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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Up late the other night and looking at late night viewing options on the small screen, I saw that the movie Toward the Unknown was on offer at midnight on TCM. “What the heck,” I thought — sleep is overrated and I needed a fix of good old American aviation movie making!

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Hybrid generator could make aircraft maintenance more efficient, effective, user friendly

You can’t have air power without ground power says Senior Master Sgt. Jason Tilley, who is the Air Force’s lead for its Aerospace Ground Support Equipment Working Group.

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F-35 completes most comprehensive flight test program in aviation history

The F-35 program has accomplished the final developmental test flight of the System Development and Demonstration phase of the program. The F-35 Integrated Test Force is based at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., and Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

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Arnold AFB hosts annual meeting of AFRL chief engineers

For the first time ever, Arnold AFB has hosted the Systems Engineering Program Management meeting, an annual gathering of Chief Engineers across the Air Force Research Laboratory.

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Air Force’s top doc visits Edwards

Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Mark A. Ediger, the surgeon general of the Air Force, visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., March 25-27, 2018. The purpose of his visit was to receive background on the 412th Test Wing mission and see how he can assist at his level with the mission.


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Blended Retirement System Opt-In training now available to all Airmen

Posted  October 16, 2017

The Defense Department will implement the new Blended Retirement System next year. While no one needs to make a decision until Jan. 1, 2018, all Airmen should take advantage of training and informational resources to research their options during the remainder of 2017. Airmen eligible for the new Blended Retirement System began receiving email notifications…

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Local

See what the new vision center has to offer

Posted  January 29, 2016

Members of the Exchange staff and Vista Optical pose for a photo before cutting the grand opening cake Jan. 15. The shop is available to anyone with access to the base. Vista Optical officially opened Jan. 15 in the Edwards AFB Exchange Mall area. The optical center celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting…

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Hispanic Heritage Month committee hosts luncheon

Posted  October 16, 2015

The 2015 Hispanic Heritage Month festivities came to a close Oct. 14 with a luncheon at Club Muroc. Eddie Zavala, NASA SOFIA program manager, was the keynote speaker at the luncheon. He spoke about his career with SOFIA, the Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy. He also shared why Hispanic Heritage Month is meaningful to him…

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Gaining Altitude — Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted  November 6, 2015

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community What is your purpose?  Do you know the answer or even where to start looking for the answer?  New York Times columnist David Brooks noted that people “feel a hunger to live meaningfully but they don’t know the right questions to…

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WANTED: Volunteer income tax preparers

Posted  November 20, 2015

Air Force photograph by Kate Blais The Edwards AFB Tax Center is looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season.  Each year the U.S. Air Force assists military members and their families by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The upcoming tax season officially starts in early February and ends April 15….

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