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POWs, MIAs honored at wreath-laying ceremony

Thousands of the nation’s prisoners of war and missing in action were honored during a wreath-laying ceremony at the Airman Leadership School Drill Pad at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 21.

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Edwards AFB conducts active shooter exercise

“Lockdown, lockdown, lockdown!” One phrase that no student, faculty or parents ever want to hear. Fortunately, those words were followed by, “Exercise, exercise, exercise.” Local Airmen, Edwards Emergency Management and numerous other local agencies participated in Desert Wind 18-03, an active shooter scenario exercise at Desert Junior-Senior High School on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., Sept. 18.

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116 Day Innovation Blitz

In the midst of the Revolutionary War, the Second Continental Congress approved the Articles of Confederation on Nov. 15, 1777. This document, our nation’s first constitution, established the form of our federal government as we fought for and eventually won our independence. Yet, it was far from perfect.

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Edwards NCO steps up to next rank

Air Force photograph by Joseph Pol Sebastian Gocong Staff Sgt. Delores Otte (center), 412th Medical Support Squadron, poses for a photo with her technical sergeant promotion certificate along with Lt. Col. Neva Vanderschaegen, 412th MDSS commander, and Tech. Sgt. Rhonda Russell, 412th MDSS Pharmacy technician. Otte was promoted through the Stripes for Exceptional Performance program,…

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Edwards tech force ‘connects, learns, grows’ at third technical symposium

Engineers and scientists who help put the world’s most advanced aircraft into the sky came together for another meeting of the minds at the 3rd Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., FB Technical Symposium Sept. 10, 2018.


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418th Flight Test Squadron support enables MDA test success

Posted  July 14, 2017

  A C-17 assigned to the 418th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., air-launched a ballistic missile target over the Pacific Ocean north of Hawaii July 11, 2017. A THAAD weapon system located at PSCA in Kodiak, Alaska, detected, tracked and intercepted the target. Preliminary indications are that planned flight test objectives…

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The Final Edition

Posted  April 15, 2016

The current contract for The Desert Wings has come to an end. Therefore this is the final edition.  Until a new contract is secured, news and information about Edwards Air Force Base may be obtained online at either www.edwards.af.mil or www.Facebook.com/EdwardsAirForceBase.

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Events

Native American Indian Heritage Month celebration

Posted  November 13, 2015

This year's Native American Indian Heritage Month celebration Nov. 5 was a mix of art, history and live music. As guests entered the Stripes Lounge at the Oasis Community Center they were greeted by seven large posters depicting Native American service members as a tribute to them.

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Health & Safety

Edwards AFB annual ‘Pumpkin Patrol’ trick or treat event Oct. 31

Posted  October 30, 2015

Courtesy photograph For most people Halloween means three things: costumes, trick or treating and months of free candy. All these things are what make a traditional Halloween a fun time to be shared by both children and adults. However, just remember the creepy crawlers, ghosts and ghouls are not all you should be aware of…

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Children help Edwards, NASA celebrate women’s equality

Posted  September 6, 2017

Air Force photograph by Christian Turner Nancy Baggott (right) was the guest speaker for the Women’s Equality Day breakfast observed by Team Edwards and NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center held Aug. 23 at Club Muroc. Baggott is the deputy federal security director for the Transportation Security Administration at Los Angeles International Airport. She is responsible…

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