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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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RUfit? Thriving outside the biodome

Posted  February 20, 2015

Staying fit, sharpening our knowledge about suicide and building resiliency are all hot topics in today's Air Force. As all of these elements are crucial, resiliency encompasses almost everything that weighs heavy in our day-to-day missions.

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Carter takes office as 25th Defense secretary

Posted  February 20, 2015

Ash Carter became the 25th secretary of Defense Feb. 17, after having served previously as deputy defense secretary, defense acquisition chief and assistant secretary for global strategic affairs.

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Robotics teams recognized with flags

Posted  February 20, 2015

The Scorpion Robotics teams at Desert Jr.-Sr. High School were recognized Feb. 12 with several flag presentations.

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Range Commanders Council meets at Edwards

Posted  February 20, 2015

Air Force photograph by Ethan Wagner The 85th Executive Committee of the Range Commanders Council gathered at Edwards Feb. 10 for a two-day conference that ended with a tour of the range. The 85th Executive Committee of the Range Commanders Council gathered at Edwards Feb. 10 for a two-day conference. The conference allows members of…

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Edwards announces new webpage for local STEM needs, support

Posted  February 20, 2015

Air Force graphic In line with Air Force STEM efforts, Team Edwards has created a new webpage for those seeking local STEM programs and support. The new webpage, located at www.edwards.af.mil/stem, which officially went live Feb. 18 and can now be accessed via the Edwards Air Force Base homepage under the “Edwards AFB STEM” tab….

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Kidde recalls disposable plastic fire extinguishers due to failure to discharge

Posted  February 20, 2015

The Edwards AFB Fire Department has announced an important recall of Kidde plastic valve disposable fire extinguishers. The recall applies to both notify base residents and the local community. According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, a faulty valve component can cause the disposable fire extinguishers not to fully discharge when the lever is repeatedly pressed…

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Limited services coming to Edwards AFB’s Veterinary Clinic

Posted  February 20, 2015

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Left to right: Lisa Lage, veterinary technician, assists U.S. Army Capt. Kevin McKenna with Kekoa’s routine nail trim. The boxer’s owner, Jeanette Lovell, stood by to comfort Kekoa during his pedicure. Edwards AFB’s Veterinary Treatment Facility will offer limited services beginning in May until a new Army veterinarian arrives…

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Air Force announces nomination of new AFMC commander

Posted  February 20, 2015

Air Force photographs Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowsi and Gen. Janet C. Wolfenbarger Air Force officials announced Feb. 13 the President’s nomination of Lt. Gen. Ellen M. Pawlikowsi to the rank of general with assignment as the commander of Air Force Materiel Command. Officials also announced the retirement of current AFMC Commander Gen. Janet C….

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Everyone can be great

Posted  February 20, 2015

A few weeks ago, a football player for the Dallas Cowboys was asked what he’d like from the playoff game home crowd. The player, J.J. Wilcox, responded, “Just be great.” For some reason, that phrase stuck in my mind, and it continued to nag me. Then, I realized why.  One of my foundational beliefs is…

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Priorities of AF acquisition outlined at symposium

Posted  February 20, 2015

Dr. William A. LaPlante, the assistant secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition, outlined the Air Force's top acquisition priorities during the Air Force Association’s annual Air Warfare Symposium and Technology Exposition Feb. 13, in Orlando, Fla.

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