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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…

Air Force photograph by Airman 1st Class Bobby Cummings Local

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.

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Local

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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Airmen must revalidate dependents by Dec. 31

Posted  September 19, 2014

By Dec. 31, every Airman will be required to provide their servicing finance office with documentation for all dependents as part of Air Force audit readiness efforts. This one-time, Air Force-wide recertification process will allow the Air Force to validate Airmen’s basic allowance for housing entitlements, ensuring every dollar of the $5.4 billion the Air…

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AF to change instructions for oaths

Posted  September 19, 2014

WASHINGTON – The Air Force has instructed force support offices across the service to allow both enlisted members and officers to omit the words So help me God from enlistment and officer appointment oaths if an Airman chooses. In response to concerns raised by Airmen, the Department of the Air Force requested an opinion from…

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Big Shaker about to hit Edwards

Posted  September 19, 2014

Sept. 23, Edwards Emergency Management will present the “Big Shaker,” an earthquake simulator, in the Base Exchange parking lot from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The exhibit is part of National Preparedness Month efforts for September. Emergency Management is focused on earthquake preparedness before, during and after an earthquake. The Office of Emergency Management is available year-round…

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Salutes & Awards

2014 second quarter award winners unveiled

Posted  September 19, 2014

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, poses with the Team of the Quarter, the 412th Security Forces Squadron Military Working Dog Section. The 412th Test Wing honored second quarter award winners during a ceremony Sept. 11 at the Base Theater. Congratulations to all! Airman of the…

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community

Posted  September 19, 2014

– Have you ever wanted to be part of something bigger than yourself-to make a difference in this world? ¬†Will you be ready when the time comes? ¬†Winston Churchill put it this way: “To each there comes in their lifetime a special moment when they are figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance…

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Hispanics – a future of success

Posted  September 19, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber After lunch, Senior Airman Joe Hernandez, 31st TES Bomber weapons load crew member and Carolina Catares, military spouse, demonstrated a salsa dance influenced by merengue dance which is native to the Caribbean and Central American regions. Each year from, Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage…

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NASA’s shuttle carrier aircraft settles down in Palmdale

Posted  September 19, 2014

Retired NASA Shuttle Carrier Aircraft 911, one of two modified Boeing 747 jetliners that ferried NASA's space shuttles for decades, moved to its new home at Joe Davies Heritage Airpark, Sept.12.

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South Base landmark torn-down, replaced

Posted  September 19, 2014

The South Base water tower that once stood as a 160-foot red and white landmark found itself torn down and dried out in the desert Sept. 16.

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It is my honor and privilege

Posted  September 19, 2014

How do you respond when someone says thank you? Do you smile and nod your head? Do you say, “No problem.”? How about, “I am just doing my job.” Perhaps a thank you catches you off guard and you fail to provide a response at all? I understand all of these reactions. It is easy…

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Wolfenbarger notified of Order of the Sword induction

Posted  September 19, 2014

Air Force photograph by J.C. Snediker Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, expresses her surprise and gratitude to Chief Master Sgt. Michael Warner, AFMC command chief (left) – and all the command’s enlisted Airmen – at being selected for induction into the Order of the Sword. In an emotional ceremony Sep. 3, Gen….

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