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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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Joshua Tree National Park will offer “Fee Free” day to honor Dr. Martin Luther King

Posted  January 16, 2015

On Jan. 19, Joshua Tree National Park will join the other 400-plus units of the National Park Service in commemorating Dr. Martin L. King and his contribution to civil rights in the U.S., by waiving entrance fees to the park. Visitors to Joshua Tree National Park are reminded that the weather in January can be…

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Remembering the life, faith and dream of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Posted  January 16, 2015

Like a page out of history, members of the Edwards community joined in a commemorative march from the 412th Test Wing Headquarters to Chapel 1 Jan. 12.

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Maintenance versus repair … of our Airmen

Posted  January 16, 2015

This commentary is not about aircraft, vehicles, or even any mechanical components. It’s about our Airmen and how we manage their care and development throughout their careers. The maintenance versus†repair concept is borrowed from the maintenance community and speaks to how maintenance managers plan, coordinate and execute scheduled maintenance events. The goal is to maximize…

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New DOD website launched to assist with housing

Posted  January 16, 2015

A new official DOD website, HOMES.mil was launched†Dec. 15†to provide service members, their families and DOD Civilians access to non-discriminatory rental listings. The website, www.HOMES.mil , will provide public access to landlords, owners and property managers for use in marketing rental properties to service members, families and DOD civilians who are seeking housing at their…

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Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Posted  January 16, 2015

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Boeing and, now Edwards, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the "Buff's" newest upgrade.

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412th CS analyst retires after 40 years

Posted  January 16, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Sheree Springer retired after 40 years of federal service Jan. 14, 2015. Springer was joined by her husband, Michael at the ceremony. The 412th Communications Squadron celebrated the 40-year career of Sheree Springer at her retirement ceremony Jan. 14 at Club Muroc. Springer began her career at Edwards AFB…

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To innovate, we can’t be afraid to fail

Posted  January 16, 2015

“Throughout history, people with new ideas – who think differently and try to change things – have always been called troublemakers.” – Richelle Mead, author. The Air Force is pushing hard for us to innovate. You hear it when our senior leaders give speeches or post articles imploring us to improve. Examples include the AFSO21…

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January promotions

Posted  January 16, 2015

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Col. Rodney Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief (far right), officiated the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Dec. 31 at the base theater.   Several enlisted members of Team Edwards started off the year on a new level…

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Assistance fund campaign kicks off in February

Posted  January 16, 2015

The annual Air Force Assistance Fund campaign kicks off Feb. 2 at 78 Air Force and joint bases worldwide, Air Force Personnel Center officials announced Jan 12. The campaign, in its 42nd year, will be conducted for six-week periods through May 1, said Bill D’Avanzo, the Air Force voting action officer and fundraising chief. Most…

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Thunderbird lands in Lancaster

Posted  January 16, 2015

With a wind turbine-adorned mountain backdrop, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird #8 touched down in the Antelope Valley Jan. 9.

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