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Airmen send lead downrange once again

Posted September 10, 2018 by Giancarlo Casem

Edwards Airmen christened the new base Small Arms Range the best way they know how, by shooting at it. The Small Arms Range at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., was officially re-opened with a ribbon “shooting” ceremony, Sept. 6, 2018.

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October is Energy Action Month

Posted October 9, 2015 by Gerald Boetsch

President Obama has proclaimed October 2015 as Energy Action Month. The use of the word “action” continues the theme that we need to be more than just aware of energy but to take action to conserve energy. Although large displays of renewable generation such as solar and wind comes to mind when considering Energy Action…

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Community Networking Spotlight–Vicki Medina

Posted June 19, 2015 by by Rebecca Amber

Vicki Medina, Antelope Valley Board of Trade executive director, joined the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program in 2013. As a liaison, she meets with the 412th Test Wing commander on a quarterly basis and attends various base functions. When possible, liaisons are invited to meet with AFMC command staff at Wright-Patterson Air Force…

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Students send warm Christmas gifts to Lancaster shelter

Posted December 18, 2015 by Rebecca Amber

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Elizabeth Davis’ fourth grade class at Branch Elementary School prepared 60 fleece scarves Dec, 10 to donate to the Lancaster Community Shelter. The scheduled delivery date for the scarves is Dec. 17, just in time for Christmas. It doesn’t take long to see the respect and compassion for others…

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Dutch F-35 to come home for very first time

Posted February 26, 2016 by

Royal Netherlands Air Force photograph Two Royal Netherlands Air Force F-35A Lightning IIs take off from Edwards AFB. The Dutch stood up their first F-35 unit, Number 323 Squadron, in 2014, specifically to conduct operational testing and evaluation at Edwards. A Dutch F-35A Lightning II will touch down on home soil for the first time…

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Edwards introduces new and improved fuel storage system

Posted April 20, 2016 by Christopher Ball

The 412th Civil Engineering Group introduced the installation's new state-of-the-art Bulk Fuel Storage System on East Forbes Avenue at a ribbon-cutting ceremony here today.

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Case lot, ‘Back to School’ August promotions yield savings for commissary patrons

Posted July 28, 2016 by

August means “Back to School” savings at commissaries around the world and the return of the popular Customer Appreciation Case Lot Sales in the states. The commissary at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., will conduct a Case Lot Sale Sept. 15-17. “The lineup of promotions for August gives our customers plenty of reasons to shop…

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Gathering of Eagles celebrates F-117A test program

Posted October 7, 2016 by Peter W. Merlin

The Flight Test Historical Foundation hosted the Gathering of Eagles Oct. 1 at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster, Calif. The annual event celebrates significant events in flight-test history.

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AMC Museum rescues historic airlifter

Posted January 4, 2017 by Senior Airman Zachary Cacicia

A true piece of American history that has sat in the Mojave Desert for decades and was slated to be turned into scrap metal will now have a new home at the Air Mobility Command Museum.

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First use of sUAS to inspect plane lessens load for maintainers

Posted March 10, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

When the 412th Test Wing’s Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of the exterior of a C-17 Globemaster III March 6, it marked the second time the CTF used a small unmanned aerial system in a new application that shows promise.

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