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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.

Lockheed Martin photograph Technology

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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Challenge yourself: Never give up, never quit

Posted  July 17, 2015

I once read that newly created cells in our bodies do one of two things: they either begin to decay or they become more vital. These cells choose their path based on what we demand of them. If we are sedentary, our brains signal our cells to decay; but if we exercise, our cells get…

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Honorary commanders tour ‘best day ever’

Posted  July 17, 2015

The 2015 honorary commanders were welcomed back to Edwards July 10 for a look at the flight test mission. he tour, hosted by the 412th Operations Group, showcased the 416th and 418th Flight Test Squadrons as well as the 412th Operations Support Squadron. The event was a natural progression from the last tour themed, “How…

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Gaining Altitude – July 17, 2015

Posted  July 17, 2015

Growth opportunities for the week This is a weekly segment in Desert Wings to highlight a spiritual focus for the Edwards community: Through our character – an opportunity to reflect on important issues in our community: New York Times columnist David Brooks thinks there are some important life skills that are critical to living a…

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U.S. Air Force photo by Jet Fabara
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Edwards engineer, aviatrix competes in historic air race

Posted  July 10, 2015

Female aviators and air races in the U.S. have a rich history dating back to 1929, which originally started as the Women’s Air Derby and included a field of 20 female pilots that included renowned aviatresses such as Amelia Earhart, Pancho Barnes and Louise Thaden. For one 461st Flight Test Squadron engineer working on the…

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Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon
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Nineteen Airmen graduate from leadership school

Posted  July 10, 2015

The Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 15-E recently graduated. Senior Airman Kenneth Monteiro, 412th Operations Support Squadron, received the John L. Levitow Award. The Levitow Award is the highest award presented at Airman Leadership School. The Levitow Award is presented to the student that demonstrated the most outstanding leadership and scholastic qualities. Selection for the…

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