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Major wins major bucks on ‘Price Is Right’

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Kevin Van Stone, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5, and his wife, Melinda (right), speak to a representative from CBS after being handed a giant check for $100,000 from “The Price Is Right” July 10. Van Stone was part of a military appreciation episode where…

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NASA Armstrong Support Center receives LEED platinum certification

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's new Facilities Support Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been certified platinum, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's highest standard for long-term sustainability.

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After 25 years, the ‘Spirit’ lives on

Crowds gathered along the flightline at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 July 17 to watch the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the Spirit of Arizona, recreate her maiden flight 25 years later.

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Edwards welcomes new AFTC Command Chief

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Andrea Gates took over as Air Force Test Center command chief this past May. Team Edwards welcomed Chief Master Sgt. Andrea J. Gates as the new Air Force Test Center command chief May 21. Chief Gates is now the principal advisor to the command on matters…

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Golf camp offers ‘hole’ lot of fun

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber At Muroc Lake Golf Course, children from the Edwards AFB community participate in a week-long summer golf camp July 21 -25 where they learn golf techniques, rules and etiquette. Children ages five to 17 gathered July 21 on the putting green at Muroc Lake Golf Courseā€ for the annual summer…


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More than $8,500 in prizes up for grabs through Exchange Toyland Sweepstakes

Posted  November 9, 2012

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service is giving shoppers an opportunity to win a trip for four to Universal Studio in Orlando, Fla. with its “Toyland Sweepstakes.” The grand prize winner will spend four nights and five days at Universal Studios with hotel, transportation, airfare and passes included. Additional giveaways include sixteen Exchange gift…

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X-48 Blended Wing Body Research aircraft makes 100th test flight

Posted  November 9, 2012

NASA photograph by Carla Thomas The upgraded X-48C version of Boeing’s Blending Wing Body subscale research aircraft banks over Rogers Dry Lake near “Contractors’ Row” at Edwards Air Force Base during a test flight Oct. 16, 2012. Combined with the earlier X-48B version, the X-48 technology demonstrator has now flown 100 test missions, more than…

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Seven members of Team Edwards honored by President Obama

Posted  November 9, 2012

Courtesy photograph Members of the all-volunteer Kern County Sheriff’s Department Desert Search and Rescue Team pose for a picture Oct. 30 in Bakersfield, Calif. The team received the President’s Volunteer Service Award for 2011. The team amassed more than 9,500 hours of volunteer service during 2011. Seven Team Edwards members are part of the team….

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AFTC CC details transition, successes, future goals for test enterprise

Posted  November 9, 2012

Brig. Gen. Arnie Bunch, Air Force Test Center commander, addressed the International Test and Evaluation Association Nov. 6 detailing the transition to Air Force Materiel Command’s 5-Center construct, as well as the reorganization’s successes, benefits, future goals and what it all means to the AFTC. The center stood up in response to AFMC’s 5-Center reorganization,…

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New seminar helps military transition to civilian jobs

Posted  November 9, 2012

For those soon-to-be separating or retiring Airmen at Edwards, the Transition Assistance Program has always been there to aid those transitioning from the military work environment to the civilian sector, and as of Nov. 5, new military members in the process of transitioning will now have a completely revamped TAP experience. The revamped program, now…

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High-tech simulator keeps Edwards skies safe

Posted  November 9, 2012

Air traffic controllers are known for having one of the most challenging, demanding and stressful career fields. Personnel are required to make lightning-fast decisions, while using precise verbal communication to keep traffic in the skies and on the ground safe and orderly. To ensure the Edwards’ controllers are at the top of their game, tower…

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Lancaster Veterans Day Parade honors those who served

Posted  November 9, 2012

Photograph courtesy of Ray Santana Fifty Airmen from Edwards Air Force Base marched in the Lancaster Veterans Day Parade Nov. 3. The city celebrated this year’s Veterans Day a week before the National Veterans Day commemoration.

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Air Force leaders issue Veterans Day message

Posted  November 9, 2012

Secretary of the Air Force Michael Donley, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III and Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Roy send the following Veterans Day message to the Airmen of the U.S. Air Force: “Our Air Force’s success is founded in the sacrifice of generations who served before….

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Cerro Coso Community College student Smarter Measure Assessment test information

Posted  November 9, 2012

Effective July 1, 2012, students beginning their enrollment in Fall 2012 semester must have graduated from an accredited High School or passed the GED before receiving certain types of Financial Aid. All students are required to attend Student Orientation prior to taking their Assessment test. Assessment testing is administered to incoming students in order to:…

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Open season set for 3 civilian benefits programs

Posted  November 9, 2012

Open season for three civilian benefits programs will be Nov. 12 through Dec. 10. Those programs are the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program and the Federal Flexible Spending Account Program. Federal Employees Health Benefits In the FEHB program, premiums will increase an average of 3.4 percent higher…

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