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X-47B wins Collier Trophy

For more than 100 years, men and women dedicated to the advancement of aviation and aerospace technology have had their efforts recognized with the Robert J. Collier Trophy.

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Edwards Airmen need to recertify BAH or may lose $$

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Staff Sgt. Tiffany Holliday (left), 412th Comptroller Squadron, Financial Services supervisor, and Wende Wagner, Financial Management analyst, show the Air Force Form 594, which is required to validate Airmenís basic allowance for housing entitlements. On March 1, the U.S. Air Force began its one-time recertification process to validate Airmen’s…

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Purple Up! Month of Military Child

Courtesy photograph Edwards Air Force Base families and Corvias Military Living employees share a light moment together at the Purple Up! Month of the Military Child event at the base housing office April 15. More than 60 people attended the ceremony which was sponsored by Corvias. Purple Up! is a national celebration which honors the…

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Airman gains new perspective on World War II sacrifices

April 9, 1942, marked what is known today as the Bataan Death March where tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers surrendered to Japanese forces.

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B-1B software upgrade to ensure future warfighting capabilities

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner An Edwards B-1B Lancer takes off on April 1, 2014, to begin testing its new Sustainment Block 16A software upgrades. The SB 16A software will work in conjunction with the long-range bomberís new glass cockpit configuration in order to ensure its capabilities in a fast-paced integrated battlefield of the…


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Message to department from Defense Secretary

Posted  February 22, 2013

To all Department of Defense personnel, For more than a year and a half, the president, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and I have repeatedly voiced our deep concerns over the half a trillion dollars in automatic across-the-board cuts that would be imposed under sequestration and the severe damage that would do both to this…

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Dirt not four-letter word for retiring employee

Posted  February 22, 2013

Air Force photographs Robert Wood speaking at the 65th Anniversary of the Air Force Flight Test Center Oct. 14, 2011. For Bob Wood, dirt isnít a four-letter word. In fact heís shouldered the responsibility of cleaning the dirt at Edwards for as long as the base has had an organization set up for that purpose….

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News Briefs February 22, 2013

Posted  February 22, 2013

Purgatory Vodka and similar products The product Purgatory Vodka is made with hemp seed and is being sold in exchanges around the Air Force. Edwards establishments do not stock this item. However, as this item is commercially available, base officials want to ensure everyone is aware of the following information. The ingestion of products containing,…

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Sequestration maybe, but You are not alone!

Posted  March 1, 2013

Webster’s Dictionary lists about 10 synonyms for this word, “sequestration,” that we have heard all too much about lately. None are pleasant. Aloneness, insulation and seclusion being a few of what Webstersí lists. Well, it’s a good thing, we are not Webster’s. Why? We are not alone, insulated or secluded. We, who may have to…

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412th TENG engineers dazzle young minds at 13th Annual Engineers Career Day in Bakersfield

Posted  March 1, 2013

Courtesy photograph Derek Lennon, 412th Test Engineering Group, poses for a picture as a young student flies an F-22 Raptor with a portable simulator. Engineers from the 412th Test Wing visited California State University, Bakersfield Feb. 22 as part of the 13th Annual Engineers Day event, which offered high schoolers from Kern County the chance…

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Announcements – March 1, 2013

Posted  March 1, 2013

Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO IFR Refresher Course: Feb. 23, 8 a.m.-noon. Practical IFR Flying Seminar Regulations and Procedures Review. Cost is $105, and pre-registration is preferred. Learn to Fly: The sky is the limit at the Edwards AFB Aero Club. Experience the thrill of piloting an aircraft. Your local…

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Farewell!

Posted  March 1, 2013

Air Force photographs James Judkins, 412th Civil Engineering Division director (left), presents Bob Wood with the Outstanding Civilian Career Service Award Feb. 27 at Woods retirement ceremony at Club Muroc. Wood has served as the chief of Edwards AFB Environmental Management for more than 10 years and has served the government for 42 years. Bob…

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Edwards Exchange offers pricing parity

Posted  March 1, 2013

Whether service members are here at Edwards, on exercise or deployed, they can expect to find the same or very similar prices at Army & Air Force Exchange Service facilities worldwide. The practice is known as pricing parity and the prices for products available around the world are established centrally. “While price differentiations can occur…

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Prevent nests to keep nuisance birds away

Posted  March 1, 2013

Courtesy photograph Baby Sage Sparrows in a nest amongst some brush. Despite the pleasures of watching birds or hearing their songs, sometimes living in close proximity with birds can be a hassle – ravens get into trash cans, a blackbird might dive bomb the family dog and house finches may start raising their young right…

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Edwards Tax Center here to help you

Posted  March 1, 2013

April 15 can sneak up on folks. Don’t forget to file your taxes. The Tax Center offers free tax preparation and services for active duty service members, retirees, eligible dependents, and reservists on active duty orders. The Tax Center is staffed by volunteers who are certified to prepare returns by both the IRS and the…

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