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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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Tops in Blue dazzles Edwards crowd

Posted  June 13, 2014

For two hours, Edwards AFB's base theater was transformed into a rockin' arena as Tops in Blue performed for hundreds of music fans June 8.

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Teen Paintball Camp registration

Posted  June 13, 2014

The Teen Center is offering a Teen Paintball Camp! Open to teens ages 13-18, the camp will run 8-11 a.m., June 23-27 at Outdoor Recreation’s “Scorpion’s Nest” located at Rod & Gun. Campers are provided with guns, ammo, protective helmets and masks for the whole week. The camp also provides instruction and strategies from expert paintball instructors. Cost is…

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Cool it! Your Edwards AFB pools are now open

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Jet Fabara The Edwards Sonic Splash Pool is now open for the summer. It is officially Summer here in the High Desert and your Edwards AFB pools are open for business. Summer swimming pool passes are now available at Outdoor Recreation. Single passes are $20. For a family of four the…

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New bulk fuel storage construction underway

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber The site for the new bulk fuel storage facility near the flightline is undergoing construction and slated to be fully operational early 2016. Construction for the new bulk fuel storage facility is underway and slated to be fully operational early 2016. The new facility will replace the existing facility…

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NASA begins testing of new spectrograph on agency’s airborne observatory

Posted  June 13, 2014

Astronomers are eagerly waiting to begin use of a new instrument to study celestial objects: a high-resolution, mid-infrared spectrograph mounted on NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, the world's largest flying telescope.

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Drunk driving: What does it take?

Posted  June 13, 2014

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Betty Chevalier A car sits in the 755th Aircraft Maintenance Squadrons parking lot to represent a drunk driving accident at July 15, 2013, at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base, Ariz. LANGLEY AIR FORCE BASE, Va. – What will it take? What sort of cost? A monetary or personal…

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Almost $2.4 million awarded to DHS students

Posted  June 13, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Desert High School held their 29th annual academic awards celebration May 22 during which students received more than $2,398,575 million in awarded scholarships, grants and awards. Desert Junior Senior High School’s Class of 2014 consisted of 97 seniors, 13 of which were honored as Valedictorians with a 4.0 GPA. Muroc…

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Grand Opening of the Edwards Air Force Base Exchange Mobile Center

Posted  June 13, 2014

The Edwards Exchange held a grand opening for their new Mobile Center June 5. This Exchange Mobile Center is open to military and civilians personnel.

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AF test pilot school applications due in June

Posted  June 13, 2014

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – The 2014 USAF Test Pilot School selection board will convene here Aug. 5-8 to consider candidates for July 2015 and January 2016 classes, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications must reach Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command Air, Space and Information Operations by June 23, 4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time….

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Motorcycle advanced rider course

Posted  June 13, 2014

The 412th Test Wing Safety Office is offering a motorcycle Advanced Rider Course for military only.  If you have taken the basic motorcycle course, it is mandatory to take the advanced course per AFI 91-207, Table 4.1.  Although the class is geared towards the sport bike rider, it is open to all two-wheeled riders (military…

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