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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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Find your ‘happy place’ in yoga

Posted  March 20, 2015

Melissa Hoffman, a configuration manager at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center, first started doing yoga after high school.

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Team Edwards undergoes combined IG inspection

Posted  March 20, 2015

How do Air Force bases gauge whether they are up to par with Air Force standards on how to operate and function as an installation? That's where Inspector General Unit Effectiveness Inspections play an important role.

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Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  March 20, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Contemplation is a lost art. Most people can manage some type of prayer but contemplation is much harder to do.  Medieval teacher Hugh of St. Victor says that “what prayer asks, contemplation finds.” Contemplation then is marveling at the wonder,…

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Announcements – March 20, 2015

Posted  March 20, 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 March 13, 2015

Posted  March 13, 2015

SRB changes Effective March 12, a complete Selective Reenlistment Bonus listing is available from the myPERS website [https://mypers.af.mil/]. For detailed information, type “Selective Reenlistment Bonus” into the search bar on the home page. Airmen should contact the Military Personnel Section to determine their eligibility to reenlist with a SRB entitlement. SRB POCs can be contacted…

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March marks Brain Injury Awareness Month

Posted  March 13, 2015

Often called one of the "invisible wounds of war," traumatic brain injury is the result of a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Anyone can suffer a TBI, it can happen on the sports field, in your home, or on the job.

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Team Edwards welcomes 2015 Honorary Commanders

Posted  March 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner The 412th Test Wing hosted its annual Honorary Commanders Induction Ceremony at Club Muroc March 4, 2015. The objective of the Honorary Commanders Program is to provide Edwards commanders with the capability to develop, promote and maintain a continuous working partnership with the surrounding communities. It helps to familiarize…

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Air Force waives renters insurance obligation in privatized housing

Posted  March 13, 2015

Airmen signing a lease to live in privatized homes on base may no longer be covered by a renters insurance provision, due to a recent Department of Defense change in basic allowance for housing. The Department of Defense opted to eliminate the renters insurance component of BAH, an average of $20 dollars each month per…

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Edwards AFB 2015 Pageant March 21

Posted  March 13, 2015

The 2015 Edwards Pageant contestants invites everyone to come out and cheer them on as they vie for the titles of Miss, Junior Miss, Little Miss, Teen Miss and Tiny Miss Edwards Air Force Base. The pageant will be held at the Oasis Community Center in The Hangar (formerly Stripes Lounge) March 21, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is…

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ROCK all your health-related goals with AFMC’s FY15 incentive program!

Posted  March 13, 2015

Receive the latest health information by attending one of Air Force Materiel Command’s newest Civilian Health Promotion Services health education classes: – Exercise and Arthritis – Warning Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke – Exercise Across the Lifespan – Health and Happiness Online logins – Complete at least five logins at AFMCwellness.com Complete your Health Risk Assessment at AFMCwellness.com…

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