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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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Contribution Factors – AcqDemo needs your feedback

Posted  October 3, 2014

As the AcqDemo project design is prepared for permanency, AcqDemo is interested in getting your feedback on a number of design initiatives under consideration. To solicit this feedback, every couple of weeks information will be posted to the AcqDemo site along with questions about a different design idea or feature, both to inform you about…

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Mentorship a ‘fundamental responsibility’ for senior leaders

Posted  October 3, 2014

Selina Carr-McEwen, 412th Test Wing Financial Management budget analyst, was stationed at Aviano Air Base, Italy, as a military spouse when she began to feel that her career was on hold. It was only two years since she graduated with a masters degree in 2008, but she was beginning to feel lost.

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Shoplifting at Edwards Exchange, resulting costs to military community, down in 2013

Posted  October 3, 2014

According to the National Association for Shoplifting Prevention, there are approximately 27 million shoplifters in America, accounting for more than $35 million a day in losses. This fact is not lost on retailers such as the Army & Air Force Exchange Service. While it may not be evident to the naked eye, the Edwards Air…

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412th TW ‘answers the call’ to support video phones for Edwards deaf, hard of hearing employees

Posted  October 3, 2014

Air Force photo illustration 412th Test Wing deaf and hard of hearing employees are connected with a communication assistant (video interpreter) through the video relay service “chat” capability that is seen here on the video screen display in the left photo. The video interpreter engages with Mike Botte, pictured on the left, using sign language…

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AFMC commander visits Edwards

Posted  October 3, 2014

Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger, Air Force Materiel Command commander, and her husband retired U.S. Air Force Col. Craig Wolfenbarger arrived at Edwards AFB for a three-day visit Sept. 23.

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Corvias Military Living to implement water conservation measures

Posted  October 3, 2014

Corvias Military Living will begin limiting the days that Edwards AFB family housing residents can water their yards. Beginning Sept. 29, Corvias maintenance team members will begin resetting the sprinkler systems in the family housing areas to run every other day. Reprograming all of the systems to run on odd or even schedules will take…

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A safe and spooktacular Halloween

Posted  October 3, 2014

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. Just remember the creepy crawlers, ghosts, and ghouls are not all you should be aware of on this fright filled night….

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Team Edwards officially kickoffs Disability Employment Awareness Month

Posted  October 3, 2014

With the guidance of Darcy Painter, 412th Communications Squadron, Brig. Gen. Michael T. Brewer, 412th Test Wing commander, rolls up the ramp to Bldg. 3000 to attend the weekly Test Wing Staff Meeting Sept. 31. Brewer took on the wheelchair challenge to officially kick off National Disability Employment Awareness Month here at Edwards. The challenge…

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Hispanic Heritage Month questions, answers

Posted  October 3, 2014

Air Force photograph by Rebecca Amber Senior Airman Joe Hernandez, 31st Test and Evlauation Squadron, reads stories in English and Spanish to pre-schoolers at the Child Development Center Sept. 26 for Hispanic Heritage Month. In today’s society, Hispanics, Latinos and Chicanos are defined as people from Mexican, Puerto Rican, Cuban, South or Central American and…

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AF updates voluntary education programs for FY15

Posted  October 3, 2014

Active-duty Airmen who want to take advantage of military assistance programs for voluntary education in the coming academic year will experience several changes beginning Oct. 1. Air Force Credentialing Opportunities Online, or AF COOL, will take the place of the military tuition assistance, or MilTA, certification program for enlisted and total-force Airmen seeking certifications. Military…

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