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X-47B wins Collier Trophy

For more than 100 years, men and women dedicated to the advancement of aviation and aerospace technology have had their efforts recognized with the Robert J. Collier Trophy.

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Edwards Airmen need to recertify BAH or may lose $$

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Staff Sgt. Tiffany Holliday (left), 412th Comptroller Squadron, Financial Services supervisor, and Wende Wagner, Financial Management analyst, show the Air Force Form 594, which is required to validate Airmenís basic allowance for housing entitlements. On March 1, the U.S. Air Force began its one-time recertification process to validate Airmen’s…

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Purple Up! Month of Military Child

Courtesy photograph Edwards Air Force Base families and Corvias Military Living employees share a light moment together at the Purple Up! Month of the Military Child event at the base housing office April 15. More than 60 people attended the ceremony which was sponsored by Corvias. Purple Up! is a national celebration which honors the…

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Airman gains new perspective on World War II sacrifices

April 9, 1942, marked what is known today as the Bataan Death March where tens of thousands of American and Filipino soldiers surrendered to Japanese forces.

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B-1B software upgrade to ensure future warfighting capabilities

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner An Edwards B-1B Lancer takes off on April 1, 2014, to begin testing its new Sustainment Block 16A software upgrades. The SB 16A software will work in conjunction with the long-range bomberís new glass cockpit configuration in order to ensure its capabilities in a fast-paced integrated battlefield of the…


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Increased TRICARE beneficiary use of online, phone customer service leads to end of walk-in service April 1

Posted  March 21, 2014

Keeping up with the rapidly increasing number of TRICARE beneficiaries who most often turn to a laptop or cell phone when they have questions, TRICARE Service Centers will no longer provide walk-in services at 189 TSCs in the United States as of April 1. Find out more at www.tricare.mil/TSC. In our ongoing efforts to provide…

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NASA Armstrong aircraft, exhibits featured at L.A. County Air Show

Posted  March 21, 2014

NASA's Armstrong Flight Research Center will have a major presence at the inaugural Los Angeles County Air Show March 21 and 22 at the William J. Fox Airfield in Lancaster, Calif.

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Air Force

Air Force continues force management programs

Posted  March 21, 2014

Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their status,” said…

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DHS Girls Basketball ends season 24-2

Posted  March 21, 2014

After a dominating run by the Desert Junior-Senior High School Girls Basketball team, their season finally came to an end last weekend in San Diego. The Scorpions made it to the California State Quarterfinals, the state’s version of the Sweet 16. The team lost to San Diego’s La Jolla Country Day High School 55-28, March…

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Team Edwards celebrates Women’s History Month

Posted  March 21, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3,952,841 children were born in the United States in 2012. That’s nearly four million, American two-year-olds who are potential leaders and thinkers who can change the world, hopefully for the better. Women’s History Month honors girls who grew up to be just that, world-changers. Celebrating Women’s…

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Successful PCS secrets

Posted  March 21, 2014

ELLSWORTH AIR FORCE BASE, S.D. - Permanent change of station season is almost upon us, and with it being a busy time in a military family’s life, it is good to start preparing ahead of time. The secrets to a successful PCS are preparing early and personally taking control of your household goods movement. The best place…

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Air Force continues force management programs

Posted  March 21, 2014

WASHINGTON - Air Force leaders announced a resumption of all force management programs March 15 following a recently discussed strategic pause. “After providing senior leadership a chance to evaluate the programs and assess our early progress, we are ready to resume immediate processing of voluntary applications in most categories and begin notifying Airmen of their status,”…

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Odyssey teams win at regionals, headed to state

Posted  March 21, 2014

Edwards Air Force Base schools flexed their academic muscles by winning a regional academic competition and are now on their way to the state Odyssey of the Mind tournament.

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Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  March 21, 2014

- Have you ever heard of the fruit of the Spirit?  It is found in the New Testament and states, “the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.”  Are these virtues automatic or easy?  The answer is found in the last item of the fruit: self-control.  If the…

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412th TENG battles AFRL Det. 7 to win volleyball championship

Posted  March 21, 2014

Photograph courtesy of Pamela Walker Jadrien Wiser (left), Air Force Research Laboratory Detachment 7 middle hitter, and Justin Petrilli, 412th Test Engineering Group middle hitter, joust for the point during the second match to determine the 2014 Base Intramural Volleyball champion March 13 at the Rosburg Fitness Center.   After winning the 2013 Base Intramural…

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