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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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News Briefs October 3, 2014

Posted  October 3, 2014

Varicella vaccine available The 412th Medical Group Immunization Clinic now has the Varicella vaccine available for children 12 months and older who are TRICARE beneficiaries. The clinic is open 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday; and noon-4:30 p.m., Wednesdays. For questions or concerns, call the clinic at 661-277-3427. Wag ëní Run Health Promotion…

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AFMC promotes Strengthening Relationships campaign

Posted  October 3, 2014

During the month of October, Air Force Materiel Command will promote the Strengthening Interpersonal Relationships campaign. Healthy and caring relationships with family, friends, and significant others can give our lives immeasurable joy and meaning. According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, qualities of a healthy relationship include: Strong two-way communication Commitment Trust…

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Canadians, Tutors swing by TPS

Posted  October 3, 2014

  Two Tutor CT-114s sit on Ramp 2 Sept. 23 right after landing.  The Tutor is used by the Royal Canadian Air Force for primary flight training initially and then later for fighter lead-in training. They are also used for the Canadian aerial demonstration team, known as the “Snowbirds.” The planes are at Edwards AFB to support the…

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Pearblossom Highway (SR-138) pavement rehabilitation, pedestrian upgrade project

Posted  October 3, 2014

The California Department of Transportation will repave SR-138 daily Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. between 165th Street East and Avenue S. Work will take place at (Llano) 165th Street East to Longview Road, (Sun Village) 116th Street East to 96th Street East and (Littlerock) 77th Street East to Avenue S. Local…

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Contribution Factors – AcqDemo needs your feedback

Posted  October 3, 2014

As the AcqDemo project design is prepared for permanency, AcqDemo is interested in getting your feedback on a number of design initiatives under consideration. To solicit this feedback, every couple of weeks information will be posted to the AcqDemo site along with questions about a different design idea or feature, both to inform you about…

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Mentorship a ‘fundamental responsibility’ for senior leaders

Posted  October 3, 2014

Selina Carr-McEwen, 412th Test Wing Financial Management budget analyst, was stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy, as a military spouse when she began to feel that her career was on hold. It was only two years since she graduated with a masters degree in 2008, but she was beginning to feel lost.

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Shoplifting at Edwards Exchange, resulting costs to military community, down in 2013

Posted  October 3, 2014

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in America, accounting for more than $35 million a day in losses. This fact is not lost on retailers such as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. While it may not be evident to the naked eye, the Edwards Air…

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412th TW ‘answers the call’ to support video phones for Edwards deaf, hard of hearing employees

Posted  October 3, 2014

Air Force photo illustration 412th Test Wing deaf and hard of hearing employees are connected with a communication assistant (video interpreter) through the video relay service “chat” capability that is seen here on the video screen display in the left photo. The video interpreter engages with Mike Botte, pictured on the left, using sign language…

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AFMC commander visits Edwards

Posted  October 3, 2014

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, and her husband retired U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Wolfenbarger arrived at Edwards AFB for a three-day visit Sept. 23.

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Corvias Military Living to implement water conservation measures

Posted  October 3, 2014

Corvias Military Living will begin limiting the days that Edwards AFB family housing residents can water their yards. Beginning Sept. 29, Corvias maintenance team members will begin resetting the sprinkler systems in the family housing areas to run every other day. Reprograming all of the systems to run on odd or even schedules will take…

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