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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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Local base students score big at Kern County Science Fair

Posted  April 3, 2015

The Kern County Science Foundation†held its annual††Kern County Regional Science Fair March 23-24 in Bakersfield, Calif. Several Edwards Air Force Base students earned top honors and scholarships. For the ninth time, Desert High School won the Perpetual Trophy Award and a $500 prize. Congratulations to all the winners! Kern County Science Fair Results 1st Place:…

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Eligible Airmen may choose retirement plan at 14 1/2-year mark

Posted  April 3, 2015

The Air Force Personnel Center has developed an automatic notification process that sends a message directly to active-duty Air Force and headquarters Active Guard Reserve members when they reach 14 1/2 years of active service. The new process will help ensure eligible military members are aware of their options in choosing a retirement plan with…

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Retiree Appreciation Day slated for May 16

Posted  April 3, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Master Sgt. Erik Robbins (right), 412th Force Support Squadron base career assistance advisor, speaks with retired Air Force Staff Sgt. Thomas White during the 2014 Retiree Appreciation Day. Edwards Air Force Base will hold its 2015 Military Retiree Appreciation Day 8-11 a.m., May 16. The event will be held…

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F-16, tankers, reach IOC

Posted  April 3, 2015

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner The 412th Test Wing’s F-16 and Tanker Consolidation Team, at the culmination of a 13-month effort to merge the 416th and 445th Flight Test Squadrons along with the 418th and 412th Flight Test Squadron (Speckled Trout), posed for a group photo to celebrate the major milestone of reaching Initial…

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Fly bys say ‘thank you’ to Plant 42

Posted  April 3, 2015

Photographs by Dianna Condon A composite photo of all three jets flying over Air Force Plant 42 April 1.   April 1, the men and women of Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., were treated to a special F-22, F-35 and F-16 fly by provided by Lockheed Martin. The aircraft made numerous passes over…

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Edwards hosts first Sexual Assault Awareness, Prevention Month event

Posted  April 3, 2015

The Department of Defense and the Air Force continues to challenge the way its personnel and service members tackle sexual assault awareness and prevention, especially with Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month kicking off April 1.

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Chief Air Force scientist visits TPS

Posted  April 3, 2015

Dr. Mica Endsley, chief scientist of the Air Force, made a special stop to the U.S.A.F. Test Pilot School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 25 during a trip to the West Coast. Endsley was new to the Department of Defense when she was selected as chief scientist in 2013. During her private sector career, she…

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Bunch, Brewer confirmed by Senate for promotion

Posted  April 3, 2015

Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, former 412th Test Wing commander.   Air Force officials announced March 27, 2015, the Senate confirmation of five Air Force Materiel Command senior leaders’ nominations. Officials announced the Senate confirmation of Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowski, Military Deputy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition at…

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Tax Center update

Posted  April 3, 2015

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais The last day of operation for the Edwards Tax Center will be April 15. The last day to e-file returns at the Tax Center is April 8. If customers come in April 13 or 15, the center will assist them with the preparation of their return, but the customer will have to paper-file the return and ensure that it…

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Air Force’s updated policy further promotes tobacco-free environments

Posted  April 3, 2015

Air Force’s Updated Policy Further Prootes Tobacco-Free Environments. The Air Force has led the military in advancing innovative tobacco control policies, such as the tobacco-free medical campus and prohibiting tobacco use outside “designated tobacco areas.” Now, an updated Air Force Instruction, published in March, seeks to further reduce health impacts from smoking, the nation’s leading…

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