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Posted July 1, 2016 by

U.S. Air Force Amn. Sian K. Lendsey graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward…

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Eagles gather in Lancaster for annual gathering

Posted October 30, 2015 by Linda KC Reynolds

Commemorating the 60th Anniversary of the first flight of the U-2 and the 25th anniversary of the SR-71 Smithsonian Speed Run, legendary SR-71 and U-2 pilots shared a few of their experiences during the 27th Annual Gathering of Eagles at the Hunter Pavilion, Lancaster, Calif.

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Antelope Valley’s best cheerleader retires

Posted September 16, 2016 by

Courtesy photograph Selfie with a star — Brig Gen. Carl Schaefer said he always wanted to take a photo with a “rock star,” then pulled out his cell phone at Vicki Medina’s farewell party. Medina has served on the Antelope Valley Board of Trade for over 12 years and will be greatly missed. Vicki S….

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Season of giving

Posted November 18, 2016 by Air Force photographs by Christopher Ball

Volunteers from Edwards’ First Sergeants Council and Lockheed Martin prepare Operation Home Front holiday meal gift bags for Edwards families that may need extra help. The bags contained dry goods to create a holiday meal, as well as a $25 Commissary gift certificate to get a turkey or ham, a small AAFES BX certificate, a…

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Edwards boom operators tops in the Air Force

Posted June 2, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Courtesy photograph Posing with the Senior Master Sgt. Albert L. Evans Award, from left to right: Master Sgt. Aaron Ray, 370th Flight Test Squadron; Master Sgt. Lindsay Moon, 418th Flight Test Squadron; Senior Master Sgt. Ernest Burns, 418th FLTS Detachment 1; Senior Master Sgt. Scott Scurlock, 370th FLTS; and Tech. Sgt. Adam Joachim, 418th FLTS….

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World-class performers join 2017 Los Angeles County Air Show

Posted January 27, 2017 by

The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin is scheduled for March 25-26 at General William J Fox Airfield in Lancaster. Joining this year’s headliner – the United State Air Force Thunderbirds – will be some the most thrilling aerobatic performers in the world. The theme of this year’s Show is “Red, White…

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Edwards test pilot first to reach 1,000 flight hours in Joint Strike Fighter

Posted January 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Lockheed Martin test pilot David "Doc" Nelson became the first pilot to achieve 1,000 flight hours in the F-35 during a test sortie Jan. 6, 2017, at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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F-35C targeting system guides weapon to moving target

Posted April 21, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell An F-35C from the 461st Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, California, releases a GBU-12 Paveway II guided bomb March 29, 2017. The inert bomb tracked a moving pickup truck on the ground at Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake in California. The fifth-generation fighter was flown…

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Air Force Test Center

Posted December 30, 2016 by

In 2012, Air Force Materiel Command redesignated the Air Force Flight Test Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as the Air Force Test Center. As the AFTC, the center assumed responsibility for the 412th Test Wing at Edwards, the 96th Test Wing at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and the Arnold Engineering Development Complex…

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Sacrifice over the sea

Posted November 10, 2017 by Bob Alvis

Veterans Day in our great land can mean many things to many people that have served or sent loved ones off to war, but the real honor bestowed must be reserved for those that never came home.

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