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Ten seconds later and that picture still exists

There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included.

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Second X-56A MUTT makes first flight

Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., successfully conducted the agency’s first flight of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed April 9.

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An Edwards NCO’s journey to wounded warrior mentorship

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Delaney couldn't be happier to be a mentor for the introductory adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp that happened at Eglin AFB April 13-22.

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

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

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Q&A with the CMSAF

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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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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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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Benefits claim process for voluntary separatees

Posted  November 14, 2014

Records for all Airmen separated or retired under the fiscal year 2014 Voluntary Separation Pay program were updated Nov. 5 to reflect eligibility for transitional medical benefits. Those separating under the fiscal year 2014/15 VSP program are authorized transition benefits, including 180 days of premium-free TRICARE coverage for the separatee and any eligible family members….

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Desert High teams enter CIF playoffs

Posted  November 14, 2014

  Desert High School’s football, girls volleyball and boys cross country teams have all made it to the CIF playoffs, which begin this week. The varsity football team finished 8-2 overall and 6-1 in their league. They will play Brethren Christian from Huntington Beach Nov. 14 at DHS, 7 p.m. The 20-1 girls volleyball team…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 14, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The famous educator, writer, philosopher and theologian C. S. Lewis wrote in his book, The Four Loves: “To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything and your heart will be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to…

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Announcements – November 14, 2014

Posted  November 14, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs November 7, 2014

Posted  November 7, 2014

Federal benefits open season This year, Edwards is hosting the annual Benefit Health Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Nov. 20 in Bldg. 3000 for both Edwards and NASA federal employees. The event will be in the main conference room (123) and lobby. Several health and dental plan representatives will be available to answer questions. During open…

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