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Major wins major bucks on ‘Price Is Right’

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Maj. Kevin Van Stone, Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center Detachment 5, and his wife, Melinda (right), speak to a representative from CBS after being handed a giant check for $100,000 from “The Price Is Right” July 10. Van Stone was part of a military appreciation episode where…

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NASA Armstrong Support Center receives LEED platinum certification

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center's new Facilities Support Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been certified platinum, the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design's highest standard for long-term sustainability.

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After 25 years, the ‘Spirit’ lives on

Crowds gathered along the flightline at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 July 17 to watch the B-2 Stealth Bomber, the Spirit of Arizona, recreate her maiden flight 25 years later.

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Edwards welcomes new AFTC Command Chief

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Chief Master Sgt. Andrea Gates took over as Air Force Test Center command chief this past May. Team Edwards welcomed Chief Master Sgt. Andrea J. Gates as the new Air Force Test Center command chief May 21. Chief Gates is now the principal advisor to the command on matters…

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Golf camp offers ‘hole’ lot of fun

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber At Muroc Lake Golf Course, children from the Edwards AFB community participate in a week-long summer golf camp July 21 -25 where they learn golf techniques, rules and etiquette. Children ages five to 17 gathered July 21 on the putting green at Muroc Lake Golf Course†for the annual summer…


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Commentary

Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 3, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The 4th of July is all about celebrating our freedom as a nation. Merriam-Webster tells us that celebrating is “to do something special or enjoyable for an important event, occasion, holiday.to say that (someone or something) is great or important.” …

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Quarterly travel advisory

Posted  July 3, 2014

As the warmer months approach, many people generally plan vacations. Both overseas and within the United States travelers should be aware of the local threats that they may encounter while on their vacations. Criminal, terroristic, cyber and intelligence based threats are always important to be aware of. For military and DOD civilians many foreign countries…

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Events

Announcements – July 3, 2014

Posted  July 3, 2014

Freedom Fest: July 4, 4:30-10 p.m., Wings and Roberts Fields. Come out to this free event to celebrate Independence Day with food, beverages, waterslides, a live band, shaved ice, free watermelon, laser tag, fireworks and much more! Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO Airframe & Power Plant Classes: Classes begin…

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News Briefs June 27, 2014

Posted  June 27, 2014

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards is 10 a.m.-4 p.m., July 2 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. To make an appointment, contact the blood drive coordinators, Senior Airman Joe Hernandez at joe.hernandez@edwards.af.mil Senior Airman Sarah Bird at sarah.bird.2@us.af.mil. You can also self-book online at…

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Huron comes home to test

Posted  June 27, 2014

Photograph by by Jet Fabara Larry Mergili, an L3 Communications site manager attached to the 445th Flight Test Squadron, checks the undercarriage of a C-12C Huron, tail number 31215, after arriving from its aircraft condition inspection from San Angelo, Texas, on June 20. This specific C-12C was out for more than a year due to…

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Salutes & Awards

Cox-Dean assumes command of 412th MDG

Posted  June 27, 2014

Col. Karen L. Cox-Dean gives her first salute as 412th Medical Group commander to Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, June 25. Cox-Dean assumed command from Col. Keith Donaldson (right) who is headed to his next assignment in†Washington, D.C. Cox-Dean comes to Edwards from Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., where she served…

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418th FLTS welcomes new commander

Posted  June 27, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Col. Rodney Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander (left), hands the 418th Flight Test Squadron guidon to Lt. Col. Eric Bippert (center) during the squadron’s change of command ceremony June 18 in Hangar 1623. Bippert assumed command from outgoing commander, Lt. Col. C.B. Cain (right). At the 418th FLTS, Bippert will oversee a…

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Health & Safety

Know your fireworks to make this July 4th safe

Posted  June 27, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara This year’s Freedom Fest will be held July 4th beginning at 4:30 p.m. at Roberts and Wings Fields. Fireworks will begin at 9:30 p.m. Fireworks are synonymous with our celebration of Independence Day. Yet, the thrill of fireworks can also bring pain. Two hundred people on average go the…

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Pilots, combat systems officers may be eligible for retention incentives

Posted  June 27, 2014

WASHINGTON -†Eligible active-duty pilots and combat systems officers have until Sept. 30 to apply for the fiscal year 2014 Aviator Retention Pay Program, Air Force officials said June 25. “As we resize our force with the right balance of skills to meet Air Force mission requirements and continue to focus on retaining high-performing Airmen, ARP…

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AFROTC instructor duty applications due June 30

Posted  June 27, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas -†Eligible lieutenants, captains and majors interested in Summer 2015 and remaining 2014 Reserve Officer Training Corps instructor opportunities must submit their application, via the Airman Development Plan, to the Air Force Personnel Center by June 30, AFPC officials said June 20. Instructor positions will be available at dozens of educational…

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