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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.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Local

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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Hold the line: Truth is hard to hear, but can set you free

Posted  April 13, 2012

As a master sergeant and the newly appointed squadron superintendent, I felt it was important to provide our unit’s Airmen with an honest assessment of their performance. Seizing an opportunity, I asked a staff sergeant to come by my office for a chat. The staff sergeant was one of our hardest working NCOs and the…

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Announcements April 13, 2012

Posted  April 13, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 31, 2012! If your spouse is deployed or you are a single airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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How much is your time worth?

Posted  April 13, 2012

Team Edwards, how much is your time worth? A recent rise in speed related near-misses reported on Rosamond Blvd. has generated the following analysis from the Air Force Flight Test Center Safety Office. A near-miss is defined as someone going over the posted speed limit, changes lanes abruptly without signaling, or “cuts off” someone in…

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Edwards Exchange rolls out new prices for children’s wear

Posted  April 13, 2012

A recent North Dakota State University study found that the average American household spends about 3.8 percent of their income on clothes. With children consistently growing out of shirts, pants and dresses, or wanting the latest and greatest brands, keeping the kids attired can prove an expensive endeavor. Fortunately, the Army & Air Force Exchange…

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Branch Elementary students receive special visit for Read-a-thon

Posted  April 13, 2012

Branch Elementary students got a wild ride for their achievements for this year’s Read-a-thon awards day. Sara and her mustang, Duke, treated the children to a short…

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New Aero Club acquisition gives student pilots new capability

Posted  April 13, 2012

For the past couple of years, Edwards Aero Club student pilots have utilized Cessna 172s to turn their dreams of flying into reality in order to obtain their Federal Aviation Administration pilot’s license. With the recent acquisition of the club’s…

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Play Day in the Park celebrates children, raises awareness

Posted  April 13, 2012

Team Edwards came together April 6 to celebrate children and raise awareness about child abuse prevention with the annual Play Day in the Park event, kicking-off Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Month of the Military Child. Maj. Sarah…

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Chief’s perspective: Now is the time for bold leadership

Posted  April 20, 2012

Enlisted Airmen, A week ago I sent an email message titled Leadership vs. Policy to Command Chiefs and Career Field Managers. You may have seen that message, or parts of it, but I’d like to take the opportunity to address it with you directly. The theme of the message was that too much arbitrary guidance…

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Sexual assault message to Airmen

Posted  April 20, 2012

Fellow Airmen: Sexual Assault Awareness Month reminds us to renew our collective and individual commitment to our core values and to focus on promoting an environment that prevents sexual assault. Sexual assault is criminal behavior that violates the basic tenets of our profession. There is no place in our Air Force for this crime. All…

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Announcements April 20, 2012

Posted  April 20, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through December 31, 2012! If your spouse is deployed or you are a single airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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