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Experimental bomber returns home after six decades

An historic aircraft with close ties to Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., returned to its roots after more than six decades the morning of Sept. 19, 2016.

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Edwards first responders show support for fallen K-9 officer

The Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Fire Department and 412th Security Forces Squadron joined first responders from across the state to honor a fallen K-9 officer from the California City Police Department Sept. 19., 2016.

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State of the Air Force: Active-duty force on the rise, space will be more prominent

Nearly three years into her tenure as the Air Force’s top leader, Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James reaffirmed that people continue to be her top priority during her State of the Air Force address at the Air Force Association Air, Space and Cyber Conference Sept. 19, in National Harbor, Md.

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Commander talks past, present, future at civilian call

Brig. Gen. Carl Schaefer, commander of the 412th Test Wing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., took center stage at the Base Theater to discuss issues -- past, present and future -- during a civilian call Sept. 6.

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Edwards’ personnel get a tour of Jay Leno’s Big Dog Garage, Emory Motorsports

“Fantastic!” and “Incredible!” -- Just a few of the words used to describe Jay Leno’s collection of priceless cars and motorcycles by members of the 412th Operations Support Squadron from Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.


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Northrop Grumman NATO AGS to be tested at Edwards

Posted  June 5, 2015

PALMDALE, Calif. — Northrop Grumman’s family of high-altitude long endurance unmanned aircraft systems welcomed its newest member June 4. The new Alliance Ground Surveillance system is the first of five being built for NATO. Northrop Grumman and their industrial partners joined community leaders at Northrop’s Site 3 facility at U.S. Air Force Plant 42 in Palmdale for…

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Community networking spotlight: Tom Weil

Posted  June 5, 2015

Tom Weil, Air Force veteran and city manager for California City, has been part of the Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program for just over two years. Weil’s position as chief administrator of a city with 14,000 residents makes him an ideal candidate for Kern County’s community liaison slot in the program. As a…

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I’m not just an Airman, I’m a spouse, and I can be both

Posted  June 5, 2015

Sometimes, all of my identities get hard to handle. No, I’m not a superhero with an alter-ego, but I do wear quite a few different hats. I am an active duty Airman, I am a mom, I am a daughter, I am a sister, and I also happen to be the spouse of an active…

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Edwards historian awarded for study of deployed flight test

Posted  May 27, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif.  — Developmental Test and Evaluation happens in the most controlled environments with many safety procedures in place. At least, it usually does. “Deployed Flight Test of the Iraqi Air Force Comp Air 7SLX (CA-7)” by Dr. Stephanie Smith, Air Force Test Center Office of History, tells a very different story. It’s…

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Edwards youth ‘conquer’ the gift of giving, volunteering

Posted  May 22, 2015

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — A youth group from the Base Chapel’s Catholic parish, called The Conquerors, is doing its best to exemplify the Air Force core value, “service before self,” in all they do. As part of that effort, the youth group recently took time to raise funds and donate money to the base’s local…

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