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Bldg. 2750 conference room updated, brought into 21st century

Posted January 20, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Larry Wolford (left), 412th Test Wing Experimental Center for Ideas/Technology Exploration member, and Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, 412th TW commander, cut the ribbon to the newly renovated conference room in Bldg. 2750 Jan. 12, 2016. The third floor conference room in the 412th Test Wing headquarters building was reintroduced…

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Los Angeles County Air Show scholarship program deadline extended

Posted January 13, 2017 by

The Los Angeles County Air Show presented by Lockheed Martin has extended the STEM Scholarship Program Application deadline to Feb. 5, 2017. A minimum of three students will be recognized and rewarded scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each. To be eligible for the Los Angeles County Air Show STEM Scholarship, applicants must be entering…

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New funnel system drastically reduces cost in fire suppression test at Edwards

Posted January 13, 2017 by Kenji Thuloweit

Members of the F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., developed a new funnel system that captures the foam or water deluge during required hangar fire-suppression system tests saving $79,750 and several days of delay, which can be critically important for test programs.

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Students take on heartwarming project

Posted January 6, 2017 by Christopher Ball

Courtesy photograph Ms. Kelly’s fifth-grade class from Branch Elementary put the finishing touches on handmade fleece scarves. The students made approximately 150 scarves and, along with donated gloves, gave them to the local homeless shelter. A group of Branch Elementary School students at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., got into the holiday spirit recently by…

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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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History in transit

Posted December 27, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball The twin tail sections from a disassembled C-119B “Flying Boxcar” are positioned for loading onto A C-5 Galaxy from Dover Air Force Base, Del., on the flightline of Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 19, 2016. The C-5 was loaded with the majority of the disassembled aircraft for transportation…

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Requirements outlined for registration, storage, transport of weapons on base

Posted December 16, 2016 by Christopher Ball

Nearly all military members are required at some point to qualify with firearms. Many opt to own personal firearms also. But members who reside on base and own firearms are subject to certain regulations that do not apply to civilians living off base.

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New commander for 418th Flight Test Squadron

Posted December 16, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Lt. Col. Paul Calhoun addresses the workforce of the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Dec. 2, 2016, after assuming command during a ceremony in Hangar 1623. Calhoun is a U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduate who returns to Edwards from an assignment at…

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Christmas comes early for some Edwards’ children

Posted December 16, 2016 by

Air Force photograph by Joseph Gocong Brand new bicycles arrived at the Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Exchange parking lot Dec. 13, 2016, to be handed out to dozens of children as an early Christmas gift. Volunteers from Northrop Grumman at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale, Calif., unloaded small, super hero-themed tricycles, boys’…

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Wanted: Volunteer income tax preparers

Posted December 16, 2016 by

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Tax Center is looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season. Each year, the U.S. Air Force assists military members and their families by providing free income tax preparation and filing. The upcoming tax season officially starts early February and ends April 18, 2017. The Volunteer Income…

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