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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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Announcements – August 14, 2015

Posted  August 14, 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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News Briefs August 7, 2015

Posted  August 7, 2015

Resilience class The next Resilience class is 7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Aug. 19 in Bldg. 2460, Room A. Those interested in attending should contact Nancy Koch-Castillo 661- 277-6711 or email nancy.kochcastillo.1@us.af.mil. Through this course you will learn eleven life skills through PowerPoint presentations addressing resilience, which is the ability to withstand, recover and grow in the…

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Edwards Civ-Mil holds 26th annual barbecue

Posted  August 7, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The 26th Annual Edwards Air Force Base Civilian Military Support Group Barbecue was held July 30 at Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, California. Edwards Civ-Mil was first established in 1989 in response to the Base Realignment Closure Commissionís determination to close bases all over the country and world. Today,…

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Base library goes on pirate adventure

Posted  August 7, 2015

Photograph by Rebecca Amber Princess Rachel searches for her dog before she is captured by pirate Jack Cannonball. Franklin Haynes Marionettes was featured as a part of the library’s summer reading program July 31. A show featuring more than eight different puppets called “The Princess & the Pirates” took the audience at the base library…

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Back to school safety, classes start Aug. 17

Posted  August 7, 2015

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Edwards Air Force Base school students return to the classroom Aug. 17. Base officials want to remind Team Edwards to obey posted speed limits and watch out for children walking to and from school. Traffic enforcement measures have been increased for this school year to include speed indicator signs…

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Davis takes charge of 412th Electronic Warfare Group

Posted  August 7, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer (left), 412th Test Wing commander, hands Col. Leland Davis the 412th Electronic Warfare Group guidon as Davis assumes command of the group. Outgoing commander, Col. Kevin Muckerheide (right) is set to retire Aug. 5, 2015. Davis assumed command of the 412th Electronic Warfare Group†Aug. 3†during…

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Team Edwards says goodbye to Airman’s best friend

Posted  August 7, 2015

Born Oct. 18, 2005, Rex, 412th Security Forces Squadron, military working dog, served at Edwards Air Force Base from Feb. 1, 2008, until June 5, 2015, when he died of cancer.

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AF implements restricted endorsement, stratification with July 31 SMSgt EPRs

Posted  August 7, 2015

Restricted senior rater endorsement and stratification for senior noncommissioned officer enlisted performance reports will be implemented in conjunction with the July 31 senior master sergeant EPR closeout date. Endorsement and stratification restrictions for senior NCOs are part of ongoing Air Force enlisted evaluation and promotion system changes underway since July 2014. Announced in June, restrictions…

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SMSgt evaluations to be on new EPR form

Posted  August 7, 2015

Senior master sergeant enlisted performance reports, which close out July 31, will be accomplished on the newly published Air Force Form 911 [http://static.e-publishing.af.mil/production/1/af_a1/form/af911/af911.pdf?source=GovD], “Enlisted Evaluation Report (MSgt Thru SMSgt), “available July 31 on the ePublishing website [http://www.e-publishing.af.mil/?source=GovD]. Development of new evaluation forms is part of ongoing Air Force enlisted evaluation and promotion process changes underway…

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Team Edwards August enlisted promotions

Posted  August 7, 2015

Airmen, commanders and members of the Edwards community dropped in on the base theater July 30 to watch more than a dozen enlisted Airmen pin on their next rank. Congratulations to all the Airmen who ascended to the next level in their Air Force careers! Air Force photograph by Chris Higgins Edwards Airmen reaffirm their oath…

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