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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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Salutes & Awards

412th MSG CC pins on colonel

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Eric Leshinsky, 412th Mission Support Group commander, has his colonel shoulder boards applied to his uniform by daughter Sophia and son, Benjamin, during his promotion ceremony Oct. 1 in Hangar 1600. Leshinsky joined Team Edwards in July after an assignment at the Pentagon. The 412th Mission Support Group provides…

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Cub scouts visit military working dogs

Posted  October 10, 2014

Courtesy photograph 412th Security Forces Squadron working dog handlers Senior Airman Adrian Mac (left) and Staff Sgt. Jesse Harris pose with GGreta, Xero and McGruff the Crime Dog after their demonstration for local cub scouts. Local Cub scouts got an introduction to military law enforcement during a base tour Sept. 27†with a†stop at the Military…

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Health & Safety

The history of Fire Prevention Week

Posted  October 10, 2014

On the 40th anniversary (1911) of the Great Chicago Fire, the Fire Marshals Association of North America, the oldest membership section of the National Fire Protection Association, sponsored the first National Fire Prevention Day.

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Hispanics a future of success

Posted  October 10, 2014

Each year from, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month, to recognize the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America. Every year’s celebration has a theme and this year’s is “Hispanics: A legacy of history, a present of…

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AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted  October 10, 2014

The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses and take effect Nov. 1. Under the…

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Disability Employment Awareness Month in full swing at Edwards

Posted  October 10, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards AFB Disability Employment Awareness Month Committee invited wounded warriors and students out to Piute Ponds for a morning of birding. Covering up to 600 acres on the base’s southwest corner, the freshwater marsh is comprised of channels, dikes and evaporation ponds with water supplied from a Los…

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Events

Learn sign language on Deaf Day

Posted  October 10, 2014

Disability Employment Awareness Month is hosting Deaf Day events Oct. 14 and 15. The events start with a brown bag luncheon for senior leaders, supervisors, hiring managers, co-workers and deaf or hard of hearing employees. At the luncheon, participants will learn how current and future deaf employees can work as well as hearing employees when…

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Pregnant with cancer: A story of survival, resilience

Posted  October 10, 2014

On April 16, 2007, I got a call no expecting mother would dream of receiving. “We got the results from your biopsy and it came back malignant.” Did the doctor just say I had cancer? I first discovered the lump during Christmas break. It was so small that it was barely distinguishable. In March, I…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 10, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – Columbus Day is more than an American holiday. In fact, numerous countries celebrate the anniversary of Christopher Columbus’ arrival in the Americas because it honors the need for unity.  It is amazing that in the late 1400s, a crew brought…

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Announcements – October 10, 2014

Posted  October 10, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Columbus Day Holiday Hours, Oct. 13 All 412th FSS facilities will be CLOSED except the following:  Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed  Joshua Tree Dining Facility: Brunch, 6 a.m.-1 p.m.; Dinner, 4:30-7 p.m,; Midnight Meal, 11 p.m.-1 a.m.  High Desert Inn: open seven days…

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