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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.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Local

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…

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Local

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.

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Local

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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DoD

DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and the cost of living allowance (COLA) rates for…

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Salutes & Awards

Desert High student nominated for Air Force Academy

Posted  January 9, 2015

Each year, high school students in the 23rd Congressional District in California compete for nominations to the United States Service Academies. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced his selections Jan. 5. Among those students is Desert Junior-Senior High School student Gabrielle Evey, 17, who was selected as a nominee for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Events

Battle of the Badges coming Feb. 4

Posted  January 9, 2015

Each year in February, the Edwards community is invited to participate in the Battle of the Badges, a blood drive competition between the military, the police department and fire department. The goal is simple, collect the most blood.

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Health & Safety

Safe personal disposal of sharps

Posted  January 9, 2015

At the 412th Medical Group, we recognize proper management and disposal of sharps safely reduces pollution, prevents injury, and averts disease transmission. A sharp is generally any hypodermic needle, pen needle, intravenous needle, lancet, or other device used to penetrate the skin to assist in assessment or treatment of a condition or delivery of medication….

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Commentary

The Air Force issued me my ‘kids’

Posted  January 9, 2015

While I’ve decided to live the child-free lifestyle, the Air Force, in its infinite wisdom, saw the need to issue me two kids. They are both straight out of technical training and brand new to the Air Force – and one is still too young to accept an adult beverage. Let’s be honest: As children…

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Local

Winter weather season at Edwards

Posted  January 9, 2015

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Edwards received five inches of snow Dec. 17., 2009. Various organizations and facilities closed during and after the snow storm. Edwards AFB averages 1.4 inches of snow per year. Edwards AFB is located on a desert plateau, at an average of 2,400 feet above sea level bounded on three…

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Former Flight Test Center historian passes

Posted  January 9, 2015

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Dr. James Young stands in front of a wall of memorabilia in his office. Young retired July 28, 2011, after 30 years at Edwards – 26 of them as the Air Force Flight Test Center’s Chief Historian. Young passed away Dec. 19, 2014. Former Air Force Flight Test Center…

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Air Force

AF government travel cards receive tech upgrade

Posted  January 9, 2015

Beginning this month, Citibank is issuing chip and PIN-enabled government travel cards to new card applicants, individuals whose cards will expire in 2015 and individuals who have reported lost or stolen cards. This is the first phase in a multi-phased rollout, which will enhance the security and convenience of government travel and pay systems. The…

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  January 9, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community The 12 days of Christmas officially ended Jan. 5. During this time many Christians celebrate the Feast of the Holy Innocents on Dec. 28, a day set aside to remember the babes of Bethlehem slaughtered by King Herod. Why remember something so…

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Events

Announcements – January 9, 2015

Posted  January 9, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards Services is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to show support of our military members through the AF Commercial Sponsorship Program. From 4th of July’s Freedom Fest to the annual Children’s Holiday Party held in…

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