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Toward the Unknown: Edwards AFB meets Hollywood

Posted April 20, 2018 by Bob Alvis

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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Edwards hosts head-start study for desert tortoises

Posted April 20, 2018 by Laura Motes

Courtesy photograph Pictured is a juvenile desert tortoise. Even with conservation efforts, desert tortoise numbers continue to decline. Edwards Environmental Management is partnering with San Diego Zoo Global and the United States Geological Survey in an effort to increase the desert tortoise population through head-starting and translocation research. Environmental Management at Edwards Air Force Base,…

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Helicopter lifts out old coolers, drops in new

Posted April 20, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit An S-61V Sikorsky helicopter lifts an old cooling unit off of Bldg. 1600 April 7 to be placed down at a parking lot nearby. Replacing 20-year-old cooling units on roofs can be a challenge given the large buildings and constant flightline operations at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. That’s…

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

Posted April 18, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

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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Spring season equals spring clean-up for Edwards

Posted April 9, 2018 by

Winter is finally over and spring has arrived! Despite the cold mornings or the blustery winds we have battled, the weather is definitely turning warmer. Just like the things we do every year at home, clearing winter debris blown into our yards or removing dead plants and weeds, at Edwards Air Force Base we have…

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Air Force’s top doc visits Edwards

Posted April 4, 2018 by Laura Motes

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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Clothing drive scheduled for victims of sexual assault

Posted April 4, 2018 by Ebony DeGrate-Graves

In recognition of Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sexual Assault Response Office is hosting a clothing drive April 27 from 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Exchange lobby area. Many victims of sexual assault submit to a forensic examination in hopes of collecting DNA and evidence of their alleged assailant. They…

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Schaefer to take reins of AFTC

Posted April 2, 2018 by Kenji Thuloweit

Air Force photograph Brig. Gen. Carl E. Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, the 412th Test Wing commander at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., has been selected as the next commander of the Air Force Test Center at Edwards. Schaefer will replace Maj. Gen….

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AFAF campaign in full swing

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Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th Test Wing commander (far left), signs his Air Force Assistance Fund donation form in his office March 28, 2018. This year’s AFAF campaign leads are Senior Master Sgt. Julimain Patterson (seated), 2nd Lt. Aaron Kakinami and 2nd Lt. Evan Amato (far right).   The 2018…

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Honorary commanders get glimpse of 412th MSG mission

Posted March 26, 2018 by Steve Zapka and Laura Motes

A group of community leaders and their guests visited Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., as part of the Honorary Commanders Program March 16.

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