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C-12 pilots take to skies at Edwards

In the midst of all the test missions here in the High Desert, Edwards is also home to the U.S. Air Force C-12 school house. Actually, it's a split school house.

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AF senior leaders caution against sequestration

The Air Force’s top two leaders justified their service’s funding proposal in the fiscal year 2016 President’s Budget request to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee during an Air Force posture hearing Feb. 25, in Washington, D.C.

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AF marks first RQ-4 non-military base landing

A remotely piloted U.S. Air Force RQ-4 Global Hawk aircraft landed Feb. 22, at Avalon Airport in Victoria, Australia, marking this the first time a high-altitude asset has flown into a non-military air base to be viewed by the general public.

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Base gym hosts star-studded basketball event

The Rosburg Fitness Center recently hosted a two-day All-Star Basketball Showcase Feb. 17 and 18, which included players from multiple squadrons and units currently playing in the intramural basketball season.

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Pave Hawk team gives test at Edwards a shot

The Gun Harmonizing Range is one of the base's many unique test assets and landmarks that always causes flightline drivers to do a double-take due to its Aztec pyramid-looking shape.


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Thin line

Posted  October 18, 2013

Courtesy photograph Army Chief Warrant Officer Two Jen Housholder stands in front of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Housholder works as an engineer in the 775th Test Squadron along with serving in the Army Reserve. Just months before leaving for my second deployment with the Army in 2008 as a UH-60 pilot, I reached the peak…

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Support troops with Exchange gift cards

Posted  October 18, 2013

It’s not the gift, but the thought that counts. This year the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is offering any American the opportunity to get them both right by purchasing an Exchange gift card for any servicemember with just a few clicks. “Gift cards give Soldiers and Airmen the choice to buy the things…

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Affordable Care Act has little impact on TRICARE beneficiaries

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Affordable Care Act, also known as the health care law, was created to expand access to affordable health care coverage, lower costs, and improve quality and care coordination for all Americans. Under the health care law, people will have health coverage that meets a minimum standard (called “minimum essential coverage”) by Jan. 1, 2014,…

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Edwards Civ-Mil aids in growing Higher Grounds

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Higher Grounds was reopened May 20, 2011 in Bldg. 2511 – a more centralized location for Airmen living in the dorms. Chaplain (Capt.) Graham Baily, 412th Test Wing, attributes the success of Higher Grounds, the Airmen ministry center, to the partnership formed between the base chapels and the Edwards…

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Special Court Martial judgment

Posted  October 18, 2013

On Oct. 2, a Special Court Martial found Airman First Class†Jeremy Sutton, 412th Medical Operations Squadron, guilty of assault consummated by battery in violation of Article 128 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Sutton pleaded guilty before a military judge, and was sentenced to three months confinement and reduced to the grade of E-1….

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Public engagement once again affected

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force community and public outreach was significantly impacted earlier this year as sequestration went into effect, and is now all but non-existent due to the partial government shutdown, with more than 800 events being canceled or withdrawn this year. As a result of sequestration and the government shutdown, roughly 45 million people did not…

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November’s ‘Move the Food Event’

Posted  October 18, 2013

The Edwards Air Force Base Chapel is sponsoring a Move the Food Event Nov. 2. The food giveaway will be Nov. 2 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. or until the food is gone. The event will be held in the Chapel 1 Annex. The chapel will hand out†one†bag of food per family of four…

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Civilian retiree identification card to be replaced

Posted  October 18, 2013

Retired Air Force civilians who use the Air Force Form 354, Civilian Identification Card, to access Air Force installations have until early 2014 – when the AF354 will be rescinded – to get a Department of Defense Civilian Retiree ID Card or other access credentials, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. The AF354 was a…

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News Briefs: October 18, 2013

Posted  October 18, 2013

Project 84 Project 84 is here, submit your cost-saving ideas. With the current economic climate, Project 84 is an initiative brought forth by Brig. Gen. Michael Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander. The current projected budget will not be enough to cover Edwardsí operating costs for fiscal year 2014. Brewer’s intention with Project 84 is that…

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412th MDG launches physical therapy enhancements

Posted  October 18, 2013

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Maj. William Clarkson is the sole physical therapist for the 412th Medical Operations Squadron and the Physical Therapy flight commander. October is National Physical Therapy month! To celebrate and to enhance the quality and access to care for its active duty members, the 412th Medical Group Physical Therapy Clinic…

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