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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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New Edwards community queens announced

Posted  April 12, 2013

Courtesy photograph Congratulations to our newly crowned Edwards AFB Community Queens: From left, Junior Miss Edwards – Hilary Byrd; Miss Edwards – Michaela Palladino; Little Miss Edwards – Floriani Escobar. The Edwards pageant committee would like to thank everyone for their amazing support!

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Summer employment opportunities!

Posted  April 12, 2013

Vacancy announcements will be posted at www.usajobs.gov from April 9 to April 15. Available positions are lifeguards and lead lifeguards. All General Schedule positions will be recruited for and filled not to exceed 89 days. Applicants should carefully read each announcement to determine if they qualify and apply. Resumes for the summer hire program must…

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Housing privatization comes out of hibernation

Posted  April 12, 2013

Some of you may remember the excitement and anticipation a couple of years ago when housing privatization was announced here at Edwards. The installation commander held a couple of town hall meetings and we talked about changes coming. Residents were eager to sign leases to live in our homes on the base. Then, suddenly, the…

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TRICARE change for Edwards AFB area

Posted  April 12, 2013

TRICARE beneficiaries in the West Region, including those in the Edwards AFB area, now have TRICARE coverage from UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans. This change affects members using TRICARE Prime and Standard. TRICARE For Life beneficiaries (generally those over age 65) are not affected by the change. Members with a current specialty care authorization issued by…

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Coming to Edwards soon: AFNet migrations

Posted  April 12, 2013

The 412th Test Wing and all supported tenants will soon migrate its computer users into a central Air Force Network (AFNet). This means Edwards Local Area Network users. Over a period of 45 days beginning May 28, technicians will begin migrating Edwards workstations, network users and e-mail into the AFNet. To the majority of Edwards…

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Elementary to hold pre-registration for Kindergarten

Posted  April 12, 2013

The Irving L. Branch Elementary will be having pre-registration for Kindergarten May 1 and 2, from 12:45 p.m. to 3 p.m., for the 2013-2014 school year. Civilian employees as well as active duty are eligible to enroll students at base schools. Children must be five years old on or before Oct. 1, 2013. State law…

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Bunch adds second star

Posted  April 12, 2013

As of April 4, Arnold “Arnie” Bunch Jr. is now a major general. The Air Force Test Center is coordinating a promotion ceremony and reception for the general, which will be announced as details are finalized. Bunch was commissioned in 1984 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He completed undergraduate pilot training…

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Access to medical services when clinic is closed

Posted  April 12, 2013

The 412th Medical Group clinic is closed weekends, government holidays, and family down days. The clinic is also closed on the first Monday of every month for Training Day. If the first Monday of the month is a holiday, then the clinic will be closed on the second Monday of the month. Training Day provides…

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Congratulations to graduates of ALS Class 13-C

Posted  April 12, 2013

Congratulations to those future NCOs of Airman Leadership School 13-C! Senior Airman Andrew R. Dynan, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Trent L. Hargis, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Jesse B. Pointer, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron Senior Airman Samuel T. McMichael, 412th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Senior Airman Martin A. Lara, 412th…

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DOD releases fiscal 2014 defense budget proposal

Posted  April 12, 2013

President Barack Obama April 10 sent to Congress a proposed defense budget of $526.6 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund defense programs in the base budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget continues the department’s commitment to good stewardship of taxpayer dollars by seeking further consolidation of defense infrastructure, instituting a study of possible…

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