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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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AGE Flight gets Air Force weapons loaders out of a jam

Posted  May 1, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The nuclear-certified MHU-83 D/E Lift Truck received new wiring after the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight discovered a defect in the manufacturing. True to a test-mission mindset, the 412th Maintenance Squadron Aerospace Ground Equipment Flight, discovered a defect in the newest Material Handling Unit. The nuclear-certified MHU-83…

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Drought puts Edwards pets at risk from predators

Posted  May 1, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A coyote mom and her pup are spotted near Bark Park on base. Residents are reminded to be aware of predators like coyotes and bobcats on base and take precautionary measures to avoid them coming into contact with both pets and people. Edwards housing area residents are reporting increasing…

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NASA successfully tests shape-changing wing for next gen aviation

Posted  May 1, 2015

NASA photograph NASA successfully completed flight tests of a morphing wing technology. Flap angles were adjusted from -2 degrees up to 30 degrees during the six months of testing. NASA researchers, working in concert with the Air Force Research Laboratory and FlexSys Inc., of Ann Arbor, Mich., successfully completed initial flight tests of a new…

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Seven selected for promotion to captain

Posted  May 1, 2015

Several Team Edwards lieutenants were recently selected to promotion to captain. They have achieved this milestone in their career based on their record of outstanding performance and proven abilities to meet Air Force challenges. Congratulations! Those selected are: Danilo Belarmino, 412th Medical Operations Squadron Koley Borchard, 412th Test Wing Judge Advocate Matthew Clarey, 419th Flight…

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News Briefs May 1, 2015

Posted  May 1, 2015

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive is 8 a.m.-2:15 p.m., May 6 at the Chapel 1 Annex. The life you save may be your own. For questions or to volunteer call 661-277-4421 or 661-277-8116. Donors must be 17 years of age, weigh at least 110 pounds and in good health. For questions…

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Edwards showcases local talent

Posted  May 1, 2015

Raising awareness during Child Abuse Prevention Month involves a variety of events and activities, and this month, Family Advocacy and the 412th Medical Group Booster Club decided to do something different

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Moms, Pops and Tots about to upgrade

Posted  May 1, 2015

Moms, Pops and Tots is continuing to grow with the help of a $1,000 donation from the Edwards AFB Civilian-Military Support Group.

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Base residents show off their pets at BX

Posted  May 1, 2015

  A pet show was held at the Base Exchange April 18 was a great success according BX staff. In attendance was APET Rescue with three dogs up for adoption and the Rosamond Feline Conservation with an informational booth. The pet show included 12 dogs, one cat and one hermit crab with winners in the…

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Team Edwards honors those who go the extra mile

Posted  May 1, 2015

The Annual Volunteer Recognition Ceremony held April 28 shed light on how much the base depends on volunteerism.

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  April 30, 2015

– The Roman Emperor Valerian ruled from 253 to 260 AD and is noted for his persecution of Christians.¬†At one point, he confronted a deacon of the church, Lawrence, and offered him a deal: in exchange for turning over the church property, he would be spared arrest and execution. Lawrence agreed but asked for an…

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