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Major wins major bucks on ‘Price Is Right’

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Kevin Van Stone, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5, and his wife, Melinda (right), speak to a representative from CBS after being handed a giant check for $100,000 from “The Price Is Right” July 10. Van Stone was part of a military appreciation episode where…

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NASA Armstrong Support Center receives LEED platinum certification

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's new Facilities Support Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been certified platinum, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's highest standard for long-term sustainability.

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After 25 years, the ‘Spirit’ lives on

Crowds gathered along the flightline at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 July 17 to watch the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the Spirit of Arizona, recreate her maiden flight 25 years later.

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Salutes & Awards

Edwards welcomes new AFTC Command Chief

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Andrea Gates took over as Air Force Test Center command chief this past May. Team Edwards welcomed Chief Master Sgt. Andrea J. Gates as the new Air Force Test Center command chief May 21. Chief Gates is now the principal advisor to the command on matters…

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Golf camp offers ‘hole’ lot of fun

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber At Muroc Lake Golf Course, children from the Edwards AFB community participate in a week-long summer golf camp July 21 -25 where they learn golf techniques, rules and etiquette. Children ages five to 17 gathered July 21 on the putting green at Muroc Lake Golf Courseā€ for the annual summer…


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Colombian military members drop by Edwards

Posted  September 7, 2012

Members of the Republic of Colombia’s military pose in front of the NF-104 on display in front of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School here at Edwards Air Force Base Aug 30. During their visit, the Colombian’s got a chance to meet with Test Pilot School staff and take a tour of the base….

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Solid rocket boosters arrive at Dryden for storage

Posted  September 7, 2012

NASA photograph Mounted on special lowboy trailer dollies, one of the two space shuttle solid rocket boosters is hauled up the ramp from Rogers Dry Lake after arrival at NASA Dryden. Two space shuttle solid rocket booster casings arrived at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research Center Aug. 29 after a transcontinental trip from the Kennedy Space…

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Losing your future to sexual assault

Posted  September 7, 2012

“I knew the minute our eyes met that she was the ‘one.’ We exchanged numbers and set up a date. It was planned to perfection. She was the ‘one.’ And then she Googled me. . .and told me never to contact her again. That’s life as a registered sex offender. My face, my name, my…

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Commissary Rewards Card

Posted  September 7, 2012

Tired of clipping coupons? Your commissary has a great new option for you: the Commissary Rewards Card. Get your card today! Coupons have been pre-loaded for a limited time, and you can load more by going to www.commissaries.com The Commissary Rewards Card saves you time and money! Your Commissary … It’s Worth the Trip!

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F-35B completes first airborne engine start tests

Posted  September 7, 2012

Lockheed Martin photograph by Michael Jackson Lockheed Martin test pilot Dan Canin flies BF-2 during air start testing over Edwards Air Force Base Aug. 8. Air starts test the ability of the F-35′s propulsion system to restart during flight. Verifying the restart capability of the propulsion system is part of the initial flight test program…

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Edwards breaks ground for new service station

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From left: Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander; Alexis Baiza, Miss Edwards; Mike Wiles, Edwards Exchange general manager; and Albert Giacomazzi, AMG and Associates Inc. president; conduct the official ceremonial groundbreaking of the new service station on Fitzgerald Blvd. The station is scheduled to open July…

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Golf tournament raises funds for 65th Air Force Ball

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Laura Mowry Seventy-two golfers attended a golf tournament held at Muroc Lake Golf Course Aug. 30 to raise funds for the 65th Annual Air Force Ball. Participants enjoyed a tri-tip steak lunch and had the chance to win incredible prizes such as a trip to Pebble Beach, Calif., valued at $7,500….

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Majority Whip McCarthy tours Edwards

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Congressman Kevin McCarthy (left), is given a tour of Hangar 1600 by Col. Robert Weaver, 412th Maintenance Group commander, during the congressman’s visit to Edwards Sept. 4. Congressman McCarthy had an opportunity to meet various military and civilian maintainers assigned to the 412th MXG and tour other units at…

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Edwards aircrew take virtual jump into parachute training

Posted  September 7, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Staff Sgt. Martin Ruemenapp (right), 412th Operations Support Squadron SERE specialist, undergoes a new virtual reality hanging harness parachute training scenario called the Parasim. For years, aircrew personnel at Edwards have had the opportunity to train in virtual simulators that mimic real-life scenarios that occur during flight. Now, thanks…

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TRICARE Prime fees changing

Posted  September 14, 2012

For most retirees enrolled in TRICARE Prime, the annual enrollment fee is rising. It’s that time of year again. TRICARE Prime billing statements have gone out in the West Region. This year, enrollees will be seeing some new numbers in their statements. The individual and family annual enrollment fee rates are increasing.   Are my…

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