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

Posted  April 17, 2015

– What do you think about church?  Unfortunately many people remember being judged or treated poorly when they attended.  Of course that is the opposite of what church should be.  One person said it this way, what we “need from the Church is a place that not only celebrates our triumphs but also-actually, more importantly-comes…

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Announcements – April 17, 2015

Posted  April 17, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards Services is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to show support of our military members through the AF Commercial Sponsorship Program. From 4th of July’s Freedom Fest to the annual Children’s Holiday Party held in…

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News Briefs April 10, 2015

Posted  April 10, 2015

AFAF run Come out April 15 for an Air Force Assistance Fund campaign 5K fun run. The first 50 runners to sign-in at the event receive a free t-shirt. Donations will be taken at the event. Please make checks out to “Air Force Assistance Fund.” The run will begin at 7:30 a.m. at the Rosburg…

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Arrive alive!

Posted  April 10, 2015

I have a confession to make. Please don't judge me. I love Airman Leadership School. I love sitting on the First Sergeants Panel, I love going to the mixer. I love the volleyball game (especially when we win!) and I love the graduations. 

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New 412th CC gets right to work, outlines road ahead

Posted  April 10, 2015

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander, held his first commander's call April 2, just two days after receiving command of the wing. Those who attended learned a lot about their new commander and his values.

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Teaching fire safety

Posted  April 10, 2015

Each year children are victims of serious injuries and death due to fire. As a parent, it’s important to know that there are specific things that can be done to increase the level of fire safety in your home. It’s also important to know that if you take fire safety seriously, you can drastically improve…

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Commissary to offer in-store Wi-Fi

Posted  April 10, 2015

The Edwards AFB Commissary will offer in-store Wi-Fi access for patrons beginning May 6. Through its Commissary Patron Internet Mobile System, or CPIMS, the Defense Commissary Agency seeks to open customer Wi-Fi access initially to all stateside commissaries. “Many of our patrons come to the commissary with their smart phones and tablets, and store Wi-Fi…

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AAFEWS doubles gas savings April 10-12

Posted  April 10, 2015

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is pumping up the savings on gas by doubling the discount for MILITARY STAR cardholders. April 10-12, drivers fueling up with their MILITARY STAR card at an Exchange gas station will receive 10 cents off per gallon instead of the everyday 5-cents-per-gallon discount. “As shoppers catch spring fever, we…

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Travis C-5M flies into aviation record books

Posted  April 10, 2015

In the early morning hours of April 3, a C-5M Super Galaxy aircrew from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., put the aircraft's capabilities to the test.

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AFTC enterprise foundation set as Bunch prepares to depart

Posted  April 10, 2015

Maj. Gen. Arnold Bunch Jr., Air Force Test Center commander, stood before members of the Edwards workforce and gave his last commander's calls at two separate times April 7 in the base theater.

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