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Don’t let some recent shaking get you rattled

Earthquakes are nothing new to residents in SoCal, but the recommended safety measures can be.

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X-56A testbed arrives at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

The latest in a long series of experimental research aircraft, or X-planes, recently arrived at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif.

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April 14 marks anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia’s first landing

Air Force photograph Space Shuttle Columbia lands April 14, 1981 on Rogers Dry Lake Bed at Edwards AFB. Monday marks 33 years since the first re-usable space vehicle successfully returned to Earth on the wings of an aircraft. This April, it has been 33 years since the first re-usable space vehicle successfully returned to Earth…

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USAF TPS team proves how ‘a dummy’ can save money

In an Air Force setting that is locked on being financially-conscious and proactive under the current financial challenges, the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, at the request of the 418th Flight Test Squadron, is working with the squadron through the implementation of the school's Test Management Project to come up with a more cost-effective way of conducting dummy drop parachute testing for the Air Force.

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Coming sooner than you think, Domino’s Pizza on Edwards AFB

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will be opening up a new Domino’s Pizza April 21. Domino’s Pizza will replace Pizza Hut. The last operating day for Pizza Hut will be April 20. Domino’s Pizza will immediately open in a mobile pizza location that will be open seven-days a week. During the construction of…


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Edwards firefighters set fire prevention week off to great start

Posted  October 12, 2012

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara A Branch Elementary School student gives Sparky the Fire Dog a high five after completing his fire safety training Oct. 9 on the school grounds. The school was just one of many locations that will be visited by the Edwards Fire Department during Fire Prevention Week which runs from…

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas at the Exchange

Posted  October 12, 2012

Exchange shoppers won’t have to wait for December to start the holiday season as the Army and Air Force Exchange Service’s Facebook page is hosting “12 Weeks of Gifting” contest. From Sept. 28 to Dec. 20, shoppers can count down the last 12 weeks until Christmas by entering to win different prizes each week. As…

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My educational journey: Without education, we can’t compete

Posted  October 12, 2012

I began my federal service career in 1989 when I was only 19 years old, which was quite an honor as far as I was concerned. I was thrilled to get a position as a GS-5 secretary in what used to be called the Industrial Base Initiative Group. I had great skills from attending business…

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Posted  October 12, 2012

As the new 412th Test Wing command chief I have been taking time to get to know and talk with you while visiting your units and attending base events. I hope I get a chance to talk with all of you. During my visits I am asked several questions. Some of these questions I can…

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‘Vortex surfing’ could be revolutionary

Posted  October 19, 2012

Flight tests with C-17s "vortex surfing" at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 6 and Oct. 2, have demonstrated potentially large savings of fuel and money by doing what geese do naturally.

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AF officials releasing enlisted quarterly assignment listing on Oct. 22

Posted  October 19, 2012

Air Force officials are releasing the enlisted quarterly assignment listing, or EQUAL, Oct. 22 for the July to September 2013 overseas assignment cycle. Enlisted Airmen must update their assignment preferences by Nov. 1 and they will be notified of their assignment selections by Nov. 16. “We are accelerating the release of the EQUAL list to…

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It’s no trick the Exchange is treating shoppers with cash for Halloween

Posted  October 19, 2012

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service invites shoppers to see what lurks on the shelves in its latest contest as it gives away two $500 Exchange shopping sprees, ten $100 gift cards for the runners-up and 20 $50 gift cards for third place. The “Halloween Treasure Hunt Sweepstakes” will send Exchange patrons on a…

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Community Briefs – October 19, 2012

Posted  October 19, 2012

<strong>The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012.</strong> If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&amp;FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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CFC: Find your reason to donate

Posted  October 19, 2012

For the last six years, people have approached me during this time of year to ask if I would donate through the Combined Federal Campaign. These people caught my ear in different manners – some sat me down for a lengthy explanation of the CFC, some informed me of the CFC drive during commander’s calls,…

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Avoid the flu with these top tips

Posted  October 19, 2012

Did you know that nine out of 10 healthy people who get a flu shot, don’t get the flu? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s true! And because it takes two weeks for a flu shot’s immunity to build completely, now is the best time to get vaccinated for flu season….

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