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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…

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Local

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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Health & Safety

412th TW commander implements policy prohibiting ‘lane splitting’ on installation

Posted  August 7, 2015

In a policy letter issued in support of EAFBI 31-218, Motor Vehicle Traffic Supervision, the commander of the 412th Test Wing calls for the prohibited practice of “lane splitting” on all areas of Edwards. This includes surrounding and tenant installations, Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 and U.S. Air Force Plant 42. This policy also…

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Local

Majority leader McCarthy visits Edwards AFB

Posted  August 7, 2015

Air Force photograph by Brad White Lt. Col. Eric Bippert, 418th Flight Test Squadron commander, shows Congressman Kevin McCarthy the cockpit of a C-17 Globemaster III. McCarthy visited Edwards AFB Aug. 5 and received mission updates on 412th Test Wing programs such as F-35 and KC-46. He also visited Ridley Mission Control. McCarthy serves California’s…

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Events

Women, men run for equality

Posted  August 7, 2015

A 5K fun run kicked off the Women's Equality Day celebrations Aug. 5 at the Rosburg Fitness Center.

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Salutes & Awards

Funeral Service for retired Master Sgt. Robert Wagnor Aug. 8

Posted  August 7, 2015

A funeral service has been planned for long-time Edwards employee and retired Air Force Master Sgt. Robert ìBobî Wagnor who passed away July 9. †The service is Aug. 8 at the Community Church of California City; 21001 Conklin Ave. Viewing is 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., with the service beginning at 12:40 p.m. The reception will follow…

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Memorial Service for Angus Hunter Claytor Aug. 12

Posted  August 7, 2015

Angus Hunter Claytor III passed away June 27, 2015. Claytor worked in the 412th Maintenance Squadron, Component Repair Flight, Mechanical Element, Armament Section. He retired from the U.S. Air Force as a senior master sergeant. He was a nuclear weapons specialist and was on both the Common Strategic Rotary Launcher test program and the B-2…

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Local

NASA’S American Eatery (Bldg. 4825)

Posted  August 7, 2015

Aug. 10ñ14 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday Pork shank Mashed potato and gravy Vegetables Tuesday Beef taco salad Wednesday Chicken Parmesan Over egg noodles Vegetables Thursday Teriyaki chicken Fried rice and egg roll Friday Closed All Blue Plate Specials — $7.89 Drink not included. Medium Beverage $1.99, large $2.09 Menu subject to change

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Edwards Fire Department uses AFFT Museum-donated plane for aircraft fire training

Posted  August 7, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato One firefighter supports another as their rescue saw reaches the top of a T-39 Sabreliner in a training exercise where the Air Force Flight Test Museum donated the plane from its boneyard to the fire department. The Edwards Air Force Base Fire Department and the Air Force Flight Test…

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Veterans

Understanding your Federal Employees Retirement System

Posted  August 7, 2015

Since 1987, federal civilian employees have prepared for their non-working years through FERS, the Federal Employees Retirement System. FERS, created by Congress, is a three-tiered system that provides benefits through Social Security, a FERS Basic Benefit Plan and the Thrift Savings Plan. Following retirement at the assigned age, the employee will receive annuity payments each…

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Air Force

AF launches MyVector, mentorship resources for Airmen

Posted  August 7, 2015

The Air Force recently launched an improved and re-branded Career Path Tool, called MyVector, which encourages mentorship between Airmen at all levels. The first step in the success of MyVector is for Airmen to volunteer to be mentors and share their experience and expertise with other Airmen. Mentoring and networking are two of the most…

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Commentary

Defining moments

Posted  August 7, 2015

DAVIS-MONTHAN AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz.–The word character has many meanings according to the dictionary…a feature or trait characteristic, moral or ethical quality, qualities of honesty, courage, and to no surprise….integrity. Since it has so many different meanings, it can be made to adapt to so many different types of people. Courage is not the absence…

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