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Lightning strikes first

The Lightning Team of the 461st Aircraft Maintenance Unit at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took the First Quarter Weapons Load Competition title, which was held April 3, 2017, at Hangar 1600.

Air Force photograph by Kyle Larson Local

New hypoxia trainer saves time, money and lives

Pilots and aircrew members at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., may be able to breathe easier knowing they don’t have to go to another base anymore for required hypoxia training.

Lockheed Martin photograph by Darin Russell Air Force

F-35C targeting system guides weapon to moving target

The F-35 Integrated Test Force at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., recently performed another first-of-its-kind test when the aircraft released a laser-guided bomb against a moving target.

Photograph by James Blair Space

USAF Test Pilot School grad prepares for lift off to International Space station

A U.S. Air Force Test Pilot School graduate will travel to the International Space Station April 20 to conduct research NASA hopes will eventually lead to a mission to Mars.

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner Events

Civil Engineer employees learn how to build careers

A two-man team from the Air Force Personnel Center provided some key insight into career development in the world of Air Force Civil Engineering April 6, 2017.


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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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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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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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