Edwards Air Force Base

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Edwards Air Force Base,

U.S. military installation, 301,000 acres (121,805 hectares), S Calif., NE of Lancaster; est. 1933. It is one of the largest air force bases in the United States and has the world's longest runway. The base houses the Air Force Flight Test Center, which researches and develops aerospace weapons and rocket-propulsion systems, and the National Aeronautical and Space Administration's Flight Research Center. The base is also the proving ground for military aircraft. It was the landing point for a number of space shuttle missions; on Sept. 5, 1983, the Challenger made the first nighttime landing of a spacecraft there.
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4 /PRNewswire/ -- Accelify, LLC is pleased to announce that it has been selected by Muroc Joint Unified School District to manage the Local Education Agency (LEA) Medi-Cal billing option and Medicaid Administrative Activities (MAA) claiming programs.
NORTH EDWARDS -- Muroc Joint Unified School District has adopted a hiring freeze and eliminated several nonteaching positions, and will not fill vacant positions as part of $317,000 in budget cuts.
NORTH EDWARDS -- Because of declining enrollment and less revenue, the Muroc Joint Unified School District is projecting it might not be able to meet its financial obligations over the next three years without spending cuts.
NORTH EDWARDS -- The Muroc Joint Unified School District is looking anew at whether to pursue a school construction bond measure to furnish the matching funds to refurbish Boron High School and do other projects.
NORTH EDWARDS -- The Muroc Joint Unified School District is seeking applicants to fill a school board seat left vacant by the resignation of trustee David Ah Sing.
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE -- Air Force officials want to open a before- and after-school tutoring and mentoring program at a former middle school that was closed by the Muroc Joint Unified School District as a cost-saving measure.
It's a fun bus to drive,'' said Trelby Geoffray, a 48-year-old Realtor from Tehachapi, who rode the bus as a girl when it was owned by the neighboring Muroc Joint Unified School District -- and then drove it when she worked as a school bus driver for the Mojave district.
NORTH EDWARDS -- While other Antelope Valley school districts are trying to figure out how to pay for new schools, Muroc Joint Unified School District officials are looking at how to lessen the financial impact of declining enrollment.
NORTH EDWARDS -- Muroc Joint Unified School District needs to come up with more than $678,000 in matching funds for a proposed $1.
NORTH EDWARDS -- Muroc Joint Unified School District trustees have appointed a Boron dentist to the school board.
NORTH EDWARDS -- The Muroc Joint Unified School District is seeking applicants to fill a school board seat left vacant when former trustee Jeremeh Job resigned in June to take a job with the district.
NORTH EDWARDS -- Muroc Joint Unified School District trustees have hired an assistant superintendent from Hesperia Unified School District to be Muroc's new superintendent.