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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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Exchange recognized as top 25 Military Friendly Spouse Employer

Posted  November 21, 2012

The Army and Air Force Exchange Service announced Nov. 20 that it has been designated as one of the top 25 Military Friendly Spouse Employers by Military Spouse magazine. The sixth annual list recognizes those companies which hire spouses of active duty service members and make an effort to develop workforce development policies that acknowledge…

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Louis Zamperini, a life-long commitment to resiliency

Posted  November 21, 2012

We all have defining moments in life that make or break us and show the world what we’re made of. The going gets tough and we are forced to make decisions. They can be grand or small, but they define who we are and what we stand for. Many of us will never know what…

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Keep holiday weight off your plate

Posted  November 21, 2012

Temps are dropping, holidays are approaching, stress levels are raising and, for many us, our weight starts increasing. In fact, the average American gains approximately two to five pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year’s. Is it really a problem if a person gains one to two pounds during the holidays? According to TriWest Healthcare Alliance…

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Keeping the warfighter safe: 416th FLTS continues to enhance life-saving auto collision avoidance technology

Posted  November 21, 2012

Since the beginning of the partnership between the Department of Defense, NASA and Lockheed Martin, the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System has evolved into an instrument intended to keep civilian and military aircrew members fit to fly and fight another day. More than 25 years later, team members from the 416th Flight Test Squadron continue…

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F-35 begins integration phase of weapons testing

Posted  November 21, 2012

The Joint Strike Fighter began the integration phase of weapons testing Oct. 26 when the F-35A Conventional Takeoff and Landing (CTOL) aircraft successfully completed the first in-flight test with an AIM-120 Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missile.

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Exchanges to offer Feast of Thanksgiving weekend deals

Posted  November 21, 2012

Military shoppers looking to dig in to tasty holiday shopping better bring a big appetite to the Exchange as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service is cooking up a buffet of great deals and savings. The smorgasbord begins Thanksgiving Day with exclusive online-only deals including a Sharp 52″ AQUOS LED Smart TV for just…

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CSAF Letter to Airmen November 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

November is a proud month! Betty and I stood at the Tomb of the Unknown on Veterans Day as President Obama laid a wreath honoring not just our fallen, but all our nation’s veterans, for everything they (and you) have done to defend American citizens and interests for the past 236 years.

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Desert Wind 13-02 rattles Edwards

Posted  November 21, 2012

Five members of Team Edwards were injured following a major earthquake Nov.16 and transported to a local hospital for treatment. That was one of the scenarios for exercise Desert Wind 13-02, which took place in conjunction with the California Statewide Medical and Health Training Exercise Program. Team Edwards partnered with Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster…

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Announcements – November 21, 2012

Posted  November 21, 2012

The PLAYpass deadline has been extended through Dec. 31, 2012. If your spouse is deployed or you are a single Airman returning from a deployment, then come to the A&FRC to get your PLAYpass and register! PLAYpass discount cards are used for various activities and programs on base for adults and children. For more information…

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Family Fishing Derby

Posted  November 21, 2012

Photographs courtesy of Master Sgt. John McGee, 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron About 200 children and volunteers descended upon Branch Pond Nov. 17 for a Family Fishing Derby. Several organizations stepped up to help support the event. The organizers would like to thank the 412th Mission Support Group, Air Force Sergeants Association, Airman Leadership School…

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