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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…

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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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AF Honor Guard prepares new class of Blue Eagles guardsmen

Posted  October 24, 2014

It's said that in order to be the best, you have to train with the best, and at Edwards, the Blue Eagles Honor Guard recently had the honor and opportunity of being trained by the Air Force's elite Honor Guard Mobile Training Team starting Oct. 20.

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AF to release small business research solicitations

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program office is set to release its fiscal year 2015 list of topics Oct. 22, on the SBIR/STTR website. Small businesses and research institutions with expertise to address the topics’ technology challenges are encouraged to submit proposals. During 2014, the Defense Department…

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Airmen receive special meal for their special day

Posted  October 24, 2014

The time came to break out the old pitch pipe again at the Joshua Tree Dining Facility Oct. 8, to sing "Happy Birthday" to 31 Airmen.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 24, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum is a favorite story of millions but it is not the complete story. In fact he chronicles many visits by Dorothy to the Land of Oz and in the fifth book of the series,…

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Announcements – October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

M4/M9 Firing Range closure The Edwards AFB Combat Arms Firing Range is closed for M4 and M9 firing until further notice. Any required firing for PCS or deployments will temporarily be accomplished at March ARB, Calif. To schedule training, contact the Combat Arms section at 661-277-2103. It is strongly recommended that all firing be scheduled as soon…

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The beauty of unity

Posted  October 17, 2014

How about eating a juicy burger, listening to classic rock while watching your favorite sports team? That's what I call a good time.

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Salutes & Awards

Up-and-coming awards

Posted  October 17, 2014

2015 Cooke award nominations sought JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 11th Annual Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award. This award was created to promote, perpetuate and recognize the type of exceptional contributions David O. Cooke made to the federal service. He…

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AF releases criteria for new service medal

Posted  October 17, 2014

Courtesy graphic Graphic of the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal. WASHINGTON – Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ May 27, 2014, authorization. The medal will be awarded to individuals for their direct support of nuclear deterrence operations. “This service…

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Undergrad flying training applications due in December

Posted  October 17, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2015 undergraduate flying training selection board originally scheduled for Jan. 20-23 will now convene Feb. 17-20 and associated application suspenses have shifted by approximately a month, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Oct. 10. Eligible active duty officers interested in undergraduate flying training must apply by Dec. 19…

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