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Exercise Desert Wind 16-05 tests response to active shooter

Posted August 3, 2016 by Kenji Thuloweit

On Aug. 1, defenders from the 412th Security Forces Squadron responded to Bldg. 2850 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., after a report of shots fired, what they arrived to were people screaming and a mass shooting situation leaving carnage everywhere.  

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Havin’ a ball!

Posted October 28, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Branch Elementary School students have some new athletic equipment to play with thanks to Edwards AFB’s Middle Tier Association, Air Force Security Forces Association and Chief Master Sgt. Todd Simmons, 412th Test Wing command chief. Recently, students brought home flyers requesting donations of physical education equipment for the school….

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F-35A testing continues at Edwards

Posted August 5, 2016 by Christopher Ball

“I am proud to announce this powerful new weapons system has achieved initial combat capability,” Gen. Hawk Carlisle says. “The F-35A will be the most dominant aircraft in our inventory because it can go where our legacy aircraft cannot and provide the capabilities our commanders need on the modern battlefield.”

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AFRL launches new approach to promote STEM classes

Posted November 16, 2016 by

The Air Force Research Laboratory Rocket Propulsion Division at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is launching a new program to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics classes and announces the first six projects started in local high schools this year in that effort.

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Marines practice MCMAP aboard MCAS Miramar

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Marine Corps photograph by Sgt. Michael Thorn Sgt. Giovanny Mayer, center, a flight planner with Headquarters and Headquarters Squadron and a Sylmar, Calif., native, leads a warm up with Marines before starting a Marine Corps Martial Arts Program course aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif., April 5. The MCMAP courses by Mayer are designed…

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End strength increase to save units, fill shortfalls

Posted June 16, 2017 by C. Todd Lopez

The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, part of the 25th Infantry Division in Alaska, was all but shut down before recently receiving a reprieve.

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NASA Sponsors Antelope Valley’s Inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition

Posted April 20, 2018 by Linda KC Reynolds

David McBride, director of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center at Edwards, Calif., welcomes hundreds of guests to the inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in the gymnasium of Eastside High School in Lancaster. FIRST is designed to ignite curiosity and STEM passion in students K-12. The Antelope Valley hosted its inaugural FIRST Robotics Competition April 6-7, in…

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Dwight D. Eisenhower deployment

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Navy photo by Seaman Christopher A. Michaels Seaman Gabriela Ramos, from Palmdale, Calif., paints handrails on the fantail of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike). Ike, currently deployed as part of the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of…

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USS Lake Champlain mural

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Navy photograph by PO2 Nathan Serpico Machinist’s Mate 1st Class Michael Vizzari, from Palmdale, California, paints a mural on the bulkhead of Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57). Lake Champlain is on a regularly scheduled Western Pacific deployment with the Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group as part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet-led initiative…

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Banks awarded NASA Armstrong scholarship

Posted August 18, 2017 by

NASA photograph by Ken Ulbrich Sean Banks, second from left, accepts the 2017 NASA Armstrong Exchange John W. Russell Memorial Scholarship from Center Director David McBride. Next to Banks are his parents Dan Banks and Lorna Banks. The NASA Armstrong Employee Exchange Council presented its 2017 John W. Russell Memorial Scholarship Award to Sean Banks…

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