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Piute Ponds feature large variety of birds, wildlife

Posted July 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball A group of Blue-Winged Teal ducks take flight at Piute Ponds. Piute Ponds spans 9,600 acres and consists of numerous claypan ponds and low sand dunes. Amid the High Desert landscape that encompasses Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., is a green oasis that provides a place for wildlife and…

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Men on a hot tin roof: Benefield Anechoic Facility getting some work done

Posted July 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit The 412th Civil Engineer Group is overseeing a roof upgrade for the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The project should last 45-50 days depending on heat and weather conditions. Whether it’s made of tin or not, the roof of the Benefield Anechoic Facility at Edwards…

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Numbers say it all, speeding citations up in 2017

Posted July 7, 2017 by Senior Airman Xavier Lane

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Signs like this one on Fitz-Gerald Blvd. serve as a reminder to motorists to maintain the proper speed limit. The 412th Security Forces Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been working vigorously to combat speeding on base over the past few months. It’s a problem that was…

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2017 Feds Feed Families campaign in full swing

Posted July 3, 2017 by

The 2017 Feds Feed Families campaign has kicked off at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. The campaign runs through Aug. 31. The initiative, started by the United States Department of Agriculture, was created to help food banks and pantries stay stocked during summer months when they traditionally see a decrease in donations and an increase…

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SCHAEF Talks

Posted July 3, 2017 by

The 412th Test Wing commander, Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, has recorded a new edition of SCHAEF Talks. In this episode the general talks about a culture of compliance, not only across the workforce, but with everything we do.

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Test team looks at new parachute for ACES II ejection seat

Posted June 28, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Members of the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., are testing a new parachute canopy for the Advanced Concept Ejection Seat II, or ACES II.

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Air Force drone crashes in remote California area

Posted June 27, 2017 by AP

BISHOP, Calif.–An Air Force drone the size of a small airliner crashed in a remote section of California near Mount Whitney. Edwards Air Force Base said in a statement that the RQ-4 Global Hawk, an unmanned surveillance aircraft, was making a routine trip June 21 afternoon from Edwards to its usual home at Beale Air…

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U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School class 91B reunites

Posted June 27, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Members of Class 91B of the U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School check out an F-117 Nighthawk in the Air Force Flight Test Museum’s restoration hangar during a recent reunion on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School Class 91B dropped by Edwards Air Force…

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

Posted June 23, 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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Top local brass meet at Edwards for annual Mojave Commanders’ Summit

Posted June 16, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Military leaders and stakeholders from around the region met at the Airman and Family Readiness Center at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., June 7, 2017, for this year’s Mojave Commanders’ Summit.

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