2014

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

Posted  November 14, 2014

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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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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