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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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Team Edwards, Red Cross come together for Battle of the Badges

Posted  February 13, 2015

Senior Airman Tyler Thompson, 412th Medical Group medical lab technician, grinned from ear to ear as he made his donation at the Battle of the Badges. The annual Red Cross blood drive was held Feb. 4 in Chapel 1 and is the largest one of the year at Edwards.

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Parents, community, encouraged to get involved in improving DHS, Branch Elementary

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force photograph Irving. L. Branch Elementary School, Edwards AFB, Calif. The Muroc Joint Unified School District is inviting parents, employees and community members to attend Local Control Accountability Plan Community Meetings to see how the LCAP works and discover the importance of completing the LCAP survey. The LCAP is an important way for parents…

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Honorary commanders visit Edwards one last time

Posted  February 13, 2015

The 2014 Edwards Honorary Commanders and their guests gathered Feb. 6 for the last event of their one-year term. The theme for the tour was "Flight Test at Edwards" and the 412th Operations Group was given the privilege of conveying that story.

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AF officials announce FY16 budget force structure changes

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force officials released force structure changes resulting from the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget, Feb. 6. The fiscal year 2016 budget will continue the Air Force’s divestment strategy presented in fiscal year 2015, but will re-phase the retirement of several weapons systems later into the Future Years Defense Program in order to retain critical…

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The Commanders Jazz Ensemble swinging into Lancaster

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Betty R. Chevalier The Commanders Jazz Ensemble plays during a concert at the Fox Tucson Theatre in Tucson, Ariz., April 27, 2014. The ensemble is part of the U.S. Air Force Band of the Golden West, the only active duty Air Force band west of the Rockies. The…

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British reserve squadron celebrates 100 years

Posted  February 13, 2015

For a squadron with heraldry dating as far back as 1915 and being stationed out of multiple foreign locations during World Wars I and II, the Royal Air Force 17 (Reserve) Squadron recently celebrated their centenary Feb. 9, 2015.

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412th Test Wing fourth quarter award winners announced

Posted  February 13, 2015

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon From left: Col. Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, tosses a bean bag while Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, looks on during the 412th TW’s fourth quarter award ceremony Feb. 6 in the base theater. The 412th Test Wing fourth quarter award winners were…

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Military shoppers have chance at $10,000 grand prize

Posted  February 13, 2015

A $10,000 grand prize is up for grabs in the Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s latest “Because of You” contest. And, for authorized shoppers, entering is as easy as visiting www.shopmyexchange.com. With the Spend Free Spree contest, military shoppers have a chance to win a $10,000 Exchange gift card, or a $2,000 gift card…

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Edwards says ‘good bye’ to WWII pilot

Posted  February 13, 2015

Friends and family said 'good bye' to Women's Air Force Service Pilot, Flora Belle Smith Reece at her memorial service Feb. 7.

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Air Force medicine: A vision for future

Posted  February 13, 2015

The United States Air Force’s core missions are air and space superiority, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance, rapid global mobility, global strike, and command and control. These are almost identical (but in different terms) to the missions the U.S. Air Force had in 1947. But we now do these missions in three domains: Air, Space and…

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