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AAFES, Dickies present big check to local Airman

AAFES photograph by Jusika Martinez Air National Guard Senior Airman Veronica Lemus (right), 146th Airlift Wing, California Air National Guard,†poses for a photo with a large check and Chief Master Sgt. Bonnie Balthrop, 146th Airlift Wing supply superintendent, Nov. 8 at the Exchange food court. Air National Guard Senior Airman Veronica Lemus, 146th Airlift Wing,…

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Edwards flight test community prepares for federal spectrum auction

Air Force graphic As flight vehicles increase in complexity, so does their data requirements. This graphic of a typical aircraft displays the integrated sensors and avionics system with major components showing how each component has its own data requirements. This data is transmitted to a control room where it is received, processed and monitored. The…

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NASA Armstrong celebrates 50th anniversary of LLRV first flight

Before the Apollo astronauts landed on the moon, they first had to practice on Earth.

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Edwards honor guard opens Veterans Day ceremony featuring Vietnam Memorial Wall

Hundreds of Antelope Valley residents gathered at the Palmdale Amphitheater Nov. 11 for a Veteran's Day ceremony alongside the Mobile Vietnam Veteran's Memorial Wall.

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Operation Homefront says ‘Thanks for Giving’

With Thanksgiving right around the corner, Operation Homefront and Lockheed Martin have made it clear that they are thankful for our Airmen.


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AFMC promotes Depression Awareness Month

Posted  September 27, 2013

During the month of October, Air Force Materiel Command will promote Depression Awareness. Depression is a common and treatable condition that, if left unrecognized, can lead to behavioral health issues and possibly suicidal thoughts and behaviors. “The primary goals of this mental health awareness campaign are to educate the workforce about the signs and symptoms…

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Exchange, Unilever giving away $5,000 in military-exclusive sweepstakes

Posted  September 27, 2013

With football season in full swing, fans are stocking up on pigskin essentials with a focus on home entertainment. Through Oct. 14, Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers worldwide have a chance to bring all the action home with the Unilever Man Cave Shopping Spree Sweepstakes. Shoppers can enter for their chance to win…

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Same-sex spouses eligible for TRICARE benefits

Posted  September 27, 2013

Spouses, including same-sex spouses, of service members (active duty, retired or Guard/Reserve) are eligible for TRICARE. Coverage for same-sex spouses is retroactive to June 26, 2013. For full information on enrolling a spouse in TRICARE, visit the getting married page at www.tricare.mil/LifeEvents/Marriage. For more information on filing claims with your managed care support contractor, visit…

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DOD announces same-sex spouse benefits

Posted  September 27, 2013

Aug. 14, the Department of Defense announced its plan to extend benefits to same-sex spouses of uniformed service members and Department of Defense civilian employees, according to a DOD news release issued today. After a review of the departmentís benefit policies following the Supreme Courtís ruling that Section Three of the Defense of Marriage Act…

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Some Airmen may be entitled to additional SRB money

Posted  September 27, 2013

Enlisted Airmen who retrained into a career field with a selective reenlistment bonus may be eligible for additional bonus money, even if they are now separated or retired from the Air Force. Air Force officials are reviewing records of Airmen who over the past several years may have been paid less than they were authorized…

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Exchange offers $3,000 in prizes to those ‘still serving’

Posted  September 27, 2013

While all members of the military community make tremendous sacrifices in service to the United States, it takes a special breed to volunteer while off-duty or after retirement. From Sept. 20 to Oct. 18, authorized Army & Air Force Exchange shoppers can submit an essay of 200 words or less nominating any authorized shopper embodying…

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

Posted  September 27, 2013

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and to promote self-awareness, anonymous and free depression screening is available at www.myhealth.va.gov. For anyone that needs help, the following resources are available: National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  800-273-TALK (800-273-8255) Mental Health Office:  (661) 277-5291 Employee Assistance Program:  (661) 277-1183 / 800-222-0364 Air Force Aid Society: (661) 277-0723 Airman &…

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Newly arrived Edwards golfer ‘drives’ onto All AF team

Posted  September 27, 2013

For any competitive athlete in the military, representing one's unit or base is an honor, even more so, is the opportunity to represent one's branch of service.

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Team Edwards honors POW/MIA

Posted  September 27, 2013

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Tech. Sgt. Donald Martinez, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, runs with the POW/MIA flag to show his support. The flag was passed between members of his unit throughout the run. Team Edwards hosted a series of events in honor of National POW/MIA Recognition Friday, Sept 20. The first was…

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AFSA celebrates 66th Air Force birthday at Lancaster vet home

Posted  September 27, 2013

Members of the Air Force Sergeants Association Chapter 1328 hosted a barbecue lunch at the Lancaster Veterans Home of California Sept. 18, in honor of the 66th U.S. Air Force birthday. AFSA provided burgers, hotdogs and a birthday cake.

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