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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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Health & Safety

Free Self Defense classes offered next month

Posted  April 19, 2013

Sexual assault is a major issue not just outside the gates of a military installation but on installations as well.

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News Briefs April 19, 2013

Posted  April 19, 2013

West Gate canopy construction Construction of the West Gate Canopy for the in-bound lanes has begun. Drivers are asked to slow down and use caution when approaching the gate. EDF training website is back online The 412th Test Engineering Group’s Engineer Development Flight training website is back online. If you have previously signed up for…

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No room for kaboom

Posted  April 19, 2013

Recently, hazardous and explosive materials were found at the Base Recycling Center. Our alert base refuse collection and recycling contractor employees averted a potential disaster when they discovered an unopened 16-ounce can of explosive black powder that made its way to the sorting floor of the recycling center. They immediately notified Force Protection and Fire…

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Celebrate Earth Day April 22: Tips on conservation

Posted  April 19, 2013

Tips for Work Water conservation is something few people think about at work. Since we don’t get the water bill for the office, we’re not aware of the cost and quantity of our consumption. Our offices consume huge quantities of water, so saving on the job should be everyone’s business. When you have ice left…

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Housing Privatization meeting set for April 24

Posted  April 19, 2013

Housing Privatization meetings will be held April 24 at the Base Theater. There will be two meetings, the first being 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. and the next from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. All Base Housing residents of Edwards are highly encouraged to attend one of the meetings. Base leadership wants all of the…

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Salutes & Awards

CCAF graduation May 9

Posted  April 19, 2013

This year’s Community College of the Air Force graduation and Higher Degree Recognition Ceremony at Edwards is 2:30-4:30 p.m., May 9 at Club Muroc. The event will honor the October 2012 and April 2013 classes and will additionally recognize enlisted airmen who have completed their higher level degree from a civilian college. One of the…

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Gaining Altitude Growth opportunities for the week

Posted  April 19, 2013

Through our prayers – an opportunity to pray for the needs of our community Pray for peace and healing for the families and friends of those struggling with the recent attack in Boston. Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community “The world is full of suffering, it is…

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Sports

Former Airman now NBA pro

Posted  April 19, 2013

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Dallas Mavericks forward Bernard James warms up before a contest with the Sacramento Kings at the Sleep Train Arena, April 5, 2013. James served in the Air Force for six years and began playing basketball at the Harris Fitness Center on Beale Air Force Base, Calif….

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AFNET migration update

Posted  April 19, 2013

Edwards will soon become the next base to migrate its computer users into a central Air Force Network. Over a six-week period beginning May 28, technicians will begin migrating base workstations, network users, and e-mail into the AFNET. The goal of this project is to collapse all individual or stand-alone Air Force, Air Force Reserve,…

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Commentary

A chance encounter

Posted  April 19, 2013

As a leader, you must always be observant of what is going on around you. Literally you need to observe, listen and sense in a 360-degree circle in real time. To truly be effective, you need to have your radar up and running at all times because you never know when you can make a…

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