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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.

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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New medal to retain place in order of precedence

Posted  February 22, 2013

The new Distinguished Warfare Medal will retain its place in the order of precedence among military decorations, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Feb. 19. Much of the public discussion of the new medal has centered on its precedence. It ranks below the Distinguished Flying Cross and above the Bronze Star. “We are not diminishing…

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2012 climate survey shows overall satisfaction with jobs, leaders

Posted  February 22, 2013

More than 163,000 Airmen voiced their opinions in the online Air Force Climate Survey conducted May 11 – June 22, with results indicating Airmen are satisfied with unit performance and trust their leaders, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Feb. 19. Conducted every two years, the climate survey is designed to measure attitudes toward the…

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F-35 maintainers test CBRN gear

Posted  February 22, 2013

Courtesy photograph F-35 maintainers remove a panel on a JSF last year. Recently, the F-35 Integrated Test Force has progressed towards further operational capability as military members performed maintenance duties while wearing protective uniforms designed to preserve the warfighter and allow the sustainment of operations in the event of a chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear…

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Twenty-eight graduate from Airman Leadership School

Posted  February 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Edward Cannon Edwards Airman Leadership School Class 13-B gather for a photo at Club Muroc Feb. 14. The twenty-eight Edwards Airmen of Airman Leadership School Class 13-B recently graduated from the school setting them on the next step of their professional military education. The graduates are: Senior Airmen Jacquelyn C. Fisher…

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Flight test museum relocates restoration facility

Posted  February 22, 2013

Air Force photographs by Laura Mowry Volunteers recently helped the Air Force Flight Test Museum relocate to their new storage and restoration facility located at Hangar 1864. One of the aircraft moved to the new facility was the X-4 Bantam. Thanks to the help of numerous volunteers, the Air Force Flight Test Museum recently relocated…

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Plan ahead for those you love

Posted  February 22, 2013

Last year, I dealt with the death of two people close to me. In September, my father passed away unexpectedly at the age of 59, due to an illness. The man I thought to be indestructible, suddenly was gone. Almost exactly two months later, a long-time friend also passed away in the hospital when complications…

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Educator teams fly on NASA’s SOFIA airborne observatory

Posted  February 22, 2013

The first four Airborne Astronomy Ambassador educators returned safely to Earth at Palmdale, Calif., early in the morning of Feb. 13, 2013, after completing their initial flight on NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, or SOFIA.

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Northern Trust Open gives military members chance to get up close, personal with pros

Posted  February 22, 2013

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit From left: Tech. Sgt. Brent Jnofinn, 412th Aerospace Medicine Squadron; Staff Sgt. Jeff Powell, 412th Maintenance Group; and Staff Sgt. Adam Shura, Air Force Test Center; stand on the tee box on the 10th hole at the Rivera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Feb. 13. The three got…

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The Avengers assemble in Exchange and Marvel’s latest military-only free comic

Posted  February 22, 2013

Thor, Captain America, Hawkeye, Hulk, and Black Widow are all making their way to military installations around the world via one million free comic books published exclusively for the Armed Forces by the Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Marvel Custom Solutions. The new full-color comic, titled “Double Vision,” opens five years in the…

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Drivers continue to find road bumpy after answering automobile ads

Posted  February 22, 2013

An individual or individuals claiming to be “Exchange Inc.” have been placing advertisements in auto magazines and commercial newspapers, leading Army & Air Force Exchange Service shoppers to believe they’re purchasing a vehicle through the Department of Defense retailer. “This has been a problem for the past few months where someone is using the Exchange’s…

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