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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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Events

Holocaust survivor to speak at AFFT Museum

Posted  February 27, 2015

Air Force photo by Jennifer R. Correa Holocaust survivor Albert Rosa talks about his life during the Nazi Germany occupation of his native Greece and being transported to a concentration camp in Poland during a previous visit to Edwards. Rosa will speak at the Air Force Flight Test Museum 10:30 a.m., March 6. Albert Rosa…

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  February 27, 2015

– What captures your attention?  We look forward to better homes, better jobs, families that don’t fight.  We plan for retirement and hope to live out our days in peace.  But as one person so aptly states, “we plan for happiness, but we’re formed by suffering.”  A foundation that does not give way to the…

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Announcements – February 27, 2015

Posted  February 27, 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 February 20, 2015

Posted  February 20, 2015

Base Exchange Food Court closure Due to power issues the Base Exchange Food Court operations will be closed through Feb. 22. Unfortunately, the nature of the damage precludes the BX from providing temporary power. As a reminder, other facilities listed below are open for business with the addition of the two food trucks out front:…

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RUfit? Thriving outside the biodome

Posted  February 20, 2015

Staying fit, sharpening our knowledge about suicide and building resiliency are all hot topics in today's Air Force. As all of these elements are crucial, resiliency encompasses almost everything that weighs heavy in our day-to-day missions.

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Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Posted  February 20, 2015

Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs.

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Salutes & Awards

Robotics teams recognized with flags

Posted  February 20, 2015

The Scorpion Robotics teams at Desert Jr.-Sr. High School were recognized Feb. 12 with several flag presentations.

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Range Commanders Council meets at Edwards

Posted  February 20, 2015

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner The 85th Executive Committee of the Range Commanders Council gathered at Edwards Feb. 10 for a two-day conference that ended with a tour of the range. The 85th Executive Committee of the Range Commanders Council gathered at Edwards Feb. 10 for a two-day conference. The conference allows members of…

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Edwards announces new webpage for local STEM needs, support

Posted  February 20, 2015

Air Force graphic In line with Air Force STEM efforts, Team Edwards has created a new webpage for those seeking local STEM programs and support. The new webpage, located at www.edwards.af.mil/stem, which officially went live Feb. 18 and can now be accessed via the Edwards Air Force Base homepage under the “Edwards AFB STEM” tab….

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Health & Safety

Kidde recalls disposable plastic fire extinguishers due to failure to discharge

Posted  February 20, 2015

The Edwards AFB Fire Department has announced an important recall of Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers. The recall applies to both notify base residents and the local community. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed…

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