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Varied holiday customs, traditions coexist at Edwards

Posted December 28, 2018 by Alisha Semchuck

Air Force photograph by Giancarlo Casem Maj. Christopher Campbell, his wife Melissa and their daughter Charlotte. Maybe they decorate a Christmas tree and maybe not because the Airmen working at Edwards Air Force Base in California represent numerous multicultural backgrounds, symbolic of their generational family traditions during the holiday season. A total of 2,266 military…

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First Term Airman’s Center expands into new realm

Posted February 3, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Master Sgt. Ryan Rios, 412th Operations Support Squadron, performs an open ranks inspection of Edwards First Term Airman’s Center class 17A. Rios is a former military training instructor. 2016 is gone, 2017 is well underway, and many people are hard at work maintaining those first-of-the-year resolutions. The First Term…

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Los Angeles County Air Show scholarship program deadline extended

Posted January 20, 2017 by

The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin has extended the STEM Scholarship Program Application deadline to Feb. 5, 2017. A minimum of three students will be recognized and rewarded scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. To be eligible for the Los Angeles County Air Show STEM Scholarship, applicants must be entering…

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F-22 Quick reaction test, modernization efforts lead to national recognition

Posted June 24, 2017 by Christopher Ball

When the 411th Flight Test Squadron’s F-22 Modernization Team at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was tasked with a short-notice, quick-turn test, the members never imagined it would help garner them national recognition.

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NASA’s science aircraft flies over Thomas Fire in California

Posted December 8, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Stu Broce During an engineering flight test of the Cloud-Aerosol Multi-Angle Lidar (CAMAL) instrument, a view from NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center’s ER-2 aircraft shows smoke plumes, from roughly 65,000 feet, produced by the Thomas Fire in Ventura County, Calif., around 1 p.m., PST, on Dec. 5th, 2017. As of Dec. 6, authorities…

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Gathering of Eagles marks F-22 first flight anniversary

Posted October 21, 2017 by

The Flight Test Historical Foundation will be hosting the Gathering of Eagles event Oct. 21. The event will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the F-22 aircraft’s first flight which took place Oct. 7, 1997.

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Mojave — thinking outside the box

Posted December 30, 2016 by Linda KC Reynolds

To many around the world, the Antelope Valley is considered the epicenter of aviation. And a new generation of ‘thinking outside the box’ has exploded -- Mojave Air & Space Port is where it’s happening.

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Air Force Research Laboratory

Posted December 30, 2016 by

The roar of history can be heard at the Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division at Edwards Air Force Base.

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Desert tortoises: One of Edwards AFB’s natural residents

Posted August 31, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph A desert tortoise sits on Mercury Boulevard at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The desert tortoise is one of the many animals found at Edwards Air Force Base in California’s High Desert. Listed as threatened under the federal Endangered Species Act of 1973, desert tortoises are protected from unwarranted harassment or injury….

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Ceremony offers dignified retirement for old flags

Posted November 2, 2018 by Diane Betzler

Photograph by Diane Betzler Boy Scouts of America Troop 555 raise the American flag and the nation’s military flags before commencing with the Flag Retirement Ceremony. In 2012, Boy Scout Dylan Swenson of Troop 247 built a fire pit at the William J. “Pete” Knight Veterans’ Home in Lancaster, Calif., for his Eagle Project. The intent…

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