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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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TPS graduates 24 students

Posted  December 12, 2014

Twenty-four students of Class 14A will graduate from the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School during a ceremony at the schoolhouse Dec. 12 where each student will be awarded a Master of Science in Flight Test Engineering from the Air Force’s Air University. TPS graduation is the culmination of an intense, 48-week program that includes…

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Single Airmen get home-baked holiday goodies

Posted  December 12, 2014

Like a well-oiled machine, the Edwards Officers' Spouses Club packed around 3,600 cookies into decorated brown paper bags Dec. 3.

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Thrift Savings Plan limits increase for 2015

Posted  December 12, 2014

The Internal Revenue Service has announced increased limits for 2015 Thrift Savings Plan contributions. “The maximum contribution amount for traditional and/or Roth TSP will be $18,000; this is an increase from the elective deferral limits of 2013 and 2014, which was $17,500,” said Erica Cathro, an AFPC Human Resources Specialist. “Additionally, the maximum amount of…

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New personal property allotment rule implemented to protect Airmen

Posted  December 12, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently directed a policy change in paycheck allotments which will prohibit service members from allotting pay to buy, lease or rent personal property. The prohibition includes allotments for the purchase or finance of vehicles, such as automobiles, motorcycles and boats; appliances or household goods, such as washers, dryers and furniture; electronics…

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Exchange shoppers find extra savings during Saturday-only sales this month

Posted  December 12, 2014

As Soldiers, Airmen and their families tackle their holiday shopping, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering special deals every Saturday until Christmas, with up to 50 percent off select items. Deals on Dec. 13 include 50 percent off assorted accent furniture, 30 percent off a DeWalt 156-piece mechanics tool set and 25…

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New 412th command chief introduces himself to Airmen

Posted  December 12, 2014

Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, new 412th Test Wing command chief, first arrived at Edwards in early November. On Dec. 8, Smith held an all call for non-commissioned officers in the base theater to introduce himself.

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AF realigns missions to enhance nuclear support

Posted  December 12, 2014

In response to a directive from the Secretary of the Air Force and Chief of Staff of the Air Force, the 377th Air Base Wing in Albuquerque, N.M., will report to Air Force Global Strike Command, and the Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center will reorganize, combining the AFNWC commander and Air Force Program Executive Officer…

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Light it up!

Posted  December 12, 2014

Air Force photographs by Jet Fabara Team Edwards watched as the base Christmas Tree was officially lit up by Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, on the evening of Dec. 5. The tree was also accompanied by unit holiday “cards” created by various offices and squadrons on base. The tree is located…

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Corvias hosts annual ‘Tis the Season’ event for Edwards children

Posted  December 12, 2014

Photograph courtesy Mike Nettles More than 350 Edwards Air Force Base residents turned out for the 2nd annual Tis the Season event at the Branch Elementary cafeteria on Thursday, December 4. The event was hosted by Corvias Military Living and included free food, games, crafts and a visit from Santa Claus.   Photograph courtesy Mike…

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Tis the season to drink responsibly

Posted  December 12, 2014

It’s that time of year when holiday parties and late night celebrations begin to fill our calendars and we look forward to spending time with family and friends to celebrate our own special reasons for the season. Every Christmas Eve, I celebrate my life and I give thanks for being able to share the holiday…

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