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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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Lessons learned in protecting social media accounts

Posted  January 23, 2015

On a Saturday afternoon in late November, I was informed about a political remark that appeared on my Director of Public Affairs Twitter feed. A staff member called to ask if I was aware of the re-tweet. At the time, I was on leave, out of the state, tending to my daughter who had had…

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Dutch F-35s touch down at Edwards

Posted  January 23, 2015

Two F-35 Lightning IIs of the Royal Netherlands Air Force landed at Edwards Jan. 16, after a five-hour flight from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The Joint Strike Fighters arrived for an operational test and evaluation phase here in the High Desert.

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2015 Tax Center update

Posted  January 23, 2015

The Edwards Air Force Base 2015 Tax Center is scheduled to open Feb. 9 and remain open through April 15. Due to a severe shortage of manpower, as a result of Force Shaping, this year’s Tax Center will be limited in its size and scope. The center will only be able to accommodate active duty…

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412th SFS trains with ‘warrior mentality’

Posted  January 23, 2015

During a training exercise Jan. 14, the 412th Security Forces Squadron reviewed their procedures for an active shooter situation.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  January 23, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – This past year the Atlantic Monthly ran an article contrasting two sets of virtues: “resume virtues” and “eulogy virtues.” The article explained that resume virtues are oriented toward “accumulating power, wealth, and professional achievements.” Eulogy virtues on the other hand…

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Announcements – January 23, 2015

Posted  January 23, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Edwards Gives Back The 412th FSS would like to say thank you for all the hard work the men and women of Edwards AFB perform every day!! To express our gratitude for your patronage of our MWR facilities, FSS is giving $8 of “Coyote Cash” to…

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News briefs January 16, 2015

Posted  January 16, 2015

Expanded dinner hours Effective Jan. 12, Maryís Place in Bldg. 1600 will be open their normal hours: 6 a.m.-2 p.m., and then 5-8 p.m. for dinner. Regular menu will be served plus a nightly dinner special.For more information, call 661-258-1078. Scholarships for military children deadline The Scholarships for Military Children Program can help with a…

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SAPR summit tackles tough issues

Posted  January 16, 2015

Top Air Force leaders kicked off a Sexual Assault Prevention and Response summit Jan. 12, at Joint Base Andrews, Md., to tackle tough issues and get honest and open dialogue from Airmen.

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MLK Day Hours

Posted  January 16, 2015

Commissary: Closed All 412th Force Support Squadron facilities will be closed Jan. 19 with the following exceptions: Aero Club: Flying permitted from sunrise to sunset. The office will be closed. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. The Sandbagger Grill will operate from 7 a.m. until 2 p.m. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m….

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Exchange rewards academic excellence with You Made the Grade program

Posted  January 16, 2015

  Besides handling daily schoolwork, studying and tests, military students face unique challenges, including coping with separation from parents during deployments and multiple moves. In fact, according to the Military Child Education Coalition, military children typically move six to nine times by the time they’ve completed 12th grade, with many making multiple moves during high…

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