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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 July 31, 2015

Posted  July 31, 2015

Blood drive The next American Red Cross Blood Drive at Edwards is 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Aug. 5 in the Chapel 1 Annex. Both walk-ins and appointments are accepted. Time slots go by very fast so please try to schedule your appointment quickly by contacting the following blood drive coordinators: Staff Sgt. Robert Torres at robert.torres.18@us.af.mil;…

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Events

Wright-Patt hosts rapid improvement event for Air Force civilian hiring initiative

Posted  July 31, 2015

Participants in this initiative include Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Headquarters Air Force Personnel Center, installation civilian personnel offices, and Directorate of Personnel employees within AFMC.

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New CC at AFOTEC Det. 1

Posted  July 31, 2015

Air Force photograph by Patric Lovato Maj. Gen. Matthew H. Molloy (left), Air Force Operational Test and Evaluation Center commander, poses for a photo with new AFOTEC Detachment 1 commander, Col. Steven M. Ross, after Ross accepted the unit flag for his new assignment during a change of command ceremony July 24. AFOTEC Det. 1…

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Salutes & Awards

412th Test Wing names quarterly award winners

Posted  July 31, 2015

The 412th Test Wing recognized outstanding individual performances of the last three months with its quarterly award ceremony held in the base theater July 30. Congratulations to all the second quarter award winners. Airman of the Quarter Senior Airman Michael J. Pierson, 412th Maintenance Group Non Commissioned Officer of the Quarter Tech. Sgt. Latresia Pugh,…

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Health & Safety

TRICARE Online and MiCare have similarities, differences

Posted  July 31, 2015

TRICARE Online and MiCare Secure Messaging may seem to offer the same services, but there are important differences to these software tools, designed to enhance access to care for all military beneficiaries. “Both programs are endorsed by the Military Heath System, and although they may seem very similar, in actuality there are a few differences,”…

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Railway company boards Edwards’ tracks

Posted  July 31, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber A BNSF Railway locomotive arrives at Edwards to retrieve a baretable train that was stored on Edwards AFB’s railroad tracks.   If you travelled through the North Gate recently, you may have seen a BNSF Railway locomotive coming on base. The engine was here to pick up a baretable…

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Golf camp gets kids back into the ‘swing’ of things

Posted  July 31, 2015

Every summer at Edwards, Muroc Lake Golf Course attempts to solve the proverbial question of what kids can do during their summer break by giving children ages five to 17 the opportunity to either learn or improve their golf game during their annual summer golf camp.

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Commentary

Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  July 30, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community New York Times columnist David Brooks believes that in order to be successful in life, a person must be able to respond properly to competing demands. Technology only increases the competition of the demands, yet it was supposed to make our…

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Announcements – July 31, 2015

Posted  July 30, 2015

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Sponsorship Opportunities Attention local business operators; Reach your military market! Edwards Services is proud to provide businesses the opportunity to show support of our military members through the AF Commercial Sponsorship Program. From 4th of July’s Freedom Fest to the annual Children’s Holiday Party held in…

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News Briefs July 24, 2014

Posted  July 24, 2015

Webster fall classes Webster University will be running the following classes this upcoming fall terms: FINC 5000 Finance, Aug. 17-Oct. 16, Wednesdays 5:30-9 p.m.; and FINC 5880 Advanced Corporate Finance; Oct. 19-Dec. 19, Wednesdays from 5:30-9:30 p.m. Each term/class will have the same 10 students for both classes. Call 661-258-8501 or visit Webster University at…

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