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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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State of Air Force is ‘strong’

Posted  January 18, 2013

The Air Force's top leaders said Jan. 11 the service has accomplished much while dealing with many challenges in the last year.

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‘Gliding’ to space: A novel means of launching space satellites

Posted  January 18, 2013

NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center is developing a novel rocket-launching technique called the Towed Glider Air-Launch Concept that could significantly reduce the cost and improve the efficiency of sending satellites into orbit.

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Weekly Bible study, lunch

Posted  January 18, 2013

You’re invited to a weekly lunchtime Bible study and free lunch! Bring a friend too! Thursdays, 11 a.m.-noon at the Edwards Chapel 1 Annex (corner of North Muroc Drive and East Popson Avenue. What could be better than food and fellowship?   RSVP to Jason.Massman@edwards.af.mil by Tuesday if you are coming so we can make…

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GI Bill education transfer incurs 4 years for all Airmen

Posted  January 18, 2013

When initially implemented, the Post-9/11 GI Bill education transfer program was phased in to enable Airmen nearing retirement to accept a 1-, 2-, or 3-year active duty service commitment. That phase-in period expired July 31, 2012 and all active duty Airmen now incur a 4-year ADSC, said Bruce Houseman, Air Force Personnel Center education services…

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Announcements – January 18, 2013

Posted  January 18, 2013

Holiday Hours: All 412th Force Support Squadron facilities will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of the Martin Luther King Junior’s Birthday holiday with the following exceptions: Aero Club: Flying sunrise to sunset, office closed. Muroc Lake Golf Course: 7 a.m.-sunset. Rosburg Fitness Center: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aero Club 320 Jones Road, South Base, Bldg 320, (661) 275-AERO…

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News Briefs January 11, 2013

Posted  January 11, 2013

Edwards varsity softball tryouts   Tryouts for the 2013 Edwards Varsity Softball season will be noon-3 p.m., Jan. 19 and 1-3 p.m., Jan. 20 at the softball field by the Rosburg Fitness Center. All personnel associated with Edwards, including active duty military, civilians, contractors, retirees and dependents, are welcome. To sign-up contact Staff Sgt. Twyla…

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‘Lean forward’ to make a difference

Posted  January 11, 2013

How many times have you heard a soccer, baseball or football coach tell his players to lean forward? In my experience, a good coach will always provide this advice. You may wonder, what makes this advice so important in sports? Leaning forward enables the player to be in a position that allows him or her…

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Legal Assistance Tip: Stop fraud

Posted  January 11, 2013

Your base legal office welcomes everyone back from the holidays. While the holidays are hopefully a happy time for you and your loved ones, they are also a time when many people fall victim to financial fraud. Financial fraud takes many forms including mortgage scams, security frauds, Ponzi schemes, predatory lending, credit card scams and…

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Committed to safety, mishap prevention

Posted  January 11, 2013

Before returning to flight operations, Team Edwards welcomed the new year with the annual Back in the Saddle briefing Jan. 7, focusing on safety, teamwork and mishap prevention.

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The Judge Advocate General’s Corps announces law school programs

Posted  January 11, 2013

Applications for the Funded Legal Education Program and Excess Leave Program are being accepted from Jan. 1 through March1, 2013. Interested officers are encouraged to compete. The number of FLEP and ELP applicants selected in any academic year is determined based on the needs of the Air Force. “Our Air Force missions are constantly changing,…

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