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412th CES lights up Winterfest 2017

Posted December 11, 2017 by Amiee Case

Courtesy photograph The annual tree-lighting ceremony and Winterfest 2017 kicked off Edwards AFB’s winter season Dec. 1, 2017. The Christmas tree lighting ceremony has been a tradition at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for years, but recently the event has grown two-fold. According to Murray Westley, 412th Civil Engineer Squadron director, it all began a…

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Budget key to amplifying mission in year ahead

Posted December 8, 2017 by Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer

As Team Edwards pushes through the end of 2017 and leans forward into 2018, I am energized and excited for the challenges that lie ahead. In the coming year, we will be expanding missions and capabilities to stay ahead of our adversaries, who continue to advance their own weapon systems at a rapid pace.

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50 years ago: The lunar landing training vehicle

Posted December 8, 2017 by

NASA photograph Neil Armstrong in the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle-2 at Ellington Air Force Base in 1969. Critical to the Apollo training program, the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle allowed astronauts to master the intricacies of landing on the Moon by simulating the Lunar Module’s performance. Dubbed the “flying bedstead,” the ungainly contraption is “a much…

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Cal City VFW post refreshes flag at flying wing crash site

Posted December 8, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

North of Edwards Air Force Base and California Highway 58, a small patch of barren desert marks the final flight of one of only two Northrop YB-49s used for flight test.

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Winterfest wows team Edwards

Posted December 8, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Jennifer Correa A holiday tree and 25 tons of man-made snow provide the centerpiece for Winterfest 2017, held at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 1, 2017. Big smiles, snowball fights and screams of delight seemed to be the order of the day as Team Edwards, children and adults alike, enjoyed…

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