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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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Total force CMSgt evaluation static closeout date to be May 31

Posted  February 6, 2015

Enlisted evaluation and promotion changes announced in July 2014 continue with establishment of a May 31 enlisted performance report static closeout date ñ or SCOD ñ for regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve chief master sergeants, effective Feb. 2, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Also effective Feb. 2, change of…

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Air Force presents FY 16 budget request

Posted  February 6, 2015

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request Feb. 2, following the Defense Department and sister services budget briefings. The Air Force fiscal year 2016 budget request supports the defense strategy and combatant commander requirements. It continues readiness recovery, reduces the short-term capacity risk assumed in the fiscal year 2015 budget while…

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Air Force names 2-star to lead F-35 Integration Office

Posted  February 6, 2015

With the initial operating capability date of the F-35 Lightning II quickly approaching, the Air Force appointed Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian as the director of a larger Air Force F-35 Integration Office, Feb. 1. In addition to gaining new leadership, the F-35 Integration Office will also grow from a staff of four to 12 and…

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Health & Safety

Measles: Don’t wait, vaccinate

Posted  February 6, 2015

Air Force photograph The 412th Medical Group is urging individuals and parents to vaccinate themselves and their children if they are not immunized. Measles is caused by a highly contagious virus and is easily spread through droplets in the air from an infected person’s cough, sneeze, or any direct contact with an infected person’s secretions…

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Project84: Keep those cost saving ideas coming for 2015

Posted  February 6, 2015

As Team Edwards begins 2015, the 412th Test Wing is leading a new drive for Project84 ideas. The wing had outstanding Project 84 participation from the base populace in 2014. Every submitted idea was reviewed and given careful consideration by base leadership. Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, first introduced Project84 after determining that if…

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DoD

I really shouldn’t be here

Posted  February 6, 2015

A couple of feet and a half a second. These may seem like insignificant measurements; but when combined with fatigue, a couple of feet almost cost me my career, and that half a second almost ended my life. There was a time when I was an enlisted aircraft electrical and environmental systems specialist and was…

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AF seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

Posted  February 6, 2015

Eligible active duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27 to get career field functional manager approval and submit an” intent to apply” email to the Air Force Personnel Center, officials said today. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree in nursing and an…

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Events

Base chapel hosts Move the Food event

Posted  February 6, 2015

From the Edwards Chapel's food pantry, 87 bags of groceries were donated to the base community during a Move the Food event Jan. 28.

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Preparing for a post-AF career with certifications, licenses

Posted  February 6, 2015

Active duty service members have a shelf-life when it comes to their careers. The shelf-life time is different for every individual; it could be the length of a single four-year enlistment or a distinguished 30-year career. That is why looking at life after the military when it comes to your career is so important. The…

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February promotions

Posted  February 6, 2015

Air Force photograph Team Edwards held its monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Jan. 30 at the base theater. Team Edwards wants to congratulate all the enlisted promotes who pinned on their next ranks during a ceremony Jan. 30 in the base theater. Congratulations to the Airmen who made the next step in their Air Force careers!…

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