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Bomber force prepares for new B-52 bomb bay upgrade testing

Posted January 16, 2015 by Jet Fabara

Since the Air Force's decision in 2013 to increase the B-52H bomber fleet's effectiveness and versatility by increasing the aircraft's smart weapons capacity by over 50 percent, teams from Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., Boeing and, now Edwards, have partnered up to begin developmental testing on the "Buff's" newest upgrade.

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Salutes & Awards

January promotions

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Col. Rodney Todaro, 412th Operations Group commander (far left), and Chief Master Sgt. David Smith, 412th Test Wing command chief (far right), officiated the monthly enlisted promotion ceremony Dec. 31 at the base theater.   Several enlisted members of Team Edwards started off the year on a new level…

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Thunderbird lands in Lancaster

Posted January 16, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

With a wind turbine-adorned mountain backdrop, U.S. Air Force Thunderbird #8 touched down in the Antelope Valley Jan. 9.

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Gaining Altitude – Growth Opportunities for the Week

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community “Now I say to you in conclusion, life is hard, at times as hard as crucible steel. It has its bleak and difficult moments. Like the ever-flowing waters of the river, life has its moments of drought and its moments of…

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Announcements – January 16, 2015

Posted January 16, 2015 by

Force Support Squadron 5 N. Seller’s Ave., Bldg. 3000 Edwards Gives Back The 412th FSS would like to say thank you for all the hard work the men and women of Edwards AFB perform every day!! To express our gratitude for your patronage of our MWR facilities, FSS is giving $8 of “Coyote Cash” to…

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Command Cyber Readiness Inspection coming Jan. 26

Posted January 9, 2015 by

From Jan. 26 to 30, Edwards AFB will undergo a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection directed by United States Cyber Command.

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2015 Edwards AFB Tax Center volunteer opportunities, dates, eligibility

Posted January 9, 2015 by Capt. Jorge Martinez

The 412th Test Wing Tax Center is still looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season, which officially starts early next month and ends on April 15. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program depends on the support of volunteers who can commit their time and effort to preparing and filing tax returns.  During…

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Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 Program

Posted January 9, 2015 by Daryl Mayer

The KC-46 development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28.  

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Desert High student nominated for Air Force Academy

Posted January 9, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Each year, high school students in the 23rd Congressional District in California compete for nominations to the United States Service Academies. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced his selections Jan. 5. Among those students is Desert Junior-Senior High School student Gabrielle Evey, 17, who was selected as a nominee for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Battle of the Badges coming Feb. 4

Posted January 9, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Each year in February, the Edwards community is invited to participate in the Battle of the Badges, a blood drive competition between the military, the police department and fire department. The goal is simple, collect the most blood.

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