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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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AF welcomes new vice chief of staff

Posted  August 14, 2015

The Air Force welcomed an Airman to the rank of four-star general and announced the appointment of the new Air Force vice chief of staff during a ceremony at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, D.C., Aug. 6.

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Upcoming mandatory enlisted calls Aug. 28, Sept. 3

Posted  August 14, 2015

The 412th Test Wing command chief along with four group chiefs will be hosting a chief’s panel at the base theater Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. The chief’s panel will give you their perspective on the new Enlisted Evaluation System. They will also open up the floor for discussion and…

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Veteran maintainer gains better insight into flight ops through immersion program

Posted  August 14, 2015

As part of an ongoing initiative with Edwards operators and maintainers, the 412th Operations and Maintenance Immersion Program continues to create opportunities and a positive interaction so both groups gain better insight into each other's work dynamic.

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NASA Armstrong Exchange Awards Scholarship

Posted  August 14, 2015

The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council has presented its 2015 Joseph A. Walker Memorial Scholarship Award to Ted Kim.

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Health & Safety

High Desert monsoon thunderstorm season

Posted  August 14, 2015

Photograph courtesy of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration With the start of the summer season at Edwards, the threat of monsoon thunderstorms becomes a major concern for the 412th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight. During this period, the wind flow in Southern California can shift to a southeast to southerly directional flow. As a result,…

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Chapel streams Global Leadership Summit

Posted  August 14, 2015

Airman Ernest Vang, 412th Communications Squadron, Cyber Operations, wants to be a good leader. The 2015 Global Leadership Summit, held Aug. 6-7, gave him an opportunity to learn how to do just that.

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Fair teaches people about education options

Posted  August 14, 2015

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The Edwards Education Center hosted its annual Education Fair Aug. 12 at Club Muroc. More than a dozen colleges and universities came out to offer their services to Airmen, civilians and contractors alike who are interested in continuing their education. Dozens of colleges and university representatives filled Club Muroc’s…

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Commissary case lot sales offer maximum savings

Posted  August 14, 2015

With everyday prices averaging 30 percent less than other grocery stores, the commissary has earned its reputation as the best deal in town. But every once in a while–around spring and fall, in fact–patrons can find even better deals as stateside commissaries launch their “Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales.” This year’s fall sales are starting…

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Bob White Drive dedicated to historic test, fighter pilot

Posted  August 14, 2015

On Aug. 7, at the intersection of Wolfe Ave. and South Muroc Dr., a street dedication ceremony was held in honor of X-51 pilot, Maj. Gen. Robert M. White.

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  August 14, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community Have you ever disagreed with anyone?  It is easy for the disagreement to spire out of control when emotions get involved.  Resolving difference is never easy (if it was, they wouldn’t be disagreements!). But there are some things we can do….

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