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AFMC command chief reflects on 30-year career

Air Force Materiel Command's top enlisted member will end his military career May 6, 2016, closing out what he calls a "wonderful journey" around the world.

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Marine Osprey flies in to fuel up F-35B

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey descended on Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., to link up with a Marine F-35B Joint Strike Fighter April 28. Both aircraft are assigned to Marine Operational Test & Evaluation Squadron 22 (VMX-22) out of Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona.

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Eagle project defines cooperation

The Air Force's F-15 Eagle fleet is scheduled to receive a wheel and brake upgrade after completion of flight testing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.

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Aggressive bobcat attacks family pets in Edwards housing area

An aggressive bobcat has attacked several small dogs in base housing at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., over the last few weeks.

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Local STEM clubs receive grants courtesy of ITEA

Desert High School's Scorpion Robotics club was joined by names like the Science Jets, Cyberpatriots and Team 399 Eagles Robotics, for the 2016 Antelope Valley Chapter of the International Test and Evaluation Association Grants Luncheon held April 21.


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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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News Briefs – April 15, 2016

Posted  April 15, 2016

Chapel seminar Daryl Knudeson will be teaching a women’s breakfast seminar about God’s design for women entitled, “For This Reason.” Come and take a journey with her back to the Garden of Eden to gain a perspective on the challenges many of us face in marriage and how through understanding God’s original design we can…

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Commentary

Adapt and overcome

Posted  April 15, 2016

PEORIA, Ill.–My firstborn child recently turned 2 months old. Amidst the irresistible joy of having a new little buddy, I look back over these last eight weeks and wonder how my spouse and I survived. I am a writer, but there are no words I can find adequate enough to describe the terror of sleeplessness…

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What is the value of developmental test?

Posted  April 15, 2016

Imagine the frustration of having a brand new rotary launcher, capable of carrying 16,000 lbs of smart bombs, and you discover that the dropped bombs potentially would not arm or explode on impact?

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Spring Cleanup, hazardous materials scheduled

Posted  April 15, 2016

During Spring Cleanup Week, April 18-22, I expect many of you will find items in your workspace or residence that you would like to dispose of. Unfortunately, some of those items may be classified as hazardous or universal waste and require special disposal, meaning that you can’t just put them in your garbage bin.  Fortunately,…

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