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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

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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Command chief shares secrets to success for enlisted

Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief hosted a mandatory enlisted all-call at the base theater April 13. Smith spent most of the hour sharing the road map to being promoted - good EPR's (Enlisted Performance Reports), education and special duties. 

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F-35 program ‘on right track,’ director says

Despite its numerous setbacks, the F-35 Lightning II joint strike fighter program is on the right track to meet aircraft delivery deadlines, the program’s executive officer told a House Armed Services Committee panel April 14.

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Edwards AFB’s EOD team clears UXOs in Cal City, local areas

Residents of California City may have heard a loud bang that didn't quite sound like a sonic boom recently.


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Health & Safety

2014 Great American Smokeout Nov. 20

Posted  November 14, 2014

Join Edwards AFB and the American Cancer Society in observing the Great American Smokeout Nov. 20. All employees are invited to join in this observance, by setting a quit day, or by supporting your colleagues on this day. Statistics show that the majority of people who smoke want to quit. If you are among the population of…

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Edwards flight test community prepares for federal spectrum auction

Posted  November 14, 2014

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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Volunteer groups raise funds while helping service members wrap up the perfect present

Posted  November 14, 2014

Edwards Air Force Base – Community groups can raise funds for their worthy causes while spreading some holiday cheer as the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange is actively soliciting partners for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s annual community gift wrap program. “In order to make the holidays a little easier, we partner with…

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Events

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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Local

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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Veterans

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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