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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.

Air Force photograph by Jim Varhegyi Air Force

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.

Air Force photograph by Sheila deVera Air Force

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.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Sports

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.

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara Local

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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Command Cyber Readiness Inspection coming Jan. 26

Posted  January 9, 2015

From Jan. 26 to 30, Edwards AFB will undergo a Command Cyber Readiness Inspection directed by United States Cyber Command.

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It’s 1700 somewhere

Posted  January 9, 2015

Its side effects can range from confusion to induced sprinting for cover, to feelings of pride. It has the power to stop people in their tracks and causes self-induced paralysis for nearly two minutes at a time. Reveille and Retreat ceremonies occur on most military installations across the U.S. at the beginning and the end…

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Back in the Saddle 2015 stresses test safety through lessons learned, reporting hazards

Posted  January 9, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Capt. Ryan Hefron, 419th Flight Test Squadron, talked about the B-52 test programs during this new year’s Back in the Saddle briefing in the base theater Jan. 5. Back in the Saddle is an annual event that officially kicks off the new year for Edwards and sets the tone…

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2015 Edwards AFB Tax Center volunteer opportunities, dates, eligibility

Posted  January 9, 2015

The 412th Test Wing Tax Center is still looking for volunteers to help during the upcoming tax season, which officially starts early next month and ends on April 15. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program depends on the support of volunteers who can commit their time and effort to preparing and filing tax returns.  During…

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AF seeks enlisted nurse commissioning program applicants

Posted  January 9, 2015

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas Eligible active-duty enlisted Airmen interested in a nursing commission have until Feb. 27, to get career field functional manager approval and submit an” intent to apply” email to the Air Force Personnel Center, officials said Dec. 17. The Nurse Enlisted Commissioning Program offers members an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s…

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Boeing completes successful first flight in KC-46 Program

Posted  January 9, 2015

The KC-46 development program completed its first flight of Engineering, Manufacturing and Development aircraft #1 Dec. 28.  

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DOD releases 2015 military pay, compensation rates

Posted  January 9, 2015

WASHINGTON – The Defense Department announced the 2015 military pay and compensation rates for service members Dec. 22, with most service members receiving a 1 percent increase in basic pay. The new rates for basic pay, basic allowance for housing (BAH), basic allowance for subsistence (BAS), and the cost of living allowance (COLA) rates for…

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Desert High student nominated for Air Force Academy

Posted  January 9, 2015

Each year, high school students in the 23rd Congressional District in California compete for nominations to the United States Service Academies. Congressman Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., announced his selections Jan. 5. Among those students is Desert Junior-Senior High School student Gabrielle Evey, 17, who was selected as a nominee for the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo.

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Battle of the Badges coming Feb. 4

Posted  January 9, 2015

Each year in February, the Edwards community is invited to participate in the Battle of the Badges, a blood drive competition between the military, the police department and fire department. The goal is simple, collect the most blood.

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Safe personal disposal of sharps

Posted  January 9, 2015

At the 412th Medical Group, we recognize proper management and disposal of sharps safely reduces pollution, prevents injury, and averts disease transmission. A sharp is generally any hypodermic needle, pen needle, intravenous needle, lancet, or other device used to penetrate the skin to assist in assessment or treatment of a condition or delivery of medication….

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