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Winter fire safety tips

Air Force photograph by Brad White The aftermath of a resident fire in the Edwards AFB housing area last month. Recently, Edwards AFB encountered a fire in the housing area that could have been devastating to all involved. The Fire Department’s quick response led to the home being saved. The occupants were able to return…

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Airman receives ‘surreal’ phone call from Paramount Pictures

For some, a visit to the dentist feels like a nightmare. But, for Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, dental flight commander, he hopes that it's his after-hours hobby that really keeps people awake at night.

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Edwards culminates National American Indian Heritage Month with pride, spirit

To culminate National American Indian Heritage Month, the 412th Test Wing and the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center sponsored a luncheon Nov. 19 at Club Muroc to celebrate the theme of this year's observation - Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.

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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

NASA photograph by Jim Yungel The Thurston Island calving front off of western Antarctica as seen from the window of NASA’s DC-8 flying observatory Nov. 5, 2014. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory has two weeks of support remaining in the agency’s sixth Operation IceBridge mission to study parts of the West Antarctica ice sheet and ice…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.


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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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Guest speaker motivates at ‘DREAM’ team luncheon

Posted  November 7, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Eric Lipp, founder and executive director of the Open Doors Organization, shared his story at the Edwards AFB Disability Rights Employment Awareness Luncheon at Club Muroc Oct. 28. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber) Disability Rights Employment Awareness Month wrapped up Oct. 28 with a luncheon at Club…

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Local

New Blue Eagles Honor Guard Airmen introduced

Posted  November 7, 2014

A ceremony was held Oct. 29 to introduce the newest members of the Blue Eagles Honor Guard.

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Exchange essay contest highlights PX memories in Vietnam

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service, along with Procter & Gamble, is commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War with an essay contest that provides Vietnam veterans and family members an opportunity to share memories of their local PX/BX experience overseas or back home during the Vietnam War. “We invite customers to write…

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Corvias Military Living has scholarships, grants for military dependents at Edwards

Posted  November 7, 2014

Military spouses and children at Edwards Air Force Base can apply for $50,000 scholarships or $5000 grants from Corvias Foundation. High school seniors with plans to attend a four-year university or college can apply for the scholarship. The scholarships are in the amount of up to $50,000 per person. Corvias Foundation will select 10 children…

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Salutes & Awards

October enlisted promotions

Posted  November 7, 2014

Team Edwards held its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony in the base theater Oct. 31. Congratulations to all the Airmen who soared to the next rank!   To airman first class Joshua S. Kelly, 412th Communications Squadron   To senior airman Jonathan D. Marcum, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Ronelson A. Perdomo, 412th AMXS Joseph C. Dillon, 412th…

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Exchange to celebrate troops with military appreciation day at Popeyes

Posted  November 7, 2014

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Popeyes restaurants will thank veterans and active duty troops on Wednesday, Nov. 12 with its third annual Military Appreciation Day Event by offering eight pieces of BONAFIDER Chicken or Handcrafted Tenders for only $5.99. “Just one day after the nation honors its veterans, the Exchange and Popeyes…

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Exchange wants to hear your favorite holiday memory

Posted  November 7, 2014

The holidays evoke fond memories of family gatherings, delicious food and fun. Those memories could be worth $1,000 in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s “Sweet Holiday Story” contest. From Oct. 31 – Dec. 25, authorized shoppers 18 years old or older can submit an essay of 500 words or less about one of…

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Exchange shoppers can save 5 percent with MILITARY STARR card

Posted  November 7, 2014

Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers can save money on holiday gifts by using a MILITARY STARR card. From Nov. 7 through Nov. 9, cardholders save an extra 5 percent on MILITARY STARR card purchases at Army and Air Force Exchange stores. “MILITARY STARR cardholders will want to take advantage of this discount,” said…

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