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Don’t let some recent shaking get you rattled

Earthquakes are nothing new to residents in SoCal, but the recommended safety measures can be.

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X-56A testbed arrives at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

The latest in a long series of experimental research aircraft, or X-planes, recently arrived at NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif.

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April 14 marks anniversary of Space Shuttle Columbia’s first landing

Air Force photograph Space Shuttle Columbia lands April 14, 1981 on Rogers Dry Lake Bed at Edwards AFB. Monday marks 33 years since the first re-usable space vehicle successfully returned to Earth on the wings of an aircraft. This April, it has been 33 years since the first re-usable space vehicle successfully returned to Earth…

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USAF TPS team proves how ‘a dummy’ can save money

In an Air Force setting that is locked on being financially-conscious and proactive under the current financial challenges, the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School, at the request of the 418th Flight Test Squadron, is working with the squadron through the implementation of the school's Test Management Project to come up with a more cost-effective way of conducting dummy drop parachute testing for the Air Force.

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Coming sooner than you think, Domino’s Pizza on Edwards AFB

The Army & Air Force Exchange Service will be opening up a new Domino’s Pizza April 21. Domino’s Pizza will replace Pizza Hut. The last operating day for Pizza Hut will be April 20. Domino’s Pizza will immediately open in a mobile pizza location that will be open seven-days a week. During the construction of…


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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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