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Airman recognized for peaceful end to potentially deadly situation

After 16 years as a U.S. Air Force Security Forces member, Master Sgt. Maurice Lucas II had never needed to pull his duty weapon out of his holster while serving at his home base.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Local

Latest exercise tests base response to active shooter at high school

A disgruntled drama student took her frustrations out on her fellow students by opening fire on them with a 9mm pistol at Desert High School’s Scorpatorium multipurpose building.

Air Force photograph by Christopher Ball Local

Command chief bids farewell to Team Edwards

The 412th Test Wing’s command chief master sergeant has been called to another assignment after just 13 months in his position at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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NASA flights to produce sonic booms at Kennedy supersonic research

NASA's research to advance supersonic flight will take wing over the launch site for the agency's storied space program in August.

Air Force photograph by Ed Buclatin Local

Cleared for takeoff: Area designated for personal sUAS use

Whether you call them drones, quadcopters or the official government term – small unmanned aircraft system – there’s now a place at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., for hobbyists to fly their personal sUASs.


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Yesterday’s Air Force: RPAs

Posted  July 7, 2017

This episode of Yesterday’s Air Force looks at the history of Remotely Piloted Aircraft. RPAs are not a new war-fighting technology, in fact their development goes back to the early 20th century. Roger Connor with the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum takes us through their evolution. Yesterday’s Air Force is a history and heritage featurette…

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2017 Feds Feed Families campaign in full swing

Posted  July 3, 2017

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

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

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 photograph by Jennifer Correa
Salutes & Awards

ALS Class 17E graduates, returns to workforce with new tools

Posted  June 28, 2017

Air Force photograph by Jennifer Correa Airman Leadership School Class 17E pose for a group photo following their graduation ceremony at Club Muroc June 22, 2017. The 412th Test Wing’s Airman Leadership School at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., held its latest graduation ceremony June 22, 2017, at Club Muroc. Base leadership and attendees watched…

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