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Ten seconds later and that picture still exists

There is a conversation many teenagers have had with their parents or friends, me included.

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Second X-56A MUTT makes first flight

Researchers at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center, Edwards, Calif., successfully conducted the agency’s first flight of the X-56A Multi-Utility Technology Testbed April 9.

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An Edwards NCO’s journey to wounded warrior mentorship

Tech. Sgt. Ryan Delaney couldn't be happier to be a mentor for the introductory adaptive sports and rehabilitation camp that happened at Eglin AFB April 13-22.

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Officers’ Spouses Club grants $5,000 in scholarship money to local students

This year, the Edwards Officers' Spouses Club presented $5,000 in annual scholarship money to four local high school students.

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Q&A with the CMSAF

Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James A. Cody and his wife, retired Chief Master Sgt. Athena Cody, visited Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, from March 31 to April 2.


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Prescriptions for hydrocodone-containing meds changing

Posted  September 12, 2014

On Aug. 22, the Drug Enforcement Agency changed all hydrocodone-containing products to Schedule II, a tightly-controlled classification that will change how it is prescribed and dispensed. Products that contain hydrocodone include medications such as Vicodin and Norco, and many generic formulations. The change becomes effective across the United States Oct. 6. What does this mean…

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Travel safely, sign up for STEP

Posted  September 12, 2014

The 412th Test Wing Antiterrorism Office highly concurs with the State Department that all personnel traveling abroad should sign up for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program. The STEP makes it possible to contact a traveler if necessary, whether because of a family emergency in the United States or because of a crisis in the place the…

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Travis Brass brings new Air Force sound to AV

Posted  September 12, 2014

The United States Air Force Band of the Golden West’s Travis Brass ensemble headlined the fifth annual Celebrate America on the Blvd. event in Downtown Lancaster Sept. 6.

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Celebrate Disability Employment Awareness Month beginning Oct. 3

Posted  September 12, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Rebecca Amber The 2014 Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Committee.   Disability Employment Awareness Month kicks off Oct. 3 with a bird watching tour at the newly renovated and refreshed Piute Ponds, Edwards AFB’s own bird sanctuary. Come see wild birds touch and go through our ponds, as they…

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It’s High Desert monsoon, thunderstorm season

Posted  September 12, 2014

The threat of monsoon thunderstorms becomes a major concern for the 412th Operations Support Squadron Weather Flight in the summer months. During this period, the wind flow in Southern California can shift to a southeast to southerly directional flow. This flow brings tropical moisture in from the Gulf of Mexico or the Pacific Ocean, near…

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‘Be Food Safe,’ Commissaries remind patrons to handle groceries safely

Posted  September 12, 2014

FORT LEE, Va. — Food safety is a group hug, when you consider everyone who has a role in protecting consumers from foodborne illnesses.  For the Defense Commissary Agency, that process begins where the food originates and continues all the way to the store shelf. However, during September, National Food Safety Education Month, DeCA is reminding its…

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Announcements – September 12, 2014

Posted  September 12, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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Exercise Desert Wind examines response

Posted  September 5, 2014

A desolate area in the Mojave Desert popular with campers and off roaders was the site of an F-16 crash Aug. 27. Two crewmembers from Edwards Air Force Base lost their lives.

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ACCESS II Confirms Jet Biofuel Burns Cleaner

Posted  September 5, 2014

NASA Photograph The DC-8’s four engines burned either JP-8 jet fuel or a 50-50 blend of JP-8 and renewable alternative fuel of hydro processed esters and fatty acids produced from camelina plant oil. Flying high above the California desert, NASA researchers recently took to the skies for the second year in a row with a…

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Suicide prevention more than a month-long campaign

Posted  September 5, 2014

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — All Airmen have a responsibility that lasts much longer than a one-month campaign. This responsibility extends beyond ourselves and includes our work environment, our families, friends, fellow Airmen and our communities. While Suicide Prevention Month is observed across the United States in September, the month-long event is a reminder of everyone’s 24/7, 365-day…

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