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Winter fire safety tips

Air Force photograph by Brad White The aftermath of a resident fire in the Edwards AFB housing area last month. Recently, Edwards AFB encountered a fire in the housing area that could have been devastating to all involved. The Fire Department’s quick response led to the home being saved. The occupants were able to return…

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Airman receives ‘surreal’ phone call from Paramount Pictures

For some, a visit to the dentist feels like a nightmare. But, for Capt. Eric Koenig, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, dental flight commander, he hopes that it's his after-hours hobby that really keeps people awake at night.

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Edwards culminates National American Indian Heritage Month with pride, spirit

To culminate National American Indian Heritage Month, the 412th Test Wing and the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center sponsored a luncheon Nov. 19 at Club Muroc to celebrate the theme of this year's observation - Native Pride and Spirit: Yesterday, Today and Forever.

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NASA DC-8 continues west Antarctic ice study

NASA photograph by Jim Yungel The Thurston Island calving front off of western Antarctica as seen from the window of NASA’s DC-8 flying observatory Nov. 5, 2014. NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory has two weeks of support remaining in the agency’s sixth Operation IceBridge mission to study parts of the West Antarctica ice sheet and ice…

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AF tests first all-electric vehicle fleet in California

Air Force officials unveiled the Department of Defense’s first non-tactical vehicle fleet composed entirely of plug-in electric vehicles, Nov. 14, at Los Angeles Air Force Base, Calif.


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A safe and spooktacular Halloween

Posted  October 24, 2014

For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick-or-treating and months of free candy.

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AF Honor Guard prepares new class of Blue Eagles guardsmen

Posted  October 24, 2014

It's said that in order to be the best, you have to train with the best, and at Edwards, the Blue Eagles Honor Guard recently had the honor and opportunity of being trained by the Air Force's elite Honor Guard Mobile Training Team starting Oct. 20.

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AF to release small business research solicitations

Posted  October 24, 2014

The Air Force Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program office is set to release its fiscal year 2015 list of topics Oct. 22, on the SBIR/STTR website. Small businesses and research institutions with expertise to address the topics’ technology challenges are encouraged to submit proposals. During 2014, the Defense Department…

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Airmen receive special meal for their special day

Posted  October 24, 2014

The time came to break out the old pitch pipe again at the Joshua Tree Dining Facility Oct. 8, to sing "Happy Birthday" to 31 Airmen.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  October 24, 2014

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community – The Wizard of Oz by Frank Baum is a favorite story of millions but it is not the complete story. In fact he chronicles many visits by Dorothy to the Land of Oz and in the fifth book of the series,…

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Announcements – October 24, 2014

Posted  October 24, 2014

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Did You Know? The CAC/DEERS office, located in Bldg. 3000, offers ID cards and many other services? For your convenience the CAC/DEERS office is open 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, and closed on all federal holidays. To save some time schedule your next visit today by visiting…

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News Briefs October 17, 2014

Posted  October 17, 2014

M4/M9 Firing Range closure The Edwards AFB Combat Arms Firing Range is closed for M4 and M9 firing until further notice. Any required firing for PCS or deployments will temporarily be accomplished at March ARB, Calif. To schedule training, contact the Combat Arms section at 661-277-2103. It is strongly recommended that all firing be scheduled as soon…

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The beauty of unity

Posted  October 17, 2014

How about eating a juicy burger, listening to classic rock while watching your favorite sports team? That's what I call a good time.

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Up-and-coming awards

Posted  October 17, 2014

2015 Cooke award nominations sought JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Air Force officials are seeking nominations for the 11th Annual Department of Defense David O. Cooke Excellence in Public Administration Award. This award was created to promote, perpetuate and recognize the type of exceptional contributions David O. Cooke made to the federal service. He…

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AF releases criteria for new service medal

Posted  October 17, 2014

Courtesy graphic Graphic of the Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal. WASHINGTON – Air Force officials released nomination criteria for the new Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal, following Secretary of the Air Force Deborah Lee James’ May 27, 2014, authorization. The medal will be awarded to individuals for their direct support of nuclear deterrence operations. “This service…

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