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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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Officers’ Spouses Club grants $5,000 in scholarship money to local students

Posted  April 24, 2015

This year, the Edwards Officers' Spouses Club presented $5,000 in annual scholarship money to four local high school students.

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Kindergarten registration May 12

Posted  April 24, 2015

Registration for kindergarten will be held May 12-13 for the 2015-2016 school year. Registration will take place in the Branch Elementary School Multi-purpose Room noon-3 p.m. both days.  Children must be five years old on or before Sept. 1, 2015. Any child who will have his/her fifth birthday between Sept. 2 and Dec. 2, 2015 shall be offered a…

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‘Conserve today, secure tomorrow’

Posted  April 24, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Members from Edwards AFB’s Environmental Management office answered questions about the base environment and its animal inhabitants at the Base Exchange April 22 in honor of Earth Day.   Conserve today, secure tomorrow. That’s this year’s theme for Earth Day, which reminds people to be responsible with the Earth’s resources….

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Wingman Day May 4

Posted  April 24, 2015

Spring is in the air! Don't forget to count your blessings!

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

Posted  April 24, 2015

– Last year an Oregon woman with a brain tumor made the very public choice to die. But a Colorado woman facing a terminal disease chose to live through it. Kara Tippetts, a 38-year-old married mother of four, knew the fear and pain of a stage 4 cancer diagnosis. Her approach to this trial was…

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Announcements – April 24, 2015

Posted  April 24, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 MPS operating hours In order to stay aligned to new and existing personnel program processes, the Military Personnel Section will be changing its customer service hours beginning 1 May, 2015. The new customer service hours will be 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Fridays, and closed…

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News Briefs April 17, 2015

Posted  April 17, 2015

STEM Expo The Antelope Valley Union High School District needs volunteers to serve as judges for the first Annual STEM Expo 5:30 p.m., April 27 at Eastside High School. Students will be evaluated in seven categories: Environmental/Agricultural Innovation, Invention, Reverse Engineering, Robotics and Computer Science, Rube Goldberg, Science Fiction, and Science Inquiry. Eastside High School…

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Sexual assault survivor: One Airman’s story

Posted  April 17, 2015

– By a Survivor WASHINGTON — Sexual assault is a hot topic — one addressed in annual training and at commander’s calls throughout the Air Force — yet the details of victims’ stories are seldom mentioned. This is understandable. These crimes against service members are intensely personal. Also, as many survivors have learned, listeners don’t…

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Q&A with the CMSAF

Posted  April 17, 2015

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, from March 31 to April 2.

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CSAF discusses Air Force’s need to reset

Posted  April 17, 2015

The Air Force Association hosted its monthly Air Force breakfast with Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, as the key note speaker, April 2, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.

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