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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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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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Holiday greetings

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Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball LANCASTER, Calif.–Col. Norman West, commander of the 412th Medical Group, and his wife Michelle greet the crowds on Lancaster Boulevard during the Lancaster Christmas Parade Dec. 2, 2017. West was representing the 412th Test Wing and Edwards Air Force Base. Driving the Humvee is Senior Airman Nathan Dunn, an…

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USAF F35’s train at the National Training Center

Posted December 4, 2017 by Capt. Albert Jernegan

The National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., welcomed the F35A Lightning II stealth fighter from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., supporting the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, Nov. 18 through Dec. 1.

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Air Force sees a lot in Edwards optometrist

Posted December 1, 2017 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Lt. Col. (Dr.) Richard Baird, an optometrist with the 412th Medical Group, examines a patients’ eyes. Baird was recently selected as both the Air Force Optometrist of the Year as well as the Armed Forces Optometrist of the Year. All eyes were on an officer at Edwards Air Force…

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Orange Flag evaluates teamwork, interoperability across services

Posted November 29, 2017 by

It takes a team to get things done. Last month, personnel from Edwards Air Force Base, along with Navy and Marine teammates, came together for a coordinated, multi-service flight test event known as Orange Flag.

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Honorary Commanders get glimpse of electronic warfare

Posted November 27, 2017 by Steven Zapka

A group of community leaders and their guests visited Edwards Air Force Base in California recently to get a feel for the mission of the 412th Electronic Warfare Group Nov. 17, 2017.

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Base leaders get insight into corporate world

Posted November 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

The 412th Force Support Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., hosted an Executive Transition Assistance Program seminar for senior leaders Nov. 6-9 at the Airman and Family Readiness Center. While the 412th FSS regularly conducts week-long TAP courses for separating military members, E-TAP is a rare opportunity for executive-level personnel, both military and civilian,…

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Planes, aviation legends, highlight 70th anniversary

Posted November 20, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held its 70th Anniversary of Supersonic Flight event Oct. 13-14. Famed test pilots, retired Brig. Generals Chuck Yeager and Robert Cardenas, were on hand for the celebration that honored their achievement Oct. 14, 1947.

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